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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Editor’s Note: Holy Sheet is now brandy barrel aged. If you had the non-barrel aged, older addition, please rate it under Holy Sheet (1997-2012).

Rich, complex and unique. Abbey style ales are transcendent, and ours stands proudly in the ranks. Aged in brandy barrels, Holy Sheet is a mahogany ale brewed with Belgian Abbey yeast, candi sucre, and unique crystal malts. Rounded, spicy caramel flavors mixed with vinous notes and oak overtones, this ale pairs well with quiet contemplation…


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chudwick (1969) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Bomber thanks to the still brewing AndyReynolds - poured yet again in the DLD souvenir glass. Nose is sweet and sugary. Brown sugar, plums and I guess the brandy. Definitely wood notes. ABV is well hidden. Body is kind of light but will let it warm. Pleasant finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (6486) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle at the 2014 RBWG, thanks! Pours a hazy gold with a gray head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of caramel and sweet grains as well as a bit of light fruits. Flavor has notes of earthy grain with caramel and a bit of mustiness.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
robgibbens (405) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2014
This beer pours a very dark ruby or brown. Foam is ok, but I was easy on the pour. Deep cherry aroma. Taste is sweet and a bit buttery, like a sugary butter cookie. Finishes nicely.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (3401) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle: Clear, deep amber....short tan head. Caramel/fruit scent.....a whiff of booze. Sweet, fruity....caramel....slightly sticky. A little alcohol presence in the flavour. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (5917) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2013
22oz bottle, 2013 vintage. Mostly clear red - orange color. Slightly brown. Thin, off-white head. Couple dots of lace on the side of the glass. Kind of spicy taste, moderate sweet. Minimal bitter, just the slightest bite in the finish... 9% ABV is otherwise reasonably well hidden. Bigger body. Kind of smooth, lighter carbonation. Slightly dry finish, and a somewhat spicy, slightly slick finish. Good caramel, butterscotch, light spice, vanilla, hint of candy sugar. Burnt caramel type sugars, kind of tiramisu-like... Pretty solid, complex, tasty barrel-aged belgian... Not sure what genre it fits under, dark trippel? Heavy dubbel ? Whatever it is, it’s pretty nice, and a great value for the money.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (2827) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle. Toasty barley malt and dark fruit aroma. Deep chestnut with a large beige head. Sweet dark fruit, barley malt and alcohol flavor. Medium full creamy body, soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7295) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle. Chocolate and barley malt aroma. Amber with moderate head. Milk chocolate and barley malt flavor. Light alcohol finish. Pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tastybeer (1666) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Draft. Pours hazy light brown/copper, small off-white head, little retention/lace. Aroma of dark fruit, brandy, fruity ester, banana, clove, vanilla. Taste is sweet, dark fruit, fruity ester, clove, vanilla. Palate is soft, slick, sweet finish. Not a lot of barrel character but very enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vlan1 (188) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Poured into a tulip glass. Pours a dark ruby/ mahogany color . Small quickly dissipating head. The nose...oh boy the nose. brown sugar, brandy, dates,plums,molasses it smells wonderful. The taste follows, strong sweet malty backbone. Dark fruits with light brandy and molasses notes appear. Mouthfeel is slightly chewy without being too thick. Fantastic Beer!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Panzuriel (1282) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Holy Sheet in brandy barrels, picked up at my local Giant Eagle Grocer. Poured from bomber into tulip glass. This beer pours a ruby brown clear liquid with a small head of small off white bubbles. Nose is sweet malt with hints of vanilla, oak and dark cherries. Taste is sweet with restrained vanilla, caramel and oak. Stone fruit towards the end of the taste. Body is satin with little apparent carbonation. The brandy notes linger past the finish.


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