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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Canadian malted barley, Golding hops, a flavorful Belgian yeast creating a potpourri of flavor. A find sipping beer meant for special occasions...Like Sundown!


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SPDickerman (913) - Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2012
2011 Vintage. Pours opaque orange with small white fizz. Smells peppery and fruity with hints of bitterness underneath. Tastes fruity, sweet malted with hints of pepper or funk, pretty much a solid tripel with some saison qualities. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and surprisingly soft mouth-carbonation, Holy Mackerel Panic Attack (2011) finishes with some slightly unpleasant sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10696) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Bottle from Liz. Pours copper with a very slight white head. Aroma is yeasty/dusty. Med body. Flavor is sort of barley wine/roast malt - with some brown sugar (barley wine?). There’s some citrus and some yeast/spice. Perhaps a bit floral. I call this Belgian barley wine. Very different. So it takes some getting used to - and I have.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (4028) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2012
An artificial, cherry soda aroma. Hazy, light brown beer, the label looks as if it were designed by the guys down at the Surf Shak. A strange brew -- prominent cherry cola/Dr. Pepper. Cinnamon, spices, moderate cinnamon bark astringency. Just one of these should be enough for you. If it is, in fact, 10% ABV then the alcohol is well-masked. Light, spice-bitter finish which clings a bit. New Leaf Market.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ICEatALAMO (909) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Now this is my kind of Belgian Strong. Aroma was nice and sweet and the taste did not disappoint. Acquired from a trade, if I could get myself a 6-pack of this, I would. Nice smooth finish. I am not a huge Belgian fan, but this one hit the spot.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosco (160) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Dark amber, little to no head/lace. Sweet. Hardly a Belgian style. Weak. $1.79/12 oz @ Total Wine & More.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: October 12, 2011
Mode: Draft
Source: Taco Mac, Kennesaw
Appearance: hazy orange, fine off white head, heavy lace
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, spicy, orange
Body: big sticky body
Flavor: sweet orange flavor, candy sweetness, nice spicyness, touch of candied ginger
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2011
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity sweetish spicy yeasty aroma. Sweetish malty spicy yeasty flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy finish.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
radagast83 (4409) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Well - a bit disappointing. Well, very disappointing. Perhaps an infection or poor handling - not sure - aroma is sour, but extremely sweet - overpowering. Smells a bit of infection - don’t know. No alcohol burn. Oh well.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cpetrone84 (1271) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2011
Pours a hazy light copper color with a light tan head and fair amount of lace. The nose is extremely sweet, candied sugars galore, notes of peppery spice, sweet caramel, strong notes of alcohol with some citric orange and dried fruits. The flavor is much of the same, overly candied sugars and dried plums making it too sweet with some nice citric notes behind. The spice is all but gone in the flavor but the alcohol is a bit more subdued. The body is full and heavy, lower carbonation, oily finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kuphish (380) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Bottle. Clear, copper pour with a thin white head. Black licorice up front in the nose followed by some cherry and Belgian spice. More licorice in the flavor and some prune. Clove and pepper. Alcohol is definitely present. Medium body and highly carbonated. Leaves some residual sugar/sweetness in the finish. Overall fairly tasty, if lacking in refinement.


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