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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Smooth malt Flavors of this Belgian-style abbey ale are complimented by traditional imported ingredients. A slightly spicy and complex flavor makes this European celebration-style beer unique and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
davey101 (727) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 29, 2013
22 oz. bomber into a tulip glass. Guess this is from 2011? Pours a hazy burnt amber body with no real foam. Some light edging and minimal lacing. Plenty of sediment on the last pour. Smell is oxidized malts, caramel, and some spices. Taste is also of caramel, oxidation and some Belgian yeast spice. Drinkable enough, but most certainly over the hill. Medium mouth feel with nice carbonation. Feels a bit boozy but doesn’t taste like it. Probably a former shell of itself but if you enjoy oxidation this has a really pleasant level of that which works quite well off of the light spice of the Belgian yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
demmbonz (624) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Strong malt and booze aroma. Cloudy dark amber. Sweet and malty and very strong. Lightly carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jandd1983 (2920) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 5, 2012
It poured a dark color with a small head. The aroma was of honey, pears, apple juice and alcohol. The taste was a little bit sweet and sticky, but very good. The alcohol was present, and not overwhelming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (5280) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2012
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. My house. I bought it. Pours a caramel clear hue with no head. The nose and taste are also full of cooked caramel. Alcohol makes this boozy. Cinnamon spice and others. Not great and with the ABV it could have more going on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (5106) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Bottle purchased at Crown Liquors in downtonw Indy. Thought I’d missed out on this retired brew. Hazy amber to copper pour with a thin tan head. Aroma of raspberry, strawberry, caramel and Belgian esters. Caramel and toffee flavor with tart berry essence and honey before a semi-sweet finish. Very good, especially for a style I don’t typically enjoy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8965) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Sample at Eurostash III tasting on 01/12/2012: Thanks a bunch to JaBier for snagging a bottle! The beer pours an amber-gold color with a thin white head that dissipates quickly to an outer ring. Spotty lacing on the glass. Fruity, malty aroma with spices in the background. Full-bodied with a ripe fruity character and notes of dark malts, spice and yeast. The finish is fruity with a lingering sweet aftertaste. I had reservations about the probably age on this beer but it held up surprisingly well. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Reynolds314 (2679) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Fail. Its retired for a reason. Boozy sweet breads and stale apple jacks. Notes of hay and splenda. Wierd and not very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernesto987 (4311) - Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Bomber, wet cardboard, too sweet, stale bread. Tastes like a shitty Belgian triple. And now we know why it fails. Lawalerskates.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - SEP 24, 2011
Bottle pours into a tulip amber with a thin whitish head. Aromas are malt and dark fruit, sweet. Taste is similar with dark fruits and not much else. Alcohol is well hidden but comes through on the back end with some warmth. Overall, not bad, straight forward.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (21546) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 31, 2011
Bottled@The 2nd ES/CS Beer Tasting. (thanks K.K.!). Reddish orange colour with a mediumsized foamy off-white head. Aroma is quite much a Belgian tripel meeting toffee and American hops. Flavour is being similar, in a nice balanced. Hides the ABV really well, making this a pleasant and refreshing strong ABV beer.

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