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RATINGS: 241   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vyvvy (5864) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 14, 2007
Wow this was one heck of a disappointment. Pours copper / reddish with a light tan head that leaves almost instantly with no trace of a head being there at all. The aroma has plasticy fruit maltiness, some sharp sweeness - quite simplistic and uninspired compared to their other brews. Medium body with some sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with some toasty smooth sweet earthy malt with a bit of spice. The finish is a bit spicier with alcohol showing through. This is incredibly boring for a BSA, but still drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - MAY 6, 2007
Pours brilliant golden with off-white soda like head. aroma is banana fruity, spicy, and black pepper. Taste is hugely sweet with banana and various fruits. There is some cloves and fair deal of black pepper. Finish is sweet and mild with a good amount of black pepper spicyness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 6, 2007
22 oz bottle from LeopoldStotch. Thanks Brandon. This pours a golden pee-like color. Aroma is sweet caramel and Belgian yeast. Flavor is nice, but horribly sweet. I don’t know why, but a lot of American Breweries tend to make these Belgian style ales incredibly sweet. This reminded me of Marin Triple Dipsea. Not bad, not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkover (1535) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Pours copper color with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet and yeasty. Flavor of oranges, sweet malts and yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - APR 27, 2007
22 oz. bottle via trade with OhioDad - Pours a clear amber color with a half finger thick bubbly off white head that faded fairly quick. No real lacing to speak of. Aroma is yeast and esters (banana & pears). Flavor is much of the same, sweet, lightly spiced, fruity esters. Medium body. Slight yeast aftertaste. Alcohol is hardly noticeable. A good beer. Thanks Scott.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2007
Not a complicated ale, but a tasty one. And I’d be quite interested in any other beer that this brewery conjures up. It’s got a bright, clear amber body with a small bubbly head that vanishes nearly instantaneously. The aroma is sweet bready malts with a pad of butter, light juicy fruits, and mayhaps a whisp of flowers. Very sweet to drink, that pale malt being cut somewhat by the alcohol in the flavor. There’s also a light, spicy seasoning and a dram of candi sugar in the taste. Nice.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 18, 2007
Clear copper orange pour has a thin ring of wispy white head. Aroma of bready sweet earthy dark caramel malt with a touch of light fruity complexity. Body starts full, sweet and toasty caramely with some bready, black peppery yeasty notes. Exhibits nice balance and good authenticity, while hiding its alcohol pretty well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 18, 2007
Poured a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Semi-sweet caramel, yeasty spice and light alcohol in the aroma. Caramel malt with strong yeasty notes. No alcohol taste but good warmth. Sweet flavor and finish. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
KiDAcE (35) - Canton, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2007
This brew while a good one isn’t absolutely excellent. While I regret having to do this I can’t compromise my tastes either. Here’s the rating. It has a more sweet, then sour aroma. I didn’t know what to expect. This brew is a red, but mostly orange-yellow clear brew. Has carbonation that is good. A semi-sweet to bitter after taste. The in-mouth feel is low-thick and syrupy. However for 10.5% ABV is very very nice. Hmmm....I just can’t pin-point anything else other than it does coat the palate pretty thickly and alcohol is not noticable; it’s there but can’t taste it well; good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 7, 2007
UPDATED: APR 9, 2007 Bottle from Shigadeyo. Pours amber orange with a head that dissipates to nothing. Aroma of canned fruit cocktail, phenols, and yeast. Mouthfeel is medium and syrupy. This is sugary sweet, with notes of cookie, tangerine, berries, and yeast. Semi dry and mild rubber flavors on the finish, with some faint alcohol and bitterness. Well masked considering the style. But overall, not very complex and bit out of balance.

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