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RATINGS: 222   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.


2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rayg1 (583) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2007
The bottle was shared with me by ross. Thanks a bunch! This beer poured a deep orange almost red color. Aroma was not that great, very sweet and boozy aroma. I can’t really pick out what exactly didn’t agree with me but the aroma was all wrong in my opinion. Taste is better but still VERY sweet and the alcohol isn’t hidden at all, this beer would be much better at 7 or 8 % ABV. I appreciate the beer and its rarity but I can’t say this one did a whole lot for me.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ross (2120) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2007
Bottle from Craig. Thanks. Pours out a dark orange color without much of a head at all. Smell is funky, something I cant quite place. Sugars, sweet candy, fruits, spices, alcohol all dominates the smell. The taste is sweet and spicy, with some unusual flavors. This is a unique belgian strong, but not one that I can say I enjoy all that much. There isnt a whole lot to say about this beer, its just kind of a run of the mill average belgian beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (8312) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2007
Bottle from Capone’s. Hazy orangy deep copper pour with minimal head. Aroma of funky malt, hops, yeast, candi sugar, some fruit and spice. Tastes caramel malty, with some funky fruit notes, yeast, cobwebby esters, and some spicy notes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2007
Bottle: Clear copper color with a white head. Aroma, sweet and alcoholic, some fruity notes, and some spice. Flavor, fruity, some breadiness, kinda sweet, and some alcohol was present. Solid beer though.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pailhead (5376) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2007
Bottle: Courtesy of Styles. The aroma is spicey and yeasty with some light apple and a touch of alcohol. It pours a transparent golden-amber with a minimal white head. The flavor starts spicey with a hint of banana. Lightly yeasty in the background. The finish has some apple notes, light alcohol, and a sort of pale lager flavor that seems out of place.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7267) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 4, 2007
Bomber thanks to OhioDad! Poured a clear coppery-golden with about nothing going on head-wise. Nose picked up lots of syrupy lighter fruits and candi sugar.. white pepper spiciness.. and a hint of alcohol singing the nose hairs a bit. Flavor was accented by the white pepper all the way... alcohol-fueled lighter fruits and more sweet sugars in there... warm and enjoyable, albeit a little too sweet. Heavy on the palate with a hefty dose of booz as it warmed up. Thanks Scott!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2007
bomber from OhioDad, thanks Scott. pours a golden amber with a short-lived head. aroma is very yeasty with some sweetness mixed in. flavor is somewhat spicy and has notes of honey, candi sugar, malt and more yeast. while not a favorite style, this was interesting and had a richness about it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JAN 25, 2007
Pours a golden orange with no head except for a light whisp of white. The aroma has fruit, caramel, and spices. The flavor has a caramel and fruit sweetness balanced with an earthiness and light spiciness. The mouthfeel has a slight cloying texture.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12096) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a lightly cloudy burnt orange body with a medium-sized off-white head. Aroma of ginger, orange peel, honey, banana, and clove. Flavor of malt, ginger, light yeast, banana, and light citrus.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (2848) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2007
Bottle, from trade with someone who remains nameless, Good aroma Sweet & sour. Some of the usual things banana, clove, caramel. Little apricot & orange and a buttery streak. Had a distinct musty yeast scent that was more pronounced when cold. Tad hazed brownish orange color (I stopped my pour with some of the sediment still in the bottle) Small to no head, minor lacing. Sweet flavor, While like aroma it doesn’t have the sour streak that the aroma does. Caramel kind of steps it up, clove is muted. Tad astringent. Medium body, smooth creamy mouthfeel, sweet spiced finish. Tasty enough. Aroma was cool as it had a nice variety and changed as it warmed. Flavor wasn’t up to aroma. Thanks sir.


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