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RATINGS: 237   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   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 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2007
3/24/07: Bottle.
Nose is a combination of yeast, esters and fruit. Body is a cloudy orange color. Flavor is breadie with fruit (plum), caramel and alcohol. Chewy mouth-feel… send those buckeyes to the final four!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2007
Pour is dark golden with a small ring of an off white brownish head...smell is smell is sweet and fruity with apples and tangerines...taste is richly sweet and fruity...lots of pear and apple and tangerine flavor...hints of grape too...no real spices to counter the sweetness...some warmth from alcohol in the finish, but didn’t seem 10+% though...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdenn (2101) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2007
Bomber thanks to drewbeerme sampled at "Better Know a Style: Belgian Strong Ale" Blind Tasting 07. Pours a clear amber color wiht a beige small head and fair lacing. Malty aroma cookie, rasin and a moderate amount of yeast. Medium body and creamy texture. Sweet flavors with brown sugar, chocolate, molasses, alcohol, oak, and over all a nice malty back bone. Pretty tasty strong ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2007
22oz bottle, pours a typical golden liquid with a off white head. Aroma is malty and yeasty and the taste follows but with a good amount of sweetness to boot. taste ends with sweet malts. Not bad, no taste of alcohol which is surprising.

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