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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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For those of you who don’t know, this beer has a story behind it. I’m a bike nut and I’ve always wanted to name a beer after the Cannibal, partly because I think it’s a cool name for a beer and partly because he’s one of my heroes. The Cannibal by the way is Eddy Merckx, a Belgian who raced in the 60s and 70s and whom many consider the greatest cyclist in history. He’s kind of the the Pele or Babe Ruth of cycling. He was called the Cannibal because he was said to devour his opponents. Basically if you were in a race and Eddy Merckx showed up you were now racing for second place. So we made this strong Belgian beer in tribute to a strong Belgian rider. We also brewed it in celebration of the Tour De France and the bike club Iron Hill founded. This beer always goes on tap on the first day of the Tour and stays on tap through the Champs de L’elysee. We also save a keg that we break out every year at our thank you party for the organizers of the Iron Hill Twilight Criterium. So this beer is pretty steeped in cycling culture.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - NOV 4, 2007
Bottle. Pours hazy golden. Wheaty bit sweet and sourish aroma. Sweet and dry, bit spiced, fruity, yeasty and alcoholic flavour. Dry fruitish and yeasty finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
surfmurf (85) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2008
I happened to buy the 750 ml bottle fresh packed and tried it the following day. It was still very fresh, bubbly head with a nice lacing. The smell reminded me of Sierra Nevada pale Ale but the flavor was much more vibrant. It packed a bit of a kick ( I think the alcohol content is more like a malt liquor). Overall a nice beer to try but at 18.25 a bottle its a bit pricey but well worth a try.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2007
UPDATED: APR 21, 2007 After spending 6hrs at a DRY wedding I REALLY needed a beer. I raced to Iron Hill and promptly ordered a Cannibal.....wish I didn’t. Dull yellow with fizzy head. Aroma was of yeast, various spices, and funk. The taste was dry and peppery with a metalic finish. No Thanks.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sparf (137) - Östersund, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2014
Söt, jästartad och ganska fruktig arom. Lite bröd finns där också. Mjuk och trevlig. Ljust gul och med mycket och storbubbligt skum. Varaktigt med ok rester. Sockersöt smak som drar åt det fruktiga hållet men stannar för mycket i det sockeraktiga för att bli intressant. Däremot ligger fruktigheten kvar i eftersmaken när sötman dämpats. Mjuk och halvfyllig kropp med en låg kolsyra.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (29851) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2007
Bottled. An unclearyellow beer with a thin white head. The aroma is sweet with primary notes of barnyard, but also light notes of citrus - reminds me of a Saision. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of alcohol - too strong for my liking - and the flavors to go with the alcohol are too simle: barnyard, straw, and a touch of fruit. The alcohol leaves a slight burn on the palate. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Grovlam (4157) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2007
#6 [Blind tasting @ Papsoe] Average fizzy white head that mostly diminished. Good display of lacework. Light cloudy orange / golden colour. Spicy citrus like feel at the initial sniff. Some fruity notes as well with feel of light banana and coriander. Over the palate some light caramel and sour fruity feel. Medium bodied with an average carbonation. Light to moderated sweet with light acidic. Somewhat acidic sweet fruity finish. 3 / 5 / 5 / 3 / 10 = 2.6

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2007
Hazy pale yellow colour with a white head. Light malty sweet aroma with wheat notes and hints of spices. Sweet fruity, but also yeasty citric flavor with notes of perfume.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Swolf3 (262) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - SEP 8, 2008
Bottle. poured a hazy golden color with 2 fingers worth of head. Aroma is musty, and yeasty. Alcohol was present along with the taste of hops and yeast. Just an ok beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (15371) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2007
2007-11-02, Papsoe Blind Tasting, corked bottle
Cloudy blond color; creamy persistent cap. Quite ordinary Witbier flavor, with a rather spicy character, medium body and strong bitterness.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Chipper (303) - Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2009
Decent beer. Not as good as the other Belgians they offer. I paid twenty bucks for the bomber and feel it’s a huge rip-off., thus the low rating. If it was half the price, I’d put it about a 3.6 or so.


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