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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
closey22 (784) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2011
Hazy gold w/ lacy white head; aroma remiscient of Duvel, but lighter; flavor also reminiscent of Duvel, but a bit lighter; finishes lOng and soft, but light. I would humbly call this Duvel Light. Great but light!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sparf (106) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2014
Aroma - yeasty Belgian farmhouse funk Appearance - orange yellow color; liquid is hazed; head about 1 1/4" and white Taste - has white fleshed fruit esters, beefy Belgian yeast, coriander, and additional spice Palate - body is light; texture is on the thin side and champagne like; carbonate is average; finish is dry and full of Belgian yeast and boozy alcohol

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jesterdeal (1789) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Aroma is floral and yeasty. Very perfumesque. Pours sparkly golden like champagne. Tastes very bready with nice floral notes and a metallic biscuit finish. Not the best but palatable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn (2279) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2013
Cloudy golden blonde pour with a thin white head ... aroma if very citrusy with an orange/lemon zesty bite and a nice fruity yeast ..... taste has a bit orange/lemony bite to it with a fruity yeast, light barnyard and zesty/spicy bite with a bitter hop bite ... mouthfeel has a nice spicy bite throughout ... overall the aroma and flavors are fresh and the abv is hidden well .... good balance a solid Belgian blonde

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ReggieDunlap (3009) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2012
Pours a hazy orange with a medium white head...looks lively. Aroma has some light stone fruits and a hint of spice. Flavor is spicy and leathery with some mild fruitiness...yeasty. mouthfeel is light/medium...lively...with a dry, slightly bitter leathery/spicy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (4170) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2011
This poured a closuy dark yellow with a white head, Aroma was yeasty and some spices, light alcohol and light fruit. Taste was fruity and sweet, some spices too, but a bit thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3102) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2011
Traded 75cl C&C bottle that’s probably from 2009 or so. Initially this reminded me something along the lines of Piraat with some noticeable sweetness but it finished with some breadiness. Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4785) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2011
Fall 2011 Ratebeer gathering. My first beer from this brewer. +++ Sampled from a 750 ml brown corked bottle this beer poured a bright golden color with a medium sized foamy white head that lingered and left some lacing. The aroma was sweet caramel, apricot, bread and table sugar. The flavor was tangy candied golden fruits and table sugar. The finish was long and tangy with lingering pear, apricot and sugar. Thick and syrupy body. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Clear golden yellow, off white cover. Aroma is estery, sugar. Aroma is sugar, some light fruity bits, peaches, estery, a bit thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (2479) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2011
Tap at Maple Shade. Pours out a nice golden color with a big white head. Aroma is of sweet fruits, some spice and yeast. Taste is complex, nice banana notes, light pear, some clove, spice and some lingering bitterness hanging in there. Very nice drinkable beer.

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