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RATINGS: 759   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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A rich brown ale inspired by the enigmatic monastic brews of Belgium, and the mysterious mist shrouded jungles of the tropics. Brewed with real cacao, and spiced with cinnamon and sweet orange peel for a sensual delight. A brew to be sipped, savored, and enjoyed!


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (1296) - BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
Cocoa- and cinnamon-flavoured specialty beer with thick, yellowish, moussy head and clear copper to bronze colour with tiny yeast particles floating around. Powerful sweet-sourish aroma closer to an oud bruin than to an abbey or trappist ale, impressions of sweet sherry, marmelade, chocolate liqueur, spiced wine, cinnamon, candied figues, orange peel, wine vinegar, ketchup, walnuts. Fruity and sourish onset reminiscent of apple and lemon, nutty malts, vivid spicy accents, bittering towards the end and finishing complex, spicy, resinous, hoppy, dry and warming alcoholic. Too sourish, I guess from an infection by lactic bacteria, but this did make it more Flemish sour-like, which is not necessarily a bad thing.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerenberger (1423) - Fischer, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Aroma of Belgian yeast along with hints of orange and spice. A deep amber pour with a tan head and moderate lacing. The taste is overall on the citrus with a hint of sourness. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, a complex enjoyable beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (1650) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Incredibly complex and balanced to the point that itís difficult to pick out any distinct flavors or aromas. Spicy, fruity, rich, sweet and tart. Tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RespertFTW (520) - Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle. Murky orange brown. Lots of sour funk. Some spice and very tart. So so mouthfeel

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
roxtersoxter (299) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Pours cloudy amber with thick tan head out of bottle. Aroma of must, citrus, and spices. Flavor similar to a Belgium ale except drier. Taste of citrus, spice, and pumpkin. Good beer but very complicated. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lb4lb (2530) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Pours rich honey dark amber colored. Smell is spiced caramel. Taste is slightly tart, bitter and kind of ashy. Hard to describe. Ok in a 4 oz. sample but I definitely donít want any more than that.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2380) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Cellared 2011 bomber, shared & poured to snifters, displaying a fairly clarified, brownish amber color, with a modest layer of off white, bubbly head foam, and spotty lacing. The nose was earthy, dried fruit, holiday scent to the spicing, and some tartness. The taste was more on the sour side, with similar dried fruit & spice expression, and an under control, but satisfyingly dry finish. Probably lost some sweetness, and alcohol punch, as it showed some dry, vinous qualities, but I liked it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (3137) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle at Craigís. Pours hazy brown, thin off-white head. Orange, caramel, yeastiness on the nose. Taste is fruity sweet. Chewy texture. Light spice. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McNeillR (1140) - SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Boiled clementines and mulched sweet berry and dusty. Bright but clean yeastery vibe. Softly Greasy mouthfeel. Dank copper bitter finish. Kinda wish I had more time with this.

Bottle, Letís Go Digita Tasting

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14194) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
bottle at homer .. deep brown ... soft tan bubbly head (massive) ... soft dark fruity roast ... funky fruits ... dry funk nose,,, soft fruits ... light sweet fruits ..juicy fruits ...


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