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RATINGS: 843   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jorn69 (2671) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2016
Tap @ Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen 20160320. Malty, fruity and wineous, the finish is dry and fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (1868) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2016
Tap @ Mikkeller and Friends, Copenhagen. Pours dark brown with a big slightly offwhite head. Aromas of yeasty, malty, dark fruits, light acidic, spicy, chocolate, citrussy. Taste is tart, vinegary (what?), funky, red berries, malty, dark fruits, spicy, chocolate. Not sure what’s going on here. Not bad though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wombat23 (695) - Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2016
Shared 25.4 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy amber/brown with an off-white head. Aroma is fruit, earth, spice, and yeast. Taste is sour fruits, orange, spice, funk, earth, and yeast. It’s not really a brown ale, nor is it a Belgian strong ale. I’d say it’s almost more like a watered-down sour red/brown, but with some citrus, and not nearly as tart - though it does indeed have some tartness. Interesting - not one of my favorites - but decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
darbeer75 (521) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2016
Aroma: Yeasty and dry with some fruit; Appearance: light amber with off white head that dissipates slowly; Taste: definitely a saison, not a brown ale or Belgian Strong Ale; bitter/sour and funky; Palate: medium body with long, dry, funky finish; Overall: Decent, although not what we were expecting. Would probably not buy again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gaultier (1501) - SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2016
Tap @ Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen 20/3-16. Fruity with some malt, also acidic. Body is medium, the finish is dry, fruity and acidic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fillepolo (595) - SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2016
Tap @ mikkeller and friends copenhagen. Pours a dark orange colour beer with a medium head. Fruity, malty with sour hints. Dry finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (6325) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAR 15, 2016
750ml bottle (Beerfox, Riga). Hazy dark amber color. Small size, white head, stays. Sour, red currant, sweet and bit acidic in aroma. Sourish, red currant leaves, yeasty, earthy in taste. Earthy and berries in aftertaste. No sign of 7.5%. Nice and refreshing after the sauna.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddon90 (1617) - Newport Beach, California, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Draft at Mikkeller Bar in San Francisco. Pours a cloudy copper color with a rich, white head. Interesting, citrus spices that hang around during the aroma. Wild, wild roller coaster ride of flavor. Citrus, dry, wet, everything is going on here. A little sour bitterness at the end. All ini all, a freaking amazing brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 12, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2016 750ml bottle (Alus Celle, Riga)
Opened with a worm. Nice orangy red, some haze, increases down the bottle. Frothy head, settles to a ring. Spicy aroma, Some citrussy aspects, but a pleasant malty backbone too. Extremely refreshing palate, carbonation quite high, and makes it lighter than 7.5% would imply. Nice malts though, there’s a bready backbone here that’s not been lost from the souring. Spiciness is just right, hint of cinnamon, and the hopping is perfect - it even leaves a bitter tingle. Late finish has just a bit of cinnamon burn. No sign of 7.5%, I had it as a sauna beer and it was positively refreshing!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lilja (2785) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2016
Ölföreningen 2015. Flaska, 2011 vintage. Smak och doft av humle, malt, karamell, apelsin, nyans av romerska bågar och kanel, ekträ och kryddor. Stor kropp och sötma, viss syrlighet, fin beska.

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