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RATINGS: 787   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!


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
paintedmaple (503) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2012
On tap...French Laundry, Fenton,MI...a walk through Fenton becomes a dream-like experience of rural Belgium. This is brewing art and innovation at itís finest. Pungent sourness married with subtle complexity...I loved every sip.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (3740) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2015
tap at 2015 michigan winter beer fest. deep amber orange with small head. very complex with sour and spice. not as sour as some jp beers. very good.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (1191) - New York City, TURKEY - MAY 21, 2015
Draught @ Albion. Slightly cloudy amber colored beer with small creamy beige head, acidic aroma, sour taste ending with bitter cinnamon aftertaste, medium finish. Though the relative obscurity of the spices, still an interesting brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (6183) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 1, 2015
Shared bottle with RBBC at local tasting in Bergen. Pours murky orange, small creamy white head. Aroma of wood, cinnamon, red apples, oranges and farmhouse. Taste is fresh, crisp acidic sour, spicy malts and wood, high carbonated, dry hoppy finish.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bodega95 (85) - - MAR 30, 2015
So far one of my favorites sours, the Belgian strong brown ale comes out nicely. Very earthy with the right mount of sourness and acidity

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidelis83 (2136) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Hazy chestnut pour with a tall, chunky beige head. Aroma is bretty funk, green mulberries, tart stone fruit, chocolate, sweet cinnamon and dries, sweet orange. Flavor is bretty funk up front, some roasted nutty notes, caramel, green woody notes, tart stone fruit, mineral notes, nice toast and tart citrus notes, as much like lime as they are like orange peel. Lightish body, surprisingly creamy entry, medium, to heavy and blanketing carbonation and a creamy finish with a decent acidic bite. Really tasty stuff, itís really surprising how well everything comes together in the one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (1159) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Draft pour at elliott bay pizza. Pours a red color with a fizzy thin head. Flavor is slightly sour up front, but turns more bold cherry, and dark fruit towards the finish. Sour berry aroma. I see this beer has flip flopped in style a bit. I would call it a wild ale myself. Overall a good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (2098) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2015
March 1, 2015. Bottle at home.
Pale red with a large creamy off-white head. Aroma is tart fruity and spicy with cherries, apple, orange, cocoa and light cinnamon, some earthy funky notes as well. Taste is tart and dry spicy with rosemary, oak, citrus and light sweet malty notes. Finish is light dry tart spicy. Medium bodied, average carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3535) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Some sorta live rate.
Pours a deep reddish brown with a nice head & good lace.

Aroma is funky & leathery. Itís got mild spice & a little toasty malt. Plenty of ripe fruit & some oak.

The flavor offers plenty of oak & some mild herbal bitterness. Itís very dry... Nicely spicy & nicely sour. Itís got a good bit of fruit & some cocoa.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubblehouse (669) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Tailspin ale fest. Has almost a coffee smell but is fairly sour. Looks good in the glass.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UXO (694) - CANADA - FEB 17, 2015
Pours clear pale to medium amber with two fingers of frothy off-white head, excellent retention and lacing. (5/5) Nose is complex, dry funk, apple cider vinegar, sour cherries, some spice, citrus, and cocoa. (8/10) Taste is mild sweet, mild bitter, moderate tart. (8/10) Medium body, prickly carbonation, off-dry tart finish. (4/5) Utterly unlike any brown ale Iíve ever had before. I guess thatís the thing with JP, huh? No matter what they call the beer, itís a sour. Brown ale? Sour. Stout? Sour. Saison? Sour. Witbier? Sour. Not that Iím complaining - far from it! This is an excellent, mild sour, with pleasant astringency and cellar floor funk. Iíd go so far as to say itís the best brown ale Iíve ever had - mostly because brown ales tend to be yawn-inducing at best, while this is actually interesting. (16/20)


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