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J.T. Whitneys Dark Belgian Ale

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 8, 2008
Beerfest in Chilton. Unfortunately I was informed by the keg operator that this was a Porter, so I was quite surprised at the level of tartness in this beer. Now that I read Skyview’s review and see that it is, indeed a sour, I guess it was okay. I was not impressed.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2009
On tap at the brewpub 8/9/08: Pours a transparent dark copper with a thin ring of off-white head. Aroma of lightly sweet dark caramel and tart light fruity cherry notes. Body starts effervescent and cherry fruity sweet and tart before a drier finish. A decent Belgian dark with ok tartness and fruity balance.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK (4377) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2009
Thanks to Skyview for this one. Sweet, with vinegar in the aroma. Brown in color, and at first taste, very much a Flemish brown. Some sugar and malt, as well as balsamic, caramel, and a little fruit. A success for sure and it is great to see a small brewpub attempting, and achieving, in this uncommon style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Aroma is molasses and raisins. Dark hazy pour, moderately thick but quickly dissipating beige head, minimal lace. Flavor is malt-driven, sweet, more molasses and raisins. Really more sweet than sour, although it is sour. Slightly puckering, gently carbonated.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (3666) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2008
Hard to peg this one. The malts are indeed really driving this--molasses in the aroma and a kind of malt complexity that to me suggests a barleywine foundation, but the sourness is also present. I tend to think that it tastes more like a ’’mistake’’ than a deliberate brew, though it has some attraction and is certainly drinkable, if not especially awesome. (growler shared by Skyview)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2008
[Growler] shared by skyview. Pours a clear burnt caramel with a small tan head. Aroma is tart with a touch of sweaty socks. Flavor is a Rodenbach type sourness, caramel, and balsamic vinegar. Smooth and sweet.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4386) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2008
Growler courtesy of Skyview. Dark brown color with a medium head. Aroma of sour cherries and molasses. Strong and malty body. Lots of dark cherries. Moderate tartness and a bit of sour. An almost oaky finish. Really great surprise!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pepsican (1440) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - AUG 26, 2008
GTMW! Hazy brown pour with a thin off white head. Sour cherry aroma. Flavor was oaky, cherry, caramel, and toffee. Mildly sour finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 24, 2008
GTMW ’08. Poured a hazy dark brown color with an off white head. Smelled of toffee, vanilla, and a bit of booze. Medium bodied and slightly sweet with mild acidity (about 2 out of 10). Tasted mostly of brown sugar and toffee with a splash of white wine vinegar. The malt bill was much larger than I had anticipated and the acidity much milder.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011
Name: Belgian Dark Ale
Date: August 09, 2008
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub, Madison
Appearance: clear dark ruby red amber, fine beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet dark caramel malt aroma with a nice fruity character
Flavor: sweet dark caramel malt flavor, tart fruity character comes in to balance the caramel sweetness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2008
Pours a cloudy dark brown colour with a full, forever rising tan head. Aroma is nutty, raisins, toast, milk chocolate on the nose. Taste is slightly sour, otherwise pleasent, well carbonated with notes of spice.


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