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Karl Strauss 26th Anniversary Belgian Dark Strong Ale (Non-Barrel Aged)

Karl Strauss 26th Anniversary Belgian Dark Strong Ale (Non-Barrel Aged)
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RATINGS: 1   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
Note: This was a draft only release of the un-barreled 26th Anniversary beer. If you have the bottled or final, barrel aged tap version of the beer, rate it under this listing: http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/karl-strauss-26th-anniversary-belgian-dark-strong-ale/313312/

A sneak-peak of our 26th Anniversary Belgian Dark Strong Ale cask conditioned to perfection. A complex array of rich malt, Belgian spice and candied brewing sugar offer-up a glimpse into the future. Cheers to beer. Cheers to 25 Years!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 18, 2014
On cask @ Karl Strauss Costa Mesa. Pour is hazy orange in color with a creamy khaki head. Aromas of banana, caramel, brown sugar, and dates. Some mild booze, slight clove spiciness, and some vanilla. Maybe a touch of pear. Flavor is fairly sweet and sugary. Lots of caramel, brown sugar, and dark fruit. Notes of vanilla bean, pear, tons of banana, and alcohol. A slight chalk note on the finish.

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