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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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A deep reddish brown, medium-bodied Belgian Strong Ale with plum, raisin, and caramel flavors that are balanced by a slightly spicy and warming finish.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDalkoholic (2179) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 26, 2012
On tap at the San Diego’s Brewers Guild: Was poured in a sample tasting cup with a lot of foam because it was the last beer they had. Color was brown with some amber tint. Had a light spice aroma with a Belgian yeast and brown sugar flavor. Reminded me of a brown ale meets red ale meets Belgian ale. Not much else for me to base this on because of the poor pour.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Taster on tap at KS Sorrento Mesa: Deep red amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet and fruity. Flavor starts cherry sweet followed by a light citrus bittrness and a sipcy dry finish. Palate is medium with moderate carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29849) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2010
Draft. A deep red beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of caramel and malt as well as a slight sour berry note. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, alcohol, and over ripe fruits, leading to a dry woody finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - SEP 17, 2009
On tap at Carslbad location. Much like a Chimay Red, maybe better. Dark brown red color. Classis banana Belgian yeast aroma. Light sweetness. Light booziness. Good.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yespr (32032) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2009
From tap at the brewpub. Pours dark orange with a small white head. Aroma is light butterish, caramelish and vague yeasty. Caramelish to toffee flavoured. Slight phenolic and malty flavoured finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2009
On tap. Slightly hazy reddish amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of overripe fruit and yeast with some alcohol. Quite full-bodied, fruit yeast and phenols. Alcohol in the finish combined with a light bitterness. A solid take on a strong Belgian. 070709

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (3887) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 7, 2009
Draft at KS Carlsbad. Nose of candi sugar, caramel, yeast, and a touch of prunes. Hazy brown with a big lightly lacing, beige head. Flavor is lightly sweet, yeast, caramel, and very light alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2009
On tap at Karl Strauss at Universal Studios in LA. Pours a darker copper amber, mostly clear body with an inch thick, pinkish white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is sweet and heavily malted. Lots of darker caramels and toffees. Big on the dark fruits, such as plums, raisins, and prunes, but has a soft citrus in there as well. A touch of Belgian yeast. Flavor is similar in that there are lots of darker toffees and fruits. More of a bready body giving it a fig newton kind of taste with a touch of Belgian yeast strain fruitiness in there too. Slightly sugary with a soft spicing to finish with a long, malty, raisin aftertaste. Medium bodied, chewy, and slightly dry. Overall, not a bad beer. Pretty enjoyeable for not expecting much.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Tap @ Karl Strauss. Pours a beautiful, mostly clear reddish copper color with a one finger thick off white head that left some spotty lacing. Nice nose of dark fruits, a touch of Belgian yeast and light hops. Flavor of this brew was much like the nose, maybe a little added sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - MAY 8, 2009
On tap from K.S. Sorrento Valley. Dark amber hue. Medium body. Flavors of sweet dark fruit and bready yeast. Pleasant finish. Not too memorable but pretty easy to drink. Not bad.


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