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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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A Belgium-style ale brewed with the changing seasons in mind. Firm toasty and sweet coffee-like malt flavors are underpinned by a subtle vanilla oakiness. Peppery spice adds character to this beer’s slightly dry and warming finish. 35 SRM 24 IBU 15.5 Plato


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (3803) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Draft at the Karl Strauss beer cart in Disneyland Adventure Park. Nose is nuts, light dark fruits, and a hint of roast. Clear cherry brown with a medium, heavy lacing beige head. Flavor is lightly sweet and spicy with lots of nuts. Pretty nice to find a tasty ale at Disney.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (3480) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2014
On tap at the brew outlet on Columbia St, San Diego on 18th March 2014. Brown with a minimal wispy head. Toffee sweetness in the nose and taste, not too sure where the ’Belgian-Style’ comes in but it was certainly sweet and sticky, some nutty flavours began to arrive as it warmed a little. Decent but too sweet for me, even though I have a sweet tooth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2011
Surprised to see this categorized as a brown ale rather than as a Belgian ale... Anyway, this brew hit the spot. Thinnish brown-amber appearance--translucent body, with a slice of head. Spicy root beer aroma and flavor that showcases the melding of brown malt and clovey Belgian character. Full-bodied, evincing a pleasing complexity.Spicy Belgian yeast, caramel and brown malts, all playing in sweet harmonic balance.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SrSilligoose (3217) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 16, 2009
draft in la jolla. sweet, malty, nice foamy head. not a bad beer. would have liked to visit the brewery. some vanilla. bread.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3017) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 18, 2012
On tap at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen, Anaheim. Good solid brown ale with a deep copper colour and aromas of caramel and vanilla. Smooth it the mouth and easy to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 13, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2011 re-rate 3 Feb 2011 Nice brown pour with red highlights and a one inch white head. This beer is easy to drink, but nicely complex with sweetness, vanilla and some spiciness ------� tap at Karl Strauss in Costa Mesa, CA, this beer pours a dark mahogany color with an off white head. The flavor is mildly roasty with some candy sugar sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 9, 2009
12oz bottle from BevMo. Pours a very deep copper color with a frothy beige head that left nice lacing. Nose was lightly spiced with some roasted malts and ground coffee notes. Flavor is also very roasty with some faint coffee and cocoa, finishes with a light hop bitterness.
Earlier Rating: 1/5/2009 Total Score: 3.4
On tap @ Hamilton’s. Pours a medium brown with a frothy off whit head. Nose had some dark fruits and a touch of Belgian yeast funk. Flavor was lightly fruity with again a touch of Belgian yeast.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremytoni (2948) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2009
From the tap poured brown with a fair amount of head. Nice spicy malty flavor with a quick finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - FEB 24, 2011
12oz bottle. Rating #49. Very dark amber/red pour, almost ruby with a tan head, really a nice looking brew. Sweet malty aroma, spice (sweet) yeasty belgian thing going on as well. Sweet flavor, a little grape action going on here, light toast. Pretty good. (1486).

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 8, 2009
Nice thick cream head atop a nice dark stained wood body. Nose is musty, nutty, and toffee like and coats the nostrils well. Flavors spread upon a somewhat thin and grainy body with belgian yeast esters coming to the forefront. The finish is slightly nutty with an american brown ale-like crispness, but the flavors are predominately yeasty.


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