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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marheb (3173) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Unibroue m’a élevé avec ce genre d’arôme et je suis rarement dans cet état d’esprit maintenant mais celle-là me plait. Le Brown malt explose et les épices, même si elles sont bien présentes, ne choquent jamais.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremytoni (3013) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnC (3004) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chinchill (2997) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2014
On tap at the brewpub. Appearance: fine brown color with excellent clarity and a semi-durable beige head that leaves plenty of lacing. Aroma: fruity with plenty of dried plums and alcohol infused raisins. Flavor: Lacks complexity. Bitter/sweet balance favoring the sweet side. Feel: medium-light body wih light carbonation. O: OK.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hophead22 (2879) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjg74 (2824) - Salem, Oregon, USA - DEC 16, 2009
Bottle from BevMo. Dark ruby in color upon pouring. Somewhat roasted nose. Some banana from the yeast as well. Roasty up front with a good deal of yeastiness. Fairly sweet. Quite a bit of spice in there. Finish is fairly roasted. I am impressed, much more interesting than I thought it would be.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 21, 2014
On tap at their place in San Diego. Pours a clear Amber with a thin off white head. Aroma is slight yeast. Flavor is Belgian yeasty caramel and toffee really nice. Finishes dry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jb (2511) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2009
Draft at CityWalk in Universal City. This was superb. I’d call this one a dubbel. Clear reddish brown. Heavy lacing. Heavy, pungent brown sugar aroma and malty notes, also dried dark fruit. Palate has the plums, heavy candy sweetness, along with a tartness and a grainy backend. A bit spicy and peppery. Fantastic.


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