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RATINGS: 80   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - JAN 8, 2010
I liked it but it’s kinda weird. Probably better beer without my "judging hat" on, enjoying the toasty/creamy character that was not terribly unlike Fat Tire. Described as "Belgian" but doesn’t taste much like any Belgian beers I’ve had. But I’m no expert. Bready.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
quiznoaz (309) - Arizona, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Stolen from Minnie and Mickey. Kids shouldn’t be seeing them drink it anyway. That just gives the wrong message. The caramel malt does go nicely on a chilly, rainy day, and the alcohol burn at the end isn’t that strong and gives hope that the 10th ride on "Its a Small World" will pass eventually.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jehoesefat (279) - Poway, California, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Sweet nutty aroma. Pours clear and a very nice red/ruby color. Nice sweet flavor with a long fruity finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yackery (156) - California, USA - JAN 31, 2012
12oz bottle. Head is off-white and mostly dissolves rapidly though what remains persists as a slick on top with a ring on the side. Lacing is mostly a frosty covering or gives broken coverage but is thin and fast. Body is a pleasant, clear brown like bronze. Overall it’s an appealing appearance. Aroma is a little hoppy and a little charry a little sweet funky banana. So it’s kind of like a well-done banana nut bread. Flavor carries the aroma well revealing more Belgian abbey trippel fruity notes. It is very mildly salty / sweet so mild that there is no finish. Body is light / medium with a thin, slightly oily feel. Overall, this is a good beer with thoughtful craftsmanship.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sathorael (151) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Pours brown with medium tan head. Aromas of nutty caramel, spice, dark fruits, plum, and typical begin phenols. Taste is much of the same with a lingering phenolic bite. Finish is sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gotbeach (139) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 18, 2009
Tap @ ks sv. Decent brown ale with slight belgian yeast aroma and flavor. Odd thin soapy aftertast.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DConn007 (22) - - FEB 24, 2011
Pours a dark cherry chocolate color with a thick head. Light and very subtle coffee aroma. Initial fruit on the front with a strong malty finish. Also, a faint hint of an oak arrives after the original settlement.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cballatore (15) - Phoenix, Alabama, USA - MAR 18, 2011
Pours semi-clear and cola-like with a minimal head and carbonation. Feels light in body but full in flavor. I taste coffee and spices coming together smoothly in a thin to average texture. It finished crisp and short. Pretty tasty (above average) but not worth seeking out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
elguapo47 (13) - California, USA - DEC 9, 2009
Served on Tap, High Dive Bar Aroma- malty, coffee notes, hints of vanilla. Appearance- mahogany brown color. thick off white head that lingered. Taste- firm toasted malt flavors. peppery quality from the belgian yeast. hints of vanilla, figs, raisins. coffee too. Palate-medium body, with an almost creamy quality to it. average carbonation. fruity, clove quality to the warming, dry finish. Overall, a pleasant beer for the winter. nice balance and flavor hints makes it good for a few rounds.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Enriquez (7) - Riverside, California, USA - JUL 29, 2012 does not count
caramel color with thick head, slight dry taste on palate, malt taste really good cold!

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