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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


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 24, 2009
Draft at the La Jolla brewpub. Poured a deep dark brown with a thin white head. Nose was heavy bread and yeast. Flavors of Belgium yeast, and burn popcorn with some roasted malt. Full bodied. Decent brew, probably better if I was more into Belgiums.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremytoni (3017) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (12469) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 29, 2010
12 oz bottle from Bev4less. Pours amber with a foamy beige/tan head. Aromas of roast malt and yeast/spice. Some veg or fruit. Medium body with mild carbonation. Flavor is roast malt, fruit and some spice. Bit different. Pretty much Belgian. Good drink.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
illidurit (2243) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 25, 2011
12 ounce bottle pours darkish brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma is roasty with fresh wheat bread maltiness and some mild banana pith. Flavor is slightly sour with a medicinal artificial grape tinge atop a standard brown-malts-fermented-by-belgian-yeast-strain base. A little nuttiness too. Tastes almost exactly like New Belgium 1554, except with more body. Marginally better than the inexplicably overrated 1554.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11920) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2011
Draft sample. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted sweety malt and small yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1152) - - MAY 16, 2014
Pours brown. Aroma is almost nutty malts. Taste is malts and some coffee hints.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (8448) - Tel Aviv, - JAN 18, 2009
(11/2/08) Draught sample at the brewpub in downtown San Diego. Clear brown color. Aroma of malt, some nuts, light roastiness, faint coffee notes and some fruitiness. Sweet flavor with some roastiness and coffee notes, dark fruit notes, a bit of spiciness and a rather dry finish. Medium-bodied.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2012
bottle thanks to bhensonb. poured deep amber/brown with an off white head. aroma was chocolate, plum, vanilla, bread, and yeast. flavor was mild coffee, dark fruit (cherry, plum), and almost a sweetness like brown sugar. body was medium with medium carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewBoxer (2450) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Draft at maryjanes in the hard rock hotel. Pours a deep brown color with a malty nut taste with vanilla and toasty. Decent but a little too sweet ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sathorael (153) - 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.


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