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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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A brown, Belgian-style abbey ale. Caramel, banana, biscuit and fruity-aromas contribute to the balance of this strong, complex beer. A sweet, bready and caramel flavor follows with a silky, creamy finish.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - SEP 1, 2005
Thanks to odeed for sharing. aroma is bananas, with caramel, and sugar. taste is bananas with a hint of coffee and vanilla.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Odeed (1779) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 31, 2005
(bonus brew from styles)poured a dark brown with no head.aroma is mostly ripe banannas.flavor is again,bannanas,with some malt and chocolate.THIS SHIT IS BANNANAS!B-A-N......

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2005
Courtesy of Pailhead. Dark fruits and all spice in the aroma. Deep brown in color. Head is small and fades away almost immediately. Harsh tasting concentrated fruit/syrup flavors and it tastes of bigger alcohol than it is listed with 9%. Some mashed fruit-grapes stand out- and even some rum raisin bread creaminess, but it is way out of balance.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1719) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2005
Dark brown, with a small, tan head. Aromas are fruit, spice, and brown sugar. Flavors are a lot like the aroma, fruity, with spice, some chocolate, raisins, and brown sugar. Body this thinner than expected. Thanks to Brad for this one.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2005
12-oz. bottle courtesy of Syles (you rock, Chris!) Deep murky cola brown in color with a dusty grey head. Aroma is heavenly, laden with chocolate, bananas, cloves, pepper, prunes and nutmeg. Nice rich chocolate flavor with leather accolades. Toffee and caramel mesh with tobacco and singed walnuts. Often times reminds me of a Chocolate-pumpernickel dinner roll interspersed with raisins. Seems to invert the taste buds and seep into their crevices. Nice display of malt complexity, finishing with chocolate, hot alcohol and earthen characteristics including leather and tobacco once more. Worthy of its early high marks.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtw (1101) - farmington, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2005
from a fresh bottle. this beer is utterly underwhelming. it is one of very few kuhnhenn beers i have only had from the bottle, and it does not perform lke i would expect it to. this particular specimen is moderately spicy, moderately alcoholic, and at best itís a decently spicy belgian-style beer. i hope other people like it more than i do.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arjoseph (639) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2005
On tap at the brewery into a tulip glass. Finally, a Kuhnhenn beer that I donít like as much as most raters. First of all, it was served way too cold, so I had to wait for it to warm. Murky dark yellowish brown with an amber glow in the glass. Tan head mostly diminishes to a spotty dusting and a thin ring around the outside. Lacing breaks apart in steps, and then into evenly spaced islands, as if by design. Racing is deep and full. Very uninteresting and uncouth aroma of brown sugar, sugar cane, and musty bread, highlighted with some stinging alcohol. Bready dark grains, crisp and slightly bitter hops, and mint leaves to finish the flavor. Moderately acidic flavors of tangerine and dark grapes in the middle with warming alcohol. Brown sugar seems to be all through the flavor and acts to integrate the stages and in some cases dominate the complexity. Maibock-ish grainy flavor emerges into finish which starts salty, gets faintly sweet and then reveals the alcohol in a dry astringency. Medium to full body with soft carbonation at a nice level. Sugary in texture, almost like sugar in suspension that isnít completely disolved. I agree with Ernestís overall impression that this isnít a bad beer, just kind of blase.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lonelybeergeek (36) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2005
Very rich, gummy aroma, dark brown, no head. Very tasty, surprisingly mild for the alcohol content. Impressed with this new brewery.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (6272) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 31, 2005
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, fully diminishing. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, nuts, chocolate), lightly yeasty (cobwebs, dough), with notes of banana, clove, cinnamon. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, watery texture, soft/lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic. Surprisingly uninteresting. Not a bad beer, just...well...plain.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 31, 2005
Bottle. No head, clear medium brown. Aroma is all banannas and bubblegum, huge. Taste retaines elements of the aroma, with added spices. Solid bitter hops. Finish could use a little more hops though. Well made stuff.


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