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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Amber in color, Pleasant spicy aroma and malty taste with fruit notes.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2009
Tap at Blind Tiger. Deep golden beer with a little bit of suspended yeastiness. The nose is fairly spicy with a little bit of cherry sweetness. There is also an undernote of lemony citrus and a lot of clove/cinnamon spiciness. A little bit of banana retronasally, especially as it starts to warm up. It’s spicy and a little bit boozy but it still manages to retain a decent balance. It has some Belgian character but there is also a bit of the typical US approach to Belgians in that it’s a bit too sweet. It isn’t bad, but it could be better.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
flatmatt (1050) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazed amber with a small white head. Aroma has sweet caramel, cloves, green apple, and bubblegum. Flavor is a nice mix of cloves, caramel, bubblegum, and apple. A touch of salt, too, and a little alcohol tingle. Pretty darn enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (8776) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2009
Bottle… Cloudy, apricot-colored ale with a minuscule, fizzy, white head. The nose is very spicy, moderately fruity and just a touch smoky – lots of coriander and clove accompanying notes of peach, apricot and mandarin orange. Full-bodied and fatty with prickly carbonation. The flavor is a marriage of tropical and fuzzy fruits - sweet, fruity, lightly tangy, mildly bitter and a rumor of a smoky phenol. Finishes crisp and fairly clean for a high abv brew. Kudos to dmschefke for the bottle!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2009
Tap at the Blind Tiger: Cloudy orange pour with a white film of head. Sweet Belgian aroma- honey, candy sugar, herbal European hop notes and nondescript spice notes. Fluffy mouth feel with a sweet flavor. A bit astringent with lots of spice and phenolics. Some sweet Belgian pale malts, candy sugar sweetness and a slightly plasticy phenol presence. A bit fizzy and astringent, eh.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2009
Draft. Pours an orange amber with a white head. Spicy cinnamon and candied sugar. Pear with some cane sugar and a moderate warming. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2009
On tap at the Blind Tiger at their Kuhnhenn event. Pours a just hazy amber with a thin white head. Light phenolics, candy, tiny bit of isopropyl. Little bit of plum and candy. Finishes with a touch of bitter, and a little more sweetness.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tgncc (2740) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2009
The aroma is coriander. orange peel, spice. The appearance is a hazy orange, white head. The flavor follows the aroma, the finish is spices, mild hops. The mouthfeel is thin/medium. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (2657) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2009
Sampled @ GTMW ’09 - One of the few breweries I sampled twice. Pours amber with a little white head. Smells spicy and yeasty, and tastes about the same. Pretty standard wheat, spice, and mild fruitiness, but very smooth and medium-bodied. Pleasant, but nothing out of the ordinary.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2009
(Draught) Pours a clear golden amber body with a medium white head. Aroma of tangerine, banana, clove, pepper, and orange. Flavor of grass, clove, banana, citrus, pear, and pepper.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BigBeer45 (1230) - Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2009
Bottle from brewery, pours a hazy gold with orange and burnt orange hues, white bubbles make a ring and a few sparse bubbles that hardly make a cover, medium effervescence, aromas of yeast, light fruits – orange and lemon citrus, malt bread, light spices, the aroma reminds me of a Witbier and the Bell’s 8000, some honey sweetness to, flavors of light fruits – orange, white raisin along with fruit sweetness and lemon citrus, pale malt, pepper and lemon citrus prick at the finish, I sensed a little alcohol in the taste but nothing to distract from the enjoyment of the drink, mouth feel is light on palate for a Belgian Strong Ale, a nice drink, lots of light fruit influences for a BSA.


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