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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yjb (113) - Davis, California, USA - DEC 22, 2007
On tap at ashleys I rolled into an old buddy ... big sweet and thick bananabubblegum. .. rich and strong.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
auerbrau (3157) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 20, 2007
On tap at Ashleys - Ann Arbor, MI. Aroma comes quietly as light pear brandy and phenols in a suitcase. Gentle. Pours a paler shade of sunset orange, with golden fringes and a white head. Flavor starts softly in the wheat oils and esters. Peppery and backed with orange peel. Lots of soft savory flavors. Herbal. Sweetness lies a little heavy for me through the grain sugars and makes this less than drinkable. Carbonation holds well with the spiced quality, but gets weighed down by the sugars. Just a nip too sticky for me. Finishes on fruit skin glow. This would have been awesome at half the gravity. But, at 8.5, its just a bit of beast. Alcohol does hide well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stine (1488) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2007
On tap at the pub. Semi-clear, dusty orange pour. Doughy Belgian aroma with candied lavender, bubblegum, and oranges; a bit spicy and quite phenolic, but not even slightly hot. Flavor brings plenty of clove, creamy banana sweetness, and sugary cinnamon dough; pear juice and white pepper swell warmly with the temperature increase. Hints of sundried tomato, flaked red pepper and saltwater show up toward the finish; lightly acidic, warming, and medium bodied in the mouth. Swiftly and dryly finishing with heated sweetness. Well made.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - APR 11, 2005
Tap. Medium amber in color. White head. Little lacing. Eucalyptus?? and coriander aroma. Spicey and yeasty flavors. Alcohol apparent. Very nicely done even with strange aroma.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (4633) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2005
On tap: Fruity almost apple and light yeast aroma. Hazy orangish-red with a n off-white head that lasts about a minute or so. Apple up front with a sour apple finish. Light banana, citrus, and yeast in there too. Alcohol is hidden very well. It gets a little noticeable as it warms.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
walleye (1066) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2004
at my favorite brewery, poured a deep amber, with a light tan head. aroma caramels, hops, pine alcohol. flavor, hops, citrus, apples, pears, grapes, honey, a nice bitterness at the finish. another good one I am glad this brewery is close

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 16, 2004
A nice reddish-amber with some bright orange tints. Large white head, foamy and lasting. Aroma is light yellow fruits (tangerines, peaches) with a definite belgian yeast appeal, good and strong. This one is right on the border between a belgian ale and belgian strong, but as the alcohol is not dominant at all, the yeast is not huge, nor does it taste of candi sugar, it really reminded me more of a belgian ale. Apricot like flavors, lots of grainy yeast and a touch of spiciness. Finish has a bit of wateriness on it and dries out quite a bit.


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