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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3126) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 27, 2008
750mL Bottle. 2007. Gusher. Weirs potpourri spice and fig note. Pumpkin bread and raisins. Plum pudding, cinnamon and esters. Wow. Impressive. Hazed red-plum pour, with a hint of purple and a front of white. Flavor is cogent and coherent. A bit sweet, but with plums and figgy. Fluffy. Alcohol is prominent amongst spice, but the depth of the sugars lies in brown, nut clean. A touch abrasive, but actually some what tasty. Surprisingly dry and well-hinted in the belgian yeast character. Phenols aren’t too coarse, character is decent, and spicing is unique and enjoyable. Not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - OCT 12, 2008
750ml bottle, courtesy of pantanap, thanks Kan. Very nice dark amber pour, with a dark tan head. Swet spice aroma, maybe allspice or ginger perhaps. Tasty, a little alcohol in the backround a real dense brew,lots of dried fruits, very rich. Very good overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 17, 2008
750mL bottle, June 2007 vintage, courtesy of Brett. Thanks! Pours a clear, dark reddish-maple syrup color; thin, light-tan head with fine-bubbled lacing. Lots of dried red fruits, ripe red fruits, and toasty notes; lightly medicinal in the nose. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: chewy dried fruits, caramel, brown sugar, and intense, chewy dark fruits (raisins, plums); dense, chewy dried fruits, caramel, and caramelized bananas at mid-palate; light spicing, and reserved sweetness throughout. Lengthy finish: dried dark fruits, chewy brown sugar, and dark fruitiness; nicely reserved, but still on the sweet side.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiver29 (1025) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2008
Tasted at Cleveland tasting on 8-23-08. Thanks!! Pours a dark brown color with off white head. Has aroma of brown sugar, earth, some fruit, and spearmint. Taste is funky, citrus, malt, and more mint with a lot sweetness to it. Overall the sugary sweetness combined with the minty taste makes this a solid brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 3, 2008
Pours brown with a thin white head. Smells of brown sugar, oak, earth, dough, touches of dark fruit. Tastes sweet with lots of raisins and figs. Lots of spice on the finish. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2008
Thanks to Hopdog for sharing a 750 of this! Pours a deep dark hazy almost muddled brown with amber highlights and a thin head. Aroma is veyr unique- juniper berry, pine, gine, scotch pine, some sweet funky sweet malts, with some licght citrus and acidic notes. Spicy flavor, phenolic yeast hints, not reallly belgian-esque though, more mint and lavender, I get a reminder of HW Juhlia, but not quite as refined- and this one has tons of sweet sugary malts and brown sugar mlasses- hints of smoke as welll. Harsh and a bit too alcoholic of course- as is typical fo kuhnhenn.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
egajdzis (5196) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Poured a murky purple brown color with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of dried fruits, vanilla, caramel, light cocoa, ginger and cardamom. Taste of plums, pears, light citrus, caramel, vanilla, and a dry, oaky / alcoholic finish. Thanks Steve!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2008
750ml bottle. Gusher alert - soaked my bar. June 2007 Vintage. Poured a medium and cloudy amber color with a medium sized off white head. Aromas of dark fruits, spices, and caramel. Tastes of dark fruits (lots of them), spices, brown sugary sweetness, fruity and some earthiness. Some alcohol in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4394) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 26, 2008
Thanks to hopdog for opening up this one. Pours a hazy brown with some golden amber notes and a medium bubbly off white head. Aroma of dark fruits, sweet malts, solventy, some spicy Belgian esters, ginger, bready and floral. Flavor of dark fruits, toasted malt, ginger, a bunch of various spices, brown sugar notes, earthy, oak, coats the tongue and biscuity.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChainGangGuy (4281) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2008
Appearance: Pours a clear, medium brown body with a creamy, light beige head. Smell: Syrupy dark maltiness with notes of plums, strawberry jam, and a blend of various spices. Taste: Dark malts with a taste of heavily caramelized sugars. Dark fruits and jam. A bit of aniseed and other various spices. Yeah, it’s a bit boozey, and comes across a touch solventy. Spicy, drying finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Restrained carbonation. Rather sticky mouthfeel, that’s for sure. Drinkability: I am left somewhat disappointed, shaking my head all the while. It just didn’t quite come together for me. Glad to have tried it though!


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