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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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We drew inspiration from Steve’s Grandmother’s holiday biscotti recipe to create this one of a kind brew. By utilizing an array of malts, oats, wheat, pure local honey, light European hops and delicately spicing with Grains of Paradise, Madagascar vanilla beans, whole star anise, all brought together with traditional Belgian yeast, the result is a cloudy, deep copper colored, complex experience. This delight to the senses should be served in a 12 ounce footed glass and allowed to warm to 50 degrees to fully gather the malt and spice spectrum.


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2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
camborne (655) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Sweet. Some spice. Has a banana bread flavor. Some Belgium beer characteristics. Ok for the holidays. That’s about it


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OscarFalls (39) - excelsior, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2014
I like the fruity flavor. It's pretty after you've put in some docks and ate some fiddlehead ferns. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (370) - CROATIA - MAR 23, 2014
Tap at Lift Bridge for beer release party. Golden copper pour with a white head. Sweet tasting with a little bit of spice. Nice winter seasonal.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (1639) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 8, 2014
Great Belgian ale. Thanks malster85 for this one. Pours a reddish caramel color. Aromas are nice and malty. Sweet caramel aromas with warm spices. Beautiful anise aromas. Flavors are bready and caramel. Warm spices and anise. Good stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2013
Poured from a bottle, orangish color, clear with no head. Aroma is yeast and bananas. Taste is similar, bit of a clove spice finish, thin body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheHOFF43 (1734) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Tap at brewery. Some sweetness with banana flavors. Bready and solid. Good beer, not great.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkolles (3) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2013 does not count
Great beer, like it right out of the tap at the brewery, plus I got two bottles from the brewery

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2013
22oz bottle from Atom, thanks Adam! Pours a crystal clear, deeper gold colored body with a finger-width, frothy and creamy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is somewhat sweet with honey and Belgian yeast up front as well as a mix of licorice, banana, vanilla, and spices. A bit bready with maybe a touch of citrus. Flavor is similar. Some honey, bready caramels, and grains up front with a medium-light sweetness as well as a soft vanilla, Belgian yeast, a few estery fruit notes, banana, clove, and a touch of licorice. Finishes clean and dry with a light bitterness before leaving a lengthy aftertaste with some licorice, vanilla, and spice lingering. Medium body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid beer. Easy drinking and well balanced with a lot going on. Love the vanilla, licorice, and honey combination with the lightly spiced Belgian yeast. Good one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trev (1893) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Bottle: Reddish orange pour with a thick foamy off white head. aroma is Belgian yeast, honey, light banana, vanilla. A lot more spice and vanilla coming through in the flavour, very sweet. butter cookie, malted wheat. that distinct belgian yeast coming through towards the finish where it leaves with a hint of alc and more spices.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vikingguy (796) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Gold/Red color with small white head. Hops and fruit on the nose. Interesting flavor...fruity/yeasty and some yeasty taste. A bit of cherry. Smooth and drinkable. Good.


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