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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trev (1890) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skyview (5154) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2009
On draught at Stub & Herb’s in Minneapolis, MN. Pours a hazy golden orange brew with a decent off-white head that has some spotty lacing and a thin white ring. Aroma of Belgian yeast, a hint of black licorice, vanilla, banana esters, some toffee and some clove. Taste is medium bodied, with flavors of banana esters, yeast, some cloves, vanilla, a hint of honey and a touch of licorice. Finish has a mild acidic character that leaves behind some honey and mild spice aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4376) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2009
This could use some refinement, but it is a good start. Licquorice aroma and anise in the flavor. Surprisingly dry, with lots of yeast, good real Belgian character.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6070) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2010
Pours hazy yellow with white head, aroma is spicy and sweet. Taste up front is sweet and caramel with some spices, and ends a bit bitter and dry. Not bad, but wouldn’t drink much more of this.

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.

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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (5969) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 TAP: at Stub & Herb’s, 2.22.09. Clear gold/amber pour, nice belgian spicy aroma. Taste is pretty empty and boring, and a little thin. A little disappointing, but not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluemooner (599) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2009
Hazy amber body with a medium, off-white head. Smells quite bready with some spices. Flavor is also bready with a lot of yeast flavor and some spices, cloves, light fruits, and some acidic tastes. Creamy body with light carbonation. Not my favorite but it’s all right.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OscarFalls (37) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2011
2011 bottle to snifter. Pours dark amber and clear with a fluffy soapy head that dissipates to a collar. Aroma is spice malt and yeast with a bread like biscuit scent. Taste is spice some faint bubblegum yeast and malt with a slight hint of burnt vanilla. Palate is thin to medium with a good carbonation and a little heat and finishes dry. So so brew, but nothing making me want more!


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