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RATINGS: 707   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (865) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2013
750 ml bottle poured into a small goblet. Pours reddish orange amber with medium thick head that lingers and laces nicely. Aroma is sweet, slightly tart malt with hints of Belgian yeast. Taste is big creamy bitter malt, with a rich fruity slightly tart flavor. Spice notes jump out on the finish. Though rich, I would guess well below 10% abv. This shows up a winter time but wouldn’t qualify as a winter beer by any normal standard. Quite a unique complement of tastes, I can’t recall ever having anything like this. Yet to taste a miss from these guys.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Simonsen (755) - NORWAY - JAN 18, 2015
Flaske fra vinmonopolet. Rødbrun uklar farge, høyt karbonert med stort varig skumtopp . Smaker malt, kandis, brent karamell, gjær , rosin, fiken, nellik, kardemomme. Alkohol som varmer. Svært god

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (1978) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Great beer. Lots of cherries, caramel, dough. Intense, with balance. Alcohol well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jflopsu (719) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Pours a hazy orange. A strong fruity malt and dark alcohol aroma. A dark fruit taste with malts, caramel, wheat, yeast, and dark alcohol. A dry wheat/yeast aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nilsas (1947) - Bryne, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2015
Lukt: Duft av malt, vørter, karamell og krydder.
Utseende: Rødbrun farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende beige skum.
Smak: Smak av vørter, karamell og krydder.
Hvor: Nydt@Lokal hjemme tasting hos Bryne
Medium: Flaske@750ml, ABV@10%, Når@02.01.2015

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
tandembrauer (400) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2015
At Cardinal Den Store Juleøl Testen 2014. Pours hazy orange. Very little aroma, some sherry. Very bitter with an unpleasant sherry twang. Too high carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (963) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Draft pour at mammoth. Pours a reddish color with a patchy, foam head. Dry, grainy aroma. Really dry flavor, with an empty finish. I suppose the beer isn’t so bad, but compared to the usual from these guys paired with my expectations, I’m a little disappointed. I’ll drink this again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (1236) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Tap. Pours a transparent amber with a thin layer of off white head. Aroma and taste of dark fruit, spice, malts, yeast, and booze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (1037) - California, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Pours a burnt amber color with an off white head. Caramel, yeast, fruit, spice and malt aroma. Dark fruit, molasses, spice, yeast, alcohol, toast, caramel, fruit and malt flavors. Medium full body with lively carbonation. Noticeable hop bitterness. Toast, yeast and fruit finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chadski4 (148) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Ruby color with a large off white head. Minimal lacing. Banana and alcohol aromas with honey, spice and toasted bread in the flavors. Very dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vignale (2323) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2014
Flaska från Galatea drucken med ölföreningen. En söt ganska kryddig Bier de Garde i det starkare spektrat, eller t o m bortom det, av stilen. Söta maltsmaker lite blandat smågodis anis/fänkål, söta frukter, äpple, körsbär, aprikos. Eftersmaken lite torrare aningen funk, lite humle och lätt syrlighet. Riktigt fin balans räddar ölet från att bli för tungt. Riktigt gott.

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