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RATINGS: 698   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 (759) - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vignale (2184) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
1guywith_aboat (252) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Amber yellow opaque color. Booze and yeast and malt aroma. Flavor is rich with yeast and booze. Thick chewy body. real good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
madvike (2859) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2014
On tap at Lost Abbey - Pours amber with a filmy tan head. Nose is astringent boozy sweet bread malt...just gross. Taste is grainy, spicy bread--real dry with a little sweetness and a touch of tropical fruit. Thin and fluffy with biting carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Peter_L (888) - SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2014
Fat@Akkurat. Grumligt mörkt bärnstensfärgad vätska. Härlig brett-doft med antydan av honung. Söt och len inledning som sedan körs över med en stram och dammig jordkällare.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewMstr (103) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - DEC 10, 2014
On tap Falling Rock in Denver. Malt and mild brett funk odor, deep amber color. Quite malty for a Christmas ale, spice notes muted, caramel and toffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SirLimpsalot (2358) - SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2014
@ Akkurat 14-12-10: riktig trevlig både doft och smak. Mycket fin hetta och trevliga smaken av torkat frukt och lite brett. En riktig bra balans. Härlig vintervärmare. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlimHabib (232) - California, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle pour. Dark copper with a large creamy tan head. Aroma is ripe fruits and caramel. Full creamy body. Ripe fruit taste with malts and a light alcohol taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2488) - Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Burnt orange pour with an off white head. Caramel malt aromas. Lots of spices and huge caramel malt aromas. Good body and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (4079) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: SMÖF 2014.
Appearance: Hazy brown colour with a thick large off-white head.
Aroma: Fruit, malt, caramel, spices, yeast, some alcohol.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Fruit, spices, hops, grass, sweet malt, alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen2 (1222) - NORWAY - NOV 9, 2014
From bottle at DSJT at Cardinal 09.11.14. Hazy dark orange. Foamy, dense and persistent beige head and lacing. Fine Belgian aroma with orange marmelade and overripe fruits. Well-balanced taste with sweet dried fruits.

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