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RATINGS: 742   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
And so the Three Wise Men set out from the East bearing gifts of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh. Along the Way, they followed a bright light. The Bible neglects to mention if they brought beer or not. Who goes crossing the desert without beer? How smart are we to believe these wise men were? Since Christmas is the season of gift giving more than receiving, please be a giver and share the Wisdom found in each and every bottle of our Gift of the Magi.

ACHops' rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (1376) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Concealer (1192) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2016
Bomber. Oddly I chose to rate this for the first time using a 2013 version. A burnt gold hue with a large, foamy tan head that lasts and laces well. Aromas of caramel, molasses, plum, raisin, date, spice, light yeast and orange. Flavor is caramel, orange, date, raisin, molasses, spice, yeast, earthy and funky notes on the end. Medium plus bodied, smooth with a dry end. Still some warmth as well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bulldogops (2270) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 20, 2016
Rating #1934 - 2015.09.25 - #CraftTakesSeattle Day 2, Beer 34 - Bottle (2008) from Brouwer’s Cafe. Dark brown pour with a bubbly tan head, decent retention.heavy on carbonation Aroma is quite fruity. Full bodied. Creamy, buttery mouthfeel. Taste is ripened peaches, currant, raisin, spiciness. Extremely smooth finish and a lingering taste of sweet malt. Superb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (1869) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 4, 2016
Tap at Harry’s Hofbrau. Last time I had this was about 10 years ago. I remember it fondly, but hard to live up to a decade of memories. Still very tasty. Moderately complex with dark fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
milo91hd (203) - Lecce, ITALY - JUL 1, 2016
Bottiglia 75 CL, colore tonaca di frate con un cappello di schiuma fine e persistente. Aroma maltato, caramello, frutta sotto spirito e lieviti. Al palato è dolce e i suoi 10 gradi non si fanno sentire

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (4117) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 23, 2016
Pours a hazy golden orange from the bomber with fluffy off-white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of big spice notes and Belgian esters over a hint of oxidized malts. Taste follows with less of the oxidation and more of the spice. Bubbly carbonation, booze is balanced, solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (7496) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2016
Hazy amber under a thick light beige foamy head. Lovely Belgian Christmas ale tones of cranberries, figs, dates and a little piney citrus. Full palate with a keen orange peel and Belgian Amber malt, a wee touch of mulling spices and just the tiniest bit of red wine. Boozy belgish dusty malty fruity finish, and a light bretty funk throughout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (1709) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 19, 2016
Orange-brown pour, small off-white head. Aroma of raisins and fruit. Flavor of prune, raisins, figs, spices, fruit and booze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jw0406 (1140) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2016
22 oz bottle pours a dark amber color with a small white head. Aromas of raisins, plums, dark fruits, belgian yeast. Full bodied, a nice big beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2016
On tap, don’t remember where. Pour is slightly hazy amber with a medium white head. Aroma and flavor of dark fruit, spice, and doughy grain. Finish is spice with a hint of booze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (3100) - Bellmore, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2016
The aroma is raisin, fruit, yeast. The appearance is deep, clear amber, off white head. The flavor is sweet, fruity, raisins, plum, yeast, pine The finish is yeast, chalky, spicy, light pine hops. Medium in body Nice overall, a tad weak on the aroma. Maybe because this was overaged.

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