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RATINGS: 718   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
popkow (302) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Large tan head released from 2012 vintage. Barn yard aroma; malt and yeast. Taste a bit bitter and lingers long.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
colui72 (345) - HONG KONG - AUG 28, 2015
Beautiful amber-orange, white medium head. Aroma is citrus, a bit sour. Taste is straight to alcohol and bitterness. The fruit comes after, which is unexpected. Very good beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TET (2206) - Kaarina, FINLAND - JUL 31, 2015
A beautiful beer, a dark reddish colour with orange notes, a head is very big and light beige. Aroma is complex, dried but fresh fruits, fruitcake, some caramel, aromatic flowers, dates and some spices. Taste has dried fruits, apricot, prune, hint of lether, then bitterness and spices in the end. Medium+ bodied, strong carbonation, fresh palate. The beers from Lost Abbey are allways full of surprises and usually as a positive way, as also this beer. Miraculous complexicity but balanced. Enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnicolaescu (1379) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUL 28, 2015
Dulceață de malț mare, aromă de hamei mare - efectiv e un IPA dublu, destul de standard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jerm719 (135) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Big fluffy head. Plums, brown sugar, brandy. Earthy hops. Hint of mild barnyard funk. Bit of Brett on a medium long finish. Alcohol is present. Sweet honey grahams in the background, as expected with this Abv.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmrmwel (1368) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2015
Bottles, vertical 2009 & 2013, enjoyed March 2015. Both pours clear maroon, with a creamy offwhite head which is significantly more voluminous on the 13. Aroma is roasted malts with bread, fruity yeast, spices and dark fruits with raisins and prunes, as well as some kandi. More mellow and balanced on the 09, and some alcohol on the 13. Medium body with soft carbonation on the 09, and not surprisingly more of both on the, somewhat, newer 13. Flavour is quite sweet roasted malts with bread and toffee, as well as yeast and wooden barrels. The 09 is quite fruity, with raisins, oak and tannins, where the 13 has more earthy notes with spicy sting of camphor and aniseed. Malty, bready finish, with differences reflecting the flavour notes of the two versions. A solid brew, where the six year old bottle has a more mellow and balanced feel, and is the winner of the two. Well done! (rating is based on the 09-version).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beechner224 (976) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Pours a dark red, copper color, white head. Aroma is bread, Belgium yeast, malt. Taste is super malty, burnt sugar, hint of bitterness in the aftertaste. Pretty strong tasting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (7229) - Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2015
750 ml bottle from South Bay Drugs (before the name change) from old backlog notes. Pours a hazy dark orange amber color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma and flavor had caramel malts, dark fruits, plums, figs, yeast, spices, and some funk. The alcohol was more noticeable in the fresh bottle. The older bottle I had was less boozy and more funky. Medium bodied, dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lilja (2245) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2015
Ölföreningens julölsprovning 2014. Smak och doft av torkad frukt, citrus, honung, brunt socker, kryddig med toner av äpple. Lagom sötma, lätt syrlig, torr med fina smaker och efterbeska.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (2391) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2015
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle corked at capped 2013 poured into a Trappist glass. Hazy amber with small off-white head. Aroma is dark fruit, medium body, medium carbonation, and thin small-bubble lacing. Taste is rich caramel malt, some dark fruit, spice, yeasty, a little alcohol, and bitter hop finish. This was in the top 50 when I bought and has since dropped out of the top 50. Not that great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (926) - Iowa, USA - APR 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours mostly clear amber orange with huge yellowish white and lots of lacing. Nose is dark fruit, rum, brown sugar, caramel. Taste is similar with some alcohol and maybe peach or pear. Good.

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