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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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A special Belgian amber ale with a robust complexity of flavors. Fruit flavors like plum and cherry which are imparted from a special Belgian yeast mix, with a wide range of malt flavors.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (9661) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2010
On draught at the brewpub (as "Father Damien"), served in a snifter. The beer is a dark brown color with some ruddy highlights. Medium thin light beige head that recedes steadily to a film. Thin rings of lacing on the glass. Rich malty aroma with some dark fruit notes. Medium to full body with a malty character and flavors of dark fruit, molasses and yeast. The finish is malty with a lingering yeast and caramel aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
darrennelson12 (455) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2010
On tap at Maui brewing; amber color with aroma of plum and cherry. The taste was quite sweet, strong berry notes with the noticeable alcohol finish. Overall, OK beer but compared to true Belgium beers, it does not compete

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 29, 2010
Labeled "Father Damien’s..." at O’Brien’s. Hazy copper brown with no head. High sweet nose with a light hint of vinegar. Taste big thick and strong. More crafty, much better, than I expected.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4952) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Draft at Stone Bistro. Dark reddish amber pour, off-white head. Dark fruits, raisins, toffee, sweet malt, light spice, and Belgian yeast. Fairly nice beer, I wouldn’t seek it out to hard though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5490) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 2, 2010
Slightly hazed pour with off white head and lace. Molasses and brown sugar. Molasses, brown sugar, abv, and Belgian yeast. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vikingbrew (193) - Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2010
Dark amber to copper. Low head. Light malt aroma. Sweet belgian yeasty aroma. Sweet belgian flavor of caramel, sugar, alcohol. Low hops. Medium

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 21, 2010
Tap @ the brew pub. Pours a deep caramel brown with a small beige head. Sweet nose of candied fruits and caramel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
manuchampions (1243) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 21, 2010
Sample at Maui Brewing in Lahaina. Pours a thick brown with a thin beige head. Aroma has some dusty quality, aged fruit, mildly roasted with some spice. Flavour of candied sugar, raisins, dates, some spice. Wow! This is impressive and, again, may have gotten extra points for being such an unexpected treat in hot and humid Maui. Worth finding.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (18659) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2010
11th October 2008. GABF. Clear brown beer. Sweet spicy brown ale - malty. Cool crisp dry finish. Very drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - DEC 7, 2008
On tap at Strong Ale Festival VIP Session. Poured a dark ruby. Aroma of cherry and yeasty bread. Really just average in every way imaginable.


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