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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 12, 2008
yeasty, bubblegumy nose with some hottness and some cherry twizzler. nice looking red-tinted dark burnt amber, the halo settling in a thin ring. yeast, bubblegum, and candi sugar flavors and some overall hotness. the hotness, yeastiness and sweetness combine cloyingly.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aubrey (3453) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2008
Tap at brewery: Chestnut hue. Smooth, creamy-soft texture. Malts were earthy, sweet (Belgian candi sugar flavors), and sticky. Alcohol was big and warming. Aromas were pleasant. Delicate flowers, spices (clove), herbs and fruit (pear, banana and big cherry right in the finish). On the sweet end of the spectrum. Enjoyable beer.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DeadGuyFrank (347) - http://westchesterbeer.com, USA - NOV 10, 2007
Very well done, surpirsing choice of style considering the brewery is on a island some 10,000 miles away from Belgium! Like Trappiest Achel 8, very much in the hints of plum and ripe berries. Good malt balance - robust and delicious.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2007
(Draught) Pours a murky brown body with a moderate beige head. Aroma of mustiness, plum, light toastiness, cherry, and light spices. Flavor of dates, raisins, candi sugar, faint wheat, and coriander.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frauditor (160) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2007
great job by the Maui brewing co. on this one. Full of fruit tones and a nice dusting of malts. thick frothy head which provides nice lacing. quite enjoyable. drank this at the maui brewing company brewpub.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - MAY 31, 2007
Sampled at the brewery in beautiful Maui. Very tasty fruity flavors, like cherrires, raisins, and sweet plums. Nice brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fordest (2010) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAY 30, 2007
Draft at brewpub. Dark brown with a really nice head. Nice lacing too. Dark fruit aromas with roasty malled nose. Flavors were similar with a decent warming finish. Pretty good

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElGaucho (2240) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2007
Draught. Wheat aroma with some banana. Not really Belgian in quality. Very cloudy dark yellow/light orange. Thin white ring. Very lively carbonatoin. Banana wheat. served too warm. Nice flavor. Too spritzy. Not bad. Needs to be colder. Could use a slice of orange.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5347) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2006
GABF 2006. Reddish amber. Small tanned head. Nose is dried fruits, some candyish notes, Belgian yeast, flowers and some spice. Taste is much the same. More fruit, yeast spices, and sweet malts. Again some candyish notes and a touch of alcohol. Body is medium with abundant carbonation. Finishes with more of the fruit notes, dustier yeast, flowers, and sweet doughy malts. Not bad!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2555) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2006
They just tapped an 05 reserve when I was there....lucky me. Pours out a ruby hued brown color with a thin white head. Aroma is earthy with some notes of fruit and spice. There is an initial taste of apple with some cinamon and nutmeg. Finishes strong with alcohol. Very solid beer guess a year in a cellar did it good.


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