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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 429   ABV: 14.3%
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P2 = 2nd planet from The (Midnight) Sun
Venus—goddess of love and beauty—exudes grace and voluptuousness. Indulgent with lush dark malts and sensuous star anise, VENUS is decadent and divine in body and spirit. Leisure lounging in French oak Cabernet Sauvignon wine casks results in a lovely liquid feast of fabulously luxurious flavors.

LOGISTICS LOG:
designed to out shine the others. brewed with lush dark malts. cameo appearance by rising star anise. fermented using bodacious Belgian yeast. very brief aging in stainless tank followed by a long leisure lounge in French oak Cabernet Savignon barrels.

Availability:
AK - draft and 22-oz bottles (limited release begins 11/14/2008)


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2010

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Clear medium to dark red brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, moderate chocolate malt, licorice - konfekt. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is creamy, carbonation is soft to flat. [20100912]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31769) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2010
22 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted and overripe fruity. Mild cheesy. Dark malty. Caramelish and dark acidic chocolate. Smooth and dark malty. Lingering dark malty and overripe fruity. Dry and wooden finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29802) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2010
Bottled. A hazy dark brown beer with a lazing tan head. The aroma has notes of caramel, bread, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, wood, and alcohol, leading to a dry woody finish, where the alcohol burns the tongue.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2010
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of MaltOMeal. Pours a cloudy orangey brown with a dense beige head leaving some laces. Aroma of overripe fruit, yeast and alcohol. Solid body, lots of raisins and overripe dark fruits with a burning alcohol finish. Very chewy and hard to digest. 140910

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (21468) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2010
Bottle at Papsø. Hazy red brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet aroma of caramel, dried furits, spices and burnt sugar. Sweet flavour of caramel, dried fruits, liquorice, spices and burnt sugar. Sweet finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76 (16088) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
19th November 2011
Opaque black beer with a big pale tan head. he head imparts an amazingly vibrant treacle toffee! Palate is smooth and semi dry. Dark toffee malt cream with lovely red wine on top, it’s mellow and fruity. Semi dry finish. Delightful! Different and full of flavour.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (14103) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2010
Bottle @ Papsø-Grand-Tasting, September 2010. Pours black with a creamy beige head and lacings. Nose is sweet and vinous. Roast, wood, bourbon and a bit of alcohol. Barrel sweet feel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13777) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2010
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Light brown - offwhite head. Toasted, berries, high sweetness, honey notes, ok hoppy, chocolate notes, winey, sparkling notes, spicy notes. OK.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (13166) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Bottle courtesy of GT2, thanks! Very dark brown, beige head. Aroma of butterscotch and mint. Taste is burnt cocoa,, wood, light spice, pepper. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2009
(22oz. bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a tall beige head and excellent lacing. Aroma of raisins, plastic, caramel, molasses, and plum. Flavor of raisins, vinous, light anise, roasted malt, and toffee.


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