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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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Part of the 2010 Pop Ten Series. Belgian Malt Liquor - lots of sugar, herbs, spices. June 2010.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5904) - Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2012
22 oz. bottle shared by jsquire. Pours a hazy amber color with a small white head. The aroma had big sweet malt typical of most malt liquors with some additional Belgian yeast and sugar. The flavor is sweet malts, sugary, and Belgian yeast with light spices. I think I was expecting more form this brewery.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsquire (3562) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Hazy golden color with a thin off white head. Sweet sugary nose with some berry notes. Corn sweetness wtih some Belgian yeast in the finish. Not that interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11092) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Bottle at Natifest 12. Poured dark amber color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sweet spice malt aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Better then my expectations.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6975) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Sample at Natifest. Hazy amber color. Little off-white head. Light, smooth and crisp carbonation. Good belgian funky yeast finish. More beglain than American malt liquor flavor, thankfully. Bitter taste. Interesting brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5844) - Indiana, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Bottle to taster at Natifest. Looks good; orange with white head. Smells and tastes solid; sweet and belgiany. Mouthfeel is average. Good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nuplastikk (4708) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 26, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2012 500ml bottle. Dull orange-tan, thin head. Sort of faded aroma, sweet honey. Sweet, honey tones. I don’t get much herbs and spice. Doughy, soft on the palate. Fruity, honey tinged yeast tones. Underwhelming, but OK.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (2905) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 26, 2012
Bottle shared by BarrytheBear...thanks Barry! - Pours clear light amber with a thin white head. Nose is surprisingly good--lots of tropical fruity notes, with a honey sweetness and a nice Belgian yeast note. Sweet malt. Taste is a lot of the same, but with the malt showing a little more, with a sweeter honey finish. Not lots of carbonation, but medium-bodied, smooth and slick.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beernbourbon (1326) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Bottle thanks to savnac, thanks Ira! This was the only style I had not yet rated. Pour is clear copper with almost no head at all. Aroma is sugary sweet with hints of burnt caramel and a light apple aroma. Not flat, but not much carbonation at all. Flavor is also sweet malt, but not as sweet as expected. Light burnt marshmallow with a very subtle apple flavor. Finish is pretty clean with a slight lingering off sweetness. nothing too crazy here, but happy to have completed all the styles now.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2011
Midnight sun head banger. 22oz bottle probably supplied by MikeTD.. Pours a medium cider brown pour with a thin wispy light milky white head... Aroma of sweet malty confection... Belgiany sugary flavor with minimal yeast. Not much character overall... Flavors are much of the same with sweeter malt profile. 7/4/6/3/12

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11227) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2011
22oz bottle–pours a thin white head and yellow/gold color. Aroma is sweet light malt-honey, some fruit. Taste is sweet light malt-honey, spice/some fruit hops.


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