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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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Following the traditions of Belgian Noel beers, Magnificat is our first offering of a Christmas beer. Like a Belgian-style strong dark or quadruple ale, this dark beer has a rich, silky malt profile of caramel and roasted malts, rye, and oats, and reveals complementary accents of dark stone fruits and spices from our Belgain yeast. And to create that liquid-Christmas experience, the beer is spiced with clover honey, sweet and orange peels, coriander seed, nutmeg, and cinnamon.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
MattH (660) - California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Dark brown pour. Aroma is dark fruit and spices. Flavor is the same as the aroma. Medium body. Enjoyed this one. Well put together and not cloyingly sweet or too heavy in body like a few other Belgian darks I’ve tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
m4rest88 (387) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle from whole foods in studio city, ca Pours a dark brown hue with a small tan head that is mostly diminishing Aroma of malt, barley and brown sugar obv. can’t forget the spice! Flavor is spicy with hints of dark fruit. Full mouthfeel with lively carbonation

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RedSox2004 (1426) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Clear dark amber brown with a one-inch foamy tan and very nice lace. Aromas of toasted malt, grain, citrus, and spices. Taste is similar with roasted malt, citrus and spices prominent. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, minimal carbonation and a winter beer-like spiced finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (3913) - Santa Monica, California, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Pretty nice christmas ale, on tap at the brewery, lots of spices, dark, rich, but nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dansac (107) - Loa Angeles, Alabama, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Very nice xmas beer, but honestly a bit predictable on all fronts. It’s big on the spice, and pours a really beautiful dark burgundy red. The usual stuff: cinnamon, nutmeg, and some clove. It’s not too sweet; big malt backbone. Overall, a really nice xmas beer, although the style doesn’t do all that much for me to be honest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (12911) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Pours a very dark brown color with a khaki head. Strong spice aromas with lots of nutmeg, cinnamon, and coriander. Big clove notes, too. Moderate roast, lots of dark fruit, and caramel sweetness. Nice citrus, too. There is a well pronounced orange flavor to this and it works nicely with the heavy spicing. Good caramel, mild roasted malt, and some chocolate notes. A touch of alcohol, too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JAN 20, 2013
A really nice winter warmer. Loads of different spices here but well balanced. Nice and mild type of Belgian winter warmer. Pours a hazy brown with a really nice spice aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7903) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 23, 2012
On tap. Pours with a near black hued body and a tan head. Aromas are strongly of coriander, dark fruits, citrusy, peppery, warming. Yeasty, spicy, some toasted and roasted malts. Very inviting and well balanced. Flavors are of brown sugar, citrus peel, cinnamon, and coriander. Warming malt, woody, a touch rustic. Medium carbonation, dryish finish, warming but the alcohol is still relatively well hidden.

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