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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aniela (4195) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2015
Bottle at Chris and Ruth’s pre-GBBF 2015. Dark Brown almost black beer with an offwhite head. Malty spicy caramell yeasty aroma. Malty caramell yeasty spicy flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (9771) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2015
Bottle at Pre-GBBF Shindig 2015. It pours cloudy deep brown with a tiny tan head. The nose is toasty, coca, caramel, wood, leather, dirt and some spice. The taste is bitter-sweet, toasty, earthy, wood, cocoa, spice, dirt, mild acidity, varnish, leather and dark fruits with a dry, earthy finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Not too bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (18996) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2015
8th August 2015
Pre GBBF tasting at Chris and Ruth’s. Another Jan box raid, cheers Fonefan! Clear deep amber beer, good pale tan head. Palate is light and smooth, decent fine carbonation. Tangy dark malts, tangy toffee. Something that tastes very much like Dandelion and Burdock! Thin malt cream. Mild cinnamon. Light semi dry finish. Spicy linger. Unusual.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (14695) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle at Chris and Ruth’s Shindig 2015. Dark almost black. Beer with a decent off white/beige head. Malty spicy aroma, caramel, yeasty, caramel, some hay, floral notes. Malty caramel flavor, raisins, figs, yeasty, spicy, coriander notes, some hay. Decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (36243) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2015
75 cl bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is nutmeg spiced, cinnamon, cardemomme. Dry, toasted, bitter and spiced. Solid spiced and dry finish.

   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 (1457) - 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 (4000) - 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.

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