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RATINGS: 2078   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Deep burgundy color with a big, fluffy head. Complex fruit aromas with a layered sweetness (honey, then caramel, then toffee) with a hint of licorice and chocolate. A big, rich, abbey-style ale that dries out nicely on the finish.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 13, 2002
Looks and smells like itís imported from Belgium and has the flavor to match. Sweet, malty, very fruity, and suitably complex, this brew hits the spot on a cold night.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - NOV 13, 2002
RE-RATE: No change to ratings, still a damn good beer. I love the complexity of fruit! A bit more of a nectarine-peach flavor this time, perhaps. Outstanding for an American-Belgian beer, the best Iíve had from this country...why donít some of the hard-hitting micros (Stone, Rogue, etc.) do Belgians? HTOD Rose is nice but not as good as Ommegang. ORIGINAL RATING: Very nice looking in my Chimay glass, and I liked the bottle - the label on the back was laid out like a sports page stat table in USA Today. Deep amber color, nice looking head. Very floral bouquet with some citrus, and the I thought that the flavor was right up there with the worldís finest in terms of complexity - I could just about feel it shifting flavors from instant to instant. I got honey, bananas, oranges, caramel, chocolate, perhaps even a bit of pineapple. A classic!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3030) - Georgia, USA - NOV 13, 2002
Dark, cloudy brown body with an airy, faded khaki head. The aroma is surprisingly whiskey-like. Caramel and toffee ride over a light burn of alcohol. The carbonation is cottony but not too much so. Thereís a very faint acidity underneath the malt.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheTsunami (162) - Arizona, USA - NOV 9, 2002
A dark, rich ruby color. Wondergul head on pour. Very pleasing, fruity nose. Medium bodied palate. very little aftertaste. Worth the $ to try which wasnít very steep at all.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - NOV 8, 2002
The commercial description describes this beer pretty accurately. I thought it was a little too sweet and it had a bit too much alcohol in the nose and flavor. But overall I thought it was pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2002
This was very very dry with almost no aftertaste. I did not like it that much

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2002
Itís odd, some beers I just donít get and this is one of them. Pours with rich, beautiful garnet color. Aroma is chock full of candied a(licorice, toffee, butterscotch) and fruit aromas (plums especially). Some alcohol perceptible in the nose. A ton of flavors battle for the tastebuds, but I think that butterscotch wins. Hops are downplayed and I think thatís what I donít like about this beer, it just doesnít taste or feel balanced. Que se ra ...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 27, 2002
Good belgian. lots going on in this one. the high carbonation keeps the flavors moving on the tongue. everytime you think about it you are tasting something new, i love that. lots of dark flavors such as raisins, plums?, and lots of rich thick alcohol. that alcohol is apparent in the flavor and aroma and so are many of the fruity flavors. i will have another bottle of this one.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2002
wow, this is nice beutiful ruby brown color, with minimal head. fantastic aroma of raisins andI think toffee. definite malt presence, now its warming definte plums and brandy type taste, getting a little bit of banana now, an excellent belgian brewed in the us, put a couple in the cellar, canít wait to tasxte in a year or two

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrRomero (1974) - Nolanville, USA - OCT 25, 2002
Nice. Had at room temperature but should be a little cooler IMO. Very good with a little alcohol bite in the finish. Impressive Belgian from the US.


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