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RATINGS: 2219   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 13, 2003
Sweet caramel banana aroma.Chestnut appearance with a full head.Rich flavours up there with St.Bernardus:Bananas,caramel,chocolate ,figs and prunes with a little Belgian earthiness and a sour mild hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 13, 2003
dark, thick, brown chocolate appearance. Hmm, smaller head than I expected. clean, almost soapy taste. i'll let this warm... yeah, I ate those milano cookies on my "warming break." it's much better now. subtle fruits - bananalike. and those damn Milano cookies. i didn't really get much out of this though. pretty darn good, but I prefer others. thanks BierBauch! (minus the cookies)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeanDip (117) - Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2003
UPDATED: APR 7, 2004 How do I love thee...let me count the ways! #1 - Banana, raisins, caramel malt, yeast, grass #2 - Reddish brown slighty hazy with lots of bubbles. Head is thick and creamy and built to last. Lacing is building nicely on the side of the glass. #3 - Fruity and a touch buttery, spicy. Hint of alcohol. Lightly sweet with mild hop finish. Doughy. Nutty. Banana bread in a bottle. #4 - Nicely carbonated. Medium body. Every section of the tongue hit with something and no too much of anything. #5 - Could drink every day of the year. An absolutely favorite brew!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2003
Nice deep burgundy color.Malty flavor, and it has a aroma of raisins. Very good and enjoyable. Its good to drink it at just below room temperature, not too cold. if too cold, you will not get the full effect.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2003
Beautiful deep copper color with a rich tan head. Aroma of Raisin, Carmel, vanilla, prune, and alcohol. Drank at just below room temp for full effect. Great malty flaver, with a mix of fruitiness. World class beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2003
10/3/03: bottle.
garnet-red body with an almond colored head. nose of sweet molasses, raisins, alcohol and malt. full bodied taste. fruits, alcohol and some sweet and sour. this beer seems to warm you as you drink it. probably a good choice for a cold, brisk night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2003
Opaque brown body with a tan head. No lacing.
Big malt aromas. Chocolate and a slight breadiness. Toffee is in there too.
Rich malt in the flavor. Bread and yeast are quite evident. Slightly bitter finish. Barely any evidence of the %ABV. Nice.
Full and rich body. Dry but not crisp finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2003
Dark amber color with a medium brown long-lasting head; nice aroma of yeast; very complex taste, heavy on malt and with a pronounced but pleasant taste of alcohol; slightly bitter finish; can almost compete with some of the better Belgians I've tried

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2003
This evening I was lucky enough to enjoy this brew with BelgianMaid and her very cool husband. I was not expecting this beers presence to be so pronounced.
Ommegang poured a rich amber shade with a mass of internal effervesce, a giant creamy light brown head accompanied. The flavor was heavy with malt and toffee; alcohol was marked, sweet caramel and apricots, notes of fig. Not a beer you drink outdoors at 88+ degrees, but I sill enjoyed the complexity of this great brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayden1215 (319) - Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2003
Hazy amber in color with a large off white head. Aroma is hops, fruit and caramel. Flavor is moderately sweet and lightly hopped. Loved this stuff.

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