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RATINGS: 2084   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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2002
bananas and apricots and very poor notes from the sampling.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - MAR 20, 2002
very flavorful, one of the best american belgian ales. dark coppery color with a small off-white head. complex flavors though the malt is very clear. some indistinct fruit taste present - not citrusy but sweet and tart like green apple or pear. some cocoa, toffee like sweetness on the finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2002
Generous head with a banana-like aroma. Very flavorful and bubbly. A great beer from the hall of fame city.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brewmaster (168) - USA - MAR 10, 2002
Wonderful fruity taste and aroma. Top notch brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cranesareflying (50) - Evanston, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2002
Another beer in a giant bottle, not too crazy about it either, as it tastes overly oaked in wood. While it had a kind of thick, red-tinted head, and a smooth malt and fruit flavor, it just wasn’t the kind of flavor I like - more like rotting wood to me.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shadey (1879) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 7, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2004 very flavorfull, not as good as other belgian abbeys I have tried, but a good one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2002
Sweet, apple fruity aroma. Dark copper/ruby appearance with a quickly diminishing off white head. Pear, apple, other sweet and slight alcohol flavors. Very complex flavors which I’m having a hard time pinpointing, but I don’t believe its licorice or chocolate as mentioned in the commerical description. I guess that’s the Belgian ’style’ that I’m sensing. Bit of a ’medicine’ like taste also. Light to medium body with carbonation levels expected in a Belgian.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2002
Good stuff! Wonderful fruity aroma, like apples aged with their peel. The color is so nice, translucent brown and red. The taste is complex and begs to be sampled over and over. The commercial description does a pretty good job: fruit again, and a candy-like sweetness. The alcohol warms nicely on the way down too. I sure wish I had bought another bottle of this one! I REALLY like this brewery! Belgian, Belgian-style who cares? It’s good and I will buy it again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drinkingdan (371) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2002
Nice balance for an american belgian ale.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mogo (38) - California, USA - FEB 23, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2003 A very good effort at a Belgian look and flavor. Sweet and refreshing, pours beautifully, but I agree that it has an alcoholic finish that feels stonger than 8.5%.


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