Brewed by Parallel 49 Brewing Company
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Vancouver, Canada


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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
This Belgian style ale is rich in history as well as flavour. Traditionally brewed by Trappist monks far from the influence of the modern world, this complex ale starts with malty sweetness and finishes medium dry, with a touch of piety.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerplace (235) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 25, 2016
341ml bottle. Pours a murky amber with a weak tan head. Aroma is yeasts, fruity, similar to Belgian beers with some white wine and barrel notes on the background. Very carbonated. Taste is winey sour, bitter, yeasts, but rough, really rough... Quite strange.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DeanF (2202) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 7, 2016
Has a soda pop like head that is gone in an instant and copper-brown sugar-alcohol body. Aroma is fruitiness due to a lot of fusel alcohol. Flavour is sweet molasses with a harsh cloying finish. This tastes in every way like those strong European lagers the teenagers get drunk on; any insinuation that it even alludes to a trappist beer are not correct.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AncreSteam (14) - - FEB 20, 2016
"Taste is bourbon rum red ale." definitely says it all. The first hit of aroma is fruit, mostly banana then caramel and malt. There is no mistaking that this is a Belgian style beer. Will definitely be having more of this!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
simonblaine (565) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 2, 2016
Pours auburn, fair fluffy head. Aroma of bourbon, sweet apricots. Taste is bourbon rum red ale. Bit metallic aftertaste, it’s OK, not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sulawang (901) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2016
Visual: Pours orangish-brown with lots of suspended sediment, barely any head, very thin layer of retention, several varied speed streams. Nose: candy sugar maltiness (lvl-6)-pungency Attack: crisp, micro-tingly, underlying sweet malt Mid-palate: (lvl-7)-sweetness, (MAIN) caramel apple, alcohol bitter-tangy, toffee barley malt, hint of nutmeg Finish: residual toffee malt sweetness - clean. Summary: Much cleaner in flavour and roundness than their whiskey barrel aged edition. Very well-hidden ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (3093) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 20, 2015
Light copper body. Booze whisky tart aroma. This is sour and I’m not sure it should be. Some booze and dried fruit. The whisky really overpowers the ale. A nice effort but I’m not certain it was totally successful

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (2568) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 20, 2015
Pours a nice apricot colour. Aromas of barrel, funk, cheese, tart, maybe some sour Apple. Flavours are funk, whisky, some dried fruit, tart finish. Weird for a strong Belgian ale. Doesn’t taste bad...but I’m Not sure this entirely worked.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (1681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 5, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2015 25.12.2014 Beer 23 in the CC/P49 Mystery Box Rating #1120 - 06.06.2014 - Wondering what all I traded @foxjunk for these. Clear, amber pour with a foamy tan head, medium retention. Aroma is yeast, malts, mild spiciness. Taste is sweet caramel malts, tempered with a spicy edge that really establishes this beer on the palate. Lots of plum, raisin notes. Much better than reviews suggest.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jefcon (1592) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Lots of caramel, with some sugar and a deep, sour finish. Nice balance, kinda foggy, and plenty of heft at 9.8%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 1, 2015
Pours a hazy dark brown with a light brown head that dissipates quickly into a ring. Aroma of caramel, brown sugar, Belgian yeast phenolics and dark dried fruits. Taste is sweet caramel, brown sugar with a bit of carmelization, dark dried fruits like raisins/prunes and some nice alcohol phenolics on the finish. Big full bodied beer a d a semi dry finish make this a great Belgian dark strong... Can only imagine how much better this gets with age.

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