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


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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
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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.

JHunter's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, - FEB 9, 2013
pours a dark brown caramel colour with a slim brown coloured head. strong sweet aroma of brown sugar and caramel. flavour has strong dried fruit medium carbonation and a light alc. in the finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamesewelch (99) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 27, 2015
22oz bottle

Aroma: Very malty, sweet, caramel, toffeee

Appearance: Brown, clear, off white head

Taste: Heavy Sweet

Palate: Light body, oily texture, very dry finish

Overall: Very malty. Not a lot of Belgiany yeast or aromas. Almost like a dubbel, but not quiet. No hop presence, just pure maltiness. If I was blind tasting, I’d never guess it was a Belgian beer because of the maltiness. Very dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RCx240 (99) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 24, 2015
Pours coppery amber. Thin, foamy white head. Aroma is toffee, clove and raisins. Taste is sweet, rich toffee, wheat, plums and a touch of raisin. Finishes with notes of clove spice, and a faint alcohol heat. Rich and full bodied, slightly sticky, very soft carbonation. Not bad, but a bit overwhelming.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
darrennelson12 (455) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
In bottle .. aroma of toffee and raisins. Poured a nice hazy brown color ... looked like a dubbel. Taste was similar to the aroma, though quite sweet and almost a creamy texture. Overall OK, but in the league of the good Belgium beers .. I wouldn’t buy again

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HonusWagner (1638) - Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Nutty, slightly fruity, sweet dark belgian ale, something like a dubbel but without the pronounced estery notes. Interesting, but nothing special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
malrubius (1928) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle from Brewfest. Dark brown with ring and a little lace. Nice caramel and spicy herbal aroma with dark bread and a touch of alcohol. Very sweet and very fruity with caramel and cherry and some tobacco bitterness with a touch of cough syrup and alcohol. Medium full body and decent medium soft Belgian palate. Too fruity and sweet IMHO. Still pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4921) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Rich deep muddied brown coloured body with a light copper and ruby glow and a very thin, fast-dying tan head, only a layer thick. Aroma of alcohol, caramel, raisins, malt, earth and a touch of figs and unfinished wort. Full-bodied; Rich caramel and malty flavours dominate with some pungent earthiness and a lot of pit fruit flavours right behind showing prunes, raisins and figs. Aftertaste shows a nutty flavour with hazelnuts and pecans along with a definite citrus characteristic. Overall, a very rich and malt heavy beer with some good flavours, but not as robust and complex as I would have liked. I sampled this tall (canadian style) 22 ounce bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Washington (Foggy Bottom - Eye Street), D.C. on 14-September-2014 for US$9,99 sampled at home in Washington on 10-October-2014.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (4807) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2014
22oz bottle. Filtered amber-orange. Not much of a head. Sweet, but not overbearing, and in a lot of ways very smooth. The yeast isn’t out of control or unruly like a lot of newer US examples. Almost has a maple syrup smoothness. Really mellow, enjoyable. Notably clean. I’d love to try this beer on tap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (889) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
Aroma is plum, apple, Belgian sugar and yeast. Taste is quite sweet from fragrant fruits and sugar candy, warm liquor finish that is surprisingly smooth. Appearance is a hazy amber/orange with some fruit sediment suspention.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
a_sully (182) - - JUL 28, 2014
Cloudy brown colour with almost no head. Aroma of toffee and raisins. Taste is sweet and matches the aroma. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Masterkush7 (575) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
. Aroma is toffee, dates, raisins, plum, Belgian yeast. Slightly creamy mouthfeel, medium-full body, sweet and fruity on the palate with a little booze bite on the finish. Taste is toffee, dates, raisins, caramel. Great to see a BC brewery doing a decent Belgian! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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