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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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The country ales of France inspire our Fall seasonal beer, Bridal Ale. Bridal Ale was originally brewed in celebration of the wedding of two Pelican staff members, brewer Travis Zeilstra and server Jen Pelletier. This year’s edition of Bridal Ale features a deep copper color and a rich, toasted malt character. Subtle floral hints and fruity notes punctuate the aroma, while a slightly sweet malt flavor and warming effect characterize the finish.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7092) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2013
750mL bottle, 2005 vintage. Poured a lovely shade of clear, lighter reddish-amber with a fluffy cap of khaki head.. looked great in the glass! The aroma picked up a soft bouquet of red and darker fruits paired with aged caramel and bready notes.. mild spicage around the nose. The flavor found jammy fruits and biscuity malts at the core, with tangy aged fruit and oak-like notes around.. more peppery and rye-like notes plus complimentary oxidation toward the back.. sweet, slightly tacky finish. Medium-bodied with low-moderate carbonation on the palate.. got caught up on a couple places, but overall it flowed well.. great brew!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2012
750 ml bottle from the brewery. 2010 vintage. Pours a semi-cloudy orange amber with a huge, initially foamy off-white head that settles fizzy. Aroma has some Belgian yeast character, with sweet malts, citrus and other fruits, candi sugar, and warming alcohol. Flavor of sweet and caramel malts, brown sugar, dried fruits, toast, straw, and crackers. Medium-bodied, with high carbonation and a sweet, crisp, malty mouthfeel. Old ale? That surprised me.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (14312) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2012
31st October 2009
Post Borefts I Invasion of Fonefan and Charlottes room tasting! Cloudy amber beer. Chocolatey malt with a light biscuit caramel and subtle hops. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 22, 2011
The Dan Journal #486. Tasted 7/4/11. 2010 Vintage. Pours lively with an amber bronze hue. Thick, billowing off-white head. Aromas of soapy citrus and tea. Full bodied with a berry sweetness and bready malts. Good malt body. A nice cream soda note. Sweet finish with a touch of the dry. Woody, earthy malts and subtle tea-like hops. Mildly soapy and green. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3000th United States beer rating! 2008 C&C bottle courtesy of TheCheeseMan in Mystery Swap 4.0 and shared at the 5/7/11 DC Ratebeer gathering. Pours a hazy copper color with a large head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of toffee, caramel, cheese, cinnamon and some other spices. The taste is toffee, apple, citrus, spice, raisin and some oxidation notes. Medium-full bodied. Nice beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2011
murky nut brown. Heavy brown sugar, caramel. Moderate oxidation, sugar, caramel and slight paper in the finish. Thin, sticky.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nickls (1809) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2011
Bottle, thanks to dkachur. Really dark burnt rusty orange with a light tan head. Lots of oxidation in the aroma, dark fruits, toffee and nearing on barleywine to me. Good degree of dark fruit sweetness that dominates the flavor. Medium body with bubbly carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8178) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 9, 2011
750mL thanks to dkachur. The pour is a very cloudy, muddy, murky deep orange to brown with a medium yellow head. No lace. Aroma is barleywine like or old ale: heavy toffee and caramel, big brown sugar stickiness, oxidized barleywine orange mint. Taste is like a small barleywine or old ale with mild chalkiness, yeast, oxidation, orange mint (oxidized barleywine), small toffee. Pretty far off from Biere de Garde for style. Would do well as an old ale.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 7, 2011
Very sweet caramel and piney hop nose. Taste is very sweet, moderately bitter, some golden raisin, light resinous hop.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9400) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 7, 2011
Bottle shared by dkachur. Pours hazy amber with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, straw, caramel), light hops (earthy), and average esters (apple/pear) with heavy oxidation, notes on dates and nutmeg. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, straw, caramel), light hops (earthy), and average esters (apple/pear) with heavy oxidation, notes on dates and nutmeg. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation with a sweet texture and a dry finish.


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