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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 202   ABV: 6.75%
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Traditionally, this full-bodied brown ale was brewed to nourish monks during their Lenten fast. The incorporation of Belgian candi syrup as well as the yeast strain employed give this beer its authentic flavor.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (9038) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Bottle… Cloudy dirty orange ale with a small, white, fat-bubbled head. The nose is an estery, fruity, malty intermingling of date, plum, fig and dark raisins with a whisper of caramelly praline. Medium-bodied with soft carbonation. Good balance, flavor-wise, but tangy and thin. Fig-like facet. Lightly tart finish. Bottle courtesy of hankchinaski!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5172) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2009
Sampled during Dark Lord Day 09 via roving growler at around 7 am. It’s never too early or late for a beer. Pours a semi-clear light copper amber colored brew with a thin off-white head that quickly dissipates to a thin white ring. Aroma of golden grain malt, some light candi sugar, a hint of pear, yeast and a touch of spice. Taste is medium bodies, very light in carbonation with a sweet flavor of golden grain malt with some wheat character, some light caramel, spiced pear and candi sugar. Finish is quite sweet with a quick disappearing golden grain malt with a hint of candi sugar.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2010
Pours a dark ruby with a little hit. The smell is one of sweetness--both dark and tart fruits. The taste includes fruits as well as some molasses, raisins, and a bit of roasted malt. The body is medium and sweet, with a little bit of tartness coming in. Drinkability takes a little hit, as this one is a little too sweet, but overall a very nice representation of the style. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-04-2009

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (3448) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2013
Tap at brewery. Pours clear amber with just a trace of thin, fizzy white head. Aroma is caramel and cookie malts, plums, dates, floral hops, light woody notes, and some toast. Flavor is sweet, bready malts forward with supporting toffee, floral hops, and dark fruit esters; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LilBeerDoctor (3429) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours brown with a very small head. Aroma of booze, caramel malt, raisin, and bready pudding. Flavor is a lighter version of the tripel with more malty notes, fruitcake. Definitely an underwhelming dubbel. 7/4/6/3/11 [3.1/5]

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SrSilligoose (3243) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 19, 2013
Sweet breast dough. Raisjns. Grapes. Too sweet. Tap at brewery. Not my cup of tea.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (3100) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 27, 2011
Draft @ brew pub. Darker amber in color. Head was small white bubbles that left lace. Aroma is yeasty, sweet candy sugar and honey, a touch of fruity esters. The taste includes fruits as well as some molasses, raisins, and lots of roasted malt. I liked this much better then the Belgian triple. It maybe a bit sweet for some people but not if you like malty brews. I would buy this again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2205) - Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2010
Amber color pour with an off white head. The aroma was dominated by sweet candies. The taste pretty much followed suit and was dominated by sweet Belgian candies.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoworsummer (2034) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2013
Draft at the brewery. Pours hazy light brown. Smooth and malty. Sweet, caramel flavor. Medium body and low carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Imaena (1817) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Drought. This is not a great Belgian. Its decent enough though - i would go for the ipa of irsih dry stout though.


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