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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.


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

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chickencoop (188) - California, USA - JUL 10, 2010
Picked this up on a trade from one of my east coast bruddas’. Been sitting on this for some time and it still came out great. Poured a deep deep amber, little head, maybe old, but not a problem. I was a big fan of the taste on this, big fruits, banana bread, good sweet stuff. Overall loved this beer, reminded me of the Flat Earth Belgian, I will be drinking this again hopefully.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2188) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (2994) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brew3crew (166) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Yellow color with no head. Smells like dark Belgian candy sugar. Taste follows. Very solid

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoworsummer (1955) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5154) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jblauvs (1339) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 3, 2010
Brown pour with a ligth beige head. Aroma is yeasty, sweet candi sugar and honey, a touch of fruity esters. Mouthfeel is medium, flavor is very sweet, a bit of burnt sugar, some light apricot date esters, and some molasses. A flutter of booze near the end and on the finish. Not bad but a bit sweet for me.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
PaulUnwin (86) - Pinellas Park, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Smells and tastes like a Belgian, also tastes like a strong ale. Nice colour, very drinkable!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (3393) - 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.


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