Prickly Moses Strong Ale
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Brewed by Prickly Moses Handcrafted Beer
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Barongarook, VIC, Australia


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Belgian style strong, dark ale – triple fermented, complex malty ale with subtle roast character. Smooth and lively beer which is infused with spices and matured in French oak barrels.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, - JUL 23, 2009
Bottle (750ml) Aged roughly 9 months piror to tasting. Poured muddy burnt brown with a small, dense, frothy, lightly tanned head which lasted very well. Aroma was of spiced cookies with cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, pepper, plums, figs, blueberries and rum & raisin chocolate. Flavor was of yeasty malts with a light bitterness, strong notes of tart blueberries, dates, currents, caramel, chocolate, brown sugar, cinnamon and a slightly acidic finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation, an oily texture and a good length finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Danev76 (505) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2014
Malty scotch aroma. Cloudy brown colour with ok head. Strong malt profile , some banana flavour. Medium body with low carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
fletchfighters (1404) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2012
A-- Poured a dark cherry color, has a nice glow to it. Head is a off white color that was at one finger height, settled to just above film. Very good head retention to this and left little thin strips of lacing. With swirling I get little beads of carbonation on the sides of the glass. S-- Different. Very different. Smoky stewed plumbs, cherries, cranberries, oranges and rum. Thought I got some oak when I first opened it. ABV is there but subdued. I think more due to age. T-- Spice? Very thin front. Orange, cherry, and assorted spices. Very much a medicinal taste. M-- Carbonation is on the lower side. The more it is open and gets air, it becomes a thin syrupy medicine. Not a good feel to this at all. More like Maudete Light. D-- Had a couple of glasses and dumped it. Really thin but had a syrup taste and feel to it. ABV is felt in this but what is just shocking is the thinness to this. Might have been a better spiced beer as the spices are pretty decent but as a strong dark ale it is just not that good at all. Nice appearing beer and thought the smell was a bit weak it was a workable smell. Rest went south quickly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (5153) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2011
330ml bottle. The picollo bottle catches the eye as does the label. The beer itself is a sludgy oily brown colour with a lacey veil of thin foam that seperates and spreads. Strong fruity alcohol aroma with currants, prunes and figs carrying to the nose. The aroma also has a sweet edge to it. Winey in the mouth with a warming alcohol finish. Thin and light in the mouth with a bit of an alcohol afterburn. Aged in French oak ponot noir barrels so I am guessing that this is where the wineyness comes from. All in all okay without being outstanding.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (2069) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 29, 2011
Bottle 330ml. Great beer. Aromas of apple, butter, and a hint of caramel. Taste is sweet, with a touch of sourness, bitter notes, and long length. Palate is creamy, with a medium-to-full body. Brown, with no head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 27, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark somewhat hazy brown with light tan coloured head. Minimal carbonation. Aromas of dark fruit and dark caramel. Some slight sourness. Nice stuff. Flavours are quite sweet with a little sourness coming through on the finish. Medium mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (34334) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2010
Bottled. A hazy dark amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of wood, brettanomyces, fruits, and berries. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, wood, brettanomyces, and berries, leading to a dry woody finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2010

Bottle 330ml.

Clear medium amber color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, light hoppy, tart wood notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, wood tart note. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20101102]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2010
Bottle at Papsø. Cloudy orange red coloured with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits, oak and vanilla. Fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits, oak and hops. Hoppy and oaky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (11369) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2010
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense light brown head. Aroma of sweetness, spice, berries. Flavour of light grape, sweetness, wood, berries, spice and fruits. Medium to full bodied. Dry sweetness and fruits in the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2010
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy dark orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, mild acidic and slight malty. Fruity, mild roasted malty, dark breadish and slight acidic. Bitter and fruity, slight acidic finish.

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