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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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Deep golden hued, with subtle hints of vanilla, clove, and cinnamon. Fruity, spicy, and warming with a complex but soft malt character. Editorís Note: Limited edition summer seasonal for 2009 but pilot batches were available at fests and the brewpub prior to this release.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tatinek (40) - South Dakota, USA - JAN 23, 2010
Share this bottle. clean copper pour with long lasting head, sweet, syrupy, spicy. Too complex for my taste. I probably just donít like this malty of a beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
roder60 (1280) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2010
Pours a clear orange color with minimal fizzy white head. Aroma is really sticky sweet and yeasty. Flavor is generally uninspiring: very sweet candy sugared malt base, with some spice and yeastiness, and a banana lemon finish. Body rather thin. Overall, just so so.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (4527) - Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2010
22 oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a bright clear orange amber color with a small white head. The aroma has a sweet honey, lightly toasted malt, fruity (pears, citrus), and a fairly strong alcohol presence. The flavor has a pale/bready malt base, honey, pears and citrus fruit, a strange bitterness, and too much alcohol. The sweetness and high alcohol donít mix well. The bitterness seems out of place. Medium-full bodied, but the alcohol is too much in front. Strange. Rating #109 for this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Darkover (1512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2010
Clear golden color with a white head. Aroma of lemon, and a little banana and spice. Very sweet, medium sourness, and lightly bitter. Not so good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HogTownHarry (5984) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2010
Bottle ( 22oz ). Shared by garthicus with me and blankboy. Clear amber, small white head. Sweet, boozy and thin aroma - an odd nuttiness, but mostly booze and sugary fruit. Taste - same, really strong alcohol, dry and yeasty, but in the background - really boozy. Thin, astringent, weakly carbonated, with a long dry, slightly sour finish. Ehhh - not great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
garthicus (2591) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 4, 2010
Appearance: Golden orange with a medium white head. Flavour: Vanilla, raisin, slight alcohol tang. Flavour: Super sweet, lots of vanilla, tiny amount of ginger, alcohol very definitely evident, some winter fruits and a long sticky caramel finish. Just okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (2926) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2010
From a bottle poured brown with a good amount of head. Sweet spicy malty flavor with a quick finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernovice39 (3079) - Montana, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Wow, over 10% and I tasted nothing of the booze, so, look out...easy drinking here. Not my style of choice but this was a surprise, I liked it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TipsyMcStager (1128) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2009
Batch 002. Yeasy and banana aroma. Pours clear golden, no head. Sweet, yeasty and fruity. Thin body with alcohol finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drpimento (2100) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2009
Interesting beer. Iím impressed. Poured with a nice white head and a little lace. Color is a clear amber. Aroma is a little mild; not much of the Belgian aromas, but nice. Flavors and body are on the soft side, sweet with bitter overtones. Alcohol is sneaky. Great body and carbonation. Finish is easy. Oddly in spite of the alcohol itís almost a session brew.

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