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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Love Knife is a brownish red Belgian ale that explodes with aromas of strawberry, banana, and nectarine. Malt sweetness is quite low, allowing for the fruit flavors to be apparent throughout the beer.

One day while looking over popular Belgian beer styles, Tony noted that there were not a lot of Belgian Amber Ales. Therefore, he decided to create a recipe with a malt bill that loosely resembled a typical Amber Ale found in the states. By adding Belgian yeast and American hop varieties, Tony created a uniquely new and different hybridized style.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaBier (6976) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2016
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear amber pour with a medium beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel and Belgian yeast esters (banana). Malty and estery flavor with a caramel finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markas101 (2295) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2016
Tap, Bill’s beer garden, Ann Arbor, MI. Murky amber. Fruity. Some sweet caramel. Long fruit finish.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (21401) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2016
Draft at Churchkey. Cloudy pale yellow color. Aroma of earthy citrus. Taste is tart lemon, almost salty.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (13207) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 1, 2016
Draft. Medium beige head atop clear dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, banana, some bread, orange. Taste is moderately sweet, banana, some orange, light cookie dough. Light-medium body, low carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13455) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2016
Draft. Poured clear dark reddish amber color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate complex fruit and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium fruit sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. I would recommend this to a friend.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
HoppyScallywag (300) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2016
I think this has a nice berry sweetness, mainly strawberry.....it's not far off from Short's Soft Parade. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6712) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2016
Sampled on draft at 3R6P this beer poured a caramel-brown color with a large creamy orange-beige head that left great lacing. The aroma was dryish and musty with band aid and citrus. The flavor was sourish and tangy with band aid, yeast, vague fruity hops and table sugar. Long finish. Medium body and smooth. Ok.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsordr (2328) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2016
Draft to taster at cappy’s pour dark gold to copper with moderate ecru head. Nose tropical fruit, soap, banana, sweet malt. Taste banana, kiwi, sweeter malt. Mild grainy malt mid palate. Light spicy and fruit finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (8996) - Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2016
Draft to taster at Dutch’s. Pours a clear amber color with a small off white head. The aroma has some fruit mentioned in the deScription, strawberry and citrus. The flavor has more more balanced character, strawberry, banana, caramel, toasted bread, mild Belgian character, yeast, mild bitterness, decent enough.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flatmatt (1466) - Northville, Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2016
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy amber with an off-white head. Bubble gum and pear aroma. Flavor is yeasty bubble gum and pear, some caramelly flavor. This is a pretty good rendition of this type of beer.


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