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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Belgian-style dubbel aged in wine barrels.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JPDurden24 (1673) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2013
On draft at Flanny's, wine barrel aged with some nice wine flavor aroma. Sweet and fig style. Taste has some dark fruit flavor and some tart. Awesome brew! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AKThunder (167) - New York, USA - MAR 9, 2013
This beer is one of the most delicious beers I have ever tasted. Very nice dubbel with a sweet dark fruit taste, filling and complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2013

Bottle 375ml. corked.

Clear medium to dark brown - orange amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate yeasty, horse blanket, funky, wood, leather notes, earthy notes, red wine notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, fruity, dry, funky notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20121128]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 26, 2013
A - Dark ruby red with a finger of frothy off-white head. Fades normal. S - Caramel and dark caramel malts, red wine, oak, dark fruits, Belgian yeast, spices, a touch of booze. T - Dark caramel malts, cherries, raisins, and other dark fruits, red wine, oak, vanilla, Belgian yeast, spices, candi sugar, a hint of booze. M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet and warming finish. D - Nicely balanced dubbel. The barrel adds some great complexity and depth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2013
On tap at Tyler’s, Durham. One of those beers where in many ways the barrel improves the base more than a little bit. As I’m usually a bit bored by dubbels, I found the generally understated vinous qualities of this variant to be a nice enhancement. Still caramelly and nutty inasmuch as you expect this from the style; but the wine brings out the dark fruit and allows the sweeter, candied notes to emerge as finishing elements.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 25, 2013
A - pours a hazy burnt sienna, with quickly dissipating head. S - brown sugar and red wine dominate. Balsamic vinegar , oak notes, red wine tannins, notes of funk and canned cherries. M - light airy dry body. Malty to a dead flat middle. To a lingering metallic/astringent tinge and dark sugary malty end with light burn. High carb T - dark brown sugar, overly sweet canned cherries, the lightest of oaky notes and red wine tannins. Middle dies. Metallic very quite astringent with a slow building long lasting cherry pie - like malty end. O - amazing nose to an almost shockingly disappointing mf and mouth. Astringent and dead flat middle. 5+ ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dodgrblu (732) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 23, 2013
On tap at flaming grill cafe; medium disappearing head; nice sour wine flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2013
2/21/13. On tap at Kickbacks, RBWG Welcome Dinner! Thanks, Steve! Deep amber pour with a small head that doesn’t last. Lightly sour aroma with touches of red wine. Slightly sour flavor as well with a bit of wine and malt. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (4026) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 20, 2013
On draught
Pours a deep reddish brown with a small-ish head and nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is oaky, lightly tart, and fruity. There are notes of cherry and red apple with a nice rich woodiness.

The flavor is sweet but not cloying, spicy and nicely tart. Some brown sugar and cherry notes along with plenty of oaky character, but everything is balanced and well nuanced.
Holy cow this is most defiantly better than I had expected it to be.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
onceblind (7496) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Clear dark amber with a thin cap head of a light beige hue. Aroma was enticing to say the last. Nose of red wine tannins and oak with a earthy malty sweetness and a slight sour ale tone. Flavor of the same, with oak-aged red wine flavors atop some earthy sweet maltiness, and a spicy smooth essence I couldn’t put my finger on. Smooth and flavorful finish.

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