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RATINGS: 486   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Our award-winning Belgian-style strong ale. Spiced with sweet and bitter orange peel, coriander and star anise. Gold medal winner at the 2001 Real Ale Festival.


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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4126) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle shared on New Years Eve... Poured cloudy amber/orange with a foamy off-white head. This was great. A nice Belgian character with lots of fruit, esters, and spice. Coriander was nice with orange peel adding some bitter-rind tones. Anise was definitely present. I hate anise but always seems to work well in beers for me. Some malt sweetness before the Belgian yeast esters shined in the finish. Solid beer.


3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
llcooldave (1076) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Cloudy honey in the glass. Aroma of a cheese Danish. My friend says I’m crazy. Mild flavor of soft wheat, sweet citrus and some spice. Overall, very smooth and drinkable. Thanks to BarZigKin for sharing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (2493) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle from AJ’s. The beer pours a yellow-orange color with a white head. The aroma is orange peel, coriander and caramel malt. The flavor is orange, coriander, wheat, toffee and caramel malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. You can notice some of the alcohol in the taste at first. Later I didn’t mind that. Also did not mind having to wash/wax the car after some of this.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjgmd (1402) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Shared with Zack on his 22nd birthday, pours a burnt orange color with no head. Nose is yeasty and spicy, with some sweet fruit. Taste is sweet, fruity and spicy with coriander, ginger and apples. Finish is sugary and sweet as well, dry with some mild lingering. quaff score 6 / 10

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zgaier (1359) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Bomber. Pours a dark orange with a white head and aroma of fruits and spices. Taste is spicy as well, of fruits, alcohol, and yeast with a strong, warming finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RussianDragon (431) - - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle is unknown vintage, possibly 2006. Pours a hazy orange with soapy white head that leaves sugary lacing. Aroma is citrus, sweet Belgian yeast and spices. Flavor is orange peel, anise, candi sugar and perfection. A note of butterscotch, inclining some at the tasting to think that it had turned. I thought it was world-class. From notes 2/15/10.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (1686) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle poured into a Trappist glass. Pours orange with small off-white head. Aroma is light orange, medium/light body, medium/well carbonated, and little lacing. Taste is orange and coriander. Expected more.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Sample at Blue monk. Gold pour with a thin white head. Nose is bread and sweet Belgian yeast. Taste is sweet breadiness, spices, and some booze heat.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
superspak (2543) - Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2013
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 8/10/2015. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy golden amber color with a 2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big pear, apple, grape, orange peel, lemon zest, light banana, wheat, pepper, clove, coriander, floral, herbal, grass, candi sugar, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of spice, malt, and fruity/spicy yeast ester notes; with great strength. Taste of big pear, apple, lemon zest, orange peel, grape, light banana, coriander, clove, pepper, wheat, candi sugar, light honey, floral, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Moderate earthy spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, orange peel, lemon zest, light banana, clove, coriander, pepper, wheat, herbal, floral, candi sugar, light honey, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Incredible complexity and balance of malt, yeast, and spice flavors; with a great malt/spiciness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately slick and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic Belgian strong ale! All around great balance and complexity of malt, spice, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteinSD (1363) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Bottle. Light orange pour with a large froth of off-white foam. Light toasted malt, clove, spice, and darker sweet malt in the aroma. Taste is sweet toasted malt with spice and light clove. Very clean. Great beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UDBeernut (1654) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2013
bottle pours orange amber with no head. nose of cloves, grass, yeast. taste is balanced with light grain, midways clove then grass. body is light with minimal carbonation


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