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RATINGS: 481   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (9929) - Kristiansand, - JAN 3, 2010
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is funk, fruit, berries. Flavour is sweet, fruit, yeast, berries, alcohol, funk, spices. Full bodied nice beer.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (1507) - 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 (606) - 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 (2206) - 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 (1281) - 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 (1480) - Near Buffalo, New York, 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DiarmaidBHK (3170) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Bottle from Wegmans Scranton. Pours orange with an inch of white foam. Big orange peel on the nose. Big, bold, and flavorful,on the tongue. Hides it’s alcohol we’ll. It’s like a wit on steroids. Very nice!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (3705) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2013
750ml bottle thanks to blutt59. The smell is fruits, spices, marshmellow, nice. The look is clear, no head, and golden in color. The taste is fruits, banana, spiced, and sweet.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbrana (352) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Sweet and peppery with nice candied orange flavors and slight bubblegum, banana, and spice that are typical of Belgian yeast. Over all quite good and complex. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewaha (129) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2013
I can’t smell this beer too well because of my allergies but damn it tastes good. Great body. I pick up a lot of breach notes. Pretty sweet with a mild bitterness on the end. Delicious brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (5295) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2013
75 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20110415.
Pours copper color with a medium sized head. Aroma of yeast, spices, toffee, ripe fruits and caramel malts. Flavor of toffee, spicy notes, caramel malts and ripe fruits. Quite nice.


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