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Stewarts Decathlon (10th Anniversary)

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 399   ABV: 13.3%
A supercharged Belgian-style beer brewed for our tenth anniversary, this golden ale has an alcoholic warmth and spicy fruit character, reminiscent of a fine Loire-valley Vouvray wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Goodgrief (1994) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - SEP 3, 2007
Oct. 2005 rating - Poured golden color with smallish head...probably due to the high alcohol content of the beer. The smell was alcohol, the taste was alcohol. Okay, sure, there were other spices and fruits and candy sugar and all that belgiany stuff, but the alcohol in this beer was not masked well at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 10, 2006
"Poured a hazy golden color with a thing head. Aroma was citrus and of spices. Could taste candy sugar, and citrus fruits. Could taste the alcohol a little to much. Okay beer, nothing great"

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2005
Tannin-full, orange, fruity and floral aroma. Hazy orange-tan coloured body is topped by a decent, fine bubbled, white head that recedes to partial cover with nice lacing. Fruity, leafy and moderately bitter flavour with some alcohol apparent. Light pointy carbonation to the medium body with some alcohol warming. Sampled at Kennett Square Brewfest 2005.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2005
I guess i am the dissenting vote on this one from the people that had it at Kennet, i found the aroma to be pretty weak, a little flowery and slightly fruity, but no spices and no malts made their way through to me. The body was very nice looking, a nice gold with a fizzy white head. the flavors were not well balanced with lots of fruit tones but again, not the kind of think i was expecting from this style. I also thought there were some undercarbonation issues with it. the aftertaste was harsh and medicinal, finishing off a very disappointing beer for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - DEC 7, 2005
Aroma is light fruits, candi sugar, slight spice, and melon. Flavor is cotton candy, musk melon, pear, and watermelon. Very sweet but finishes a much drier leaving you ready for another sip. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2005
Slowly fading white head covers a hazy golden hue. Hay-like pils malts lets the beautiful floral and grassy, both lemony and herbal hops shine and entice the drinker. Pear drop, medicinal phenols and tea notes add the necessary original touches to mark the memory. The palate is full, mineral with adequate Belgian carbonation and a light citric bite. Obvious alcohol never stands in the way. Excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2005
Pours a clear golden color with a thin white head. Very good aroma of fruits, spices and yeast. Very good flavor of fruits, spices and yeast with a bitter finish. The body is light to medium with a creamy texture and soft carbonation. Very good, this comes as a surprise since I’ve never heard of this brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9369) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2005
The Lure:
Honey ammunition and peachy admonishments end in bready yeast astonishment. Potent cognition using a bold, sweet ignition.

The Festivities:
A citrus fruit plantation is where this honey sweet incantation takes place. An invitation for full mouthfeels and smooth hop incitations. Hot but never burning, this is well-balanced for its strength. Strangely, the brewer "promised" me that he would never brew it again. Too bad for Delaware...

Refusing an award.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2005
On tap at the Kennett Square Brew Fest (connoisseur session). Poured a medium and cloudy golden color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of light spices, fruits, and citrus. Tastes of spices, citrus, bananas, and fruity. Some alcohol in the finish. This one was very sweet. One of the best Stewars beers I’ve had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (6105) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2005
Poured a hazy golden color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of spices, citrus, was very fruity, some caramel malt, yeast and light alcohol as well. Taste of candy sugar, citrus fruits, bubblegum, light pepper, and an alcoholic backbone. Decent, but nothing mind-blowing.

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