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RATINGS: 327   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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This deep amber hued ale takes it’s inspiration from Germany while still nodding to the Belgian farmhouse tradition. The base is comprised of German two-row, wheat, Cara-Munich, and roasted barley. Generously hopped with a blend of Perle, Spalt, and Hallertau Mittelfrüh and fermented with a rustic Belgian farmhouse ale yeast. These elements together provide a melange of earth and fruit aromas backed with hints of caramel with a dry clean finish.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenH (2387) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle. Amber with tan head. Spicy peppery aroma, dried fruits. Taste of caramel and toffee, earthy peppery yeast. Little sweet. Ok

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14702) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
bottle at home ... deep brown ... thin tan lacing ... soft toffee malt toffe roast ... soft spice fruit malt ... soft toffe fruits ... soft toffee fruits ... juicy malts ... soft toffee fruit ... light dry toffe malts

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (2850) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours ruby, nose is sweet toffee, funky, taste is dry, sweet, funky.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EithCubes (5008) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle. Excellent nose is spicy and earthy with jam, strong orange peel, and strong phenolic character, some wheat. Pours hazy dirty brown with amber highlights and strong carbonation, sudsy and noisy tan head. Taste is earthy and lightly chocolaty, some roast and even scorched character way toward the back, gummy maltiness with light wood, much more spice. Earthy hops, Weizen character, very faint mint. Light bitterness and semi-sweet, not really tart. Soft yet crisp medium-full body. Refreshing and rustic, indeed, no big alcohol at all. Very pleasant blend of flavors, has sort of a "lagered Dunkelweizen" profile.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mds (2221) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle from Premier Gourmet in Buffalo.
I didn’t really expect a Belgian Dubbel-esque beer. Pour is brown with a white sudsy head. Smells of candy sweetness, bread and caramel. Taste is somewhat sweet with a yeasty character. Moderate carbonation. Finishes spicy. 2014-07-18

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Bottled back in 2013 Autumn I assume. Pours dark amber with a solid quilt of light tans. Smells of sweet malts, some mango, some caramel and belgian yeast with a bit of cola in the back. Flavor is malty with more cola and some prune and slight bitterness over plenty of sweet tea and belgian yeast. Medium bodied with a moderately reserved carbonation. Cool.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (3778) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 5, 2014
12 oz. bottled 06/26/13. Reddish copper with a huge foam that settles into a lasting disc. Scents of toasted nut, plum, toffee, and spicy dark banana bread. Taste of toffee, raisin, pecan, toast, and dry earthy spice mix - galangal, coriander seed, nutmeg. Some hints of lightly tart cherry and citrus zest. Finish has some slight wooden hop notes. Medium body is velvety smooth with a low carbonation and a nice balance. Don’t know how it was last autumn, but it aged well in the bottle for nearly a year.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3931) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Aroma is roasted/complex malts, caramel/toffee and Belgian yeast. The flavor is roasted malts, bananas, fruit, caramel and slight heat/tartness in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2283) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 25, 2014
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. The aroma is slightly estery, berries, fruity, soft maltiness. The flavor is bready, soft fruitiness. This is like a spicy dubbel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blklab2007 (1985) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Bottle poured a dark brown in color with some ruby highlights and a thick one finger off white head. Aroma has grains, caramel, damp yeast, and a bit of rye like spice. Mouth feel is light and the carbonation medium low. Flavor has quite a bit of caramel, grains, yeast. banana, light spice, and mild bitterness into the finish. Some fruit drifts in and out with earthy nuts mixed in. Interesting.....


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