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RATINGS: 313   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maris (983) - Canberra, - NOV 4, 2012
From a 750ml bottle on 4/11/2012 (shared by Butz - thanks). Pours a very cloudy dark amber with lots of yeast floaties. Has quite a strong, quite pungent fruity, yeasty aroma. The flavour is primarily of dark fruits, caramel, brown sugar, spices and Belgian yeast. The carbonation is high and the bitterness medium. A good Belgian style ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mds (2205) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrymel (1499) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (3677) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3816) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2253) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blklab2007 (1951) - 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.....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
78samh (141) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2014
750 ml bottle pours a deep reddish brown. Aroma is yeasty and a little bit of funky esters. The taste is unique and similar to a marzen/octoberfest style beer but with the belgian yeast. It works! Very easy to drink with not alot of hop bitterness. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joshmcg000 (314) - Iowa, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Pours grainy amber with off white head. Aroma is very malty. Lots of barley malt character with a fairly smooth light body. Little bit of spice to, some pepper. Little bit more bitter hops to it that usual with this style. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (3960) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle. Muddy brown and lively upon opening. Malty and slightly sulphuric. Medium body and slightly sulphuric. The label is more interesting than the beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Japalo (1158) - DENMARK - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle@Guren. Hazy brown. Malty stale notes. Dry slight tart. Maybe some Brett from the farmhouse ale yeast! Complex. Too old!!

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