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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Belgian Style Abbey Ale aged in Red Wine Barrels


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kidmartinek (3674) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Golden amber color but opaque. Belgian candy sugar aroma. Crisp water, yeast and bitter flavor. Superbly bitter and smooth with a ln alkaline finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9864) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2014
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of straw, red wine, fruitiness and light yeast. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, oak, vanilla, light fruitiness and light red wine with a smooth dry lingering oak finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
after4ever (6140) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Draft at EBP. Pours a cloudy dark amber with a dense and creamy light tan head. Big sharp barrel staves on the nose, lots of creamy vanilla and tons of vinous qualities. Too much, really. Candy sweet oaken qualities. Creamy thick body with sluggish carb. Heavy sharp vinous barrel notes on the mid palate, some candi sugar and some sweet caramel bubblegum notes, but mostly barrel. This one’s way out of balance.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldMrCrow (1841) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Tap at the Watershed.

Stone was always a bit of a self-parady, but lately they’ve entirely jumped the shark. This one was a huge blast of oak swamping everything in sight. Underneath somewhere a mildly sour, highly fruity ale with red wine notes -- but damn, I just can’t get past that oak.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4026) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Way too much barrel in this. Pours golden orange with ok head and lacing. A little astringent on finish. Some sourness. Tap at Snallygaster.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (1368) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2014
6 oz draft pour at Snallygaster 2014 shared by someone. Golden brown with off-white head. Aromas of spirits, wine, citrus. Tastes of citrus, bitter notes, light spice, wine. Medium body with a dry finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BuckeyeBoy (2752) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 13, 2014
On tap at bier thirty. Pours out a golden topped with a small head. Nose is wine barrel fruit lots of sweetness and some spice. Taste is as the nose with lots of spice and some crazy medicine cabinet and hops on the end.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
GhengisT (1) - - SEP 13, 2014 does not count
Had this beer on draft. It didn’t have much of an aroma. Appearance was hazy and unfiltered. Taste was smoky, perhaps aged in whisky or oak barrels. Very smooth and drinkable, but lacking in flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rbrazell (1675) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Draft at EO. Amber pour with a bubbly white head. Very interesting nose, oak, vanilla, orchard fruit, apples, buttered toast,with touches if caramel. Flavor reads the exact same with a medium Minus mouth feels and lingering oak. Pretty decent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (8601) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Draft at Beer Run, 8/17/14. Pours a hazy rust with a thin white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of tart tannic wine, apple skins, spice, doughy malt. The taste is bready malt, spice, red wine, wood. Medium bodied, lingering spice, high carbonation, very dry.


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