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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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Continuing our quest to despoil and desecrate conventional beer styles, we’re raiding Trappist traditions to produce this Belgian Style Ale brewed with Rye, Oats and Wheat. Our first beer EVER brewed with Wheat! Belgian yeast creates classic clove-spiced banana aroma and flavor. Dry hopping brings floral and citrus aromatics to the biscuity-smooth malt body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Bottle:   Dark amber, thick, a bit dirty, minor sediment floats about, small to moderate frothy white head, little lacing.   Big bready aroma, sweet, some banana and clove.   Comes across as an American made Tripel to some degree.   Not too bright on the tongue, very bready, a bit doughy, with spices of banana and clove.   Feels heavy without being thick.   Has a bit of a citrusy finish, bready, even doughy.   Alcohol is there throughout, but its not harsh or heavy, but very warming.   I guess that’s what you get with 12.5% ey?   Decent, but very American for a Belgian Strong Ale.   Thanks Bob!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
daknole (10112) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Orange pour, mostly white head. A sweet and boozy mess. Overly sugary sweet, some rotten banana flavors, candy sugar, honey. No thanks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4187) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Bottle... Poured amber with a mild head. Aroma of Belgian yeast spices and fruits. Malt grains and sweetness with some fruit and honey earthiness, Some esters and spicing too. Smooth, drinkable and a some alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOLTZ7555 (2939) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle shared @ Dak’s Black Friday tasting. Dark burnt tangerine pour with a small eggshell head. Candied citrus, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, and a noticeable amount of alcohol. Just nothing terribly noteworthy about this brew. Sweet, hot, and thick. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (2477) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
A: Reddish/Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing S: Booze, Honey, Cane Sugar T: Boozy, Honey, Pears M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying, Semi Boozy Overall, there is a constant theme amongst my review....boozy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
charule (1520) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle share at Surly Darkness Day. Poured reddish amber with light white head. Aroma of bananas and grapefruit. Super sour bitter taste. Funky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (12169) - DENMARK - OCT 17, 2013
Tap @ CBC as "Surly Seven", 12%. Dark amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, yeast, dark fruit and spices. Flavour is malt, caramel, yeast, dark fruits, toasted, spices, medium sweet, hop and notes of alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
VIBhunter (25) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Poured from a bottle in to a snifter tasting glass. Aroma - Very complex. Some smell I was able to detect were banana, bread, dates, floral and spices. Appearance- Pours light brown, orange, like color. There was about a 2 inches of head with nice lacing. Good carbonation. Once settled in the glass the beer has a amber color. Taste- Oats, caramel, fruit, and spices. Palate- Medium to full body. Again like the smell it is complex with a slight sweetness and tartness finish. Overall- A very strong Belgian beer with a big twist. Someone who likes strong beer this is a great beer. A Belgian with a twist.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (5562) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2013
22oz bottle pours a clear amber with one ring of white head. Nose has a ton of sugar and booze, birch, sticky sap, some tropical fruit. Flavor is very maple-y, birch sap, maple sap, tropical fruit, very boozy, rum. Full bodied, boozy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonkeyBra (3673) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2013
750 ml bottle from my friend Chris. Pours a reddish golden color. Aroma of banana, clove, spice, lots of candi sugar, tons of floral and citrus notes. Some booziness in the aroma. Flavor is very sweet with a touch of floral and perfumy bitterness. Booze is quite apparent. Slick bodied, finishes boozy. Pretty interesting.

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