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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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Continuing our quest to despoil and desecrate conventional beer styles, were 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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OmegaX (1233) - Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Bottle into snifter. I was really impressed with this one. I got plenty of Belgian yeast, dark fruits, wheat, clove, spices, light banana, and an assertive hop aroma. I loved the hops in there. Flavor is similar with a nice but more subtle hop presence that balanced out the heavy Belgian yeast character and maltiness. Great stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trail_and_ale (43) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Im not much of a Belgian drinker, but this one was worth the experience. Nice amber color and a thicker head with a slight banana aroma. Also experienced a bready/butterscotch flavor on the back end. Very smooth, and didnt clog my sinuses like most Belgians.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Tap at bricks. Pour is clear Amber, thin white head that sticks to the glass. Aroma is malty bread, caramel, raisins, fig, slight toast. Taste is plum, raisins, rye with some wheat sweetness, a little rum, cherries, lemon and honey on the back end, some alcohol.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (2005) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2013
On tap at Surly. Pours a caramel color with white head. Caramel, rye, spicy flavors with a little alcohol burn. I wasnt extremely impressed.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerKurve (493) - - JUL 6, 2013
Dark brown/red with a filmy brown head. Strong banana smell upfront backed up by cloves, caramel malts and a slight hoppiness. Taste is a strong mix of bananas, rye, oak, cloves, wheat, caramel malts and yeasts; A tiny bit boozy but easy to overlook. Body is on the lighter side along with the carbonation so it goes down pretty easily.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (1833) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2013
July 3, 2013 - bottle shared at Joes. Orangish brown pour with some head. Belgian yeast, spice, dark and light fruit and maybe some alcohol in the aroma. Taste was consistent with the aroma, like a tripel and quad hybrid. Looking forward to see how this ages.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bucs572000 (237) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2013
From the tap at surly. Aroma is banana, white grapes, and pineapple. Flavor is Belgian yeast, pepper, banana, pineapple, and white wine. Very complex beer, love it!! Cant wait to try this with age.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (5985) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Bomber. Deep orange - amber pour with a white head. Very malty. Some dark fruit. Smooth, nice palate. Very good!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHOFF43 (1734) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Bottle shared with ms. hoff. Pour is dark red/brown, some white head. Lots of banana on the nose, cloves as well. Flavor is malts, spice, and rye with the aftertaste of cloves. A little boozy, nothing special. Hoping some age helps this a bit, I bought 112 bottles...

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
valderwort (7) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2013 does not count
I cant get enough of surlys Belgian style beers. this compares very similarly to the blue Chimay.


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