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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1636) - - AUG 8, 2013
Bottle. Dark copper with a frothy off white head. Aroma is slightly funky and yeasty with dark fruit notes. Taste is incredibly boozy but has nice dark fruit and a little clove and citrus. Palate is full with a sharp boozy bite at the end. This is huge an tasty but the booziness stops it from being amazing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (11600) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Amber/reddish pour with a small white head. Smells like sugar, booze, dark fruit, and pear. Some apple, grass, and a bit of glue. Meh. The flavor is extremely sweet. Sauternes, apple, pear, and sugar. Somewhat grassy, a bit of solvent, booze, and raisins.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SrSilliGose (3270) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 3, 2013
Chill surly ticks offered by both the alum as well as another pal. Thanks for this high boost brew. Deep caramel fruit roll up toasted brown sugar sweetness. Some booze. Sticky. A touch to big for my liking. Kind of knocks you over the head than finesses through to the finish. The boost offered was accepted.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT2 (8742) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 1, 2013
750mL yellow wax shared at Congregation Azusa. Poured clear red with weaker foam. Nose is sugar, alcohol, orange liquor like Grand Marnier. Taste is sugar, booze, sticky as hell with cloying finish. A tad papery and bland in the aftertaste. Wasn’t for me :/

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbaaron (1347) - Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Beautiful ruby reddish orange. Small wispy white head that lasted. Fruity. fermented fruit, banana, alcohol. Quite boozey but pleasant enough.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (5909) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2013
750 ml bottle courtesy of an extra via trade. Shared at the Lushawn Pre-wedding Bonfire. Neate. Pours a deeper brownish amber hue, a good firm haziness, orange glow on the bottom and edhes. Frothy beige head sits atop and laces well. Frothy and sticks around. Aromas are a bit toasty, carmelized malt and a bit of sweetness. Gentle ester, some banana and orange, touches of apple. A gentle earthy hopping, spicy yeast. Initial is firmer bodied, sweeter malt presence bites up front with a bit of toast, estery fruit, gentle orange and banana. Bit of apple, carmelized malt and toast. Some gentle spice, yeastiness. Middle is a bit sweet, gummy, and some vanilla, estery fruit meets some gentle spice. Some dryness, spice, and Belgian influence offers some good if sweeter flavors. Spice, oranges and banana, a bit of marshmellow. Finish is spicy, a bit toasty, a touch of caramel, carmelized malts. Wow. A bit sweet, a bit big. Mellow spice, decent dry earthy hops finish up. Solid, a bit sweet and messy in my book. The esters from the wheat malt presence give some life. Not my thing though. Looks pretty.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6842) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2013
750 ml bottle shared by TheAlum- thanks again, Adam! Pours a dark brown with some reddish highlights and a little bit of off-white head that sticks only as a ring. Notes of clove, banana, wheat, rye spice, brown sugar, caramel, and dark and dried fruits. Boozy throughout, overly so. Medium-full bodied, with a malty, spicy, warming mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Not really my thing. Maybe this one needs a year or more of age to settle down and smooth out.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2013
For a first try at the Belgian wheat style, they nailed it. The aroma was full of clove, yeast, straw and some lemongrass. It was on the sweet side with more yeast and sweet-bread undertones while a pleasant citrusy zest came through as it warmed up. Good job!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OmegaX (1283) - 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
I’m 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 didn’t clog my sinuses like most Belgians.


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