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RATINGS: 88   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (2257) - 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 wasn’t extremely impressed.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerKurve (509) - - 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 (1905) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2013
July 3, 2013 - bottle shared at Joe’s. 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!! Can’t wait to try this with age.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (6970) - 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 (1759) - 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 can’t get enough of surly’s Belgian style beers. this compares very similarly to the blue Chimay.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mnmike (1047) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Cracked this bottle and poured into a pint glass with a buddy. Fruity aroma and taste. Decent Belgian style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Clove and dark fruit nose. Liked the different grain flavors that played off each other nicely. good BSA with some nice Brett funk. Overall not my favorite surly

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Atom (1442) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2013
On tap at BLB pours a dark amber/brown with a small khaki head. Aroma of caramel, with slight clove and yeast. Taste of dark fruits, dates, raisins, has some floral and citrus hops, caramel malts, rye and wheat present, with a touch of Belgian yeast and alcohol. Belgian yeast was subdued which I like, was drinkable for a BSA for me, but I’m pretty indifferent to this none the less.


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