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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (7317) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chipalsa (1311) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OmegaX (1330) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (2484) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerKurve (517) - - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (2017) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (7598) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Bomber. Deep orange - amber pour with a white head. Very malty. Some dark fruit. Smooth, nice palate. Very good!

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