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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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This double fermented belgian style ale derives its name from its secondary fermentation. The 1st fermentation uses generous amounts of imported english malts. (Marris Otter Pale Malt, Mutons Dark Crystal, Wheat, Munich, and Chocolate Malt.) The collective Malt profile contributes to a dark amber color, an obviously full body, and a smooth malty aroma. A subtle hope character comes from using just enough Czech Saaz and German Hallertau to bring the beer into balance. The distinctive sweet flavor and fruity aroma are developed thru both primary and secondary fermentation using a traditional belgian abbey yeast strain. After primary fermentation (about 2 weeks) we add a solution of Rock Candi to the fermentation vessel. This additional sugar instigates a secondary fermentation. This increase the alcohol content to 8.6% and further produces more of the fruity aroma derived from the yeast. This ale is not filtered and is moderately carbonated. Best served between 42 and 48 degrees.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fro2218 (470) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 26, 2007
Deep red in color. Light tan head. Maltly for sure. A little chocolat and dark plums or prunes.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 05/12/2006
Mode: Draft
Source: Taco Mac

hazy dark red, whispy beige head, chocolate malt aroma, good body, rich malt flavor, good chocolate, nice fruity esters,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2007
Original release sampled in May 2006: Dark mahogany brown pour has a frothy, nicely-lacing white head. Lightly semi-sweet dark caramel malty aroma has a touch of Belgian yeastiness. Body starts with a sugary sweet maltiness, a touch of dark fruity complexity, but a little thin in body. Perhaps underattenuated and slightly cloying in the dark caramel malty finish. Glad to see Sweetwater trying some new styles, even if this one is a little off.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
unclemattie (4136) - Georgia, USA - NOV 2, 2006
Draft. Looks like a dubbel. Dark brown. no head though. Malt flavor is immediate. Slight bitterness, but you’re lokking for it. medium bodied. definite warming effect. That’s it.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2006
On tap at Taco Mac. Too bad they serve this in such a small glass. Wonderful dark color with a short lived head. Aroma and flavor combine to tantilize (and satisfy) your senses. Finish is short, bitter and warm.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pintocb (645) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - SEP 2, 2006
Nice dark amber color. Banana and clove in the nose. More in the taste. Good Dubbel.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JUN 19, 2006
Draft. Below average offering from a below average brewery. What else should I have expected? Very watered-down. Seems like a mass market version of the style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3121) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 8, 2006
Thanks to kp? for suppling Noogfest with a growler of this elusive brew. Clear medium brown body that throws up a good white head. I detect some smoky malt in the aroma. The flavor is sweet malt tempered with just a touch of hops to balance. Smooth and easy drinking with good body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brentfeesh (1207) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - JUN 1, 2006
Sampled at Noogfest-2. Thanks to KP I believe. Pours dark amber from the growler to my glass. Sweet malt aroma and light alcohol that is a bit thick and has something in it that is not too pleasing (though I could not identify it). I noted thick malt with dates and dark fruit. Light alcohol and a fake sweetness that, again, I did not care for. Creamy, syrupy body with light carbonation. This is nothing I would go for again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (4958) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 26, 2006
Pours a hazy brown with nothing special in the aroma but nothing bad. An nice looker with the light flavor of malt but very little hops. Palate was a tad on the watery side and there were no bitters in the end. Sampled at noogfest late. I would like to try it again early in the day.


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