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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Unique and limited edition, this Belgian style ale is crafted once a year as a special treat for those of you who appreciate flavorful, bottle-conditioned ale with character. This year’s vintage: a rich, dark and full-bodied ale with a fine and generous coffee-colored, beige foam. It’s ready to enjoy right away and you may also wish to cellar a few bottles. It will evolve interestingly well, developing more complex flavors as the years go by.


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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Salamiwami (50) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Deep brown color with decent carbonation. Lots of fruity and nutty flavors. Surprisingly good for a very cheap Belgian style beer.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (4003) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2016
750 ml bottle with a Unibroue cork and cage seal served in a Sierra Nevada glass. Popping the cork produced a slowly rising foam that just barely extruded out the top of the bottle. Likewise, a very large head rises above the dark reddish brown body, even with a gentle pour. Excellent mouthfeel with a creamy smooth feel, but with a touch of astringency in the finish. The aroma is spicy, yeasty and, unfortunately, a bit musty. This musty note largely disappears upon tasting, where dark fruits and dark spices come to the fore.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Huhzubendah (3379) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Bottle shared by Miller. Thanks man. Dark brown body with a fizzy beige cap. Aromas of sweet Belgian yeast, lots of spice to ring in the holiday season. Alcohol, raisins, plums with pronounced spice and yeast character. Mild burn in the finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
crossovert (10910) - Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2015
750ml corked and caged bottle. Old vintage at this point, very oxidized and forgettable.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3386) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Dark brown, almost opaque with a small.soapy tan head. Th aroma is fruity, spicy sweet malt, no hops. The flavor is slightly sweet; and fruity.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (3690) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle. It poured a dark mahogany color with an off-white head. The aroma was of dark fruits and caramel. The taste was similar to the aroma with toffee and some plum. It was full-bodied and easy to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (1617) - California, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Pours a dark caramel brown color with a tan head. Yeast, clove, malt, spice and dark fruit aroma. Yeast, banana, clove, spice, dark fruit and malt flavors. Medium full body and lively carbonation. Yeast and fruit finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8109) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 23, 2015
750 ml thanks to Keir. Pours a very dark mahogany color, really looks black with a large light beige head, a bit of a slow gush. A spicy malty nose. Rich, toffee, berries, strawberry especially, yeasty of course, light wood. Comes in a bit hot maybe, slightly tart. Very good overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8421) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
[6904-20141106] 750mL bottle. Fragrant floral rose grains aroma. Dark cola brown body with a medium-lasting foamy light tan head. Toasted grains and floral boozy barley water flavour. Full body. Interesting. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
(c/o blankboy, w/ him, GregClow, HogTownHarry, jercraigs)
Overheard: "The last time I saw MTV music video awards, Kurt Cobain was still alive."

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
csaso (2016) - Missouri, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle - huge foamy tan head, very dark Amber/brown color, sweet dark fruity aroma and flavor, mild alcohol notes, good Belg yeast spice, very good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ICEatALAMO (1276) - Troy, Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle. The pour is a golden brown with a full head. The aroma is dark fruits and belgian funk. The taste is big on holiday spice and mixes very nicely with the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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