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RATINGS: 921   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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So simple in its creation, so magnificent in its maturity, this wonderful ale begins with Nature's most humble offerings, water, malted grains and hops. Our soulful yeast breathes life and depth into each brew. The steady hand of time orchestrates this alchemy into the splendid ale before you. Cheers!


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yinzerbeernut (180) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2010
On pour this is a clear amber color with and off white head that was short lived. The head was thinner and left little lacing. The belgium yeast yields to the high 12% abv on nose. There was a nice body consisting of malt, yeast, bread, and alcohol on the palate. The finish was a melted butter consistency.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WVHouseofBeer (914) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Pours a nice vibrant amber hue. Aromas of candied fruit, sugar, spices and a touch of alcohol. Tastes more of the same with a little burn from the high ABV. This is a very sweet beer, and almost cloying, but there is just enough of a hop presence to tone down the sweetness. Good beer.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ramboraffe (836) - SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2015
750 ml bottle. Pours clear amber orange with small white head. Smell is sweet fruity, caramel malt, tropical fruit, dried fruit, raisins and spicy belgian yeast. Taste is sweet fruity with dried fruit, ripe fruit and over ripe fruit and some alcohol in the finish. Sweet with low bitterness and low carbonation.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
katrinaez (240) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Nice and thick beer. Fruit sweet yet sour and slight malt. Great cloudy golden color. Really enjoyed

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
flatmatt (1198) - Northville, Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2015
750 mL bottle. Pours a coppery light amber with many fine particles and an off-white head. Caramely aroma, sweet cotton candy and fruit. Flavor has some caramel mixing with green raisin/grape and a touch of earthiness, some alcohol edge. Its tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3974) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle, 2012. Pours hazy golden, small white head. Barleywine like aroma, lots of malts, dark fruits, some bourbon notes as well. Flavor is medium sweet, very muted spices, a bit of Belgian yeast esters, but still more of a barleywine than a Belgian beer to my palate. Tastes barrel aged interestingly enough. Medium body,

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (2048) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Pours hazy orange with a small off-white head. Complex aroma with way more going on than I can pick out. Taste is similar but a little more restrained.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (871) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Bottle. (Rated from memory from las night). Amber/orange. Sticky, sweet sugary fruit, boozy. Pretty good, but too sweet and unbalanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slubgob (205) - West Hartford, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Bottle into snifter. Hazy orange-brass, quickly dissipating white head. Wonderful nose of sweet dried apricot, biscuit, touch of cinnamon or clove? In the mouth, high alcohol sweetness but not as much as one might expect from 12%. Malty, long finish that evolves from sweet to fruit. Heavy on its own, but balances nicely with a chicken adobo of all things -- I think because the vinegar in the dish adds a needed contrast to the thick sweetness of the brew.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
steelhead3686 (254) - Athens, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Pours a beautiful amber/orange with a off white brownish head. Lots of malt aromas of bread, toffee, and and some chocolate. There are also some citrus and and spruce. It has a medium to heavy sweetness and almost no bitter. This beer is almost a desert. The body with medium to full and has a creamy and fluffy aroma that fills the mouth with even the smallest sip. Its a little too sweet for my taste and has almost no bitterness to balance it out.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smaynard6000 (691) - Apopka, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2014
bottle. Pours a hazy light amber color with a small off white head. Mostly spicy aroma. Somewhat tart with some fruitiness and spices. Smooth finish. Pretty good.


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