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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
We have made this release of our Brewer’s Select Series in time to help you enjoy your holidays. It is a festive combination of malts, Belgian yeast, and cherries. This dark chestnut brew has a nice caramel malt character, a tart cherry fruitiness that carries throughout, and a nice warming finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (4348) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2016
Pours a dark mahogany brown with fluffy tan head. Aromas of dark fruits, spice, and some woody notes. Flavors of dark sweet malt, and hints of cherries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
N3lson1 (828) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2016
Drank from a pint glass, poured from a 750 mL bottle. Pours a beautiful deep, dark copper color, with plenty of frothy head! Amazing aromas of cherries and malt! The taste is strong in sweet malts, a slight sour/tart taste from the cherries, but a good Belgian nonetheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hman43 (879) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2016
It pours brown with a light tan head. It has aromas of caramel and chocolate malts with some yeast and bready notes. It has malty flavors from the caramel and bready notes with yeast and cherries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (4698) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2016
bottle. Brown with small head. Sweet caramel and chocolate malts. Boozy with cherry fruitness. I expected more tartness from the cherries. Just sweet and boozy. I don’t know if this needed more time to age. Too many rough edges at the moment.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ffaoe (390) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2016
malt, faint cherry aroma brown/red in color with huge foamy head. taste of rich caramel malts, light roastyness, light cherry flavor at finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SteveOrz85 (196) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Big cork and caged bottle picked up at brewery. Served in a tulip glass. Pour down the middle results in big three finger baige head. Some light lacing. Beer is a mahogany color. Aroma is strong with yeast and bread notes. Some dark or dried fruite notes. Taste is medium sweet with little to no bitterness. Notes of yeast, dried fruite and cherry. Very faint alcohol warming. Medium bodied beer with average carbonation. Overall a very good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JulianBaughman (6) - Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2016 does not count
A deep mahogany into a snifter with minimal head. Nice malty backbone with stone fruit flavors. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tsd08460 (616) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2016
Aroma: caramel, cherries, Appearance: hazy amber with a beige head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, Delicious

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (2838) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle with a black label with a cherry on it, bottled on 11/7/2014 poured into a Trappist glass. Translucent medium brown with crimson hues and small off-white head. Aroma is cherries and dark fruit, medium body, well carbonated, and some small-bubble lacing. Taste is dark fruit, cherries, caramel, some bread, and some alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Poured into a snifter. 3.0 A: First pour yielded a moderately hazed deep amber color. Two fingers of frothy tan head that falls rather quickly and leaves nearly no lacing. 4.25 S: Oh shit! The cherries in this are super strong. Sweet, sweet cherries. Behind that there’s a peppery spiciness, caramel, and sugar crackery maltiness. Mild yeast breadiness, plum fruitiness, and a hint of clove. Really nice. 3.75 T: Like the nose, the cherries are the strongest component. Though this tastes great, the flavors don’t come together as well as they do in the nose. It’s sweet, but less so than the nose lets on. Still got caramel, plum and raisin fruits, peppery and clove spice. The yeast is more pronounced adding a heftier breadiness. 3.25 M: Heavier medium body. A bit overcarbonated. Fizzy without being very spritzy if that makes sense. 3.5 D: Good beer, but I think it would be better without as much yeastiness and if the mouthfeel turned out better (with too much carbonation being the biggest problem). ★ 1,033 characters DavoleBomb, Feb 18, 2015

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