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RATINGS: 317   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Similar to Victoria, but red grapes (Chancellor) were used in place of white.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EnSiFeRuM (501) - Quebec, - MAR 23, 2009
Bouteille de 750 ml. La bire se prsente avec une robe ambre et un col de mousse modeste et persistante. Au nez on dcouvre des armes de raisins rouges, de malt caramel et de gomme baloune. En bouche le corps est rond avec une effervescence faible-moyenne. On gote des saveurs de raisin en coalition avec de lalcool enrobe de bonbon au sucre.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (6274) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2016
BB backlog, Draft, Amber orange with a medium sized head and nice lacing. Aromas and flavor were dark grapes, belgian yeast, dark fruit, candy sugar, pepper, and leather. Medium to fuller body with a warming finish. Nice Belgian Strong.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (5787) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2016
Dark orange with white bubbly head. Draft at Binnys in Lincoln park. Grape, yeast and fruity aroma. You can forbsure taste the cab grapes. Has a wine feel to it. I like it

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DiarmaidBHK (4269) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Sampler at the great lost bear. Pours brown with a white head. Not a lot on the nose. Kind of fruity on the tongue. Finished clean. Solid but not up to the standards of other Allagash beers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROGUE (2205) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - JUL 27, 2016
On tap at SLL and 750ml bottle. Pours a medium amber color with a inch off-white head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge. Fruity yeast aroma with notes of pear, raspberry and apple. Taste has a wheat presence to go along with the yeast. Some Bready notes and a pronounced sweetness. Alcohol is quite well hidden. Tangy and a bit prickly. Medium carbonation and a lightish body.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (1816) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2016
Pours golden orange with a one finger off white head with pretty nice lacing. Aroma is of fruits, grapes, red wine, mustyness, sweet malts, yeast, and some caramel. Taste is about the same as the aroma. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a mostly sweet, medium finish. Overall, a pretty nice belgian strong ale.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (1071) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 24, 2016
On tap at Cannery Row Brewing Co. in Monterey, CA. Aroma is mild grape must, yeasty things. Taste is light Belgian-y vibes with some dry grape skin overtones. Mildly interesting but refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jflopsu (1329) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2016
Pours an orange-gold with white head. A strong yeast and wine like aroma. A sweet wine like taste with some grains, spices, and dry grains. A dry grain aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1850) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 15, 2016
Bottle to tulip Consummation: Fruity, yeasty, bitter! Adjunct: Big frothy head, peppery and yeasty nose.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (973) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2015
Clear orange gold, minimal tan head. Grape must, quite earthy, some hop earthiness as well. Some light tartness, deep back of the mouth raisin. Long oily finish, medium body. Great.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2015
750ml bottle, shared with staff. 2009 vintage. Some dark fruit flavor, tannins, a bit of mustiness, but its not bad. I was skeptical opening up this bottle up, but its a good one to sip and share. Some oxidization, as expected, but Ive had many other 6 yr old beers that were drinking far worse than this. Taste is moderate-plus bitter, slightly astrigent. Very dry finish. Very mild sweet. Medium-plus body. Drinks a bit lighter in body than the 9.3%, but you dont want to take more than a sip with that big drying finish, and somewhat musty aftertaste. Hazy darker orange color. Thin off-white head, leaving some bits of lace. Solid, interesting belgian strong ale, esp. for 6 years. Im sure it was much better earlier, but Im impressed that its not straight awful now (I think Im a bit more skeptical towards aged beers than most). Just kind of musty, mildly oxidized, mild bandaid character to it that sort of drags a bit.


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