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style
RATINGS: 604   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
New Commercial Description: Brewed in a cloistered nook of remote Anderson Valley, this handcrafted Belgian-style strong ale may be the closest youíll ever get to heaven on earth. Made in very limited quantity, it is malty, tangy and a little wild, it is sure to raise your spirits. We suffered to brew this enormously complex beer so that you can enjoy it completely guilt free.

Original Commercial Description: Brewed at the Anderson Valley Brewing Company by David Keene, the owner of the legendary San Francisco beer-bar, Toronado, this double-style ale features the huge fruit flavors combined with yeastiness and spiciness that Belgian ales are known for.
Brewed from malted barley, hops, water, demerara sugar, and special trappist yeast.

MALTS:
Pale Two-Row, Munich (20L), Aromatic, Special B, Chocolate (415L)

HOPS:
Columbus, Saaz, Goldings

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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (3434) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Refrigerated bottle poured into a Trappist glass. Dark brown with medium brown highlights and small beige head. Aroma is dark candy sugar, medium body, low carbonation, and some small-bubble lacing. Taste is earthy, dark fruit (mostly raisins), some spice, some sugar, and dry finish.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
scottcowley (24) - - SEP 21, 2014
Great belgain abbey ale. Nice dried fruit flavor slight spicey flavor. Great combination. Loved this beer, kinda reminds me of Brothers thelonious.

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
msalsbury (32) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Iíll start by saying "Wow!" I love this beer. The color is a nice dark brown. The aroma has the usual Belgian malty, sweet, fruity, and spicy notes to it. The flavor matches up to that. Belgian spice is a dominant flavor, with a rich caramel sweet malt backdrop. The 9% alcohol content lends a touch of warmth but isnít burning. To my taste itís a nearly perfect beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9713) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 10, 2014
Bomber. From old notes. Strong, sweet malts, chocolate and caramel, spicy Belgian yeast. Reminiscent of Westmalle Dubbel. Very well done.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
junon (430) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Sensory overload in all aspects. Too he honest its a bit much. Salted Carmel, honey, a hint of lime. So very complex.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zekada (427) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle from systembolaget. Smells sweet with a touch of raisins, caramel, malt and dark chocolate. Pours a dark amber red color with a small white head. Taste is very round. Hints of sweets and fruits such as caramel and apple. It has a creamy almost ale-like finish which has a subtle and nice feeling in the mouth.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (1636) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 24, 2014
Aroma is light malts and slight yeast and sugar candy also some molasses notes here. . Taste is a smooth bitterness up front that finishes smooth and accompanied by slight liquor warmth. Tastes of caramel, apple, plum and sweet Belgian sugar here. Appearance is a clear yet quite dark amber. The thin head disappears faster than desired.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (11957) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 17, 2014
Keg at the Hanging Bat. A nice dubbel, rich caramel, fruity, toffee, berries.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JJ1 (4) - - MAY 1, 2014 does not count
Bloody lovely. Has a bottle at room temp and one cold. As a Brit preferred room temp. Need another

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (9949) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2014
Keg at The Hanging Bat. Pours clear dark chestnut brown, thin off-white head. Aromas of spice, dark sugar, Belgian yeast. All good stuff. Taste does not disappoint. Enjoyed this.


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