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RATINGS: 313   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This copper-colored ale is crafted with roasted malts, Belgian sugar, and a touch of wheat for a rich caramel flavor and a smooth toffee finish.

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2.6
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 24, 2011
For an abbey ale, this sucks. If you’re going to make a winter ale, you can get away with more, but an abbey ale has a reputation to live up to. Coppera aroma - semi-sweet, boring aftertones. Forgetaboutit.

2.6
Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Bottled. Poured light-medium reddish-brown with a short, tight-bubbled beige head. The aroma picked up toasted caramel, molasses, and candi sugar with accents of fruity yeast and dank wheat. The flavor found tart fruity notes on the tip of the tongue, with sweet caramel, candi sugar, and wheat following.. spicy, tangy finish with too much tacky residual sweetness. Lighter-bodied and well-carbonated on the palate.. smooth middle, but tangy and rough at odd times.. drinkable, but not very good.

2.6
jbuzz (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Nothing very remarkable in this Abby. Hints of the spices I expected but not bold. Slightly alcoholic hints.

2.6
joe19612 (3135) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with a thin beige head, weak malty aroma with some caramel, the taste is slighty bitter with malt, with a dry finish.

2.5
Cavie (4874) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Bottle courtesy Fratto. Clear copper color. Small tan head. Aroma is fairly light. Smells of grain and some sweet malt. Light fruit. Flavor is caramel with a bit of spice. Dull finish.

2.5
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2010
Bottle. Trappist Glass. Served chilled. Deep Copper Color. Weak light brown head. No lacing in the glass. Aroma of spice, caramel, alcohol, coffee. Medium body. Taste was toasty, caramel, herb, and spice. Bitter, but a touch of sweetness. Smooth. Clean finish. I enjoyed it, but its not what I am looking for in a Belgian Ale.

2.5
Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
Reviewed from notes. Poured into a tulip. Pours a dark amber color with some reddish hues. Off-white head with a bit of lacing. The nose brings some caramel as well as hints of dark fruits and cherries, but mostly just caramel. The taste is lacking in complexity and while it’s not a bad-tasting brew, it really pales in comparison to better examples of the style. Simply a bit of caramel with very light amounts of dark fruits and a hint of yeast. Feel is a bit full. Drinks fairly well, but just doesn’t hit the right marks. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-09-2010

2.5
RmmHronek (170) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Has a reddish amber colour. The aroma is mostly sweet and caramel malty. It’s pretty disappointing, even though I only bought a single bottle.

2.5
smaynard6000 (1268) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Pours a deep brown with quick evaporating white head. Faint cereal aroma. Medium sweetness with a bit of maltiness. Light bodied with a short finish. Nothing special here.

2.5
Ernest (7890) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2012
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is clear medium brown. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, toasted grain, popcorn), lightly hoppy (apricot), with light notes of vanilla and brown sugar. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly husky. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation. Very simple and not a lot to balance the sweetness, but inoffensive. Pretty much the same as the old Full Moon, just a bit darker and less metallic. Still popcorn-husky though.


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