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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2008
Tasted blind. 12oz unlabeled bottle (probably an 06 or 05 bottle). Surprising herbal nose. Smells like incense, sandalwood and wild wax. Indescribable. Impressive and complex. Light fruits. Pours a peachy blonde with a rim of white. Flavor is ridiculous. Tastes like Christmas. Full of orange and sage. Incense, perfume, Mexican candy, and waxy cactus flavor. Crazy pumpkin spice, Thanksgiving fruit. Apparently 14%, but tastes more like 4%. Complex savory character. Intensely flavored. Fuck, this is delicious. Amazing spice character, like Ive never seen before. Fantastic spicing. Dry. Great amazing blend of spice and citrus on a mild malt character.Wow. This is amazing. Gingerbread and deliciousness. Complex, mature, well-aged. Thanks Sean!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Grand Cru
Date: 04/27/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Brewpub
Vintage: 2001

clear golden, sweet aroma with wonderful spices and great honey, nice body, sweet honey flavor, nice spices, inspired by and surpasses Midas Touch

Aroma: 10/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 4.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GregClow (3346) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2006
Draught sample at MBG 2006 Summer Festival. Reddish-amber with a faint haze. Aroma is quite boozy, with lots of caramel malt and some dark fruit and wood - I didnt care for it right away, with it grew on me as I finished the sample. Flavour is quite sweet and hot, with some caramel and bourbon notes. Pretty well balanced for 14%, but still a bit too hot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6519) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2006
Draught. At 2006 Michigan Brewers Guild Festival. Clear orange with a small white head. Slightly woody, nutty sweet caramel malt aroma, juicy and spicy, theres oak and alcohol in there too. Tastes just like it smells, plenty of citrus, wood character, spicy yeast and very strong in alcohol, very ear-warming. Thick body, syrupy and boozy, theres plenty going on here - more like a fruity-sweet barleywine, no harshness at all, I liked it a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (10210) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2006
Michigan Brewers Festival 2006. Another purported alcohol monster from Bos, this one a bit less sleek than the stout. Copper amber body is essentially headless after it fades. Lightly herbal, sugar, boozey aroma with an ephemeral glimpse of something like candy cane. Flavour is pretty rough, sweet sugary caramel malt. Very nice at times but fairly discordant and abrasive as well. Medium palate (3+). 6-7/3/6-7/3+/13-14

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2006
2001 bottle shared by the brewmaster at the brewpub on 4/27/06: Still viscous golden bronze pour has a thin ring of bubble atop. Sweet candy floral honey, lightly spiced, complex, rich malty aroma. Starts with a sweet floral candy-like honey flavor with saffron spice and well-dissolved carbonation that gives more body. A very unique brew thats like drinking molten honey complexity.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2006
2001 Vintage: The brewer pulled this bottle out of his secret stash for us during our stop. Clear gold with nice legs. Very nice aroma. Sweet with candy, clove and other spices. Big honey nose as well. The flavor was sweet with honey and malt. The finish was spiced. After the malt stops the honey keeps going. It isnt over powering though which to me makes it good since I am not a huge honey fan. Yet this was great. The mouthfeel was still lively with a medium to full body. Nicely warming with hints of alcohol pepper at the end. The brewer, Mr. Burns, said he uses honey, cardamom and saffron. Anyway I loved it. It aged great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 2, 2005
(2003 Vintage) Floral, honey and alcohol aromas meld well in the nose. Opaque tan body with low, cream coloured head that recedes to leave a thick ring around the sides of the glass. Floral, doughy honey flavour with a moderate bitterness that keeps it from becoming cloying. Mustiness lingers on the tongue. Alcohol is very apparent but not unpleasant. Very hot but it seems to work well. Medium-full body and creamy texture with low carbonation. Complex and interesting without being over the top. Sampled at the Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Beer Festival 2005.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
OlivierMTL (709) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2005
Couleur ambre aux reflets orangs, mousse beige dapparence crmeuse et persistante. armes trs floral, levurs aux indices de sucre candi rappelant les citrons confits, la pte damandes et certaines confiseries. Toujours pleinement herbals en bouche, certaines pices apparaissent graduellement. Les saveurs sont aussi trs sucr, cassonade, sucre brun, candi et caramel en bonne quantit. Beaucoup dalcool en rtro olfaction, venant srieusement interfrer avec les diffrents gots. Corps dpaisseur moyenne, faible carbonatation. Une multitude de composantes individuellement intressantes ne saccommodent pas trs bien les unes les autres. Michigan brewers fest, Ypsilanti, Michigan, Juillet 2005.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2007 Tap @ MBG, orange/amber with minimal white head. Aroma very sweet candy sugar with some fruit in the background, banana and peach. flavor is very cloying sweet like straight candy sugar with a warming alcohol presence. Tone it down it would score great, but as is I cant drink more than a couple ounces. Rerate from the MBG 06. Aroma has developed quite nice. Huge candi sugar sweetness with some floral notes. Still very hot but more rounded than last year. Bumped the score .6 altogether.

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