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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This brown winter ale is brewed with 5 types of malt, noble hops, then subtly spiced with Curaçao orange peel and ginger.

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3.7
DocLock (11048) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2005
Draft at the Drafting Room, Exton. Dark brown/ruby pour (slightly cloudy) with medium, creamy, off-white head. Aroma of malt, hops, spices, florals. Tastes fruity, spicy, with finishing hops and malt. Nice balance and complexity.

3.2
jercraigs (10886) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
2013-08-17. Dark amber brown body, beige head. 3+ Aroma of musty dusty malt. Flavour is similar, mild fruity notes, sweet lightly tangy malt. Average bodied palate, soft but effervescent carbonation. 3+ Not great. Bottle at Campground Brewdown.

3.2
mabel (9787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
[5707-20130817] Bottle. Lightly soured fruit aroma. Dark brown body with a long-lasting foamy off-white head. Boozy wooden fruit malt flavour. Medium-full body. Average. (7/3/6/3/13) 3.2
(@ Campground Brewdown 2013, Millmont, PA)

3.6
radagast83 (8476) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2014
I’d been holding onto the 2013 bottle for way too long, so it was time to drink it, even though it is in the height of Summer. Ah well. This one poured a medium brown color, touch of ruby notes, and a gigantic light tan head. I mean huge, even though it was served almost immediately out of the fridge. This one foamed like crazy. Once it settled (relatively quickly), it was ready to drink. Sweet molasses, dark brown sugar and notes of light spices. Flavor was nice easy to drink sweet molasses, toffee, with some light spices.

3.6
jonas (8035) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 25, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2014 Re-rate from bottle. Brown amber, big fluffy golden brown head. Spicy nose, light caramel/broen sugar, plums, orange peel. Sparkly dry body, pumpernickel mouthfeel, Westmalle spiciness, sugar, nicely balanced by hops and fruit into a fresh and moreish finish. Very drinkable. 6 3 7 3 13 Tap @ Brewers Art
Red brown, no head. Fruity and spice ginger, earhty peel notes. Medium to light body, easily drinkable. Nice but was probably a bit past its prime.

3.3
Iphonephan (7287) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2014
On draft at ChurchKey DC. Pours a clear cola with a tan head. Aroma of pie spice. Flavors of ginger and grass. Slightly bitter finish.

3.8
egajdzis (6730) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2003
I didn't know how this ws classified until I got home to look at the site. This poured a reddish color with a tan head and some lacing. When I first sniffed it I asked dberger624, "Is this a spiced ale?" While cold there was a sweet aroma of spice, clove, bubblegum and banana. This turned into barnyard funk, bread and sour cherry, when warmed. The taste started out sweet and malty, cherry was always present in the flavor. As it warmed it turned into a sour and slightly tart cherry flavor. In my mind it went from a spice/herb/vegetable to a flemish sour ale. But a mild sour at that, it was very enjoyable. The best Brewers Art brew i've had to date.

3.2
obguthr (6666) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2013
Slutfest 2013: Weak malt aroma. Cloudy brown, thick tan head, fine floaties. Fig and cookie flavor. Light body. Tasty, but not terribly well rounded.

3.7
nuplastikk (6456) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2016
12oz bottle. Pours with very little carbonation, very viscous brown body, thin non-head. A pretty awesome winter ale, captures some Belgian flavors without being a victim of out of control yeast. Some spiced edges, but mostly a big, rich, pleasant Belgian Brown. Sublime.


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