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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Intensely fruity and complex Belgian-stlye ale. This special beer is brewing art from start to finish. A full mash tun of malted barley is required to reach the high gravity required for this style, along with a high percentage of a special classic Belgian-style malt. Noble hops are added sparingly to the kettle. During the long boil special kettle sugars are added in the Belgian tradition which lend unique flavors in the fermenter. A classic Belgian yeast strain is pitched and the long fermentation is monitored closely as the flavors develop. The beer is then chilled and aged before being kegged and bottled.

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3.2
Papsoe (25062) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2011
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of scrizzz. Pours a clear amber with a small off-white head. Sweet overripe fruit, yeast and phenols in the nose. Solid body, carbonation is a little low, overripe fruit, brown sugar, yeast and phenols. The heavy alcohol is surprisingly well hidden. Big Belgians just don’t really do it for me anymore. 220611

3.4
cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 24, 2011
Bottle served in a tulip. This one says 10% abv. Bottling is a couple of years old. Pours clear dark amber-orange in color with a short off-white head. Basic retention and lacing. Interesting aroma. A bit skunky. Tomato sauce, ginger, and a hint of belgian yeast. Honest. Once in your mouth, the flavor explodes with sweetness. Very sweet, very creamy. Full-medium body, prickly carbonation, and a syrupy sweet sticky finish.

4.1
craiginseattle (7) - Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2010 does not count
A big tasty malt bomb! Alcohol burn throughout. Sweet malt flavor with a hint of spice and hops. Tasty Belgian yeast ties all the flavors together. A very drinkable 10 ABV brew.

3
mcberko (18080) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2010
On tap at The Taphouse, pours clear amber with a small head. Aroma of sweet caramel, candied sugar and some sweet dried fruits. Flavour is cloying in its sweetness, with candied sugar, plum and raisins. This is too sweet - glad this was only a 6 oz. sample.

3.4
skortila (5905) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2010
West USA trip 2010. Bottled. The aroma has caramel malts, some yeast, fruitiness. Hazy, orange-brown coloured beer with a medium, beige head. The taste is sweet, bit spicy and has caramel and oranges. Slightly carbonated, bit sticky palate.

3.3
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2010
Draft. Pours an amber body with a white head. Fruity begian yeast tones, light esters and grand cru yeast. Sweet fruity with an overtly sweet finish and a fruity citrus toned body. Not bad.

3.6
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 3, 2010
on tap at stumbling monk. Lighter than I thought it would be, there’s lots of complex sugars in the aroma and a pleasing body. Hides its strength well.

3.7
alexsdad06 (10486) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2010
12 oz. bottle via trade (one of my Seattle trades). Pours a cloudy orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma is sweet caramel malts with ample ripe fruits like cherries and maybe plums. Some spices and a hint of yeast are also present. The flavor is tmildly toasted caramel malts, ripe fruits with the cherry being most pronounced, yeast, spices and candi sugar. Medium plus bodied with a sticky mouthfeel. I tend to like the sweeter beers and this certainly fits the bill. I was surprised to see the abv on this.

3.7
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2010
12oz. Bottle (at 9%ABV) from trade with SuzyGreenberg: Aroma of Belgian yeast, light spices, light coriander, slight pepper, and slight fruit. Poured a muddy brown/amber color with a small, tan head that disappeared except for around the edges. Cloudy. Sparkling. Flavor is heavily sweet and slightly bitter. Tastes of Belgian yeast, coriander, slight candy sugar, spices, hops, slight fruit, light caramel, and a hint of pepper. Medium body. Tingly, then slightly dry texture. Average to lively carbonation. Sweet, Belgian yeast, coriander, and hop finish is slightly dry. 9%ABV is totally hidden throughout.

3.7
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 30, 2010
WA Belgianfest. Reddish peach in color. An almost salty aroma, malts, some vinegar, almost a fruit roll-up smell. Taste is sweet-tart, with some grains and an overall cherry flavor. Not bad at all.


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