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RATINGS: 1359   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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Inspired by a tale of a cask doctor who brought sluggish ales back to life by suspending a fig in them. Brewed from 100% Maris Otter pale ale malt, a blend of fine hops and conditioned on dates and figs. User Instructions: open bottle, pour contents into two snifters. Enjoy. ALTERNATIVELY: Walk hand-in-neck with bottle into the middle of the woods. Use shovel to dig 2x2 hole three feet deep. Seal bottle in plastic bag. Place in hole and pack with dirt. Memorize location and leave. Return exactly one year later. Dig up bottle, open and enjoy.

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3.9
larsniclas (7040) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2005
Bottled. Golden, bubbly head. Apricot aroma and wet hair(?). Fullbodied, vinous, very malty. Flavour from dried citrus. Hoppy.

3.4
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 11, 2005
Orange with a white head. Aroma is sour, white grape, yeast, and some other light fruits. Taste is malty, some fig and plum. Quite sweet but has a good hop balance. Leans towards the sweeter side of barley wines. A blend of light fruits with orange sticking out most. Dry with some grapefruit taste too. Hops are more noticable towards the end. Oily and citric.

3.8
rickgordon (3874) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2005
Bottled. Amber colour. Apricot nose, some almond behind and a slight alcohol presence. Big mouthfeel, dried fruits(fresh), liqueur-like in flavour, very smooth and balanced, hop prsence and slightly bitter in finish.

3.9
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2005
Amber colour, white head with some lacing. Apricot nose with small hints of almond. Slight citric, sweet, vinous. Smooth, dry fruis taste. Quite good bitterness. Well balanced. Thick mouthfeel.

4
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2005
Pour is clear deep amber with dense tan head...smell is raisins, alcohol, and pine-sol...taste is not over the top but frighteningly drinkable...nice smooth alcohol in the finish...15.5%??

4.2
OlivierMTL (709) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2005
Ambrée tirant vers l’orangée, recouverte d’une fine couche de mousse. Arômes de raisins verts palpables, d’abricots, de citron confits et de figues rayonnant d’un imaginaire bonheur alcoolique. L’alcool est tellement bien masqué que ce liquide renfermant 15% d’alcool semble presque désaltérant. Typique signature de levure de cette brasserie produisant beaucoup d’alcool tout en donnant un résultat très parfumé et floral. Incroyable mais vrai. Bouteille, Moan And Dove, 21 Mai 2005.

4.1
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2005
I’ve only got one bottle of this - why, I don’t know; where and when I’ll get more, I don’t know. So, only one bottle - when to drink it? Well, I’ve had it since winter, no super special occassion, so I wait until we watch Old School - Yeah, this is the kind of brew that Frank The Tank would enjoy. Deep golden amber body - clear but it looks "thick", short head, slippery lacing. Aroma is sweet fruits and citrus hops - I can already tell that I’m going to drink this way too fast - could’ve been funnelling it, but I do have to slow down and taste it - yeah, malty sweet and viscousy thick, summer fruits (a cousin of aprihop?), plenty of grapefruit/orange peel bitterness - actually, this is more balanced than I expected it to be. Finish is long and sweet. "Hey everybody - Let’s go Streaking!" Gimme more.

4.2
walleye (1099) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2005
I cannot not believe I haven’t rated this before I have been drinking this for at least 8 months but I am glad I waited because it as gotten better as it aged in the old basement cellar. poured a nice honey with a nice white head with good lacing. aroma, hops, sugar, malts, grassey. alcohol, musty, citrus ( lemon ). flavor, hops, mats, semi sweet grapefruit and the alcohol comes out nicely. going to have to buy more of this just to have it age for a while

3
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 14, 2005
Pours a deep yellow amber. Small thick white head. Fermented fig aroma with an alcohol backbone. Acrid sweet nose, quickly enveloped by some earthy malt tones. Big fig and date fermented fruit flavor characters. Finish is pretty hot, with a semblance of floral and spicy hop signature.

4.1
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - MAY 14, 2005
Pours a slightly hazy amber/orange color. Lots of bubbly action, thick white foamy head. Aroma of sugar, musty lemons/grapefruit. This beer is so soft on the palate, smooth and easy to drink. VERY nice. A small hop presence!


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