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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A Belgian ale that’s good for your soul. Who says only monks get to have all of the fun? Our Belgian-style ale doles out a little extra soul saving because we saw what you did.
Grain: Maris Otter, Crystal 60L, Belgian Chocolate, Special B Hops: Columbus, Vanguard Yeast: House yeast Extras: Brown Sugar, Golden Raisins, Dark Raisins, Honey
Specs: 28 IBU, 8.7% ABV, 21º Lovibond "

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3.8
574deadzone (1419) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2012
On tap. Pours a darker amber to brown with no head at all. Nose is sweet caramel and molasses, with some brown sugar and spice with slight clove. Taste is pretty sweet with a touch of tart and a low, low bitterness. Palate features some alcohol heat, thin and not heavy at all for the abv. Overall, I liked this one. It has almost a dessert-like sweetness, but the palate wasn’t very strong considering how big the beer is. Still, a nice one that I would definitely try again.

3.8
Tmoney99 (14963) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Draft. Poured hazy reddish brown color with an average creamy light brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate dark fruit, candy sugar and chocolate aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture with soft carbonation. Medium to heavy dark fruit sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate duration. Very interesting beer.

3.7
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2011
6 oz pour on tap at the brewpub (Sawyer, MI). Pours a rich brownish dark hue, a good haze, with darker copper glowing edges, brownish with a decent frothy tannish head, dies to a film, laces ok though. Aromas are fruity and biscuity, offering some toast and caramel, gentle pear, apple, cocoa. Faint waft of dark fruit, mellow spice, soap, more spicy Belgian yeast. Touches of candi sugar. Initial is fuller bodied offering a potent sweetness and toast up front, some cocoa and a good healthy dose of plum and dark fruit. A touch of dark black cherry, some spice, caramel and toffee. Mellow bread, toast, biscuits. Middle and back start to show more budding red and dark fruit, plums and toffee, caramel, and a touch of dry toast, spice, some vanilla, and brown sugar. Finish is dried a bit, mellow sweetness. I actually enjoyed this morn than expected. Nice.

3.7
chibuck (3521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2011
bottle... good looking beer, really nice dark mahogany, light cream head doesn’t last long... the aroma is light caramel, yeast, coffe and brown sugar... tastes like a Belgian brown ale with yeast, a bit of bubblegum, coffee, chocolate, and malt... unique and interesting, worth trying

3.7
flatmatt (1608) - Northville, Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2015
On tap at Seva Detroit. Deep brown pour with a white head. Raisin aroma that’s slightly boozy. Flavor also of raisin, with some toasty malt mixed in there, definitely with a boozy feel to it. Not bad.

3.7
BuckeyeBoy (8468) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 11, 2016
12oz bottle thanks to rick. Pours out a rusty amber topped with a small head. Nose is rich malts some pit fruit and nice spice. Taste is more of the rich malts some pit fruit and spice.

3.6
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2013
Draft at Reno's east. Golden with a ruby hue and a minimal off white head. Citrus, caramel and yeasty aromas. Mild citrus and really grassy. Pretty thick.

3.6
RespertFTW (520) - Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2013
Draft at renos. Nice murky cranberry color. Does not taste like its aroma at all. Fruity Belgian flavor. Not bad.

3.6
firstsip (752) - Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2014
Tap. Dark brown-black. Lingering, small layer of head. Boozey, bourbon-esque nose. Tastes strongly of booze, raisin, some fig.

3.6
stevoj (5569) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 11, 2016
Bottle share courtesy of Rick. Belgian with nice woody notes. Brown, kind of thin body, soft airy head. Kind of sweet, yeast pulls through.


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