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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An intense Imperial Red Ale. Belgian yeast imparts a complex aroma and vivid hop character. Small-batch brewed with rich malts and lavish hops to deliver an ABV of 8.5%. Once a winter seasonal, under new ownership at Mehana this is their best seller and a year round product.

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - APR 19, 2012
Aroma is fruits and floral. Pours red amber with no head. Flavor is malty and raspy with a dry finish.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
furthur (1120) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JAN 13, 2017
Can from brewery, cloudy reddish beer, decent white head. Aroma is plums, bananas, malt. Taste is banana, malt, caramel, touch of coffee. Palate is smooth. Carbonation moderate. Pair with a smashed leftover half of a peanut butter jelly sandwich thats been to the beach and back.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidmartinek (4999) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Pours opaque caramel with a white head. Aroma has notes of old library. Flavor is decidedly Belgian with Belgian yeast, caramel and medium dark sugar. A great local representation of the style.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bp (915) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 5, 2017
Can: pours dark reddish brown with a frothy white head, malty aroma, taste is malty and sightly sweet, medium bodied

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jgb9348 (6052) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2016
Rating #5600 - in French Polynesia with a beer from Hawaii (carried there) Deep muddied brown coloured body with a ruby glow and a nice violet coloured tint as well. Aroma of toasted malt, candy sugar, oranges, apricots and a good deal of yeast - but the malt is still by far the strongest. Medium to Full-bodied; Pungent toasted malt characteristics up front with yeast, fruit, nuts, earth, alcohol and tons of caramel noticeable throughout. Aftertaste shows caramel, toffee, earth, malts and alcohol with a good deal of yeast on the finish. Overall, a funky and interesting beer that shows almost no belgian characteristics except for a bit of the sugars and some of the end of the yeast flavours, but this is more of a Strong American or a typical brown ale. I sampled this really odd and tall sized 568 mL can that either has to have more than 568 mils or was only filled up part way, but it didnt seem that way from the feeling of the beer or the pour. I sampled this can purchased from the Kona Wine Market in Kona-Kailua on 10-August-2016 for the very expensive US$8,10 sampled in my overwater bungalow in Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia on 19-August-2016 on my last night before returning home to the USA, for rating #5600!

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fluffy (2470) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2016
I'm wondering if this is better on draft, because from the tall boy can its metallic as all get out. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bule (2083) - California, USA - FEB 22, 2016
20oz can pours a teddy brown color with a bit of head. Fruity aroma. Lots of maltiness. Overly sweet. Some Belgian yeast fruitiness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (23624) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Can. Hazy amber color, tan head. Aroma of fruity caramel. Taste is malted milk balls and sweet caramel. Very malty.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (11379) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 24, 2015
19.2 oz can. (Foodland) Kailua, HI.
Murky reddish brown color with a small light tan head. Prunes, sweet dark fruits, mild hops, mild bitterness and sweet malt in the aroma. The flavor is dark fruits, prunes, sweetness, mild hops, mild bitterness and malt. Belgian style double red ale? What the heck is that? 8.5% is well hidden.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
IslandHaole (1250) - Misawa, JAPAN - SEP 21, 2015
Sweet malt, brown sugar, yeast and a bit of Heath Bar. Dark caramel color, smallish beige head. Sweet & tangy, toffee and barnyard funk (in a good way). Mild carbonation, slick feel, alcohol well hidden.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (3131) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2015
22 oz can, though also had a sample on tap at the brewery a few days later. Deep hazy amber with a large but short-lived head. Fruity sweetness with funky Belgian yeast and lightly bitter notes.


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