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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Smooth malt Flavors of this Belgian-style abbey ale are complimented by traditional imported ingredients. A slightly spicy and complex flavor makes this European celebration-style beer unique and refreshing.

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3.7
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2014
22oz bottle, from Dutch’s. Mildly hazy orange red color. Thin ring of khaki head, quickly fades to nothing. Leaves no lace. Cool green custom Hoppin Frog bottle cap that I haven’t seen before.. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of crisp, light carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Pretty smooth and easy to sip. Alcohol is very well hidden. Nice banana, light citrus, light spice. Bit of caramel malt. Pretty well-rounded. Moderate sweet, but not too sweet, and not at all cloying. Good light to moderate bitterness, too. Alcohol works very well, here, and very easy to drink for 10.5%... Extra point for that. Pretty awesome American Belgian strong ale.

3.7
Ibrew2or3 (8808) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2013
22oz bomber, courtesy of StFun, pours with a clear copper body that supports a thin tan head of foam. The aroma offers up smooth and muted apples and pears to go along with sweet sugary malts and a bit of candy sugar. The taste begins with the same apple and pear sweet fruit notes as well as brown sugar and prunes. It is smooth and the notes are muted and lead into a mild booziness. Easy drinking stuff.

3.5
Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Pours a deep copper color. No much head. Very chunky (though this is probably 4 years old). Aroma is apples, alcohol and cotton candy. Flavor is a smooth caramel malt with a spicy yeast and some bright fruity notes. The alcohol in the finish punches you in the face. Rich body. A decent strong ale.

3.5
davey101 (751) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 29, 2013
22 oz. bomber into a tulip glass. Guess this is from 2011? Pours a hazy burnt amber body with no real foam. Some light edging and minimal lacing. Plenty of sediment on the last pour. Smell is oxidized malts, caramel, and some spices. Taste is also of caramel, oxidation and some Belgian yeast spice. Drinkable enough, but most certainly over the hill. Medium mouth feel with nice carbonation. Feels a bit boozy but doesn’t taste like it. Probably a former shell of itself but if you enjoy oxidation this has a really pleasant level of that which works quite well off of the light spice of the Belgian yeast.

3.7
demmbonz (732) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Strong malt and booze aroma. Cloudy dark amber. Sweet and malty and very strong. Lightly carbonated.

3
jandd1983 (4544) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - APR 5, 2012
It poured a dark color with a small head. The aroma was of honey, pears, apple juice and alcohol. The taste was a little bit sweet and sticky, but very good. The alcohol was present, and not overwhelming.

3.4
Strykzone (7557) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2012
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. My house. I bought it. Pours a caramel clear hue with no head. The nose and taste are also full of cooked caramel. Alcohol makes this boozy. Cinnamon spice and others. Not great and with the ABV it could have more going on.

3.9
JaBier (8156) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Bottle purchased at Crown Liquors in downtonw Indy. Thought I’d missed out on this retired brew. Hazy amber to copper pour with a thin tan head. Aroma of raspberry, strawberry, caramel and Belgian esters. Caramel and toffee flavor with tart berry essence and honey before a semi-sweet finish. Very good, especially for a style I don’t typically enjoy.

3.8
Dogbrick (13547) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Sample at Eurostash III tasting on 01/12/2012: Thanks a bunch to JaBier for snagging a bottle! The beer pours an amber-gold color with a thin white head that dissipates quickly to an outer ring. Spotty lacing on the glass. Fruity, malty aroma with spices in the background. Full-bodied with a ripe fruity character and notes of dark malts, spice and yeast. The finish is fruity with a lingering sweet aftertaste. I had reservations about the probably age on this beer but it held up surprisingly well. Pretty good overall.

2.7
Reynolds314 (3470) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Fail. Its retired for a reason. Boozy sweet breads and stale apple jacks. Notes of hay and splenda. Wierd and not very good.


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