RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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For those of you who don’t know, this beer has a story behind it. I’m a bike nut and I’ve always wanted to name a beer after the Cannibal, partly because I think it’s a cool name for a beer and partly because he’s one of my heroes. The Cannibal by the way is Eddy Merckx, a Belgian who raced in the 60s and 70s and whom many consider the greatest cyclist in history. He’s kind of the the Pele or Babe Ruth of cycling. He was called the Cannibal because he was said to devour his opponents. Basically if you were in a race and Eddy Merckx showed up you were now racing for second place. So we made this strong Belgian beer in tribute to a strong Belgian rider. We also brewed it in celebration of the Tour De France and the bike club Iron Hill founded. This beer always goes on tap on the first day of the Tour and stays on tap through the Champs de L’elysee. We also save a keg that we break out every year at our thank you party for the organizers of the Iron Hill Twilight Criterium. So this beer is pretty steeped in cycling culture.

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3.4
BelgianBeerGal (4039) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2011
Traded 75cl C&C bottle that’s probably from 2009 or so. Initially this reminded me something along the lines of Piraat with some noticeable sweetness but it finished with some breadiness. Okay.

3.6
FROTHINGSLOSH (7694) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2011
Fall 2011 Ratebeer gathering. My first beer from this brewer. +++ Sampled from a 750 ml brown corked bottle this beer poured a bright golden color with a medium sized foamy white head that lingered and left some lacing. The aroma was sweet caramel, apricot, bread and table sugar. The flavor was tangy candied golden fruits and table sugar. The finish was long and tangy with lingering pear, apricot and sugar. Thick and syrupy body. Interesting.

3.6
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Clear golden yellow, off white cover. Aroma is estery, sugar. Aroma is sugar, some light fruity bits, peaches, estery, a bit thin.

3.8
pineypower (3295) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2011
Tap at Maple Shade. Pours out a nice golden color with a big white head. Aroma is of sweet fruits, some spice and yeast. Taste is complex, nice banana notes, light pear, some clove, spice and some lingering bitterness hanging in there. Very nice drinkable beer.

3
jcwattsrugger (12418) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2011
750ml bottle-thanks jtclockwork for sharing-pours a white head and yellow color. Aroma is yeast, secondary light malt-bready. Taste is yeast, secondary light malt-bready, hint of spice.

4
closey22 (1914) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2011
Hazy gold w/ lacy white head; aroma remiscient of Duvel, but lighter; flavor also reminiscent of Duvel, but a bit lighter; finishes lOng and soft, but light. I would humbly call this Duvel Light. Great but light!

2.9
jtclockwork (16443) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Bottle shared with jcwattsrugger. Pours clear gold. White head. Nose of yeast, bread, banana and barley. Taste of barley, yeast, lemon and bread. Medium body.

3.4
beerbill (3616) - Laurel, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2011
750ml bottle courtesy of my friend J. Pours a hazy golden amber with a moderate white head. There are lots of little tiny floaties swirling about. Pleasant aroma of yeast, sugar, spice, and citrus. The flavor is fairly sweet with yeast, malt, sugar, and spice. Dries out towards the finish. Medium bodied.

3.9
tomthompson89 (1982) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2011
nice light pour yellowish. nose is incredible dough, earthy , cereal grains . flavor is spicy and interesting definate belgian spices. well done had with Larry from BDT

3.3
BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Sampled at GABF! 14 karat golden pour produced a nice fluffy white head. Melon filled aroma with honeydew and cantaloupe taking the forefront and followed by biscuit, honey, and coriander. Medium mouthfeel. Just not a big fan.


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