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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
For those of you who dont know, this beer has a story behind it. Im a bike nut and Ive always wanted to name a beer after the Cannibal, partly because I think its a cool name for a beer and partly because hes 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. Hes 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 Lelysee. 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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beachbum25 (1086) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2007
On tap @ Newark- poured a somewhat cloudy copper color w/a moderate white head. Sweet belgian aroma. Flavors of cane sugar, banana, & spice with moderate carbination. Good lacing lasted throughout the beer. This one was very enjoyable, probibly the best choice of the day @ Newark. Long sweet spicy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Almost clear, very pale body with creamy white head, lasting, nice lacing. The aroma is banana, clove, apricot, cider and vinous. The flavor is herbal hops, moderate sweetness, spice, lots of fruit (peach, apple and banana). Medium body is soft with light carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2007
UPDATED: APR 21, 2007 After spending 6hrs at a DRY wedding I REALLY needed a beer. I raced to Iron Hill and promptly ordered a Cannibal.....wish I didnt. Dull yellow with fizzy head. Aroma was of yeast, various spices, and funk. The taste was dry and peppery with a metalic finish. No Thanks.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2007 On draft. Pours copper with a decent white head. Aroma of fruit, belgian style yeast and spices, and citrus. The flavor is smooth, fruit, citrus, spices, and moderate carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerdedone (3372) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2007
Pours a golden brown with a white head. Aroma of yeast, citrus, hops, wheat, and bananas. Flavor of belgian yeast, light spices and some citrus notes. Very smooth and clean. A very nice belgian strong

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2007
Draft at North Wales Pours a clear golden brown with a deminishing white head. Has a decent carbination. The aroma was a touch on the bland side with hints of spiciness and some citrus. Has a smooth mouthfeel really seems to blend the higher alcohol content well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 16, 2007
750mL bottle, courtesy of argo0. Thanks, Aaron! Pours a hazy, medium yellow appearance; white head with decent lacing. Yeast and honey and apple juice in the aroma. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: plenty of yeast, buttery notes, and citrusy hops; hints of vanilla. Long, yeasty and vanilla / light butterscotch finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2007
Draft at North Wales location. Pale golden body with decent head. Aroma is of banana, lite cloves and sweetness, yeast. Very sweet flavor that is a tad perfumey for me. Some spice but alot of yeast being in there. This one did not balance out well and felt almost like a waste of what IR charges for it.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (14036) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 9, 2007
(750ml bottle, 7.7% ABV on label) Pale straw body topped by medium off-white head that diminishes rapidly. Aroma is medium sweet, Belgian yeast funk, peach, some Saaz, vanilla. Taste is moderately sweet, nectarine/peach, bread. Somewhat dry finish. Creamy medium body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
k4df4l (154) - DTown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2007
Draught at North Wales. Very nice deep golden appearance with a faint dissipating head by the time it arrived at the table but still had excellent carbonation. Aromas of spice, light begian yeast, citrus and florals. Flavor was initially subdued but developed as the glass warmed to match the aroma. Nice fruit notes, alcohol well hidden. Not as complex or flavorful as you would expect for the style but accessible for those who find most too "belgiany"


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