RATINGS: 853   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
A rich brown ale inspired by the enigmatic monastic brews of Belgium, and the mysterious mist shrouded jungles of the tropics. Brewed with real cacao, and spiced with cinnamon and sweet orange peel for a sensual delight. A brew to be sipped, savored, and enjoyed!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
paintedmaple (671) - Peoples Republic of Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 12, 2012
On tap...French Laundry, Fenton,MI...a walk through Fenton becomes a dream-like experience of rural Belgium. This is brewing art and innovation at its finest. Pungent sourness married with subtle complexity...I loved every sip.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
crajun (1200) - , Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2017
1200th rate and it didnt work out. I will avoid this brewer; second brew that is over soured. if they would just say that it would #*# help. nice pour, aroma had a few things going on - no chocolate - taste was just tart up front with carbonation - not what I like or was looking for....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Antonio369 (184) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 6, 2017
75 cl bottle, served in tulip. Poured a clear amber brown with an two finger light tan head. Lively carbonation as well as bits of yeast in glass. Aroma: funk, barnyard, green apples, orange peel, citrus, cherries, caramel. Taste: orange peel, tart, citrus, caramel, toffee, cherries, bread, raisins, apricots, grannie smith apples, blood orange, burnt brown sugar, some cinnamon, hazelnuts. Cacao was not present until the the yeast from the bottom of the bottle was poured into the glass. I really swirled the bottle to get all the yeast out. And this changed the beer into murky hazelnut brown with more malty chocolate flavours coming to the foreground. The last bit of yeast on the bottom of the bottle really made the difference for me. Where the sourness dominated in the beginning it is now more in balance with the malts. Medium sourness. Medium body with a long, nice tart and spicy finish. Very good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (6936) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2016
Sampled at Elijah Ps. Reddish hued beer that has an off white head. This is citrusy and more sour than others I have had. Citrus is zest and spicy. Deep resonant bitternress results. Funkiness is big here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mugdiller (13) - Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2016
Tap JP Detroit. Orang-e color nice full head. Lot-sa sour fruit , blood orange, funky cherries, with a nice cinnamon spicy finish. Ahh special

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minutemat (4751) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2016
Bottle @ Richs 7k tasting. Pours a murky orangey amber, off-white head. Aroma has cinnamon and orange peel spice. Taste presents lots of spiced dried fruits, some blood orange. Interesting and different.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (7206) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2016
Bottle shared at MTG III via Beer Gonzo; dark brown pour with a thin magnolia head, aroma has spice, taste has some big winter spice, dark fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ineedbeer (1978) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 4, 2016
Poured from a 750 ml bottle with a 12/14/2010 bottle date. Aroma is unique with a lot of malt character but also some spice, citrus and fruit notes. Lots of caramel, toffee toasted bread and nuts. Some moderate raisin notes with hints of cherry and stone fruit. Some light citrus notes. Hints of cinnamon with some light chocolate notes. A bit of a gusher. Pours a somewhat clear, burnt amber brown with a large, moderately thick, dark tan head that slowly recedes to a thin film that lingers on the edges. No lacing and small legs. Flavor is moderately acidic with a moderate malt note. Toasted bread, nuts and dark caramel dominate. Light chocolate notes with some medium light citrus. Light raisin, fig and cherry notes. Moderately strong phenolics with cinnamon, but also some herbal spicy notes and a bit of vegetable note. Medium bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with high carbonation. Moderate astringency and low but present alcohol warmth. Overall, an alright beer. A nice aroma, but the flavor does not match up. A bit astringent as well. Age definitely hurt this flavor, but Im not sure it was a great combo to begin with.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnstledger8 (988) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 16, 2016
Bottle. Pours a bright blood orange with a lasting sudsy white head. Aroma is of sour fruits, light vinegar, oak, brett, funky, cherries, blood orange. Taste is of sour fruits, blood orange, hint of caramel, funky, vinegar, light acidity, cinnamon noticeable on the finish. Soft foamy mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mateuszk (2406) - Poznań, POLAND - OCT 13, 2016
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy, dark amber in colour with medium white head. Aroma of caramel, malt, sour fruits, vinous, light chocolate. In taste mix of sweet-sour fruity notes, wine. Medium body, moderate carbonation, lightly tart and dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (4240) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2016
Pours hazy deep amber with flat white head. Aroma of dried fruit, sugar, fresh fruit and some madeira. Taste is funky, spicy with a tart finish. Light and sticky body with average carbonation.

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