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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (5044) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2008
Growler courtesy of Skyview. Dark brown color with a medium head. Aroma of sour cherries and molasses. Strong and malty body. Lots of dark cherries. Moderate tartness and a bit of sour. An almost oaky finish. Really great surprise!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skyview (5866) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2008
Served on draught at the Wisconsin Micro-brewers Beerfest in Chilton, Wisconsin. Pours a semi-hazy light brown amber brew with a fast dissipating off-white head that dissolves to a thin off-white ring. Aroma of tart fruity character, some yeast, a touch of barnyard funk and some brown sugar. Taste is slightly spritzy, medium bodied with flavors of tart berry with caramel malt, a touch of herbal spice and yeast. Finish has a mild tart berry aftertaste that lingers slowly to a thin caramel taste. Not too overpowering, but just right to my liking. I am happy to see another Wisconsin brewery producing a Brown Sour to attract the neglected sourheads in the beer drinking culture. Most excellent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2008
[Growler] shared by skyview. Pours a clear burnt caramel with a small tan head. Aroma is tart with a touch of sweaty socks. Flavor is a Rodenbach type sourness, caramel, and balsamic vinegar. Smooth and sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DietPepsican (1587) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - AUG 26, 2008
GTMW! Hazy brown pour with a thin off white head. Sour cherry aroma. Flavor was oaky, cherry, caramel, and toffee. Mildly sour finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK (6046) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2009
Thanks to Skyview for this one. Sweet, with vinegar in the aroma. Brown in color, and at first taste, very much a Flemish brown. Some sugar and malt, as well as balsamic, caramel, and a little fruit. A success for sure and it is great to see a small brewpub attempting, and achieving, in this uncommon style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Aroma is molasses and raisins. Dark hazy pour, moderately thick but quickly dissipating beige head, minimal lace. Flavor is malt-driven, sweet, more molasses and raisins. Really more sweet than sour, although it is sour. Slightly puckering, gently carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (4130) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2008
Hard to peg this one. The malts are indeed really driving this--molasses in the aroma and a kind of malt complexity that to me suggests a barleywine foundation, but the sourness is also present. I tend to think that it tastes more like a mistake than a deliberate brew, though it has some attraction and is certainly drinkable, if not especially awesome. (growler shared by Skyview)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2009
On tap at the brewpub 8/9/08: Pours a transparent dark copper with a thin ring of off-white head. Aroma of lightly sweet dark caramel and tart light fruity cherry notes. Body starts effervescent and cherry fruity sweet and tart before a drier finish. A decent Belgian dark with ok tartness and fruity balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
muzzlehatch (4939) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2016
Un-Muzzling Olde Muzzlehatch Ratings, #75. Draught at the brewpub, August 2008. Deep, deep somewhat brackish walnut, just a hint of head...nose initially redolent of molasses, cookie-malts come in eventually, ginger and a touch of grapiness...body just lightly yeasty, very grapy-vinous, with hints of prunes and licorice eventually making their way into nose and tongue...lightly peppery at the finish, moreso as it warms...full, light prickly carbonation, though perhaps a little too full as the liquid warms and a doughy yeastiness becomes more prominent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011
Name: Belgian Dark Ale
Date: August 09, 2008
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub, Madison
Appearance: clear dark ruby red amber, fine beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet dark caramel malt aroma with a nice fruity character
Flavor: sweet dark caramel malt flavor, tart fruity character comes in to balance the caramel sweetness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

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