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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A Belgium-style ale brewed with the changing seasons in mind. Firm toasty and sweet coffee-like malt flavors are underpinned by a subtle vanilla oakiness. Peppery spice adds character to this beers slightly dry and warming finish. 35 SRM 24 IBU 15.5 Plato

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bergstaden (2612) - Rros, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2015
Brown with an off white head - Malt aroma with some caramle in it - Good malt body with flavours of caramel and some coffee - Caramel and coffee goes into the finish - This was good

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 8, 2009
Nice thick cream head atop a nice dark stained wood body. Nose is musty, nutty, and toffee like and coats the nostrils well. Flavors spread upon a somewhat thin and grainy body with belgian yeast esters coming to the forefront. The finish is slightly nutty with an american brown ale-like crispness, but the flavors are predominately yeasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (2455) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2014
March 23, 2014 - on tap at Karl Strauss Universal. Clear brown pour with some head and lacing. Aroma was yeast, spice, caramel and mild coffee. Taste was sweet with some pepper and finish was mild coffee.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - DEC 27, 2010
12oz bottle. clear darker brown with a small off-white head and some lingering foam that leaves a solid ring. Lots of vanilla and almond in the aroma, brown sugar and dates as well. Some dried fruit and almond in the flavor. Medium-light sweetness and low bitterness. Alcohol isnt really felt, but adds nicely to the body. Soft carbonation. Finishes with slight toasty malt and hop bitterness, but never gets much past mild. Nice enough stuff with some nice aromas going on.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StefanSD (2416) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2010
12 oz bottle from Bev4less. Pours a translucent brown color with a big creamy beige head that has fair retention. The aroma is musty-earthy with burnt chestnuts, dust and yeast. The flavor is more of the same, burnt chestnuts, dust, spicy Belgian style yeast and a bit of biscuit. The mouthfeel is a bit light with fair carbonation. The finish is short and dry with a bit of lingering biter walnut. Overall: A very interesting little beer, well done Karl S.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fatehunter (2408) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Pours a thin head on a clear light brown body. The aroma is nuts, wood and candy. Interesting. The taste is a bit watery, caramel sweet, toasted malt and mild vanilla. A nice warm finish though. The texture is thin. Quite drinkable, just not interesting.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2012
bottle thanks to bhensonb. poured deep amber/brown with an off white head. aroma was chocolate, plum, vanilla, bread, and yeast. flavor was mild coffee, dark fruit (cherry, plum), and almost a sweetness like brown sugar. body was medium with medium carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 10, 2010
Not getting much Belgian notes from this but it is an off-kilter brown and I appreciate any brewery giving this forgotten style a go. Has some slight spice notes and warms a little more than the average but still could use a flavor boost.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDalkoholic (2371) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle from Quik Stop Croner: Poured a burnt brown color with a fluffy topping of foamed head. Has a very distinct aroma which is kind of hard for me to describe other than the fact that there is toffee like malts and some yeast present with light spicing, but somehow comes across subtle and not smelling like the real deal. The flavor is sweet at first but then leaves behind a harsh aftertaste as though this has a higher alcohol content then the bottle stated, and I have to admit the yeast in the taste does has a nice spicy touch too that goes well with the caramel like malts. Dont feel this is authentic as the other artisan ales out there in the market made in the states, but a decent effort on behalf of the godfather of brew or so Karl is proclaimed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VertBaconStrips (2358) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - MAR 3, 2015
Guzzled while waiting to get on California Screamin at California Adventure. Somehow Zoe convinced herself to go on this - it was the alternative to the ferris wheel that seemed to terrorize her. Plummy, some roast, decent pepper, vanilla, fruits that are not citrus or berries, dirt and less than sweet toffee. Time to go and man up for the kidlettes.


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