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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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StefanSD (2449) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
papajohn (1250) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - MAR 5, 2010
12 oz bottle from Marine [email protected] Miramar: Reddish brown color with a frothy tan head. Aroma is kinda nutty. Flavor is sweet and malty, lightly buttery with hazel nuts, faint cocoa and a mild bitterness in the finish. Medium body is creamy with soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gorditoabd (636) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 15, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours an attractive dark cherry brown with just a dusting of slightly off-white foam. Aroma is sweet molasses and roasty almonds (or some other bitter nut). Flavor is pretty typical of brown ale: solid, dark, a touch of resin and herbs in the flavor, to go with smokey wood, earth, and maybe even leather. All of these are light and neatly intermingled here, and make this a really pleasant, if not overly memorable beer, to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (9954) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2011
Bouteille partage avec Markwise. cuivre, beige. Arme malt, lgrement grille avec du caramel, fin nez de brassin et de grains. Au palais, note de cara malt avec note grill, bl et orge, un petit fini de levure donnant cette bire une approche belge ainsi que des fruits un peu tropicaux venant peut-tre de la levure.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Enriquez (7) - Riverside, California, USA - JUL 29, 2012 does not count
caramel color with thick head, slight dry taste on palate, malt taste really good cold!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jehoesefat (366) - Poway, California, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Sweet nutty aroma. Pours clear and a very nice red/ruby color. Nice sweet flavor with a long fruity finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18844) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
Draught at Karl Strauss, Carlsbad. Clear deep amber/mahogany beer with a nice lasting beige head. Malty chocolate aroma, yeasty notes, caramel, dark bread, grassy, hay, figs, some cocoa. Malty roasted aroma, caramel, grassy, grapes, citrus, cocoa, some dark bread. Decent beer but not very Belgian.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (11678) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
"kind of a different direction for a winter warmer...belgian aspects lighter in the aroma. mostly roasted malts with a touch of peppery spice and fruit. in the flavor, the 3 aspects are all about equal, with slight chocolate and caramel as well. light and robust at the same time. pretty cool beer. unique."

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (13060) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Tap at the brewery, 4S Ranch. Pours clear brown with a medium, frothy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is toast and nutty malt, earthy and woody hops, dates and figs with brown sugar notes. Flavor is sweet malt, dark fruits, vanilla and nutmeg with light hops and bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marheb (5709) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Unibroue ma lev avec ce genre darme et je suis rarement dans cet tat desprit maintenant mais celle-l me plait. Le Brown malt explose et les pices, mme si elles sont bien prsentes, ne choquent jamais.


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