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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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3.4
Beershine (5253) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 9, 2011
Draft @ Mountain Sun boulder. Is dark red-brown with tight, stable head. Aroma is very, perhaps too, resinous with wet, dark woods. Smooth and easy palate. Nice woody character and solid malts but lacks sufficient complexity or Flemish character. It’s very resinous, dry, and astringent, even with some tobacco in the palate. Unfortunately those flavors remain two-dimensional, never quite reaching that next level that could make it wow. It would greatly benefit from an injection of Rodenbach yeast. But it’s smooth enough and it’s its own thing.

2.9
Oakes (18873) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 5, 2011
Hazy reddish-brown. The aroma has some gluey/phenolic stuff, pear/cherry esters and light alcohol. Fizzyness cuts some of the sweetness, which is caramelly in nature. The brew is quite estery. Ok, but a bit strong on the alcohol taste to be really drinkable, and too fizzy to be a dessert beer.

3.5
BeerandBlues2 (13823) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Tap. Pours clear brown with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium-long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malt, Belgian yeast, bread, and light brown sugar notes. Flavor is malt dominant, no hops, Belgian yeast character, and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.

2.9
tennessejed420 (940) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2011
draft pours red with grey head. Aroma of biscuit and some caramel. Flavor is overall kind of bland and lacking very many Belgian characteristics, almost reminded me of an american amber like fat tire. Notes of caramel, biscuit, perhaps a slight yeastyness, but not what I was hoping for. Nothing wrong with it and it is a good session but disappointing coming into with a "belgian red ale" expectation.

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onceblind (10593) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2011
Tap @ Vine St. Clear brilliant copper with a big ol white head. Nice earthy toffee malt aroma with some nice fresh hops tone. Amazing flavor of cereal toffee, gentle fresh hop flavor and mild bitterness with some Belgo fruity sweetness. Intriguing and lovely to drink.


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