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RATINGS: 2249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Deep burgundy color with a big, fluffy head. Complex fruit aromas with a layered sweetness (honey, then caramel, then toffee) with a hint of licorice and chocolate. A big, rich, abbey-style ale that dries out nicely on the finish.

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3.4
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2005
Nice dark redish brown hue with a creamy foam head on top. The aroma is bready sweetness with cherries and candy sugar as well. Palate is a slight bit crisp, and the rest very smooth. Flavor is rather respectable, but nothing amazing. Damn good value at only $4.50 however.

4.5
openwindow (67) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 2, 2005
A wonderful brew. Beautiful dark amber color. Smell has a bouquet of scents in it: something lemony, something sweet, and even something floral almost. Wonderful hop taste up front with a smooth finish. Hard to believe such a high alcohol % from something so smooth!

4.8
Schooly (2) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2005 does not count
Delicious. Good size brownish red head that even tastes great. Once you get to the dark amber liquid though, it’s a real treat. Taste of cherries was most prominent for me, but not overpowering. I did note the chocolate and caramel too. I got two of these in my beerswap, and will be buying an entire case very soon.

3.8
MillStreetMan (152) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2005
Wow. It’s been a while since I’ve had the Ommegang. It’s truly excellent, and worthy among the best of the native Belgian ales.

3.6
Odeed (1803) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 21, 2005
poured into my new rochefort trappist glass and recieved a beautiful ruby red with a brownish looking head.my nose gathered a bouquet of caramel malts,grapefruit,candy,and spices.the flavor contained some malts,citurs,yeast,and was highly acidic.in fact a bit to much.im going to let it sit a bit as this usually lets beers like this settle. 5 minutes later its still got a bit to much acidic bite for me.maybe even a bit of lemons?im not saying its bad,but i like my b.s.a.’s a little more balanced.

4.2
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2005
Big alcohol fruity aroma, clody dark brown. Rich and fruity complex flavor. Bitterness and alcohol in finish.

3.9
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - JAN 14, 2005
Small bottle. Pours a deep ruby/mahogany colour with very little head. Nose of candi sugar and spices. The taste is fruity and then caramel. My only complaint is that it seemed over carbonated.

3.9
MullMan (1099) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2005
I’ve had this for the first time in 7 years, and it’s just as good as it was then! very dark ruby/black cherry in color. tan head, foamy and rapidly receding. raisin, plum, candi sugar, and sweet malt aroma. toffee too. very high carbonation. banana & raisin flavor, nice hop nip. slight alcohol flavor but not strong. salty/sweet with alcohol flavor on the way out. slightly creamy, slightly bready mouthfeel.

4.1
run20six2 (123) - USA - JAN 6, 2005
A noticeable taste of alcohol , but well masked with hints of chocalate. A very dark beer with an overall excellent taste.

3.6
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2005
Pours a dark cloudy mahogany with a nice light tan head that leaves decent lacing. Sweet malty spiced aroma, corriander, dark fruit, and sugar sweetness. Taste starts with a sweet caramel maltiness up front, light chocolate notes, fading into a spicy hopped finish. Very thick body, clinging to the palate.


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