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RATINGS: 2199   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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ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 14, 2004
Yeasty and pear/pineapple fruity aroma; spicy, lightly chocolatey and fruity flavor: plums and dates, tangy and tart, finishes a little dry; damn good brew.

3.5
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 10, 2004
I really like the work "Burgundian" as a description of this beer. Full bodied dubbel with a thin off white head crowning the dark burgundy brew. Fruity nose with a bit of spice. Carmel malts with really light chocolate/toffee notes. Also a presense of dark fruit flavors. That belgian yeasty/ musty odor and flavor is in here too. A dry and warming finish. Would be great as a stand alone dessert, with fresh fruit or a hunk of fresh stilton.

3.6
EdPaulsen (117) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2004
wonderfully available and inexpensive. very beautiful in the glass, cloudy dark, with a dessert type smell. unfortunately for me i've maxxed out on this overly typical 'belgian' aroma and taste, but doesn't mean it's not good. likely especially nice as an alternative to red wine with a nice meal.

4.1
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2004
Dark burgundy with a very short-lived fizzy tan head. The aroma is very sweet at first, caramel and chocolate, then some toffee. The flavor is a nice caramel and toffe combo. There is some dark fruit action going on also, plums maybe. The finish is dry and lively. The body is medium full. I really like this beer. I started drinking this stuff eons ago and have just now gotten around to rating it. I think that I enjoy it more now than I used to. Yum.

3.5
Aggie80 (818) - Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2004
Dark brown with red overtones and a thick head. Hoppy overtones in the aroma. Complex mix of flavors with almost no aftertaste. The higher alcohol content is strong.

3.8
baobubba (454) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - FEB 26, 2004
Dark ruby with an amber-off white head. Super sweet malty aroma with light caramel, light banana, and bubblegum. Sweet, with a slight bitter finish. Warming, but very little lingers.

3.7
DYCSoccer17 (3703) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 26, 2004
UPDATED: APR 29, 2011 Pours a transparent ruby-amber with a robust 3-4cm light tan head. Yeast, bananas, and hints of chocolate in the nose. Some yeast to start giving way to some hops and a mild ethanol burn. Vinishes VERY ROASTY and SMOKEY. Mouth might be a touch too carbonated. Another solid brew by Ommegang(7/5/7/3/15).---� aroma is sweet, fruity, with a good deal of candi sugars present. Aromatic and floral. Light underlying brown sugar and molasses are also present. Amber body with a nice, creamy, rocky, tan head. Attractive and strong. Starts a little sweet, sugary, with some pitted fruits. Becomes a little estery in the middle with some dusty, dry hints. Becomes a little more caramelly and roasted after that. Finishes fairly carbonated and with a bit of a spicy bitterness. Some ethanol present. I’m not convinced that I would change this rating.

4
Eirikur (386) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - FEB 26, 2004
Thisa is what I like. Someone did his homework here. What a balance. This brew has alot to it.

3.6
Crit (4024) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2004
Hardly burgundy, a very definite brown with short tan head. Good fruity carmel nose. Complex flavor of carmel, whiskey, and winey astringent finish Being objective... A quality beer, but I don't like it at all

3.8
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2004
Much aroma of sweet malty caramel. Huge body with some hints of acidy freshness. Oh, and cheers Haukur for this and my few last ratings!


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