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RATINGS: 2207   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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3.5
igneous1 (1538) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - FEB 15, 2004
color is caramelly amber with a thin tan head. some alcohol in the nose, a floral quality, brown sugar and a little raisin. flavor also has some alcohol, some woodiness, a little apple and pear, and a wheaty finish. more of an alcohol presence than i expected at 8.5%

3.2
JorisPPattyn (10072) - BELGIUM - FEB 12, 2004
(Cave-aged 2001 version) Dark red beer; little white head. Enormous oxidation jumps out in the nose, 'biscuit', but way over the top as in the discards of pastry-making. Taste is completely madeirised - in 2 years? After the Hennepin, that clinches it: Ommegang beers are just too light to age gracefully. They just oxidate. Slick, medium bodied mouthfeel. One disappointment more from Ommegang. They ought to raise their price - AND their quality.

3.9
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - FEB 7, 2004
Beautiful light mahoany color with an off-white head. Sweet malt, caramel, brown sugar, dark fruit, and yeast aroma. Very sweet flavors of plum, cherry, malt, and yeast. Very highly carbonated. Slightly dry finish.

3.8
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2005 Excellant looking cherry color brewskie. Sweet sugary nose...maybe molasses. Crazy flavor combinations going on here. I taste toffee, chocolate, carmel, and abit of vanilla. I dig this sweet juice.

3.6
bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a deep mahogany color with a medium-sized beige head. Has a complex flavor of raisins, yeast, caramel, toffee and a hint of chocolate.

3.7
balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - JAN 30, 2004
very deep burgandy color, almost opaque with a nice creamy tan head...smells of carmel and honey, quite sweet, very complex flavor...definitely taste the alcohol as well as the carmel and a woody flavor from the aroma...anise also, very smooth going down and a bit dry on the finish...good experience for my first ever belgian strong

3.9
TChrome (1481) - North Richland Hills, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2004
Quite attractice reddish brown in color with a red twinged beige head that is dissipating. Aroma is pleasent also, with tons of fruit notes and candy sugar. The flavor is nice and complex and multi-layered. Flavor is initially sweet with good yeast then finishes very dry with a final burst of fruit. Yummy!!

4.1
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2004
Deep mahogany red, with nice head. Aroma of raisins and malt, with some yeast. Creamy body, flavors of raisins, currants, plums present, along with some toffee notes. Really shines as it hits room temperature. Much like Chimay Rouge in my opinion.

4.3
DougShoemaker (3146) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2004
Brown sugar, malt and toffee are in the aroma. Hazy sunset red, pours a large toffee head with lot's of lace. Intriquing sweet malt, sponge toffee and almonds as well. Delightfully bitter, full bodied, creamy and well balanced. Fantastic!

3.9
SpringsLicker (3682) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 22, 2004
Ommegang pours out a rich deep goppery brown under thick lasting head. Sweet caramel complexity with a smooth medium body. Very nice domestic Belgian.


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