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RATINGS: 2212   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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3.8
bhensonb (16137) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 16, 2007
Aroma resembles burgandy wine, with dark fruits like raisin and prune. Deep mahogany color with a beige head that flattened quickly. Medium bodied, with near fizzy carbonation (real ale). The flavor is caramel, toffee, raisin, prune, and some chocolate. The mild sweetness dissipates, and the finish is relatively dry. There is arguably some bitter, and likely some anise. Complex ale.

3.5
MiP (16083) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2008
Bottle, 8.5%. Yeasty, slightly funky aroma. The flavour starts off very malty with some malt syrup, melassis. Ends on a citric note that lifts the beer a bit. Has a little cardboard to it, but it does not matter much.

3.7
Ratman197 (15762) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2006
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting amber head. Aromas of dark fruit, molasses and a bit vinous. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of spices, molasses, and some fruitiness with a smooth, lingering sweet finish.

3.8
imdownthepub (15654) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2016
Bottled, 355ml, aged 4 yrs, from Stirchley Wines, Birmingham,. Dark brown ruby with cream head. The ageing has worked very nicely with this, smooth and rich malts lead the way, there is a port wine element with a prune like fruitiness. Christmas cake and just a hint of herbiness. True to its style most of the way but perhaps lacking the Belgian yeasty element. Very good.

3.9
gunnfryd (15645) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2007
Bottle at RBNAG 07. Mahogny colour with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, malt, alcohol. Flavour is sweet, caramel, cellar notes, hop, alcohol. nice beer.

3.6
Stuu666 (15536) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown, light malty toffee, raisins, fizzy, sweet, liquorice.

3.3
DSG (15519) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 25, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2012 Re-rate 3/7/12: Bottle sample at a tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks zvikar. Hazy brown. Aroma of malt, brown sugar, dark fruits and vanilla hints. Sweet malty flavor, caramelly and fruity, with some yeast and a drier finish with light spiciness. Medium-bodied. 7/3/6/3/13=3.2

(11/6/08) Draught at The Drafting Room in Spring House. Thanks David T! Dark brown color. Aroma of plums, malt, some licorice. Sweet malty flavor with dark fruits, some candi sugar, licorice and a certain spiciness. 7/4/7/3/14=3.5

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Tmoney99 (15228) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2005
Bottle. Cloudy reddish color with a huge frothy off-white head that diminished very slowly leaving good lacing. Good complex fruit and wine aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture. Good fruity flavor with a sweet finish that had a moderate duration with no alcohol bite. Very good brew for number 700.

3.4
kermis (15164) - The Hague / Amsterdam / Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2013
Bottle shared from Jmgreenuk. Pours amber brown with an off white head. Aroma caramel, plums, fruit. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

2.5
Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2008
Bottle at ØLbaren. Cloudy red/brown - white head. Berries, fruity, yeasty, nutty, sweetness, madium carbonation. OK - but typical belgian style !!


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