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RATINGS: 2210   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
IDunno19 (89) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2008
More like a fine wine than a great beer (though equally a great beer) the novelty of my first corked beer is what turned me on and I was impressed. Pours a dark purple/brown with a great fluffy head. Aromas of wine with that deep alcohol taste that all beer should have. Complex flavor that was hard to place but vinous, sweet with a hint of dark chocolate, and velvety on the finish. Good Americanized Belgian.

3.4
uhre (384) - DENMARK - OCT 20, 2008
Aroma of prunes , candis and caramel. The flavor is also full of prunes, candis with an aftertaste of coffee.

3.4
Caleb1035 (63) - , North Carolina, USA - OCT 29, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours to dark body with almost no head. Flavor is somewhat fruity with hints of chocalate. Tastes somewhat like a stout but with a thinner mouth-feel. Aroma is almost non-existant. All in all a good double at a nice price.

3.4
gte620v (29) - Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2008
The beer has a pleasing texture, dark hardy appearance and full aroma. It tastes slightly harsh: a touch too bitter for my preference. Otherwise, the beer flavors are well balanced. The amount of carbonation is moderate, agreeable and typical of Belgian Abbey Ales. The head consistency and volume is consistent with Abbey Ale: it is dense and almost cloud-like filling no more than 1/2 an inch of vertical space in my goblet. Overall, the beer is good, but not my favorite Abbey Ale.

3.4
markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2009
Pours light brown with a nice khaki head. Aroma is light fruit, banana, chocolate, raisins, and some yeast. Flavor is fizzy banana, raisin, light fruit, and some chocolate and orange peel. Interesting; sour orange comes out in the flavor as the beer warms.

3.4
zapprentice (316) - East Setauket, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2009
Overrated to me. An ok beer for it’s availability, but will go for other beers much quicker than this. Fruity smell, fruit undertones in the flavor.

3.4
savnac (2656) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAR 11, 2009
Aroma is sweet like molasses, with a slight fruitiness. Reddish brown with big light tan creamy head. Starts off sweet and ends with a bit of a sour aftertaste. Medium to heavy bodied, thick and average carbonation.

3.4
dchmela (3088) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Thanks to my buddy Joe for the bomber. Pours a dark brown with a thick creamy tan head. Fruity apple, malty, Belgian yeast aroma. Smooth crisp malt taste with some hints of fruit, Belgian spice and yeast. Very good version of the style.

3.4
livelaughlovep (108) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2009
Absolutely gorgeous burgandy hue on the pour, off white head.
Baked bread, Sweet, Fruit, hint of sour funk. Touch of spice.

3.4
boomer0813 (100) - denton, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2009
Bottle thanks to Metzlers. Had a nice dark amberish brown color w/ a cream head. Lacing was nice. Aroma was of caramel, pecans, black cherry, and choclate. Flavor was good with toffee, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Yummy beer.


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