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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A deep reddish, malty, and complex Belgian style ale. Belgian candied syrup made from beets adds flavors of ripe red fruit to the caramel undertones created by the malt.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
malkyore (377) - - FEB 28, 2013
Darker belgian ale. Not much of a head with almost no staying power. Minimal lacing. Nose is similar to most sweeter belgians I’ve had, fruity with a hint of malt and caramel. Taste is nice not bitter at all (13 ibus...) but still manages a nice hoppy taste. Malt is subdued but definitely there the sweetness shows through with just a hint of wheat and alcohol at the finish. My first petoskey beer and definitely will not be my last!


3.2
koleminer20 (3840) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2017
From notes. This one was enjoyed at the MGB Summer Beer Fest 2017. The pour is a darker amber brown with a thin light khaki colored ring of head and no lace as it dissipates. The aroma is surprisingly bland. There is a light caramel and some dark fruits. A yeastiness and strong malt make a play toward the end. There is almost like a wet cardboard thing happening as well. The flavor is equally questionable. The dark fruits and malts aren’t too shabby, but the maltiness, a light spice, and the cardboard really don’t let this thing breathe or open up. The mouth feel is light and watery with a sharper carbonation and a lingeringly sweet and messy finish. Meh. 6 4 6 3 13

3.2
n1940 (145) - Dunbar, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2017
12 oz can. Quiet start with modest carbonation and an unassuming aroma of confection sugar and beets. The beer is gorgeous dark mahogany colour with a tan head and weak lace.It has a Belgian confection sugar start with biscuit notes expanding into the middle. Good length to the finish with hints of caramel and dried fruit. Mouthfeel is thin!

4.1
Hopper8 (228) - Holland, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2017 This is a very good beer for me. It’s highly drinkable whilst still maintaining some interesting flavors. It’s a little watery than I may have hoped, and the the malt was a bit simple at times, but I would turn to this often, hence my higher rating.

3.3
edgallow (4362) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 10, 2016
Pours amber with a white head. Aroma of malts, biscuits and some fruit. taste is malty and yeast.

2.6
chucklemation (1748) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2016
Pours a dark amber with a thin white head. Aroma is caramel, biscuit, and cardboard. Flavor is similar, dry. Soft carbonation. Meh.

3.7
Msdrbeat (780) - East Lansing, USA - APR 7, 2016
On tap at Hopcat. Watery mouthfeel. Beautiful color. Light booziness with fruit and quick disappearing flavor.

3.2
Beaver (1828) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2016
16 oz can. Pours clear reddish amber with a medium light tan head that retains well and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is malty fruitcake with some Belgian notes.

The flavor is sweet sugary caramel malts with dark fruit and some Belgian yeast. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, very sweet malty Belgian. A bit too sweet for me.

3.1
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 16, 2016
A- pours a clear ruddy amber with a ginger of khaki head that thins to a skin. No lacing. S- lots of sweet malts and caramel. Brown apples, banana bread, prunes, toasted walnuts, cereal grains, warm biscuits. Light vanilla and bubble gum. Raisins. M- medium thick cloying body with no carb. T- more bitter than expected with banana nut bread mixing with apple cider and bubble gum yeasts and grasses. Hops are assuredly more prominent in the taste. Some light lemon zest with radians and plums and cherries. Middle is cereal and sourdough with lingering malts. Ending dries a bit and has mostly zincs and muddled saccharin sugars. Some grass and lemon persist.

3.6
nearbeer (5558) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 23, 2016
Pint can, thanks to Josh. Pours a foggy chestnut with a loose foam on top that disintegrates into a thin smattering of bubbles. Nose is spicy brown bread, toasted walnut, earthy cocoa and prunes. Tastes of the same mix plus some lightly tart plum and bittersweet chocolate. Medium body has smooth, medium carbonation and a nice balance.

2.8
jcr (2726) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - FEB 16, 2016
Can. Clear, deep amber/ruby body. Fizzy white head, rapidly diminishing to nothing. No lacing. Aroma of sweet malts, candy sugar, caramel. The flavor is moderately to heavily sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes moderately sweet and lightly bitter. Thin to medium body, watery texture, moderate carbonation. I like a malty sweet beer, but this is more sugary sweet than anything else. Just a hint of dark fruits — plum, cherry, raisin. And no hint of earthy Belgian yeast. Its thin body doesn’t help.


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