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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   IBU: 52   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A-BIG-ALE is the first canned Belgian brew from Sixpoint... a wholly sanctified and indubitably bonafide high gravity elixir. Traditional Belgian yeast and candi sugars ensure a zealous fermentation, classic dark fruit flavors and a big ABV. We’re not religious about beer styles though, so we dosed this sucker with loads of American hops.
Previously 6.6% ABV

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
closey22 (2026) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Hazy orange amber no head; very sweet aroma hinting of caramel ; flavor is rich malt blended with Belgian sugars, yeastiness, hoppy dryness ; feels medium with nice foamy fizz; finishes dry yet sweet.


3.3
jackl (8271) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2017
Sample @ Charleston Brewvival, 2015. Amber pour with a small head. Plenty of bubblegum and candi sugar on the nose. General Belgian fruity esters. Fairly fat and rich. Sweet toffee. Black pepper heat. Some candied fig and raisin.

3.4
alexsdad06 (10586) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2016
12 oz can from Dutch’s at home from notes. Pours a clear orange amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have bready malts, caramel, citrus, Belgian yeast, candi sugar, some dark fruit, mild spices, ok.

3.5
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2016
Pours a nice dark reddish amber color. Aromas of fruit, and some other hints, maybe some spices, maybe caramel. Flavor is a bittersweet, malty, and a hint of hops with a nice bittersweet finish.

3.5
thepatrickman (1398) - Lewes, East Sussex, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2016
I’m so torn on this beer. On the one hand, it’s a perfectly good pseudo-IPA with some general hop aroma and bitterness. On the other hand, it tastes absolutely nothing whatsoever like a Belgian double, which is how it’s billed on the packaging. Good if you like hops, disappointing if you’re looking for an Abbey ale!

3.2
Ron (4060) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 13, 2016
Can. Reddish copper clear with lasting head and lace. NIce citrusy aroma with mild honey. Medium toasted honey and peachy fruit sweetness with spicy hop bitterness Belgian yeast and medium dry finish. Medium body and lively carbo.

3.8
GarageBrewer80 (567) - SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2015
Köpt i New York. Bärnstenfärgad, halvklar färg med lätt orange vit skumkrona. Frisk, blommig doft av färsk humle. Medium söt kropp med lätt bitter avrundning. Väldigt färsk smak av nektar, passionsfrukt, honung, tall och apelsin.

3
SudsMcDuff (8462) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2015
Had a sample me over at Dimitri’s Hooker Haus in Kemah .. . Pours a dark hazy yellow Amber .. Nice simple foam .. . Belgian yeast, medicine are the main players .. Solid mouth, depressing finish .. Didn’t do it for me, but this leg has been on the wall for a few months so maybe that is playing a part .. . I get to cut out stickers at work today!

3.6
Davros (3231) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2015
Pours vibrant amber with a large head. Nose shows spicy Belgian phenols, pear and apples, some soft floral hop notes and sweet clean malt. Flavours are clean too but with some booze and Belgian yeast notes showing.

2.8
Shark_Pants (763) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2015
Clear amber red with medium sudsy off-white head. The nose is also fairly un-belgian - grapefruit citrus, caramel malt, some tropical fruits. The hops dominate, with the belgian yeast phenols and esters lacking. The taste is very IPA-like - the citrus and tropical fruits and piney hop bitterness are front and centre, backed up by a strong malt backbone, slight banana. Medium bodied. Way off style as a belgian ale but acceptable as an IPA.

3.4
BarossaLuke (552) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2015
A good malty ale with good bitterness but without a real Belgian character.


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