RATINGS: 237   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dark chestnut colored ale with a nice steady off-white head. Aroma is all about finesse, loads of blossoms and spring flowers. The mouth-feel is refined, playful and complex with Saison-like peppery flavors. Soft nutty after taste with a bite."

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Bottle. Floral aroma with some peppery spices. Surprisingly sweet, with a honey-like essence. Finishes and drinks a bit heavy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
skoisirius (1909) - Earth, Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Bottle. Brownish pour, not much head. Smells of roses, spring blossoming flowers, and a bit of grain. Very smooth and velvety in the mouth, the wet malts bring up squishy stepped on darker fruits in the front and its all jasmine and violent in the finish, with hints of rose petals on the lingering side. Good stuff! Bonus points for the trifecta of rose, violet, and jasmine!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
glennmastrange (2779) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle. Moderate roasted, nutty and and milk chocolate for the malt, light herbs for the hops, moderate to heavy dough for the yeast, with background notes of fig, date, toffee and brown sugar. Head is tiny, wispy, with a spot or two of lacing and is almost fully diminishing. Color is murky medium brown. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes moderately sweet and lightly bitter. Palate is medium to full, creamy verging on syrupy and an almost flat carbonation. Very tasty Belgian Strong Ale, but I guess this went a little flat in the bottle Would have been a much better beer with so much as a soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (6240) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Pours cloudy amber with a small tan head. The aroma has lots of toffee and brown sugar up front. There is also earthy Belgian yeast, chestnuts and rich malt. I dont noticed the floral items listed on the nose. It has a medium / full body that is rich and smooth with very soft gentle carbonation. The flavor begins with rich maltiness and Belgian notes from the aroma. A bit of the rose shows to smooth things out. The finish has some spice and gentle floral aspects. There is a mineral aspect as well. It hides the alcohol quite well. Good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 21, 2013
On tap at Of Love and Regret in Baltimore. Pours a hazy amber. Thin white head. Yeasty with some bready notes. Very sweet. Malty. Very nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2893) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - OCT 14, 2013
On tap 5 oz. pour at Max's in the Fell's Point district, Baltimore, MD. Hazy, medium amber with an off-white head and very good lacing. Aroma of sweet malt, spice, apples, yeast and brown sugar. Taste of caramel, cloves, spice, light fruit, bread, nuts and brown sugar. Medium/full body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fidelis83 (2305) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Medium ruddy brown pour with a thin beige head. aroma is sort of all over the place, lots of sweet floral and tree fruit, toasty, chocolate, pale toffee, malted milk, honey, sweet nectarine/plum, light caramel and a bit of hearty granola and cereal grain. Flavor is similarly crazy, lots of sweet toffee and malt, YooHoo chocolate, toffee and caramel, more nectarine and plum, with a slightly more tart and earthy apricot/tart peach, black pepper, and a sort of old lady perfume meets peppercorn and seedy berry finish. The mouthfeel is weird, medium body with a slick but sticky creaminess that is somewhere between a mouthful of blood, a sweet red wine and a barely carbonated Barley Wine. All weirdness aside, I enjoyed this beer well enough, not worth the price everyday, (I think $7.99/375ml) but definitely an interesting enough random assortment of sensations to warrant a one time purchase for me. Kinda looks like movie prop poo water, though.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldMrCrow (2433) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Bottle. Listed on the label as 9.0% rather than 10.0%

Pours the cloudy brown of unfiltered cider with almost no head whatsoever. Sour wheaty nose, some perfume but I dont get the complexity lauded in the commercial description. Given the aroma, the beer is remarkably sweet in taste, warm malts atop mulled plum wine (OK, Im totally bs-ing there but it sounds good). Raisins and spice. Characteristic Stillwater metallic close. Full body, some alcohol heat late. Far from a drainpour, but Im just not all that impressed with this one.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - SEP 24, 2013
330 ml bottle at home - taken from notes (15/03/2011). Pours clear brown with a fluffy head, nose is full of toasty malts, Sweet body, malty flavours. mmm-okay.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (7612) - Rimini, ITALY - SEP 15, 2013
33cl bottle at Bruces, thanks to Paul. It pours a deep caramel colour with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet with toffee, caramel and dried fruits. Some peachy hoppiness. Taste is mostly sweet with burnt caramel, figs and plums. Some alcohol is there. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Quite good


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