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RATINGS: 1112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The combination of Cherries, Honey, and Chocolate Malts delivers gentle fruits and subtle spices. Fermented and aged with a unique yeast , this ruby red beer has significant warming strength that underlies the character of this Ale.

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2.9
nick76 (4403) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2006
Bottle aged 10 months. The aroma has caramel, yeast, raisins, spices, candy, pine, and citrus. The appearance is red brown with a small head and very little carbonation. The flavor is very malty and sweet with all the elements from the aroma except it tastes a little like vinegar (probably from aging). The palate is like syrup. Aging this beer was a mistake but the aroma is nice.

3.8
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2006
<!-- i --> Big thanks to CaptainCougar for this one<!-- /i --> <!-- BR --> Honey - I’m home! This dark rad pour gives off honey in every way. I smells of it, tastes of it, drinks and pours thick. The alcohol was well contained with the overwhelming body of this beer. The downside is that the cherries were lost, and the spices only came up in some belching afterwads.

3.3
Kevin (2217) - Montana, USA - AUG 26, 2006
bottle from kramer. it’s the last night i have to watch my brother’s kids. they are finally in bed. i need a drink.nice light maroon body that has a vocal carbonation level to the gray yellow head. syrup in the nose with honey, and grape jelly. oh yeah this is what i need. fruity alcohol flavor with a light yeast note that is bready and buttered. just the right amount of bite to it. trying to put a finger on the flavors here, light cherry, watered down molasses or honey, some pear notes too. a bit of lingering lime with the yeasty biscuit and orange taste.

3.5
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - AUG 21, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2006 I was expecting a fruity, cherry flavor, but didn’t notice that. Mild spice, banana and slightly sweet. ABV was not detected at all for such a high percentage. Re-rate: A friend had a growler overnighted, and man this is even better from the tap. Deep spice, chocolate and overripe fruit tones. Again, super smooth, for such a high alcohol content.

3.3
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2006
Bottle. Amber colour with a small head. Sweet aroma of berries, candy and hints of alcohol. Spicy flavour with some candy-like taste. The alcohol are very well hidden.

3.8
Odeed (1806) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 30, 2006
(first off many thanks to kramer17801 for hooking this up)maber body with a little white head.aroma was of caramel malts,and some spices.flavor mixes up caramel malts,cinnamon,nutmeg,yeast,and corriander.alcohol is very well hidden.

3.1
Ungstrup (38958) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2006
A hazy orange beer with an orange head. The aroma is sweet hoppy with notes of peaches and some notes of dust. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of fruit, some of it a bit over ripe, as well as light notes of alcohol, but only light especially compared to the 11% ABV.

2.9
OldGrowth (3665) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2006
Bottle, from trade with Nejhleader. Ok nose, sweet. Hint of spice, kind of clovey. cherry vanilla, and a yeastiness that faded as it warmed. Clean brownish orange color, good head that faded quickly to a ring then to nothing. No lacing. Sweet flavor, like aroma. Little almond & nutmeg too. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, litely spiced bitter finish. Didn’t enjiy it that much. Seemed kind of brachish. Didn’t think flavors mixed well, only reason I got big head was because I poured it without tipping glass as I poured. Oh well. Thanks Nejhleader.

3.3
Emil (6064) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2006
Bottle. Amber colour with a small tan head. Sweet cherry, light alcoholic aroma and a sweet cherry, spicy, light marzipan taste. Medium body with a sweet, dry finish.

3
joergen (29611) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2006
Bottle. Clear orange coloured with an off white head. Aroma of malts, caramel and spices. Flavour of malts, caramel, berries and spices.


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