RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
The big brother in our Belgian Abbey ale family. Subtle flavors of mandarin, pepper, tropical fruit and vanilla fused with a gently warming alcohol heat. Sinfully smooth for its towering strength.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rubbishystuff (2503) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2017
At brewpub. Heavy, yeasty, some fruit. Hides strength. A little scattered. Serving: Tap

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (12439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Draft. Seemed listed as a tripel. Pour is a dull light amber gold, flaovr is salty at times, some spice, veyr yeast-forward and messy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Draft at vintage. Pretty well overall. Loads of tropical and dark fermented fruits. I would drink this one again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 19, 2013
On tap at Vintage Brewpub. Hazy apricot with a thin off-white head. Aroma is fruity with mango, clove, pepper, tannins and light alcohol. Taste of candi sugar and booze with yeast, bready malt, pepper, a and tough of banana. A bit of ripe fruit and warmth but overall a nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (13655) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2013
A hazed orange amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, smooth candy sugar, coriander, curacao, OK. In mouth, a smooth sweet malt with banana, cloves, light curacao, oily mouthfeel, OK. On tap at brewpub, Jan 20 2012.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2012
On tap at Vintage. Poured medium orange with a short-lived off-white head. The aroma picked up honey and dark fruit, with a fairly strong coriander and clove accent.. not enticing. The flavor found warm banana, golden raisins, and dark fruit at the core.. cloves, peppery alcohol, and a mess of other spices around.. warm finish.. better than the nose indicated. Medium-plus bodied with low carbonation on the palate.. spicy and warm.. aiight feel and flow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2011
[2] Review by Phishpond417 from Madison, Wisc, USA who has tried this beer once. (4/9/2010 9:09:20 PM) "Excellent bier from Vintage Brewing, lets keep em coming! Pours a cloudy slightly hazey slightly boozey orange colour. The more I look at it, it might be pinkish. Pepery, ginger, and saucey. I think I wrote sauerkraut taste, but normally I wouldnt like that. Not sure what I meant. Really full and spicey with generous amounts of tropical fruits in the taste. "

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2011
On tap at Vintange, pours an unclear amber with a decent white head, aroma is of dark fruits with pepper and a hint of booze, the flavor is sweet with a nice front end of tropical fruit with a finish that has a noticable boozy finish, very smooth though, yum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2010
(Draught) Pours a hazy amber body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of earth, mustiness, caramel, pepper, and raisins. Flavor of raisins, dates, pepper, caramel, some vanilla, and mango.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madvike (3237) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2010
On tap at the brewpub - Expected great things out of this one, and was a bit disappointed. Pours a nice hazy amber with a nice white head. Lots of tropical fruit and a bit of spice on the nose, with a decent amount of heat and sweetness--too much, in fact, with not a lot of depth. Taste is sweet and malty again, with sweet mango, white pepper, and a warm, boozy finish. The 10.4% is very present, and detracts a little too much. Could use some darker fruit flavors to balance out the sweet notes. Overall, just too much and too sweet.

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