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Yule - Boom Island Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 15.28%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boom Island Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: yamar68 on 12-30-2012)
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Slightly overripe fruit with a dash of spice on the nose over a suggestion of fruit cake.
Pours brilliant deep dark brown with a dense 3" foamy light tan head.
Fruit cake, spicy palate with toffee and caramel notes, prune, dried fig and a dash of anise lead the palate to pleasant bitter hop finish.
Very rich and creamy with a medium full body and above average effervescence.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Muddy dark chocolate brown with a healthy dose of creamy burnt latte head that leaves thick drapes of carbonation across the glass.

Caramel malts, cherry bark, molasses, almond, some milk chocolate, brown sugar, really damn smooth given the ABV.

Much better than the few reviews I've seen have indicated. The cherry and raspberry flavors are pushing tartness on the tongue... some cinnamon, more brown sugar, it finishes long and truly Belgian. Fruity yeast and sweet dark malts make for a wonderful aftertaste. No real discernible alcohol character.

Tasty.

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750 ml bottle split 3 ways

A: Pours a slightly hazy dark amber with three fingers of off white head. Great retention.

S: Fairly light for the style. Plums, dried apricots, with fairly strong, yet straightforward yeast esters. Booze is evident.

T: Dark fruits, though they seem a bit rotten. I get a bit of metallic flavor, almost blood-like. The flavors are sharp and unrefined, I think a bit of time might help this beer.

M: Medium to thick with appropriately high carbonation.

O: The aroma is decent on this beer, but certainly not excellent. The taste is full of off flavors and lacks complexity.

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Yule from Boom Island Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.