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Judges Rating: 
22 / 24
6 / 6
38 / 40
9 / 10
Overall Impression: 
19 / 20

This attractive ale pours clear and medium gold in color with a moderate white, creamy head. The nose picks up loads of malt sweetness backed by citrus hints, light fruity esters, a soft golden raisin character and an aroma similar to toasted sweet roll dough. A rich, malty palate comes through at first sip, with clove and allspice traces melding with esters of citrus, golden figs and a suggestion of mandarin oranges. This ale finishes with a beautiful bitter conclusion and a medium/full body supported by a full malt canvas that balances esters and a generous hop character for the style. Intensely delicious and fortifying, this ranks as a bold, spicy, malt-driven beer to nourish the soul.