93 Terrible, Unibroue (Canada). 10.5% ABV (5/11)
Dark brown color. Aromas of fruit cake, Asian spices, apple and peppered melon with a dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a complex strawberry, leather, mossy earth and apple cider vinegar-accented finish.

89 Bière de Garde, Bastone Brewery (MI). 6.5% ABV (5/10) %{Brewpub}
Cloudy deep amber color. Aromas of yeasty brioche, apricot butter and delicate spices follow through on a silky entry to a fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body with dried fruit compote and caramelized roasted nut notes. Finishes with an astringent, drying earthy hop fade. A nicely balanced and very drinkable take on the style.