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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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A Belgian-style strong golden ale with a wondrous range of fruit flavors like plum, apricot, and cherry imparted by special Belgian yeast. Traditionally served in special goblets this style of beer can turn an ordinary lunch into an extraordinary event and a slow Sunday afternoon into a special Golden Sabbath.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Duchammer (65) - Eagle river, Alaska, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle: poured a golden copper with a light white quick diminishing head. Nice fruity phenols in the nose with light traces of bubblegum. Taste had a nice balance of sweer malt and floral hops.. The is beer had a nice warming in the stomach. Awesome strong ale !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (3637) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle shared by Duchammer: Poured a golden to copper color with a whispery white head. Aroma is fruity Belgian yeast phenols and sweet bubble gum. Nice balanced mixed fruit and hops, little spice in the end...coriander possibly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernest (6343) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is dark yellow to light amber. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain, cookie), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers), with notes of gum, pineapple, banana, pepper. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, velvety/watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic. Another strong entry from this brewery...probably the best brewery in the state, just based on this and the IPA. Clean, vibrant, balanced, and pretty authentic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
J_man (734) - Tustin, California, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Bomber from Safeway in Lahaina. Slightly hazy golden/orange with a small white head. Nice Belgian aroma with a spicy note. Sharp, spiciness hits immediately with a hot alcohol bite. Lots of coriander and baking spice with a nice toasted malt and sweet caramel flavor. This is a big beer but very drinkable and delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12788) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 8, 2014
Bottle, ABC Store. Murky dun colour. Floral aroma. Taste has that, some phenols and yeastiness. It’s a little muddled, messy, not without good elements (the orchard fruit-alcohol dynamic is pretty classic) but overall a mess.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larryLSB (439) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Poured from bomber, from the KTA in the Keauhou Shopping Center in Kailua- Kona. Bottle says 8.5%. Poured a cloudy golden with a minimal white head that quickly dissipated. Nose of ripe bananas, bubblegum, mangoes, and honey. Medium-thick bodied beer, with a mainly sweet tropical taste. Oily texture with a nice long finish. Looking forward to stopping by the brewery on this trip.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
junon (424) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Not bad. Wish I could give it a 3.5 for palate. Sweet. Slight tang. Weak finish though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1443) - Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2014
On draught at Big Island Brewhaus. Golden color. Aroma is herbal tea, prune, and grape. Taste is plum, spicy yeast, and a touch of citrus. Spicy, fruity, and yeasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Salmoniform (989) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Clear golden hue with creamy white head that lingered. Aroma is straw, Belgian esters, peppercorn, floral, honey, slight sulphur, ethanol. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium body and zesty carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout with ethanol finish and slight CO2 bite. A pretty nice Belgian style ale from the island!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
strap (459) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - JUL 5, 2014
Aroma of honey fruit and spices present. Heavy on carbonation, and sweetness balances the high abv. Decent beer, but pricy for what you get. Not on par with most Belgian ales

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