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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
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Batch #1 Belge dOr, aged 6 months on a 2004 Chardonnay barrel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11078) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2013
bottle @RBWG-JAX-thin white-yellow. A-citrus, lt malt/grain. T-citrus-lemon, sweet lt malt/grain.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10683) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2013
Bottle at RBWG opening dinner. Pours clear gold with a fine, white cream head. Some honey, doughy malts, mild alcohol, white sugarss. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish with further honey notes, light doughy yeast, hints of alcohol. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9058) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Bottle... Clear golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. The complex nose is a swirl of funk, fruit, white wine, apricot and lemon wood with an undercurrent of ancient cheese. Medium-bodied with a 2%-milk mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The flavor presents vinous notes, mild woody bitterness, moderate funk and light acidity. Finishes vinous and dry. Complex as it may be, this brew didnt really tickle my taint. Based on previous ratings, I expected much more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Hazy yellow pour, white head. Yeast, oak, white wine, light stone fruit notes. Flavor is nice with the barrel notes, yeast, hints of banana.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8354) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
375mL at RBWG thanks to the brewers. Pours a clear, bright golden, white foam. Nose is a bit odd- phenolic, pickles, salty. Taste is sweeter, pickles, sugar, not funky, more sugar. Pretty much Abbey Tripel. Palate is a bit papery, sticky. Wasnt my favorite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6835) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 20, 2012
375mL pours clear deep gold with a near white head of foam. The aroma has sweet apple notes, pears, earthy apple skins and a soft pear like essence. The taste is similar with a nice mild tartness cutting through the apple to pear like fruity sweetness. This is lovely. The sweetness, the earthiness and the slight tartness create a pleasing harmony.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6587) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours a near clear pale yellow with white head that starts and remains at the edges. Aroma has earthy grain with a hint of light fruit with a backing dry Chardonnay. Flavor starts with earthy sweet grains and light Belgian yeast with a nice note of dryness from the Chardonnay in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6239) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle:   Bright straw, orange hued, hazy, moderate frothy white head, nice lacing.   Big white wine nose, otherwise a bit mealy, yeasty, and a touch fruity.   Bright on the tongue, sweet, a bit Tripel like, with a strong Chardonnay aspect.   This one feels a bit warming.   Thankfully not too sticky.   Body and mouthfeel are smooth albeit moderate.   Finish seems to dominate with white grapes and/or Chardonnay.   Wonder how a 3 month old aged example would fair as this one the barrel dominates a bit too much for my tastes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (5989) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2012
11/14/12. 375mL (ish) bottle thanks to nulledge! Hazy golden pour with a small frothy white head. Nice aroma with wood, coconut, sweet candy, and more. Nice flavor as well, again with coconut, wood, sweetness, and some more complexity. A hint of corn in there is a minor distraction. Otherwise - nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (5977) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2014
In short: A Tripel-like strong belgian blonde ale with a gentle chardonnay flavor. Good.
How: Bottle 375ml, thick off-white wax. Consumed many months after receiving it from MikeLuke23, thanks a lot Mike.
The look: Almost clear blonde body topped by a persistent small white head.
In long: Nose is estery, a bit phenolic, discreet presence of chardonnay barrels. In mouth the beer has an slightly oily texture with a medium carbonation, not exactly the lively mouthfeel I expect from a good Belgian ale but it might be due to the time spent in barrels. Taste is like a typical Belgian Tripel with a good chardonnay presence. This Chardonnay character is true chardonnay, I didnt even get a barrels sensation, it was more like someone took a classic Belgian Tripel (lets say a St. Bernardus Tripel) and then poured a shot of white wine in it. I never had the base beer, I dont even know if it is sold without treatment, but I think there is a good Tripel-style beer in there, I would probably like the base beer as much (if not more) than this chardonnay treatment, but nowadays only barrel aged beers are taken seriously. Just another bottle I drank on a weekday, and as I closed my refrigerator door and poured myself a glass of juice I swear I heard a muffled collective what the fuck? coming from within my beer cellar.

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