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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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Batch #666 Belgian Golden Strong - spicy belgian yeast aroma, sugary sweet taste with a dry finish, 35 IBUs featuring Saphir hops, 8.9% ABV, IBU 35

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
crossovert (6355) - Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2014
355ml bottle. Dang must’ve used plenty of saphir to get to 35 ibus. It is a pleasant beer but nothing outstanding, some spice for sure in the aroma, dryer body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (3953) - Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Rated on 1-29-2011 at Brewers of Indiana Guild Winterfest (Indianapolis, IN). This beer has a small head, transparent yellow body, suspended carbonation, and no lacing. The aroma is malt, yeast, fruity, and spice. The taste is sweet, malty, fruity, and spice. The mouth feel is smooth and this beer is medium bodied. This beer is just okay in my book as it does not have a lot of character or flavor for the style. It ended up being a disappointing beer as this is a beer style that I seek out at beer events.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niko100 (1838) - Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Hazy orange color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of yeast, floral hops, & fruit/citrus; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, floral hops, fruit, some caramel, and spice; Warm finish; Fairly well balanced; Decent I guess.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (5025) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2013
12oz bottle, from Crown Liquors in downtown Indianapolis. Shared with b3shine. Clear orange color. Thin off-white head. Decent dots and short ropes of lace. Big belgian yeast character, some toffee, light orange citrus. Hint of spice. Medium-plus body. Smooth, lighter, kind of creamy body and texture. Lightly dry finish. Lighter carbonation. Moderate sweet, light bitter taste. Solid belgian blond. Definitely get the belgian yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (4440) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle to snifter (shared by DrSilverworm). Looks solid; a transparent orange with off-white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells of Belgian yeast and spices. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. Alright.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (2612) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Bottle. Banana orange, Belgian yeast, and some light spice aroma. Hazy deep honey gold with a small off-white head. Belgian yeast, sweet musty orange flavor with some light hop bittering in the finish. Medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - NOV 3, 2013
FROM NOTES: July 20, ’12 Poured from a bottle into a tasting glass. From notes. A: Sweet malts, some banana and some spice notes. A: Pours a clear gold with little head. T: Follows the nose initially with a hot alcohol burn and finishes slightly bitter to balance the sweetness of the malts. P: Medium bodied, little carbonation and the alcohol burn is pretty drying O: I’d like to revisit this beer after it’s been cellared for a relatively short time. I suspect it will then be much better as it is bursting at the seams with potential.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrickctenchi (3093) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Pours amber-orange , fizzy, with a thin, quick, off-white cap. Sugar orange scent. Flavour is sweet orange, yeast/bread. Just a bit of orange-peel bitter. Very light and lively. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (6978) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Bottle. Lightly funky orange malt and hay aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Over-ripe orange malt, yeast, and mildly bitter alcohol/astringent flavor. Body a bit light. Overall a nice beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thedm (4887) - Fort Wayne, USA - NOV 8, 2012
This draft brew from a bottle shop poured a very small sized head of frothy finely sized white colored bubbles that were and left behind a uncarbonated transparent orange red colored body and a poor lacing. The mild aroma was malty and musty. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start mediumly tingly at the finish. The flavor contained notes of citrus and hops. A decent one that I would consider buying again.

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