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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
This style originated in Belgium to compete with the pilsners from Czechoslovakia, Germany, and Poland. It is a fruity ale with very strong carbonation, with complex, spicy flavors like cloves.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2008
Pours cloudy, yellow, with a fine white head. Aroma is yeasty with some vanilla qualities. Flavor is spicy and yeasty, again with the vanilla and mild citrus flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2008
Bottle, courtesy TURDFEGUSON. Pours cloudy dark gold with a thin and fading white head. Sweet aroma of spice and fruit. Medium body and above average carbonation. Spiced peach and toffee taste with a dry earthy/spicy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 28, 2008
(12oz bottle, thanks wilkie) Medium off-white head atop hazy amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, some sourness, light flower. Taste is medium sweet, Belgian yeast, some what, light sourness. Light-medium body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nearbeer (4881) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 28, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2009 12 oz, bottled May 08. Foggy, darkish copper with a small head that lasts. Aroma is spicy fruit, caramel and corn. Flavors of grilled corn, spiced peaches, slight bubblegum, waxy apples and grapes, resin and light citrus. The peaty-fishy undertone throughout is interesting. Light-medium body finishes dry and smoked troutish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUL 14, 2008
12oz bottle, notched on May (bottled on, 2008) thanks to TURDFERGUSON, thank you! Lightly hazy orange caramel with a ring of white head. Pears, apricots, and a bit of apples. Fruity. Cotton candy and spicy yeasty esters are also present. Flavor actually got a bit more fruity, but seemed a bit off somehow. Peach pits show up in the flavor, and it’s a big friggin’ fruit cocktail. Semi-dry finish with bitterness peaking around a 1 to 2. Pretty low carbonation with a medium body. Too much sweet and overripened fruit is going on here, though it wasn’t bad, by any means.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
keepersj12 (3062) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2008
The aroma is very nice typical of the style. Something in the flavor didn’t seem right. It had a bit of sweetness and some sourness as well but there was something else almost fishy. Since I’m drinking it on the beach, I am discounting the fishiness. Still it’s not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2008
Hazy yellow in color with big fluffy white head. Aroma of yeast,belgian canbdy, and light sourness. The taste was the same with various spices dancing around. Firm on the palate with some dryness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mar (5248) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2008
bottle thanks to turdferguson. cloudy, deep gold pour with a thin cream head. slight sour scent along with that lovely belgian yeast and dried fruits. nice thickness and a very spicy aftertaste. a mild fruit flavor with clove stands out as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (6011) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2008
Bottle. Light amber body with a small white head. Strong perfumy and Belgian yeast aroma with spices, light flower notes, and fruit. Taste is sweet malts, Belgian yeast, fruits, spices, and candy. Body is medium with a strong, but dense, carbonation. The finish adds some bitterness atop of flowery notes, Belgian yeast, candied fruits, spices (clove), and sweet malts. Nicely done Belgian style beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths (9137) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2008
Bottle. Hazy, murky glowing golden wheat colored body with a white head. Nose of perfumed wheat and Belgian yeast and huge notes of candy sugar. Flavor is pasty and plain up front, then dry/coarse/pasty over the middle, with an overwhelming amount of perfume wheat and coriander. Too much, very messy and confusing, like drinking potpourri.

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