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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndyW68 (1038) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Cloudy orange yellow with white head. Hoppy corriander nose. Sweet hoppy spiced taste. I like it.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
morrdt (682) - Dirty Moí, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2012
12 ounce single bottle from Food Lion in Huntersville, NC. Pours a cloudy yellow-orange with no head and minimal white lacing. Aroma is coriander and yeast notes. The Palate is medium-to-full bodied, round, and mouth-filling, but with nice malts. Not bad, but nothing special.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (2617) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Pint at Dohertyís Irish pub in Cary. Ok aroma, sweet, yeasty. Light toasted malt, little orange, banana. Clove. Clean golden orange color. Good that faded to a foam top. Spotty lace. Sweet flavor. Lighter body, smooth mouthfeel , sweet finish. Itís fine, not gonna wow, but drinks easy enough.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Murrow (69) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Bottled. Pours a cloudy pale gold. Mild but sharp floral aroma, with hints of ripe apple. Lots of fruit up front: pear, red apple, grape. Flavor holds as some hop bitterness develops, finishing with tart green apple, slightly dry, little alcohol sensation. Silky mouthfeel, light to medium bodied. Very tasty, fruity little beer without an overwhelming amount of wild yeast. Quite pleased with this one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
guzzler67 (1491) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Hazy, amber/orange appearance with a small off white head and light lacing. Aroma is yeasty, candied sugar and sweet malts. Despite the sweet, tropical fruit flavors, some spicy hops hit midway through, before reverting to the sweetness in the aftertaste. Medium bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel with a decent alcohol kick.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (3500) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2012
I donít particularly care for the smell on this one, as it reminds me a little of bad cheese. The taste isnít bad; itís a little sweet and goes down easily.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
Originally reviewed: 7/11/09. Had this on tap at a Brixx Pizza near Lake Norman. Came out a murky gold with a thin white head on top. No lacing at all. Smells of bananas, spices, yeast, and bread. The mouth is crisp and firm. Great feel. Flavor is pretty tame, but I like it. Big Belgian yeast smack that finishes slightly fruity and sour. This is pretty well done. Iím not the best expert on BPAs, but I liked this one.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
coolpop (1395) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 4, 2012
Bottle. Pours a pale orangey amber with zero head. Looks like a glass of apple juice except for a few faint bubbles rising. Actually kind of smells like it too. Some pineapple and clove too. Flavor is clove, some pineapple, traces of Belgian yeast, touch of spiciness. Quite sweet, low bitterness. Mouthfeel is a bit heavy for how light this beer is. Not a big fan.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TravHimself (38) - mebane, North Carolina, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Had this beer out of a pint glass...pours a nice blonde color ...has a smell of yeast and fruits ...no head and little lacing....has an unbalanced taste of yeast,malts and very little hops some clove and other spices are present ...but there is just something very overpowering in this beer the aftertaste is horrible in my opinion ...over all if you like this style of beer my hats off to ya its a brew you either love or hate and in my case I wont have this again just not worth the price although I may try other styles from big boss because its local to me....cheers

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (3226) - Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2012
Rich aroma has fruity, clove, malt and yeasty notes - it smells almost like unbaked bread but with an earthy hint. It pours a clear golden with a fairly typical white head that leaves some decent lacing. Flavor - such flavor, a malty core; strong yeasty and fruity notes, the latter mainly pear plus a touch of banana; earthy and clove hints. Smooth, firm texture has plenty of fizz and sass, leaving a fruity, yeasty and rather tingly finish. This Belle is a heavenly brew!


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