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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (2906) - the Containment Area, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Murrow (87) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
guzzler67 (1561) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (4160) - Snohomish, 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.

   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
coolpop (1394) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (3984) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Bottle. Poured hazy, mandarin-orange, with an initially fizzy head that boils up into a cumulous-cloud of poofy foam. The aroma is quite full of yeast and citrus blossoms. Despite that hint, the initial sip is a little shier than that ... easy to drink, mellow, and just lightly impacted by a subtle tropical fruit essence. For a 7% beer, this is terribly light and easy to drink, dangerous indeed. (#4407, 12/18/2011)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
crajun (1067) - , Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2011
recíd via trade with Brentk; THANKS! not sure this is really a belgian ale? pours pale orange. aroma/flavors are hard to peg; some funk in it for lack of better description - again, not a beligan ale; pilsner?

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