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RATINGS: 170   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Murrow (92) - Kirkwood, Missouri, 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lobosaintori (77) - - NOV 25, 2015
Pours a nice but slightly cloudy gold with a thin white head that lingers nicely. sweet fruity aroma. Citrus without the bitterness, smooth and sweet but not excessively. finishes with the crispness of a granny smith apple.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maverick34 (2721) - New York, USA - OCT 28, 2015
Cloudy orange pour from bottle. Sweet juicy aroma. Sugars, yeast a slight bitterness. Ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (824) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - OCT 6, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the "World of Beer" in Cary, NC. This beer has a murky golden orange color with a white head. The aroma is of slight hops and some spice. The flavor is a nice blend of citrus and spice with some malt and hops. a medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. A really good beer highly recommended.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DCLawyer (1969) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Bottle pour at Travlr’s Mini Bottle Share gathering, thanks solidfunk! Copper-gold with small white head. Malt, grains, yeast, corn, earthy hops. Zesty. Eh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
solidfunk (5969) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 6, 2015
A little sour for what’s supposed to be a blonde. Only a hint of florals. Pours amber. Tangy finish. Bottle from Charleston beer exchange.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (8050) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Soft musk on the nose, grain and sweet wheat. Medium bodied, grain and a bit of funk. Soft and crisp into the finish with musk and grain.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
geologyguy (1103) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Very nice light fruity smell, taste is a little more bitter and bold than a blue moon...more coriander perhaps? Not great and degrades a bit with time ..can?t place it...just a bit funky..think too much corriander...John says finishes with hay...I agree!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
terefere (308) - Durham, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Aroma of Belgian yeast, sour fruits, malt, spices. Taste of coriander, yeast, wheat, caramel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rdixon77 (1699) - Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2015
Old rating. Yellow Amber colored. Belgian yeast, spice, cereal grain, out of balance and a little medicinal. Pass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
eRock_2013 (350) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Hmm this one smelled really good but went downhill from there. On draft, poured an average slightly hazy yellow. Had a fresh yeasty and tropical fruit aroma, classic fruity Belgian ale characteristics. Taste was clove, sweet candy yeast, some wheat, perhaps some caramel malt, however there was also a prominent boozy finish; the exceptionally high ABV for the style was very obvious. Mouthfeel went from exceedingly carbonated at first to very flat, with a boozy tang throughout. Other than the unpleasant alcohol notes, was an enjoyable sweet Belgian style ale, maybe I'll give this a second chance another day.

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