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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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (3225) - 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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - APR 25, 2008
Bottle courtesy of durhambeer. Pours a hazy amber with a soapy white head. Smells of bananas, some spice. Tastes of dry yeast, some spice, dough. Mouthfeel is spicy with a finish that is crisp. Nice!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgb9348 (4659) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2009
Nice crisp hazy golden orange coloured body with a dense tan head - perfect in appearance at least! Aroma of yeast, coriander seed, curacao, lemons and a lot of wheat - pretty damn nice too! Medium-bodied; Strong assertive spices with cloves, anise and yeast coming through big time. Potent and complex aftertaste - pretty nice and spicy, not much sweetness here. Overall, a very nice beer - I don’t know how people didn’t like this one...I thought it was really good for an American brewing this style. I think it’s more of a tripel than anything else, but it could be classified by a plain old Belgie Ale. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Durham, North Carolina on 31-August-2008, sampled at home in Washington on 24-January-2009.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndyW68 (1035) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Cloudy orange yellow with white head. Hoppy corriander nose. Sweet hoppy spiced taste. I like it.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
penguinfinity (103) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear, golden yellow, with no head, just a little lacing. Smells sweet. Taste is sweet, a little sour, like fruit candy. A lot of flavors going on at once, not bitter at all. Will definitely buy again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (1171) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAR 2, 2009
A nice beer. Not a true belgian... but a pleasant nutty flavor. But still an expected belgian sweetness. Thin head, light cloudy... not as cloudy as most belginas.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5338) - Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2008
12 oz. bottle courtesy of OldStyleCubFan. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. The aroma opens with a big candy sweetness surrounded by bananas, yeast, and spice. The flavor does not have the over the top sweetness as the aroma might indicate. Fruity, with a good mix of yeast, dough, and spice. Mouthfeel was medium/full with a crisp finish. This was better than I was expecting.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4134) - Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2008
12oz bottle. Pours, with a slight haze, golden. Thin white head. Aroma of a bready yeastiness. A very Belgian Ale aroma. Lots of dough, hints of lemon zest. Flavor is a medium sweetness, dough. Light bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (13519) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2008
Bottle, 7%. Peppery aroma with a little spicy hops. Cloudy pale yellow colour. Small white head. Quite fruity flavour, good breadiness, some alcohol. Dried fruit notes. Good mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maltdog (616) - Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2009
Bottle. Cloudy marigold, short foam rubber head. Yummy spice-and-citrus nose has hefeweizen notes and kiwi. Spicy/fruity flavor is far milder than the aroma suggests- apple/pineapple and yeasty taste, clovey phenol finish. Medium palate, gritty texture. Very nice.


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