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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
A Belgian-style strong golden ale with a wondrous range of fruit flavors like plum, apricot, and cherry imparted by special Belgian yeast. Traditionally served in special goblets this style of beer can turn an ordinary lunch into an extraordinary event and a slow Sunday afternoon into a special Golden Sabbath.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
nimbleprop (6336) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 15, 2015
22oz bottle pours a clear, burnt gold with a ring of white head. Nose has big tropical fruit, candy, booze, pear. Flavor follows, booze, pineapple candy, a little banana. Slick, sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (4340) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 23, 2015
Frothy white head. Amber golden. Very nice malty ready nose with honey. Quit nice. Rounded malty mouth with honey fairly present, but not over bearing. Actually quit good better than I expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jc1762 (384) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 23, 2015
Thanks to TimE for sharing the bottle! Poured into a tulip glass with dense honey center and semi-translucent rims with sparse white foam on the rims. The nose shows sweet malts and Belgian yeasts. The palate is full bodied, syrupy, with a light foaminess. The flavors are typical Belgian yeast but very dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Boutip (5346) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 1, 2015
Bottle: Poured a deep golden color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of sweet Belgian malt notes with light warming alcohol is OK at best. Taste is also dominated by Belgian malt with quite a bit of residual sugar notes, some warming alcohol and light peppery yeast notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. I thought this beer was a little bit off balance with alcohol coming through a bit too much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (9454) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 19, 2015
Bottle. Peach, orange, yeast, and malt aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Sweet apple-peach, yeast, malt, and alcohol flavor. Nice body. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (2391) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Pours hazy gold with a small white head. Tropical fruitiness really matched up well with the setting (watching the sunset from a lanai).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (10255) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2015
22oz bottle. Poured a golden color with an averaged sized head. Fruity, yeast, bananas, some spiciness, and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
musinj6 (478) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Pours an amber with a small hand that dissipates. with mild/medium lacing. Sweet honey, wheat, orange, perhaps some coriander. sweet up front, then turns moderately bitter. full bodied. moderate carbonation. Long bitter finish. A little off flavor, but otherwise good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
George999 (288) - Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Pour from bottle is golden orange in color, aroma is distinctly Belgian, taste is sweet, rich slight hops, finish is sweet initially then a slight bitterness. Solid Belgian style beer from the Big Island!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (8864) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle shared by Adam, thanks! Pours a clear gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has sweet grains with some anise and backing Belgian spice. Flavor has sweet bread and grass with a touch of Belgian spice.

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