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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
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Our answer to the Belgian ędevilĽ beers (i.e. Lucifer, Duvel, etc.). Both rich and dry, this beer is all too easy to consume in large quantities. Hopped with Styrian Goldings.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
12 oz can into a pint glass. A: Pours a mildly hazy golden color. The head is a rocky three finger white shade. It really has the texture I look for in the style, but perhaps not the retention. A decent amount of splotchy lacing is left on the glass. S: Thereís a definite apple presence here, to the point where it seems like a dry cider at times. Other noteable aspects include bubblegum, phenols, earthy hops, and some subtle spicing. Decently complex, a lot more than I expected from a canned BSPA. T: It opens with both a pleasant touch of phenol and distinct breadiness. Touches of spice and fruit esters appear mainly near the cidery, apple-laden finish, though it should be said there isnít a significant presence of Belgian yeast here. A faint hoppy bite sometimes appears. Perhaps a little sweet, as well, but certainly refreshing. M: This is where the lack of bottle conditioning lets it down. The back end is a bit syrupy, and it doesnít feel that lively on the palate. Or maybe itís not much of a letdown - thereís no annoying astringency some in the style feature, either. It slides down the tongue without any friction: in laymanís terms, itís every bit as dangerously drinkable as the best in the style. O: Iím always skeptical of any Belgian-style ale in a can - they always seem syrupy and strange. This, however, really does a deft job of skating around the fact that itís not bottle conditioned by successfully pulling off a sweeter, more cidery bend. Even better, it keeps the epic drinkability I look for from the style. Itís not quite Duvel, but I reckon itís as good as a canned BSPA can get.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillRunForBeer (943) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 23, 2014
From notes. Can. Pours pale straw with a white head. Aroma is banana, wheat, Belgian yeast. Taste follows, mild clove in the finish. Not too bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (3646) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 21, 2014
12 oz. can shared by Willrunforbeers. Cloudy gold color with lasting head. Aroma is yeasty wheat, mild hints of banana, Belgian hast like but not quite. Flavor is a bigger blonde ale, body is lighter side of medium with floral notes, bready yeast, sugar and pale grain with a light black pepper in the finish. Pretty decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chalumeaux (122) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Poured from can golden color thin white lacey head. Aroma of yeast and hints of bananna.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillWyce (769) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Pours slightly hazy golden color with a 1-finger white head. Aroma of lemon with a touch of black pepper. Body is a bit fuller than medium, with a mild syrupy thickness and a dry finish. Flavor of lemon with a touch of clove. Light note of malt sweetness beneath.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hombrepalo (1882) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2014
12oz can from a fantasy baseball leaguer. Pours a cloudy pale orange with a decent white head. Aroma of fruit, florals, and spice. Taste is lemons, yeast, strawberries, florals, malt, and spice. Crisp and semi-tart. Very soft. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DCLawyer (1559) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Draft sampler. Clear gold with moderate white head. Belgian yeast, banana, clove, coriander. Predictable and average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (5196) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2014
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Can: The aroma consists of moderate candi sugar, light-moderatebanana, light apple, Belgian yeast, and a touch of spice. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a three finger white head that leaves behind a lot of very fine webbing on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with light-moderate candi sugar and light citrus. There is some light-moderate banana, bubblegum, and Belgian yeast in the middle. The finish has light apple, candied orange, orange peel, spice, and very faint alcohol. Itís medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlowOffTube (499) - Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Nice. Yellow orange pour thin white head. Clove Belgian yeast aroma. Some lemon spice clove little sweetness and maybe a little banana. Smooth body moderate carbonation. Can.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2560) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Can thanks to trade with mikericm! Pours a clear gold with fluffy white head that dissipates to leave moderate lace. Aroma is Belgian yeast and light spicy esters up front with a hint of pale malt on the back end. Taste is pretty much all the esters and yeast, spicy clove, banana, pepper, hint of grass. Nice and easy for the abv, good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcox90 (1605) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 27, 2014
12 oz. can given to me while on vacation. Poured into a solo cup. Pours a hazy dark gold color with a one finger white cap. Aroma is citrus based, mostly orange, with a hint of Belgian yeast. Semi sweet flavor with light candied sugar, more orange and a hint of spice. Medium bodied. Well carbonated.

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