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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Ale brewed with Michigan Honey & Hops
(6.5% abv)

This is what Belgian beer is all about: Using locally available ingredients, each sip brings forth nuances that make this beer worth truly savoring.

Characteristics:
Clover honey added during the boil contributes color and complexity but adds no sweetness to the beer as the sugars are broken down during fermentation. Look for whispers of apricot and nectarine on the palate, mixed with the floral aroma of the hops grown in northern Michigan.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wchesser (1396) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Can from Flandersned-thanks! Nose of spicey Belgian yeast elements and earthy honey, slightly floral. That kind of soapy dry honey thing done honey ales get, but not in a bad way. Pleasant enough.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmongoose (1607) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 23, 2015
16oz can shared. Poured a bright copper color with off white head that doesnít last. The upfront aroma is Belgian yeast and honey with a slight citrus touch on the end. The flavor rolls with the nose. You get some of that Belgian quality with s tanginess of the citrus and then the honey. I suppose itís good but just not me. Itís like it is almost there and then dies off into something else.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chucklemation (697) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2015
Pours an amber color with a thin white head. Aroma is Belgian yeast and honey - a bit too sweet in the nose. The flavor has the same sweetness, but it comes out less ripe. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Abner (132) - Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Pint on tap. Pours a clear copperish color with really no head to speak of. Aromas of Belgian yeast, some spice, light sweetness. Tastes similar. A touch sweet, though doesnít have a honey taste. Easy drinker; makes me think of summer. Light bodied, a bit under carbonated; light, lingering sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2380) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Pint can thanks to DrSilverworm. Vinous, honey and fruity. Standout for the style and enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (8172) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2014
16oz can, thanks to Jim C. for sharing. Clear orange color. Thin off-white head, some dots of lace. Medium plus body. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation, mildly soft, light dry finish. Caramel malt and honey, biscuity malt, as well as some toastiness and belgian sort of toffee fruity type flavors. Honey biscuit type flavor dominates overall, pretty nice. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter. Solid flavorful belgian ale, tasty one to sip on.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
miyauchi38 (667) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2014
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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rubbishystuff (1979) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2015 At Rockwell. it was called a Biere de Garde on the menu at the restaurant and I think it more fits that. A little sweet, and didnít really have the belgiany yeast. Still decent. Serving: tap

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fritz123 (1274) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Can from my friend Dan. Thanks! Pours a muddy yellowish orange with a thick head. Aroma is honey, grass, hay, cereal, and some dankness. The taste is rather odd. I get the honey, but thereís a muddy, earthy taste that I cant place. Maybe the hops? Some fruity notes like apricots and mangos. The finish has that earthy dankness that I didnít care for. Medium body. Little carb. Not my favorite beer and really didnít seem like a Belgian.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (1909) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2014
kinda dull for a belgian ale. would have pegged it for a saison or farmhouse.


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