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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

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.

umich03jm's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
umich03jm (3495) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2013 Can. Pours a cloudy orange color with a very small amount of head. Aroma is grainy malt, honey, and some light citrus and red fruit. Taste is very smooth. Reminds me a Belgian Triple. Light fruity notes mixed with some flavorful malt. The honey holds it together it keeps it smooth. The Belgian yeast flavor does not come through until the finish and is very subtle. High carbonation and medium body. Slightly sticky mouthfeel. I enjoyed this beer. Not nearly as complex as other Belgian Strongs but itís smooth and tasty. Re-rate 2/22/13 - Had this twice more and donít like it as much. Over-carbonated a bit and the flavors are dry and a bit stale. Itís not bad though. Nice fruitiness, lots of honey. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SG111 (1268) - New York, USA - SEP 9, 2016
Tap at brown iron, brew house. Pours orange yellow. White head. Aroma is Belgian esters, honey, caramel, sweet malt, some orange citrus. Flavor is sweet honey, Belgian esters, sort of Belgian witbier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackflag321 (640) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2016
Poured from the can. Interesting twist on the style--honey with Belgian yeastiness with some hints of fruit. Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bigtaster (899) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2015
On tap in trappist glass very little head, white. Wine caramel. Low carbonation, sweet, some acidity. Clean well made, not complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - JUN 7, 2015
On tap at the source. This is the barrel ages version. Pours a clear copper with a thin white head. Wow. Really nice. Oak is noticeable. Fairly sweet and malty. Interesting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wchesser (1900) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmongoose (2221) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chucklemation (1431) - Royal Oak, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Abner (334) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2819) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Pint can thanks to DrSilverworm. Vinous, honey and fruity. Standout for the style and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - 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.

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