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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Arriving in time to greet the new year is our deceptively efficacious Belgian strong ale. Golden-straw color, effervescent condition, and commingling flavors and aromas of curacao orange, coriander, yeasty fruit esters and phenols, a subtle malt base, and a warming, slightly hoppy finish. Served proudly in its own tulip-shaped glass, this perennial was the first Belgian-style beer produced in American craft-brewing history according to the beer Hunter, Michael Jackson. Don’t miss it!


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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fidelis83 (2167) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Hazy gold pour with a 1 finger, creamy white head that has decent retention. Aroma of citrus doughy yeast, fruity esters, banana, peppery phenols, light floral and spicy hops, more grassy. Flavor is full of doughy yeast, lots of spicy, some hot and peppery phenols, tree fruit esters, grassy hops and some spicy hop flavors and booziness to the finish. Medium body with a syrupy entry, leading to a slightly dry, slightly chalky and boozy burn to the finish. Decent, but phenols are a bit over the top which probably makes the booziness seem as fiery as it is.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerdedone (2933) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle. Pours golden orange with an average white head. Aroma of yeast, fruit, banana, citrus and spices. Flavor of citrus, light banana, spicy yeast, fruit, a bit of honey and had some peppery notes.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Bomber from Whole Foods Fairfield, CT, 4/9/15. Slightly hazy golden, thin fizzy off-white head, fair retention. Aroma of nutty notes, candi sugar, marzipan, citrus. The taste is stone fruits, citrus, herbal notes, yeast, candi sugar. Medium bodied, low carbonation, mild hints of booze.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (15190) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2015
Bottle, 22oz. A hazy, orange-golden beer topped by a small, dense, light beige to off-white head. The aroma is lightly spiced, with alcohol, white sugar and a generic fruityness and some pine cones. It’s full-bodied, effervescent and still soft, sweet in the flavor but still dry, and with a nice bitterness, a tad too much alcohol burn and a mostly fruity flavor. Some pine cones and spiced hints. Lasting fruity, sugary, spiced and bitter finish. A bit too warm this one, but nice anyway. 150610

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (9444) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2015
Bottle 650ml @ Hotel Room, Best Western Plus, Waterbury, VT
Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, dried fruits, yeast,orange, alcohol and hint of sugar. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long warm, yeasty orange and dried fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to fizzy

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (6136) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - Betton - 22 oz bomber. Slightly hazy,medium golden pour, quickly fading light bubbly white head. Aroma has a hint of bubble gum and white grape juice, a hint of cake mix. Flavor is pleasant with some heavy doses of yeast, some cake mix sweetness, a touch of white grape juice. Mouthfeel is nice and thick and has a decent spritz to it,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (1320) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Gold pour, white head. Aroma of funk, earth and fruit. Flavor is really interesting pear, Orange, flowers, hops, and earth. Very unique take on a tripel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zoucrew102 (830) - - NOV 8, 2014
Bomber. Belgian yeasty aroma with notes of coriander, clove and citrus. Pours cloudy golden colored with a thin off white head and no lacing, but has pretty good retention. Starts with Belgian yeast flavor and a bit of banana. Finishes slightly dry with the above spices coming through at the very end with sweet banana flavor sticking to the palate. Decent tripel.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
geologyguy (941) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Very light smell...milky consistency and flavor...not good...tastes slightly old and milkiness is bad

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Poured from the 750ml bottle into a Harpoon tulip glass The color is a bright yellow/gold with two fingers of foamy white head and some nice lacing left on the glass. The smell is sweet and has a great floral aroma that pops with a nice fruity nose. There is hints of apple peel, orange, and pear in the aroma with a touch of a Belgian character. The taste is a bit yeasty with a grainy flavor that pops with some sweet malty flavor. The juicy fruit flavor here is delicious as some apricot, and apple flavor mixes with a tease of white grape. A nice tangy bitterness comes in and melds with the sweetness and is like a double edged sword as the flavor splashes into a poke of bitterness at the end. The feel of this beer is medium bodied with a great drinkable feel that is a little dry but quite pleasing. It goes down easy and has some nice fruity esters that lingers only slightly after each sip.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (7881) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Bomber shared by Joy - thanks! Somewhat murky orange pour with a cream-white head. Fruity esters and some yeast. Pretty rich. Quite nice.


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