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RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Don't let the golden color fool you - this isn't your father's lite beer! Brewed with imported German malts and US-grown hops, this beer is a full-flavored introduction to craft-brewed beer. We add the hops late in the boil, allowing you to enjoy the flavor and aroma of the hops without an aggressive bitterness. Sensory Profile: Aromas of orange, spice, and green grass. Clean malt-dominated flavor, with a subdued bitterness playing in the background of the aromas of this beer. Food Pairing: A great match with fish and chicken, both sautéed and grilled, especially with citrus and herbs preparations. Shellfish steamed in Liquid Gold is a match made in beer heaven.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2007
Had this on tap at the Stirling Hotel.Poured a nice golden color with a small,quickly dissappearing head.Aromas were of yeast, malt and floral notes.The taste had some lemon,banana,some sweet maltiness.The lacing was amazing on the glass.At 6% it was pretty easy drinking.Loved it!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2007
Tap. Pours a light golden yellow with a nice foamy head aboard. Nose is bread and citrus. Flavors are muted lemon notes with bread. A nice merger of sweet and off-sweet/not puckering sour. Very nice, best of the 3 CL’s I tried.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2007
On tap @ Barcade: Hazy light golden with a thin white film for head. Fruity aroma, with a hint of peach. Some crystal malt is evident as well. Great soft flavor with subtle fruity esters, soft lemon flavors, perfect yeast touch, with a hint of granola covered fresh bananas. (Not that sweet, overly ripe sticky banana) There’s a soft hint of hop in the clean finish. A really smooth and highly drinkable Belgian Pale Ale.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2009 Growler from puzzI. Straw yellow in color with big white head. Yeast, banana,and some light funk in the aroma. Medium body. The taste was semi sweet with mild banana, yeast coming thru. the finish was fruity and dry. This is a brewer that is on the rise. Thanks, Andy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
georgekappus (296) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - FEB 25, 2007
Tried this for the first time at the actual brewery. Considering the size of the operations this beer was impressive. I’ve tasted other small brewery beers and have been disappointed, but this was surprisingly good. Beautiful golden color. The taste was not very sweet and definitely had the faint smell and taste of hops. I liked this beer enough to get a growler of it everytime we visit the brewery.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2007
Tap at Waterfront Ale House. Slightly hazy light amber color with a moderate head. Aroma of spice cake, some banana and citrus. Bready malt flavors, fruity, but not too sweet. Banana and orange zest notes. Didn’t pick up too many hops in the flavor, though there could be some grassiness hidden in the background. Medium bodied. Overall pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8534) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2007
Tap at Barcade. Very pale golden colour, spicy aroma, clove, black pepper and light Belgian pale malt. Slight sulphurous and minerally on the nose, but also has enough spicy hop aroma to keep it interesting. The flavour is quite spicy also, with loads of white pepper, clove, and a touch of coriander character. Texture is lean with a very light body and a kiss of bright lemon acidity. Quaffable and refreshing.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (15060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2007
Draught at Hop Devil, NYC
Blond color. Aroma of malt, flowery. Smooth flavor, with some malt and honey, light peanuts.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2006
CL gathering 12.9.06 Golden in color. Aroma is spices, yeast, sweet malt, light hops. Taste is sweet malts, spices, yeast, fruity esters. Spicy lightly hopy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (4962) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2006
Tap at Waterfront Ale House, Brooklyn - I thought this was a lager at first; I thought I detected some lager yeast qualities - quite a high hop profile for the style, combining well with the spicy qualities imparted by the (belgian?) yeast strain used - medium vanilla/honey sweetness, balanced well by the hops - nice, unfiltered appearance, with a full mouthfeel - great with a meal.


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