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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (10616) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours clear gold with a small, frothy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is biscuit and honey malt, peppers, spices, pear and apple esters with earthy hops. Flavor is malt and spices, fruity esters, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike67 (896) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours golden with white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of Belgian yeast, pale malt, banana and spices. Body is full and crisp. Biscuit malt, herbal hops, spicy yeast and banana fill the mouth. Finish is long and bitter. Overall it is tasty brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (2782) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Bottle from Rob S, thanks for the opportunity. Pours a slightly hazy medium golden color with a huge fluffy white head that persists forever. Aromas of banana and clove with a hint of pepper, sweet sugary malt and a hint of citrus. The flavor follows the aroma. Yeasty bready sweet citrus clove and banana with a hint of earthy tartness that I wasn’t expecting. Medium body with a moderate to high level of carbonation and a slick bubbly mouthfeel. Decent brew but nothing horribly exciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpongeRuiner (894) - Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Thanks to tectactoe on the split. It was pretty good stuff. Transferring rating from Beer Advocate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tectactoe (3097) - Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2014 Bottle: Murky & hazed, bright golden color with a soapy and runny white head that lasts for a while as a swampy film. Aroma spicy floral notes, sharp esters, yeast, light medicinal notes, pepper, & a very slight touch of finishing lemon zest. Taste is very spicy; spices, esters, mild phenol, sharp yeast, white pepper, floral perfume, light clove & medicinal notes. Some tail end banana & lemon notes, finishing with more phenol. Decent, but a little too spicy more me to love.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
merc7186 (2487) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2013
A: Mildly Hazy Golden Straw/Mildly Amber Hue, Passes Lots of Light, Minimal White Head Ring, Minimal Lacing S: Mild Malts, Mild Belgian Sugar T: Mild Malts, Mild Belgian Sugar, Mild Lemons M: Mediocre Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Watery Overall, I hope I just got a badly tapped keg but mine was very underwelming and poorly carbonated. I will try again...just somewhere else.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
nealblind (1007) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Clear gold pour big white head. Aroma is wheaty buttery yeasty. Taste is sweet slight black pepper too sweet. sticky on the palate. decent, overrated.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElGaucho (2286) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Flaco242. Excellent Belgian aroma. Hazy light gold body. Thin white head. Belgian flavor complexity is so rich that in a blind tasting it would be tough to tell that it’s not actually from Belgium.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (10028) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Bottle @ Steve’s house, courtesy of BlackIPA. Pours a milky yellow appearance with a white head. Spicy herbal, peppery, lemon, light apple, quite spicy aroma. A bit tangy, lemon, wheat, light banana flavor. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (8514) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, thanks Aaron! Hazy yellow pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of lots of white fruit, slight coriander, earth, hints of grass. Taste is a mix of white fruit, hints of oak, spice, lots of coriander, pear, white grape, finishing fairly sweet.

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