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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.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 8, 2013
My buddy Nathan has recommended this to me more than once, but I simply hadn’t come across it in my visits to NYC until now. A good recommendation it turned out to be. My pour didn’t look too amazing (a slightly hazy light, bright gold with a tiny head), but the nose showed lemongrass, orange, tangerine, hay, and some well-integrated spices. Bright is the word that most quickly came to mind. Taste is zingy, with a crisp hop bitterness. Unique--like a great tripel without the alcohol. I want to wake up on a crisp, clear sunny fall day and start drinking this.


2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Tessic (893) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2014
This ale poured a light cloudy yellow colour with next to no head. Not a good egg smell. High carbonation with flavours of hops, wieners, yeast and cloves. Thin mouthfeel. Finish is lightly bitter with that Belgian yeast flavour lingering.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcox90 (1585) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 19, 2014
12 oz. bottle, courtesy of jcwattsrugger. Poured a hazy straw color with a 1/2" white head and minimal lace. Belgian yeast and light spice aroma. Hint of clove. Taste hints at Belgian funk with bread dough. Some grapefruit and lemon zest. Interesting mix. Light in the mouth with aggressive carbonation on the tongue.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1785) - - OCT 1, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 10-30-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – Pours a very hazy yellowish-orange color with a one finger head of pure white foam. The head has a fantastic level of retention, hanging on for quite some time before fading away to leave a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is nice and Belgian like with lots of grainy and wheaty malt and a big level of a yeasty smell. Along with these aromas comes other common Belgian smells with a nice lemon citrus, a good level of grass and banana, as well as some lighter spice aromas of clove and coriander. Overall the aroma is quite inviting. Taste – The taste begins with a biscuit malt flavor as well as some grassy and yeasty flavors straight from the start. There is a bit of sweetness of lighter fruits (tangerine and grape) as well as a lighter spice flavor of clove. As the taste advances the bready and sweet flavors remain relatively constant, with just a hint of a banana flavor joining the tongue. While the majority of the flavors remain constant, the grassy flavors kick it up even more at the end and are accompanied by some more sour lemon flavors as well as a light herb to leave a more bitter grassy Belgian pale ale flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the average to slightly chewier side with a carbonation level that is on the slightly higher side. The creamier body was quite nice for the yeasty, wheat, and grainy flavors of the brew, while the carbonation kept it rather refreshing and crisp. Rather nice overall. Overall – A decent Belgian Pale ale with a bit more grass and grain and a bit less banana and spice then the typical. Overall it is a bit drier in nature and a rather nice Belgian Pale ale to give a go too.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ByTheirLimpin (21) - New York, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Pours a pale straw yellow. Thin light head fades away quickly. Faint citrusy nose. Dry across the palate through the finish, and it lingers. Classic Belgian white spices. Great beer for a warm summer evening. Nicely done.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
closey22 (944) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Hazy yellow rimming white head; piney b.o.odor aroma yum; Flava is funky tart ligntly hoppy; feels light with decent fizzy foam; finishes dry tart and hoppy

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jflopsu (604) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Pours a hazy yellow. Has a sweet zesty citrus and wheat aroma. Taste is very lemony, wheaty, grainy and yeasty. A very dry aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SetauketBrewer (49) - New York, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Like the name says, pours a beautiful bright golden color. Thin white head that laces the glass. Very yeasty aroma with notes of corriander spice. Typical belgian flavors or spice and citrus with a slight bready backbone. A little thin on the swallow.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
berkshirejohn (4646) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
12oz bottle from Wegman’s, Buffalo, NY. Pale amber with a ring of white head; typical Belgian-style aroma - spicy yeast and orange peel; dry in the mouth with some citrus and a grainy body; and a rather thin finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (4596) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2014
This one poured a hazy golden color with w white head. Aroma was of light belgian spices, yeast, vanilla, and caramel. Falvor was lightly sweet, pale malt, yeast and banana and clovish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (2044) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2014
For some reason I thought this was an IPA. Oops. Was wondering why there was a picks malt and candy sugar nose and taste. Anyway. Nose of pils with some cracker like malt. Light apple and pear esters. Taste is similar with some more emphasis on ester in the taste. Not much but a light peppery phenol in the finish. Not bad.


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