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RATINGS: 443   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Brewed with Amarillo, Simcoe and Saaz hops.
20 Plato

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
georgebrassin (176) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2010
Clear Golden blond with an amazingly large creamy white head. There is lots of tiny bubbles in there. Aroma is Herbal and citrus hop, spicy, earthy. Medium body with an average carbonation. In mouth it is really sweet at first, lots of residual sugar. Then is spicy, earthy and herbal. Hops really gives a lot to this one. Some bitterness at finish but well balanced. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2010
Very sweet aroma offers plenty of melon, icing sugar and herbal hops. Opaque golden straw coloured body is topped by a huge, fluffy, meringue-like white head that lasts well and coats the glass with lacing. Very sweet flavour with nice background hops. The bitterness is pronounced without being overwhelming. Pink grapefruit is notable in the aftertaste. Alcohol is never apparent. Medium body with strong carbonation and airy texture. Chalice. Just above fridge temperature. Bottle sampled at presario’s Als vs. Stamps tasting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zdk (1859) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2010
bottle shared on RBSG’10 bus - really tasty! caramel and spice. nice poignant bitterness and earthy. Cloves and cinnamon, floral. Nice bright carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2890) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 26, 2010
Bottle. Thanks to R. Appearance: golden orange with a generous white head. Aroma: sour, lots of grassy hops, a little apple, yeast & malt. Flavour: loads of yeast, alcohol, lemon, lots of hops, a good amount of lemon too. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13236) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle shared at RBSG 2010. Poured a hazy medium copper color with a large frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate sour citrus and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Very good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3969) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 6, 2010
Shared on the RBSG bus! Pours a hazy yellow with a good head and good lace. The aroma is pineapple and melon with a nicely hoppy and estery dominance. Perhaps the most unique and awesome thing about the aroma of this beer is a distinct presence of air dried laundry, absolutely stunning! The flavor is pineapple and a lot of good fresh hoppiness with a nice yeasty spiciness with some metallic notes. The bitter on fruity thing is taken to an extreme here and I like that quite a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ketchepillar (1184) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Thanks to someone on the RBSG bus! Nice hay and fresh grain. Some banana. Fairly estery. Grapefruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (9201) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 25, 2010
Bottle, shared with TylerDurden on my sunny deck while waiting for the tenderloin to cook on the BBQ. Pours a bright hazy yellow gold with an initially very bubbly head that settles into a creamy whipped topping. Aroma is sweet and chiefly floral, jasmine comes to mind, with nuances of spices and spruce tips. Flavours are complex and delicious, with many things coming to mind: honeycake, straw, jasmine flower, orange blossom, light yeast, conifer, spices. Light and refreshing despite the ABV, beautifully flavoured and complex. Fantastic!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2010
Bottle @ Volo Launch Party. Aroma is malt, fruit and yeast. Amber, pours a large fluffy white head. Flavours are pear, malt and yeast. Light bodied for the abv, sweet, good tongue tingle. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (2298) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 3, 2010
Bottled sample via Savvy1982, shared with oakbluff. Pale orange in colour with strong carbonation. Aromas are of mild grassy and floral hops, spicy yeast, and a touch of tropical fruit. A well balanced mix in the mouth of pale malts, tropical, spice, and grass flavors. Moderate bitterness and light bodied. Very drinkable for 10% alcohol. Well crafted, but not a blockbuster in my opinion.

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