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RATINGS: 418   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Brewed with Amarillo, Simcoe and Saaz hops.
20 Plato

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Thanks to Glouglouburp for hooking me up. Pours a nice bright hazy gold/straw yellow with a massive sticky white head similar to houblon. Aroma is spicy phenolics and borders being awesome, and slightly offensive- mixes quite well with the massive ammounts of american and european hops which mask some of the yeasty phenolics. Doughy rich malty flavor - tons of pils malts, light nuttiness, and great hop character, fruity, citrus, tons of earth and herbal hops, light grapefruit, and perfect balance in the mouthfeel. One of the very few beers in this new "style" that actually turned out great. Houblon, and Xtra Gold batch 2 are the only beers that can compare to this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (10284) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2008 750ml bottle shared courtesy of dickinsonbeer. Poured a medium and hazy golden color with a very large sized white head. Aromas of floralness, spices, fruity, citrus, and grassy. Tastes of pears, apples, citrus, spices, floral and grassy. Lacing left on the glass.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUN 26, 2008
Thanks to dickinsonbeer for sharing this one. Pours a hazy golden with a large foamy white head that left all kinds of sticky lacing...pour this one carefully. Aroma of sweet orange, pepper, lots of spicy notes, bready, floral, light ginger...really nice hoppy meets belgian ale aroma. Flavor was bready, a bunch of mixed spices, pepper, Belgian yeast esters, hop flavor, floral and citrus, the Saaz seems to be coming through more in the flavor. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
juiceisloose (1204) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2008
Courtesy beerlando. This one poured a golden orange color with a thick white head that has good retention. The head leaves swirly lacing behind as it recedes. The aroma shows sweet citrus fruits, earthy tones, pepper and spices, and candy sugar. The aroma is nice with a lot going on. The flavor follows suit with a lot going on including banana, clove, spices, sweet malts, and grassy hops. Alot of interesting flavors in this one. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with good carbonation that finishes with a sweet bitter finish. This was an interesting, enjoyable beer and glad I got to try it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2008
Pours a lightly hazy, glowing orange-amber color. A thick blanket of a foamy, off-white head coats the surface, showing excellent retention. Swaths of sticky lacing coat the glass well. Complex as can be, the nose is quite impressive. I picked up everything from grassy, spicy, peppery hops to banana esters to bready yeast, and seemingly all things in between. Flavors were equally perplexing, with a sweet, fairly neutral, bready malt backdrop allowing the delicate spicing and hopping to shine. Banana, clove, hoppy grass, and white pepper are all distinct. The mouthfeel displays a medium-full, finely carbonated body that sports a touch of lactic creaminess. Finishes very spicy and somewhat dry. A really enjoyable brew, for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 7, 2008
Bottle @ ORL throwdown, courtesy of Beerlando. Golden body with a huge fluffy head. Smelled of bananas, cloves, floral hops, doughy sweetness, spicy yeast; like a hopped up tripel. Bready sweet flavors, bananas, spicy yeasts. Hops which made such a nice appearance in the aroma come around at the finish to add some bitterness. Fluffy and light in the mouth, totally hid the ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2008
Bottle... Slap My Ass and Call Me Solan’s Mom O-Town Throwdown, Part Sept... Murky, pear-colored ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. The aroma is full of phenols and esters. Notes of clove, red apple and pear lead the way with undercurrents of cinnamon and bubble gum following... at a distance. Medium to full-bodied with delicate carbonation. Spicy and sweet with moderate, back-of-the-tongue bitterness. Lengthy, bitter finish. Thanks to Beerlando for his generosity!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dchmela (2890) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2008
Courtesy Beerlando. Pours a light gold with a big white head, big belgian style carbonation bubbles. Sweaty funky hoppy taste. Taste is clean with lots of floral hops, caramel malt and a clove spininess which was strange. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
airforce1 (61) - Atascosa, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2008
Simply put, a beer with some originality. Poured a big, rocky head that lasted for about 45 seconds. Tasted like a classic belgian triple, light and crisp, soft and sweet, but mellowed with well blended flavours. Had a slight anesthetic taste, but the hoppiness and smell were like a symphony in the glass. Yummy!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2008
Courtesy Beerlando. Pours a hazy gold orange color, with a pearly white head. Smells of some sweet fruits, a little acidity, candy sugar, and mixed spices. The nose was nice. The flavor is a little acidic, but some malts and sugars balanced that out quite a bit. Pretty sweet, with some spice characters creating some unusual flavors. Got a bit of some minty clove in there which was interesting. This was definitely a nice beer, but not top 50 quality in my opinion.

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