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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Fruity and spicy with a nice Belgian yeast zing. With 40% wheat, it’s like a Witte meets a Belgian Pale Ale meets a saison. Highly Hopped to boot! Incredibly refreshing and drinkable. Ingredients: Pilsner*, Wheat* and Carapils* malts. Czech Saaz hops. 5.7% abv. *denotes organic ingredient


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8234) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Bottle. Shared with Yanick. Pours cloudy gold with white head. Nose and taste of pilsner malt, lemongrass, banana, citrus, dough, grassy hops and toast. Lighter medium body. Crisp. Moderate carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2013
22oz bottle. Poured a hazy golden color with a white head. Yeast, fruity, and some spices. Some floral hoppiness. A tad on the thin side, but overall a decent and drinkable Belgian.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Straw pour, slightly cloudy, with white head. Bananas, white fruit with drying palate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rbrazell (1629) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Draft at COAST. Slightly hazy golden pour with a fluffy white head. Very fruity yeast in the aroma with tropical hops and light maltiness. Pale sweetness back the fruity and effervescent plate with loads of tropical hops. Medium bodied with bubbly carbonation. Enjoyed this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (6711) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2013
Tap at COAST. It pours golden yellow with a medium white head. The nose is hay, spice, wheat, earth, barnyard and damp grass. The taste is earthy, hay, spice, wheat, grass, light toast, decent bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Decent stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mixmasterob (883) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 17, 2011
Growler from Growlers on Hilton Head Island. Hazy golden pour with a small white head. Aroma was Light Belgian yeast characteristics with a decent hoppy nose. Flavors were a not yeasty with a nice hop presence that stood out. Mouth was light yet satisfying, nice carbonation. Very nice and drinkable.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
cdizinno (6) - Gastonia, North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2010 does not count
Presentation: Poured from a growler, purchased at Green’s on Piney Grove in Columbia, SC, into a tulip glass. A: Nice hazy, orange-straw color. Off-white head that slowly fades with mild lacing. S: Mild yeast, sweetness, fruits, bubblegum, all rolled into one. T&M: Mildly complex. Fruits(citrus), some sweet yeast and malt. Ever so mild peppery spice. Flavorful bitter hops carry through this medium-bodied ale. Semi-dry, bitter finish. Very drinkable beer. Quality once again from the folks on the COAST. How do these Southerners know how to make a Belgian better than most Beligians? Hats off to these folks who have to earn my highest average of a single brewer in the broadest range of styles tasted!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GodOfThunder (1247) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Growler, thanks to OrlGamecock’s friend at Redlight. Pours a clear golden color, almost too clear. Aroma has a slight skunkiness to it, but it isn’t offending. Mostly nobels hops and grasses going on. Flavor is more of the same, not too strong on the nobel hops, but you know they’re there. Nice and light and crisp. Decent brew.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAY 28, 2010
growler. Slightly golden & hazy pale with bland lack-luster "bottle appeal". Taste is a kick of Belgie yeast and tongue-tingling hops. Slight lite fruit linger. Coast didn’t lie w/ the Witte & Saison comparison; &, really, that’s where this beer exists... somewhere between the two, fucked up on hops. It does manage to find a, hard to achieve, balance of drinkability and complexity. A nice SC summer brew.


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