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Crazy Mountain Old Soul Belgian Strong Ale



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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Our version of a Belgian Strong Golden Ale. A healthy amount of wheat gives this beer a very smooth mouthfeel that is accompanied by a fruity yeast character. Dark Belgian Candy is added to the boil which contributes to this beer’s light body and complex flavor. European hops team up with Juniper berries added late in the boil to offer a soft, subtle spiciness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (4737) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2015
Sample at SBWF15. Hazy golden with off white head. Aroma is malty, yeasty, caramel, flowers and grape. Taste is malty, spicy yeast esters, sugar, caramel with low bitterness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (6576) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 13, 2015
Canette de 12 oz achetée chez Beverage Warehouse (Winooski, VT) au coût de 1,75$. Arôme: Odeur de caramel avec une pointe d’épices. Apparence: La couleur est orangée opaque avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de caramel avec une pointe de levure belge et d’épices. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’orange en arrière goût. (Rating #6552)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bulk_Carrier (3024) - Mt Reclusion, Vermont, USA - OCT 21, 2015
This was poured into a mini-tulip. The appearance was a decent looking hazy bronzed yellow to orange color with a slim finger’s worth of white foaminess that quickly dissipated leaving barely any lacing. The smell had a sweet dried apricot aroma rolling about a little bit of light spice. The taste was basically the same thing with a big dry semi-spiced fruity aftertaste running into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fairly light allowing some wheat to display a little bit of body. Overall, for a Belgian styled strong ale, honestly, it’s a bit under par. Only have again if fresh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tnkw01 (1542) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Can. To be far I had this one after a North Coast Brother Thelonious which may have influenced my rating. Golden in color with a medium white head. Aroma is subtle spice and just a touch of fruit. A little disappointed in the taste. Taste some coriander, grains and just a tad of sweetness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
GarageBrewer80 (226) - SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2015
Köpt på Stora Örebro. Klar, blaskig, gul färg. Doft av skumbanan. Smak av avslagen cola och lite skumbanan. Vattnig kropp.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (15334) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2015
SBWF 2015. Hazy/cloudy golden beer with a decent offwhite head. Malty yeasty aroma, caramel, floral, some grapes. Malty spicy yeasty flavor, sugary, caramel, some glue and fruits. Not my favorite.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
hockey9930 (200) - - SEP 17, 2015
Golden and lightly cloudy. Aroma of hay and spices , a bit peppery. Strange off flavor that I can?t place. Maybe formaldehyde. Really awful. I’m hoping I just got a bad bottle because I can’t imagine anyone enjoying this. I’m dumping the rest.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ads135 (3702) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 13, 2015
One of the lesser Belgian style beers I’ve had. The yeasty spicyness of this overwhelming and unbalanced. Slick mouthfeel and residual clove flavors. Tried at Nomi with Jess, Ryan, Sabrina, and Andy in 2015.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Guerde (1247) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2015
(can) Pours a hazy gold/yellow with just a smattering of white head. Aroma smells like canned fruit cocktail, syrupy yellow cling peach, with an olfactory emphasis placed on those canned green grapes that are part and parcel of canned fruit cocktail. Some sweet roll as well along with a hit of juniper. Alcohol is also present here and smells way hotter than 7.5%. I would’ve guessed this to be up in the 9’s or 10’s based on the way the booze bombards the bulb. The flavor is less complex than the aroma with somewhat of an insipid sweetness pervading the initial flavor before a pop of the juniper rises up in the mid and rides out with some bitter hops on the finish. Can get some suggestions of crisp wheat twang on the finish as well. That juniper to hop to wheat transition isn’t all that smooth and gives off a bit of a tin-like character mid-way through the move. Booze is more appropriate here in the flavor and doesn’t seem out of place which is an improvement. Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is a smidge on the high side. I decided to pick up a sixer of this since it was priced to move at a little over $1/can, and even though the flavor and aroma were less than ideal, I still think that this is a decent beer when you factor in the value (thus the higher overall score).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (5089) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2015
12 oz can from Winooski Beverage, 9/1/15. It pours a mostly clear golden color, with a slight haze. There’s a small ring of head left on the glass. Slightly fruity, with a decent amount of spice as well. Decent flavor, with some yeast / spice and a bit of herbal notes. It has more of an alcohol flavor than you’d have guessed. Solid. Slightly flawed. I’d still drink this again. It is a little too sweet for my taste overall though.

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