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Crazy Mountain Old Soul Belgian Strong Ale
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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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.


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2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2013
On tap, pours a clear golden color, thin white head. Aroma of sour yeast and rising bread, light to medium body, light malts, walnut and sourdough bread, dries on the finish with some vanilla and coconut. Too light for a Belgian strong for my tastes.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (18351) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2015
Can. Pours a hazy golden pale orange color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty aroma. Sweetish malty spicy yeasty flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy yeasty finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JK (4812) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Advertised at the festival as "Vail Valley Old Soul." Belgian strong, lightly sweet flavor, sugar, too sweet really. Alcohol seems a little low for the style, gold colored beer. ok.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bigtaster (686) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2015
From can into snifter, opaque yellow with orange hues, smaller white head diminishing to nothing. Nose has light fruity esters with banana, clove, biscuit. Light body, tingling carbonation, easy going down with a quick finish. Some metallic flavors in the finish, with some initial sweetness with light fruits and biscuit, some lemon. Seems a little off, flat, cardboard flavors.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mybrainhurts (370) - North Dakota, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Aroma of fruits and yeast. Flavors of ripe apples, bananas and cloves. Malty, boozy finish. Has a slight malt liquor quality which isn’t overly appealing. Once for me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
firstsip (552) - Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Tap. Billed as Belgian pale where we were? Opaque-ish gold. Scattered lace. Boozey nose. Tastes of mild dry hopping with a tinge of sweetness, more from alcohol than Belgian quality.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
superspak (3073) - Michigan, USA - SEP 30, 2014
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy deep golden color with a small foamy white head with poor retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Slight spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of lemon, apricot, pear, apple, juniper, wheat, bread, candi sugar, clove, pepper, herbal, floral, grass, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop/spice notes; with decent strength. Taste of lemon, apricot, pear, apple, juniper, wheat, bread, candi sugar, clove, pepper, herbal, floral, grass, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spice/hop bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, apricot, pear, apple, juniper, wheat, bread, candi sugar, clove, pepper, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop/spice flavors; with a good malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly slick/bready mouthfeel that is okay. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a pretty solid Belgian strong pale ale. Nice complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop/spice flavors; and fairly smooth and crisp to sip on. Definitely needed much more carbonation, but it was pleasant and fairly enjoyable as it was.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (3534) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 5, 2014
UPDATED: APR 13, 2014 Decent belgian strong ale, on tap at the los angeles beer festival, dark golden pour, sweet aromas, caramel for days, belgian candy indeed, rich

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Bottle:   Dark straw, bit of a dirty orange hue, large foamy white head, nice lacing.   Soft bready and fruity malts up front.   Rather flat on the tongue, way way too soft.   Just a small hint of what it could be.   Actually seems watered down.   Finishes with a very light spritzy and somewhat astringent fruity maltiness.   Yeah, this smelled decent, but wow was it thin.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minihame2 (246) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 30, 2013
Clear golden colour, a little white head. Sweet yeasty aroma with some fruit. Soft mouthfeel and little carbonation. A little bit watery feel. Taste has slight sourness to it. Sweeter than usual Belgian ales. Not bad but not very memorable either.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bb (7133) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Yeast and light bubblegum aroma with light sweet malt. Sweet malt and yeast flavor with light banana, spice, and liht rubber. Medium bodied. Sweet malt and yeast lingers with spice and light rubber.


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