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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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Belgian-style strong golden. This Belgian inspired ale is pure evil! The result of an easy drinkability despite being nearly 8% in alcohol. Gargamel, cast a spell of delicious deception. 31 IBU.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Luvystypotables (965) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Aroma is a little off putting, kind of foul with hints of malt. Pours a clear golden colour almost flat with no head. Tastes of malt, hints of clove and banana with a bit of a pleasant nutty finish. Light bodied with a weak finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maverick34 (2514) - New York, USA - APR 23, 2015
Pours pale golden with white head. Some sweetness and fruit but fairly inoffensive....

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dlovell2 (1116) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2015
Pours a hazy light yellow golden color with a white head. Aroma is lemony, citrus and spicy yeast. Flavor is a sweet light maltiness with crisp citrus, some biscuity notes. Finishes with floral, herbal hoppiness and yeast spiciness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
c_lee_burton (178) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2015
UPDATED: APR 30, 2015 Pours a light golden color. Smells like wheat, sweet candy corn, and lemon. You get some booze up front, then a bready earthy taste. That?s followed by a little citrus and sweetness. I really like this beer, but this batch seems more boozy than before.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
climberbob (248) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle. Golden not much head. Sweet bready aroma and taste. Some floral notes and hints of Vegemite. Ok but not one to go back to. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hershiser2 (1328) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2015
$1.90 bottle from Wine Warehouse, CHO. Pours golden with an inch of white head. Smells of banana and wheat. Taste is nice sweet wheat, grass, and bitter herbs.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bigguns22 (721) - Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Pour-golden color with small to medium white head. Aroma- spicy/peppery ,yeasty and floral. Flavor- yeasty,bitter and citrus fruit.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tstamba (407) - Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle to a pint glass. Light hazy gold with fizzy white head which rapidly fades. A bit of funk and spice. Crisp light malty profile . Clean dry finish, a little boozy on the back end. Very refreshing...

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bulk_Carrier (2575) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a chalice from a haul back from VA. The appearance was a hazy semi-dark brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about thirty seconds. There was a light stringy sticky lacing around the glass. The smell had a decent amount of sweet orange, clementine and pear that led into a light spice of coriander and light clove. Belgian sugary candy came into balance nicely. The taste was sweet but carried a nice Belgian spice and allowing the orange, clementine and pear to come back nicely. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. For 7.8%, this one was a bit surprising to find that I could drink this instead of sip, no worries, enjoyable. Overall, I say this was a good Belgian beer but to say strong, maybe I just had an old bottle.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1953) - - SEP 12, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 5-26-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a medium golden color with a big billowy white head that initially fades fast, but then leaves a rather persistent ½ finger head. This small head faded slowly to leave a lighter level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell- The aroma is sweet and yeasty with a nice Belgian malt aroma. The sweeter aromas are a mix of orange and pear with all the aforementioned smells joined by a slight grassy smell. With a little bit of a doughy aroma as well as a hint of alcohol mixing with the rest, a rather nice triple like aroma is produced. Taste – The taste begins with a sweet citrus flavor of orange upfront mixed with a good Belgian malt flavor. Soon after the start, yeast flavors as well as a bit of honey come to the tongue as well as a light fruit flavor of pear and some apple A very faint alcohol taste comes to the tongue at this point, and while it grows stronger to the end, it never gains all that much potency. In the end a lighter grassy hop flavor and a bit herbal hop taste join the taste to leave a still more sweet, but very pleasant flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the slighter thinner to average side in terms of its creaminess with a carbonation level that is average in intensity, but consisting of very tiny champagne like bubbles. The very fine carbonation bubbles are very nice for the sweeter Belgian malt and fruit flavors of the brew while the thinner to average body further suits these flavors as well as makes it rather easy drinking. Overall – This is a rather nice tasty Belgian strong. It has a sweet and fruity base matched with a lighter citrus hop note. It is rather easy drinking and enjoyable and one if I had the chance would go to on more occasion.


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