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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
A Belgian-style strong golden ale, featuring the yeast strain from Brasserie d’Achouffe in southeastern Belgium. This terrific yeast produces a cavalcade of fruity, spicy, herby tastes and aromas. Matt used straight Pilsner malt with just a hint of light candi sugar, and a judicious amount of Palisades hops. The mouthfeel of this beer exceptionally round and creamy, and provides a nice counterbalance to the amount of alcohol present (9.2% ABV). A stellar effort, and only available at the Taproom while it lasts. (We should have enough to get through to January 2009.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3524) - Branson, Missouri, USA - APR 5, 2009
On tap at Double Mountain in Hood River. Color was a dark and dull yellowish/gold. Aroma of fruit, yeast and banana. Flavor of sweet malt, banana, fruit, yeast with a bint of flowers in the finish. A solid beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - MAR 12, 2009
Draft at the brewpub. Not sure what to make of this one. Weird banana flavors. Least favorite offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2009
On tap at the Green Dragon. Deep golden pour, good clarity, with a thin white head. Floral nose with notes of citrus and soft vegi note that I get from this yeast strain. Palate was dry, slight alcohol shows, fruity sweetness, mild hint of honey, and a faint vegi thing going on. This is one of the better beers I’ve had brewed with this yeast, but I just really don’t like this yeast strain very much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4199) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 19, 2009
Tap @ their Taproom... Poured hazy yellow with a white head. Tangy floral and esters on the nose. Mellow dry palate. Tasted like your usual take on a Belgian Strong Ale with a bit of a more hop bitterness. Finished with leafy and sweet, tangy fruit juice.

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