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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Heavily aromatic of fruit esters, citrus and underlying banana custard tones, Aureus is well attenuated with mellow rounded bitterness. Golden with a rocky white head, itís complex light-medium body and alcoholic strength adds a smooth warming character, which becomes more apparent at room temperature. It unlocks all of its secrets at cellar temperature and can be aged up to two years.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ICEatALAMO (1148) - Troy, Michigan, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange. The aroma is is most of zest. The taste is actually refreshing. I can see this being a very good summertime beer finishes smooth with a lot of fruit notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beernbourbon (1421) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Bottle thanks to beerman6686, thank you! Pour is hazy golden/ copper with a small bubbly white head. Aroma is orange, lemon, spicy malt, light banana,and light belgian yeast. Flavor is deep and rich with loads of sweet malt up front followed by notes of citrus and spicy Belgian yeast. Very nice on the palate. Its a bit sweet for my taste, but it is rich and well crafted. Flavors are bold and pure. The two beers I have had from this brewery are very solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8678) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Pours hazy gold with 3-finger frothy white head that laces well. Nose is limey citrus, banana custard, funk, hopcitrus. Tastes citric, wiith notes of fruit, funky yeasty, malt, and a floral dry finish. Reminds me of an 80/20 mixture of biere de garde and pinot grigio.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkSachon (779) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2012
12 oz bottle from The Beerhive in Pittsburgh. Probably has more weaknesses than strengths and is overall lacking against the better Belgian Strong Ales. For a locally brewed novelty, itís an outstanding effort, and if itís your first BSA then youíll be very pleased. Draai Laag is to be commended for the effort and should take note of the reviews to make improvements so they can be on par with the competition.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (5481) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2012
This poured a cloudy darker golden color with a white head. Aroma was medium spices and esters, yeast and some coriander definitely. Flavor was a bit more complex than aroma, vanilla and orange peel are there slightly, sweet and spicey at the beggining and then bready on the finish. Definitely worth drinking, but a bit hollow. Glad to see this new brewery put out something decent on the first run.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
estover (73) - Valencia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2014 Golden in color. Head was gone in seconds, but was full of crisp bubbles while it lasted. There was a very week nose. Taste was of banana and citrus almost like a hoppy wheat. Very enjoyable beverage. Just about 2 years and what head there was when new is now gone in a split second. If the sediment is left in the bottle it is a nice golden color, if poured into the glass it turns it a light copper/tan. There is a constant stream of bubbles from the bottom of the glass. It is very thick hefe banana like with a citrus note early that goes away as it warms. There is a tad bit of funk and the finish has a noticeable grassy note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bth122 (1347) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Bottle, poured a yellow orange, hazy color. Aroma of orange and coriander. Medium sweetness, light bitter. Medium head. Slightly creamy texture. Not to shabby.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Dull, hazy, orange-brown, off white cover. Aroma is alcohol, orange peel, sweet malt. Taste is spritzy, oranges, almost a licorice like flavor, lightly yeasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2012 ***FRESH***Bottle. The aroma of oranges hits first - and I donít mean citrus; I mean straight up oranges - then it fades to a light molasses and cinnamon scent. The appearance was a carbonated pour with a cloudy copper settled glass full, bronze core. One finger of a dense head settled into a silky even film that lasted the length of drinking. The palate was a smooth medium body, crisp finishing texture. I picked up on the banana custard taste first, a Belgian through and through, which pleasantly moved into a hint of vanilla and finished with that orange flavor. Very impressive first beer from this brewery. Iíll be hunting down more. ***6 MONTH OLD*** Fairly the same other than the orange note shifting to a peachy note, and the yeasty finish kind of rising a bit sharper.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SaintD (9) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2012 does not count
I was interested when a friend of mine told me about this brewery. All I have to say is......WOW! This beer pours golden and slightly cloudy with huge aromatics of banana, briar and stone fruit. Very slight bubble gum. The taste is yeast product dominant with orange citrus tones and a dry finish. The warming alcohol is very well balanced with the bittering, but there isnít any hops evident in the flavor profile. Itís mostly dominated by the aromas of the yeast and very complex as it ripens with temperature. I am a huge Belgian fan and this beer definetly meets, if not exceeds, the quality beers coming from Belgium...I think itís better than Delirium Tremens and Duvel. True, I couldnít drink it all night, but itís a darn nice way to start the evening.

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