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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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Brainless Belgian-Style Golden Ale is has a rich and complex malt flavor balanced with a little bit of spicy noble hops and strong influences of fermentation esters from the Belgian yeast used. Various Belgian like Rock Candies, hops and grains are employed to express variations within the style. Deceivingly drinkable, some liken theses ales to the Devil sneaking up on you, so consume responsibly.

Release #1: 8.3%
Release #2: 9.1%
Release #4: 9.6%
Release #5: 8.6%
Release #11: 8.8%
Release #14: 8.9%
Release #19: 8.3%


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mbgrayson (617) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Release #85, SLC, 8.9% abv. Pours a slightly cloudy gold color, with a white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, fruits, and candy. Taste is a bit sweet, with lots of the Belgian complexity, mixed with a nice golden ale. A very nice blend, thumbs up!

4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cousin_Larry (587) - - MAY 16, 2015
Aroma is cheese. Which makes the delicious Belgian strong flavor so surprising. Nice subtle spiciness is offset by a plum sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dyetube (1312) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle from Market Street. Pours golden with a small white fizzy head. The aromas are bubblegum, yeast, skunk. The mouthfeel is dry and yeasty with a light body and plenty of carbonation. Cheers!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (3834) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 26, 2015
Tap, gold pour, white head, nose is citrus, taste is citrus, banana, mild, okay beer

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (3130) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 5, 2015
Bottle at the brewery. Pours clear bright gold with a fizzy white head. Tastes like yeast, sweet dried fruits, bubblegum, banana. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like yeast, bubblegum, and sweet dried fruit.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Itzjerm (1649) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Golden sweet yeast flavor comes through. Thin head. Sweet not much malt. Golden ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
77ships (5179) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2015
Thank you gentlefolk! Sampled 650 ml. bottle @ Delirium Hoppy Loft. Presumably 2 years old but no dating. A Belgian-style should handle some aging usually right? It was kept in a fridge for nearly the whole duration. Nose is golden, with a crazy amount of floaties, little white bubbles for a head. Watery nose, cold water, iron, spoiled yeast, rotting dough,… Taste is old nasty rotting dough & yeast, ditch water, iron, hay, chemical, spoiled soy cheese,… Thin, watery, rotting, metallic,… Awful really. Totally past it, let us hope that it was the age but a beer really shouldn’t deteriorate that badly that quickly now should it esp. in this style?

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UncleKorm (1049) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Bomber bottle poured a clear golden hue w/ small quickly diminishing white fizzy head and minimal lacing. Sweet fruity almost apple aroma. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a light bitter finish.Tastes are fruity banana esters, white grape, apple, and Belgian yeast. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel, light carbonation, and a dry warm finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FROMTHEBOTTLE (28) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
650ml bottle. Will try to decifer scribbled notes on a scrap of paper. Pure golden pour with consistent haze. Aromas of coriander, banana and predominant yeasty notes. 8.5 abv nicely hidden. Finish was pleasant with lingering spicy notes. Bottle says release #32.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (3663) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Really hazy gold pour. White head. Aroma is yeasty, wine-y, some spice. Sweet and estery taste. Big body. Medium carbonation.


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