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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11636) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 9, 2011
Draft, 8.6%. Crystal clear amber body with small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, funk, some orange. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, mango, some funk. Medium body, light stickiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (13233) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 9, 2011
Tap at Churchkey, listed as 8.6%. Bright golden color, medium fluffy white head. Aroma of black pepper and malt. Taste is bitter citrus. Decent.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 9, 2011
Tap at Churchkey for the Epic launch party. Poured a clear, jewel gold with a quickly diminishing white head. Aroma is hugely medicinal like smelling straight up cough syrup and honey laden cough drops. Taste is sweet and medicinal with doses of Robitussin. Chalky, powdery palate. Almost like eating baby powder in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Clear golden pour with a white head. Sweet aroma of grain, yeast, honey and light fruit. Flavor is much the same, a bit sweet and fruity with a touch of alcohol on the finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sidel (6) - - JAN 27, 2011 does not count
The Belgian ales are definitely an acquired taste. Of those I have tried, this is my favorite. The high alcohol content does not make for a long evening of drinking this beer. Good taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5870) - Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2011
22 oz. bottle from footbalm. Pours a clear bright golden color with a small white head. The aroma is moderately sweet, bubble gum, light malt, mildly spicy. The flavor is moderately spicy, banana, bubble gum sweet. Nice, smooth drinking Belgian with a soft finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2011
thanks ben! strong bubblegum nose, little soapy spice. clear yellow, soft white head. lemony, almost artificial and soapy. banana skin in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (6201) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2011
GABF 2010, bright gold pour, extremely flavorful, fruity yeastiness, balanced. Deceivingly strong, but very tasty. well done

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - JAN 1, 2011
Superdave with the hookup. Bottle pours pale yellow with a white head. Aroma is grainy and somewhat sweet with underlying notes of pear, apple, and a touch of honey. Flavor shows the same with your typical belgian yeastiness. Overall body is moderate, soft, and finishes with light bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10065) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Bottle, Release #5, provided by Ratman. Pours clear golden orange with a small, rocky white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, grainy, meal, cereal), average hops (floral, spicy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of alcohol, pineapple, honey. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, grainy, meal, cereal), average hops (floral, spicy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of alcohol, honey, and pepper. Full body, high warmth, medium carbonation, low creaminess with a dry and biting.

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