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RATINGS: 180   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%


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
GT2 (8671) - 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.

3.6
   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.

3.7
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5795) - 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.

3.4
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (6106) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2011
GABF 2010, bright gold pour, extremely flavorful, fruity yeastiness, balanced. Deceivingly strong, but very tasty. well done

3.3
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9984) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (2028) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 24, 2010
Tasted on 12/19/10 from a bomber bottle with the AZ Crew. Thanks to SuperDave for bringing this one. Pours clear bright golden with a thin white head that leaves a thin collar of lace. The nose is spicy Belgian yeast with a hint of banana and clove. The flavor features some sweetness along with the same banana and clove spice on the palate, this is a very straight-forward, but very well made Belgian Ale. The body is light, but sticky, with lively carbonation and a long sticky and yeasty finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10074) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2010
Bomber poured a hazy golden yellow with a lingering ring of off white foam. Aromas of yeast, straw, pear, light pineapple and a hint of spice. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of straw, pear, light pineapple and hints of citrus and spice with a smooth lingering fruity finish.


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