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RATINGS: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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 13/20
obguthr (4599) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2011
Release 11 8.8 ABV: Funky banana and apple nose, very funky. Clear golden, medium head, good retention. Fullish body. Apple is dominant with a subtle undercurrent of not quite ripe banana. Decent beer, but doesn’t stand out in a crowd.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2011
First beer from this brewery. Pours a light golden color that is quite clear with a bit of visible carbonation. Fairly-large white head lasts for a time before falling and leaving behind a bit of lace. The nose is typical for the style, though does not stand out. Yeast of course provides the dominant characteristics. Some white pepper as well as a bit of mild earth. The taste is a bit flat with some faint pepper and a bit of miscellaneous spice. A touch of alcohol as well, though overall it’s pretty tame. A pretty good offering. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 02-22-2011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (4116) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2011
The Big Hunt, DC tap ($8): Pours a golden color with a white head. Aroma is of candy, fruit, and sugar. The beer itself is definitely too sweet for my tastes, although not really cloying like Creme Brule Imperial Stout. You have plenty of fruit flavors in there, along with a positive yeast strain. Not really much in the way of hops. However, it is really easy to drink and the alcohol is covered up pretty admirably. Not the best of the style, but an OK attempt..

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gsmitty80 (2011) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2011
I thought this was a nice belgian ale but just didnt stack up to the few i had tried in the same session. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t special. I would still drink it again, happily.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5572) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2011
Bottle - Release #14 8.9% ABV. Pours Amber with a short, fizzy white head. Strong fruit and yeast notes in the nose along with sweet malt, flowers and spice. Taste is mostly sweet with sweet malty, candied fruit, ripe fruit, light cake notes, flowers, spice and yeast. Body is medium with a strong bubbly carbonation. Finishes with more spice, sweet malt, candied fruit notes, spice, light bubblegum and yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (3611) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 23, 2011
22oz Bottle Thanks to Sam first release. Pours out golden topped with a small bubble head. Aroma was of lemon zest, spice, some belg yeast, and a little sweetness. Taste was much as the aroma with some honey sweetness on the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2011
Bomber from secret santa; hazy dark gold; thin white head along the edges; dry malt, sharp lemons, maybe a light ginger; soft mouthfeel with a touch of stale hops and creamy malt; drinks light but with a powerful kick; lemon cookies; yummy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2011
Bottle from Whole Foods, Vienna. Pours a crystal clear golden with a white head and moderate carbonation. Sweet bready malt aroma. Earthy grass notes. Some fruit, maybe pineapple. Flavor is sweet with notes of clove. Floral notes. Alcohol is noticeable and the beer is a bit heavy.\

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hoptimus_prime (73) - Utah, USA - FEB 18, 2011
At 8.6% blows most local Utah brews out of the pond. Pour: bright liquid gold, bubbly white head, which persists somewhat. Nose: Yeasty, orange peels, florals, hop spice, mostly yeasty. Taste: not powerful, in moderation, orange peel bitter, sweet floral spiciness, finishes with a hop dry. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kassner (1436) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2011
Golden in color, pretty clear, and some anise and fruits, very distinctive, some lacing and no head.

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