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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UncleKorm (1059) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (3774) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (10485) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 25, 2014
from Erzbierschof - clear golden-blond beer under a long lasting white foam; estery and spicy aroma with strong notes of ripe fruits; a fair sweetness, aftertaste of marzipan, ripe yellow fruits and yeast

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie (2964) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2014
10 oz goblet at the brewery. Pours gold with active carbonation. The nose is phenolic with clove up front and hints at ripe fruit, coriander, banana, pepper and hay. The body is full with a well rounded and balanced sweetness. The alcohol is hidden. Itís a touch too clovey for me, but it isnít obnoxious. Plenty of yeast notes play off the sweetness, giving this a fruity, spicy character. It finishes with a nice spicy note to balance things out. This one is pretty good, certainly for the price.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
degbert (1373) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle, release #74. Pours an incredibly clear gold with a high, medium-grained, white, lacy head. The nose has malic, phenolic, and yeasty elementsl, along with a biscuity, toasty undertone.Sweet at the front at the tongue -- surprisingly so -- right in the apple/orange range, and that sweetness never really lets up, though thereís some bitterness on the midpalate. There was a heavy hand with the rock candy sugar, to be sure. Finish is mellow and, yes, sweet. Not bad if youíre into the sweet stuff, but I have a little disconnect between the color and the RS.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (1263) - - SEP 15, 2014
Rich biscuit malt, sweet honey, mild orange, yeast, pepper, sweet finish. Decent one, a bit like a strong sweet Leffe Blonde.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
costco40 (15) - - AUG 23, 2014
22 oz bottle from Bloomfield Costco. Release #74 - ABV = 9.3%. High alcohol content comes through smell and taste. Consistent in aroma, appearance and taste with other Belgian tripels Iíve had. For high ABV, small but pleasant aftertaste. Not sure if Iíd buy again but Iíd try another Epic Brewing beer for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1131) - - AUG 9, 2014
Pours a cloudy orangish gold color. Aroma and taste are sweet with caramel and honey.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
FatPhil (10892) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 2, 2014
650ml bottle (BierKompass.de)
Typical saison yeast aroma. Slightly sweet grungy taste. Finish is a bit hot, definitely. Typical saison yeast taste. But so much booze. Rough, vegetal, and boozy. Of all the "saison" fashion-following beers, this is a new low.

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