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RATINGS: 174   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%


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (1709) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 10, 2012
One of the more drinkable belgian strong ales I have had recently. Nice sweet malty, grassy aromas...sweet bready, and citrus notes too. A very nice bright sunny yellow pour with lots of sediment. Oily and somewhat flat palate. Smooth...very nice. Sweet and malty and bready...a bit of citrus, with a seamless hoppy finish. Nice stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16539) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6299) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 5, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2012 Draught at Tadg’s. Spicy, yeasty nose with some lemon. Dark gold color with lace. Sweet malty flavor with honey and lemon. A bit too sweet for me, without a decent hop bite or solid crispness. Ok, though.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
maekchu (2059) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 4, 2012
On tap at Tadg’s. Fruity nose (peach, berries), with light hopping. Clear medium dark straw color. Beautiful peach flavor in initial; this strengthens in mid palate; in final it all levels out and glides down to a pleasant sweetness. Medium body. Lip-smacking stuff.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maxwelldeux (3542) - Everett, Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Bottl.e Pours a hazy golden color with a fairly thick white head. Little bit of sweetness and floral notes to the nose, though they aren’t all that strong. Taste is much sweeter and almost harsh. Not a huge fan of this one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10291) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 10, 2012
Botella, # 35. Clear golden colour. White head, small, ok lasting. Fruity spoiced like aroma. Good mouthfeel. Sweet fruity soft spiced flavour. Nice Belgian strong ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bwalcott2 (14) - Ocean City, New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Bottled. pours a light and golden, with about a finger of head. good amount of carbonation. Nose has grapefruit, and floral with a little yeasty smell. The Nose is very similar to the initial taste. I especially get tastes of floral as well as the alcohol being prevalent. The end is on the bitter side. Once it warmed up a bit it got much sweeter and the initial alcohol taste dissipated. I enjoyed this.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2012
10 karat liquid gold pour with a sizable ivory cap that left some nice webs inside the glass. Nose of buttermilk biscuit, candied citrus, dusty hay, and honey. Similar flavors with a noticeable yeastiness and alcohol. The alcohol wasn’t distracting. Overall, pretty solid golden.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Pours golden with a decent white head. Nose is yeast, dough, sugar, honey, and mild grain. Taste is sweet and boozy.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (10875) - DENMARK - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle, release #35 8.4% @ FOneFan. Slightly hazy golden with small white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, yeast and hop. Flavour is malt, yeast, candy, sweet, fruit, hop with notes of alcohol.


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