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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Huhzubendah (2994) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle shared by Jayhawk 73. Thanks Jeff. The beer is mildly hazy and dark straw yellow with a half inch of white head. Lasting retention with lacing clinging to the glass. The aroma brings Belgian yeast, fruity esters, oranges, citrus. A bit sweet with some forward alcohol notes. Oranges soaked in booze with Belgian yeast. Medium bodied and relatively smooth. Decent, though best in small quantities. A good bottle for sharing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Bubblegum Belgian yeast aroma; lemon, spicy, earthy. Similar flavors, with more clove spice character in the flavor--plus sweet, light biscuit-y malt, and a subtle floral flavor. On the sweet side for sure--but a nice flavor.(Release #53)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (11148) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2013
A hazed golden ale with a thin lacing white head. In aroma, classic fruity malt with candy sugar, coriander ,orange pulp and light peaches. In mouth, a sweet candy sugar with orange peels, coriander, nice alcohol, very classic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (7545) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours orange gold with a thin beige head and a fruity aroma. There is a light malt flavor dominated by Belgian yeast esters with a carbonated fruity finish and a mild alcohol trail.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12440) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Bottle from France 44. Pours orange with a transient beige head. Mild fruity ester aromas. Med body. Flavor is a little earthy, and definitely has mixed fruit esters. It hints at being sweet, but I think it’s dry. Mild heat burn. Smooth with a subtle mix of Belgian flavors. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2608) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber at the brewery. Pours golden with thin head. Spicy, peppery, sugary, grainy. Finishes a bit thin, high carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (2537) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2013
On Tap. Pours a clear golden yellow color with good frothy white head. Aroma is fruity, yeasty, banana and clove. Taste is fruity, malty, with a bit of banana and clove. Typical Belgian

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
after4ever (6685) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2013
22. Pours a slightly hazy burnished medium amber with a loose white head. Intermittent stringy lace. Green apple nose. Creamy medium body with bright carb. Caramel and green apple on the mid palate...very sugary, and pretty close to a caramel apple. Long sweet apple finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gruberm (329) - - APR 1, 2013
Clearing backlog. No comments. Apologies, future ratings will have detail. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (4112) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 25, 2013
bubblegum, very estry nose. A bit more character, almost creamy mouth. Bubblegum finish

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