Free State Walloon Gold
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RATINGS: 1   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84/5   ABV: -
This Belgian Golden Ale is medium bodied and deep gold in color. Despite its relative heft, a high carbonation level achieved via a secondary fermentation leaves a lighter impression on the palette. Flaked wheat was used in the mash to soften the mouthfeel, while subtle spicing from Coriander Seed and Black Pepper complement the spicy elements contributed by the Belgian yeast. The overall spicy character of this brew is characteristic of the Belgian Ales of Wallonia, the generally French speaking region of Belgium, from which this yeast originates. (Some residents of Wallonia use Walloon as a second language, hence the name.) Hops really are here mainly to contribute bitterness, with a modest addition of spicy Czech Saaz hops to complement the malt and yeast characters. The Bottom Line: A medium bodied, deep gold, spicy Belgian Ale of medium strength. Unfiltered. 13.95P/1.056, 24 IBUs

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gregis (1281) - Stilwell, Kansas, USA - DEC 19, 2009
Pours a dark, hazy, orange-gold with a small beige head that reduces to a thin skin. The nose is a spicy-sweet blend of notes: spicy-fruity Belgian yeast, coriander, light pepper and a touch of candy sugar. Fairly light-bodied and lightly effervescent, it finishes with a mildly spicy lingering least note. The flavor drops off a bit from the nose: pale malt and Belgian yeast with supplemental spices thrown into the mix (coriander and pepper). The blend isn’t bad. It’s just not as integrated as I’d like. It is a solidly constructed beer. It just doesn’t "wow" on the flavor side of things.

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