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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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Strong in flavor and alcohol yet light in color and malt character this style has the warming presence of alcohol


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
waolsen (1338) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2006
tap. hazy golden pour with creamy white head. Huge yeast and floral hops aroma. musky creamy mouth. dry spicy bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pinkzambia (1395) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 28, 2006
22 oz. Bottle: Semi-cloudy gold with no head. Strong yeasty, ripe banana aroma - close to a Hefe. The taste is sweet, fermented corn and soapy malts. It leaves a slimy feel in the mouth that lingers for quite a while.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
raphael (838) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 22, 2006
If you don’t drink the occaisonal malt liquor you might not sense how close this dredge gets to some belgina ales. vesuvius runs a little closer, but of course avoids the bitter chemistry of malt liquors. vesuvius has flowery sweet aroma, a thin white head, a beautiful golden color, light carbonation. a little sleekenss to shield the tongue from the sugar astringence. flavor highly sugar, but not too sharp, hops breaking through just a bit, decent balance but need a little more flavor from somewhere

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerguy101 (5267) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 17, 2006
This Belgian Golden Ale pours a medium orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is apples, bananas, alcohol and sugar. A medium bodied Belgian Ale. Malts are fruity and sweet. Lots of banana and apple flavors as well as some unrefined sugar. Kind of overly sweet and a little bland. Strangely it reminds me a little bit of a malt liquor, I mean it in no way tastes like one, but it has that high gravity kind of feel to it. Perhaps a bit of aging will mellow this one, as it’s a little harsh and one sided right now. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is smooth. Aftertaste is sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BuckeyeBoy (2453) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 7, 2006
On Tap at Full Sail Hood River. pours out a nice copper with a small white head. A nice mix of hops and spice. Kind off normal for a Belgain Strong.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2006
Copper with a small head. Earthy aroma that is almost woody. Citrus filled hops are out and there is some floral qualities to it as well. Bitter flavor that is slightly soapy with sweet malts and just a touch of metal taste. The finish is a bit odd and leaves me with some off flavor in the mouth.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2006
Large white head with a clear amber color. The nose is spice, clover, orange peel, sweet malt, and alcohol. Light bodied and thin, with sweet malt flavors, spice, and a strong alcohol presence. Nothing thrilling about this beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jrob21 (2350) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2006
Cloudy yellow with quick white head. No lacing. Smells of spices, coriander. Not as intense or malty as other Belgian Golden’s. A little watery with a quick finish. A bit alcoholic and almost lemony tasting.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pailhead (4413) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2006
Bottle: Courtesy of Styles. Aroma has lots of yeastiness, sugar, light fruit, and a hint of spice. Pours a hazy golden-orange with a small whtie head that fades to nothing rather quickly. Flavors of orange peel, light apple, yeast and a spicey finish. Candi sugar present in the background. A tad thin.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2006
Cloudy, hazy, golden appearance with just a light layer of foam. Aroma is musky with just a light hint of hoppiness and wheatgrass, with some zesty yeasty spice. As it warms just a hint of banana and clove, but very light and definitely in the background. Flavor barely matches the nose, with some sweetness and apple spiciness, but overall very tame.


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