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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
Strong in flavor and alcohol yet light in color and malt character this style has the warming presence of alcohol

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2005
Bottle: Clear golden, moderate white foamy head, spotty lacing, very light carbonation.   Yeasty/bready nose, very light or pale, soft citrus based spices, even softer pepper.   Lemony based flavor, yeasty, with an odd tapioca pudding like finish.   Never thought I would get that, but it appears to be there.   Touch of almond and vanilla in the finish.   This is a real odd duck.   Body and mouthfeel are fairly moderate.   ABV is well hidden.   Definitely doesn’t taste like 8.5%, but it sure feels like it.   Somewhat dry after the finish.   Not bad, but very different.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kyzr (1381) - Montana, USA - OCT 28, 2005
Gold in color with little to no head on a bottle pour. Light aroma of apple & gapefruit. Flavors of apple and pear with yeasty bread. Nice texture to the mouth. Finish is clean and the alcohol just sneeks in.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (8557) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 17, 2006
Draft. Amber beer with a thin off-white head. Low fruity, yeasty aroma. Lots of fruity apple and some citrus esters with some earthy yeast and sweet bubblegum flavors. medium bodied. Not bad, just doesn’t stand out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9146) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2006
Almost clear yellow gold in color with a small white head. Initial aroma and flavor is a sweet, sticky saison-style beer, quite good upon first impression. A simple Belgian style beer, lightly sweet, light coriander and sticky honey flavors. Reminds me of a lot of Dutch styled ales, with the increased sweetness, though this one has more of a ESB-type bitterness which is a bit strange. Very drinkable, reminds me of Duvel, with more sweetness from the grains, and a little bit of a malt liquor flavor as well. Alcohol is not covered at all, though at 8.5% it’s not too much of a bother. Much better than the so-called Deschutes Saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 17, 2006
Enjoyed on tap at City Beer in SF and out of the bottle. Aroma was definitely sweet, with green apples playing a large part. There was also a sweetness that I did not associate with the fruitiness, but perhaps candi sugar. Appearance was a light orange, almost golden orange in color. Mouthfeel was a little syrupy but nothing horrible. Flavor is really sweet with sugar and apples, not much in terms of hop prescence and little else. Nothing horrible, but definite room for improvement.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2006
22oz bottle via trade with indiana_red! - thanks Ken! - Pours golden cloud witha short offwhite head. Aromas of yeast, bannana, caramel, and a little raisin. Flavor is caramel, yeast, raisin, apples, and some lemon and orange. Palate is soft lightly carbonated and smooth in the mouth. Not bad..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2007
Bomber. Mildly hazy, deep lemon hue with a modest white head that gives an oily impression. Floral and bubble gum esters in the nose, plus dough and citrus notes. The citrus and yeast theme carries through into the flavor, which is semi-dry with notable phenolics and moderate bitterness. Dry, somewhat watery texture. A decent, straight-forward, seemingly Duvel-inspired Belgian beer from Full Sail. This grew on me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2009
Date: February 26, 2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: clear dark gold, wispy off white head
Aroma: light sweet malt aroma with a musty lemon funk
Body: light creamy body
Flavor: malty sweetness, nice light spicyness, light tartness in the finish

Date: September 24, 2009
Mode: draft
Source: brewery tap room
Appearance: clear gold, fine off white head
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, candy sweetness, nice spicyness with light phenolics
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, sweet candy, balancing spicyness

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
troopie (2295) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - SEP 13, 2007
Bottle. Yeasty aroma with some malt nose. Tart flavour with a lot of maltiness. Not much staying power, the flavour disappears from the tongue quickly. A little bitterness on the finish, but not a full finish. Still a fair blonde

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4884) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Thanks to Akevitt! Gold color with no head. Big floral hop aroma. Yeasty and spicy taste with a bit hops on the finish. Slight alcohol burn.

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