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RATINGS: 235   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
The conception and naming of this beer happened in one fell swoop. Unsure whether to offer a light session beer or a fun ball-buster as our warm weather seasonal, we decided on a beer that would be “a big, fatty boombalatty” version of a Belgian white. And away we went, taking a recipe for a white beer and ramping up the grain bill by 50%; we dropped the amount of wheat by 75% to keep the beer rough around the edges. We bucked tradition by steering the bitterness in the direction of a pale ale, and coupling hops with coriander in the fermenter. The resulting beer gives you all the bubblegum goodness of a big Belgian, with enough crispness to cut through the sweet profile, thus making you want to sip it again and again. Dangerous, indeed!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 5, 2007
poured into tulip. pours a cloudy semi golden with relative low white head. wild yeastie bread aroma. a spritzy carbonated mouthfeel leading to a yeastie complexity and a mild finish. good, not too complex...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drewbeerme (3919) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2007
12oz bottle. pours semi hazy golden with thin white head. nose is wheaty, lots of candy sugar, coriander, lime leaves, and banana. flavor is wheaty, coriander, lots of bananas, candy sugar too much banana and wheat makes this an unappealing flavor profile. body is thin-med. alc well hidden. not too good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 4, 2007
Tasted 7/18/2007. 12oz bottle. Hazy golden hue. Ring of white head. Citrusy floral nose. Nice pleasant nose. Light to medium bodied. Good wheat. Peppery hop finish. Grainy wheat. Good interpretation. Sticky with a touch of tart acidity. Easy session drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stine (1761) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2007
Pour is golden orange and mildly hazy. Aroma of fruit syrup used for soaking pineapple in particular. Tangy and sugary. A spicy bit of mint, and cloves. The wheat taste is crisp and refreshing, though mired a bit by suggestions of rotten, fermenting pears and oranges. More cloves. Yeast presence gets a little pushy with warmth. Too sweet. Palate highlights the unfortunate foul bits, which cling for a while after swallowing. An obviously poor foundation. Promising but very weak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11681) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2007
12oz bottle. Poured a medium and cloudy golden color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of spices (pepper and corriander), bananas, yeast, and fruity. Tastes of spices, fruitiness, citrus, and very light yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 15, 2007
Caramel color. Smell of yeast, caramel, bread, bannanas, spice and citrus peal/zezt. Taste of malt, caramel, yeast, orange zest, yeast, minor wheat and a touch of brown sugar. Refeshing ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2007
Pours a hazy orange bronze with a thin, clingy-lacing white head. Aroma has a nice sweet light caramel and honey orange coriander character. Body starts fairly full and wheaty sweet with good honey and coriander flavor toward a crisp, bittersweet finish with a good dose of bready yeast. A nice witbier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2007
I do like the name, gotta give them that, even before the crown is cracked. Lightly hazed, golden hued appearce, slim, soon-gone head, highly carbonated ...nice, though... Sweetness in the aroma, plenty of citrus and spice, an orangey/lemon kick, and some coriander and pepper in there, too...delectable, enticing, likable, yes... Taste: deliciousness is here, there’s some tart, and some bitter, some grit, and a slice of sweet...good texture, lots of give and play...nothing too slick or smooth in this, plenty of flavor, loads of fruit...has all the earmarks of a good, Belgian-style pale ale. In fact, if you blindfolded me, and served it to me, it peg it as a Belgian, and wouldn’t dream it was from an upstart Wisconsin micro. "Dangerously drinkable" says the label, sort of what you’d say about something like Duvel, but there’s no abv listed....would be nice to know how much alcohol I’m ingesting....it feels on the upper edge. More from the label: "unrepentant, unpretentious, and unfiltered, our Belgian style pale ale features a touch of wheat and plenty of hops." Yep, they’re telling the truth there...and the goofy name charms me more than something that arches toward the ages. More lemon, more wheat, more straw, more hops....damn tnagy, and really good! I’d love to find out more about the ingredients, and the abv, and maybe more...this is perhaps the most impressive and enjoyable brew I’ve tasted from these guys yet! Good job!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2007
Bottled. Poured clear medium orange with a fizzy white head and constant rising carbonation. Aroma picked up spicy yeast and banana bread.. apple skins and apricots.. and a rather hefty sweet candy presence (not unlke Circus Peanuts)... intriguing. Flavor had bunches of light fruity sweetness at the core, well-accented by white pepper and clove spiciness.. perfumey notes increase with warmth. Just about medium-bodied with OK balance to it.. quite a lot of spicage going on. Solid brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 1, 2007
(12oz bottle) Hazy light amber body with minimal off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, apricot/peach, perfume, Belgian yeast, some duskiness. Taste is medium sweet, Belgian yeast/dusky, some orange/peach, earthy. Somewhat dry finish. Light-medium body, light acidic.

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