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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (2484) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with small white head. Rather weak malty, hay aroma. Malty, alcohol, apricot, coriander, and spicy flavors. For a strong belgian, this is a pretty nice sessionable belgian. I could see myself knocking back a few of these.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8494) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2012
hazed orange.
heavy sugared banana nose.
baked multigrain bread.
orange and lemon juice.
medium-full body.
medium acid, low bitterness, highly sweet.
mildly yeasty / muddy / doughy.
orange juice citrus acid finish.
estery, yeasty, sugary, banana and apricot dominant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mrjaxson (339) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Well you cannot say this beer is the same old same old. I suppose our RateBeer friends have to put this under some category. May I suggest "Offbeat Blends" or "Hopeless Cute Names"? This one starts with an aroma in the ballpark of a Belgian--all spiced and bubblegummish. The hops give it a dry bite and a peppery finish. Fun to try but definitely not sessionable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2012
12oz bottle, aroma of bread, grass, dough, pale color, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, bubblegum flavor, medium body, average carbonation, bitter finish. Clean crisp tasting brew, on style of a Belgium Ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thomas15 (689) - USA - JUN 20, 2012
Sweet citrus bread aroma light hay. Golden brown with white head that is rocky and leaving big lace. Nice full mouthfeel, sweet wheat slight un acidic citrus. Nice, great for six pack beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2012
From a bottle poured a brown color with a fair amount of head. Nice light spicy malty flavor with a quick finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopheadsbrew (142) - Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2012
Thick fluffy head. Sweet bubblegum aroma with mild hops. Bubblegum. Some hop bitterness. Sweet malt. Good carbonation. Long finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerKurve (516) - - APR 2, 2012
Dark Orange/Amber color with a cloudy appearance. The flavor is a mixture of sweet yeasts, floral hops, hefe-cloves, bananas, bubblegum, toffee, malts and barley. The body is a bit heavier, the carbonation is balanced quite well and it feels very crisp when drinking. It’s a pretty good Belgian Style ale, not the best I’ve had but it’s definitely up there!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hombrepalo (1923) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2012
12oz bottle from a buddy who picked this one up in Wisconsin. Light yellow 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. Just alright, nothing to brag about.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arkurzynski (1711) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Clear amber with copious white head. Nose of Belgian candy, yeast, fruit esters, bubblegum and minty hops. Taste is candied fruits and bubblegum finishing with a solid pine bitterness. Lingering hops and light candy. Lightly dry. An excellent, clean brew.

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