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RATINGS: 222   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30697) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2013
From tap at Republic. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is estery and fruity. Light toasted malty. Estery to phenolic. Mild herbal, estery and light spiced. Bitter and dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2009
(12oz. bottle) Pours a hazy golden body with a small off-white head. Aroma of coriander, ginger, clove, wheat, pepper, citrus, dusty yeast, and caramel. Flavor of orange peel, coriander, wheat, ginger, and Belgian yeast.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11329) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10702) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 15, 2009
Bottle from allendodd. Thanks! Pours a lot amber with a decent fluffy white head. Interesting aroma - almost like nuts. Medium body with mild carbonation. Agree with the site; this is little like a wit; it’s standard Belgian ale. And a pretty nice one it is. I don’t usually get the "bubblegum" references, but this time it fits. Pretty spicey, pretty hoppy, pretty tastey. Coriander is noticeable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Bottle shared by Beerpig317. Poured hazy dark amber with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate complex balanced aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Solid balanced bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is a smooth complex beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9752) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2013
A hazed amber ale with a thin white head. In aroma, a smooth fruity ale with tropical fruits, bananas, cloves, classic. In mouth, a smooth fruity malt with citrus, mango, peaches, alcohol warmth, nice and smooth. On tap at Istmus Beer and Cheese Fest, Jan 19 2012.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (8867) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 1, 2008
Bottle from strykzone. wow this one surprised me...in a very good way. A nice cloudy apricot color with a small head. Aroma is candy, gum, banana, yeast and candy sugar. Flavor is pure bubblegum with some yeast and banana. I really did like this beer. Thanks dave.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (8785) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2007
Bottle... Cloudy, light amber ale with a mid-sized, frothy, off-white head. Excellent retention. Mildly spicy nose with gentle clove phenols and sweet crystal or Munich malt. Banana esters and herbal, earthy hops. Sweet, biscuit malt, fruity flavor with earthy, mineral bitterness. Medium-bodied with a skim milk mouthfeel and ultra-fizzy carbonation. Short, crisp, spicy/fruity finish. Hey, 1FastSTi, thanks for the brew!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8777) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8359) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2011
Bottle from O’Reilly’s. Orange tinged body with a token head, and a few drops only of lace are later left. Yeast with some fruit and spice aroma. Above average mouthfeel but also aggressively carbonated. Good drinkability, corriander and pepper, and secondary fruit and tanginess. Decent take on the style.


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