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RATINGS: 229   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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!


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
commonmac (464) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle purchased and poured into tulip glass. Very little head on a deep orange hued ale. Actually a very attractive beer. Aroma has a lot sugar and fruit to it. Plenty of banana and even a little tropical fruit. Really easy to drink. The sweetness carries throughout tip to finish. An enjoyable beer to drink with a soft, Belgian finish. The type of ale you can drink an absurd amount of at St. Paul summer beer festivals.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 15, 2007
Pours a nice enough beer orange-red with a quickly dissolving head. Mine was perfectly clear, but the yeast was caked on the bottom. A bit fizzy, but not a detriment at all. Nice fruity nose with a bit of spice. Apricots and allspice with a bit od honey. Very dry...even surprisingly so - makes it very quaffable/quenching...but almost dusty/chalky. Overall is a nice beer in its own right. Not a perfect Belgian but a very good beer. I noticed this one was brewed in Black River Falls (Sand Creek) and not by Gray’s. Good move IMO.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2009
Pours hazy yellow/gold with a medium white head. Aromas of citrus, banana, clove, and yeast. Taste is very much the same, but still does not taste as good as it smells. A bit too much carbonation and too much of a dry finish for me. Overall just ok.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2008
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow/gold with a medium white head, champagne like bubbles. The head diminishes pretty quickly. Aromas of citrus, banana, clove, yeast, pepper. Taste is very good, more citrus, oranges, more banana and clove. Good carbonation, finishes dry. I think I found a new, regular summer brew. Good stuff, I wasn’t expecting much, but pleasantly surprised.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Man this beer is so dope. Really great sweet Belgian yeast strain used on this one, give the beer a nice character. Earthy with notes of biscuit, hay, wheat, and delicious crisp finish. Yes!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2007
In a shaker, from the bottle. A nice little Belgian with a strange name. Citrusy, a little acidic, and a nice unfiltered feel.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2008
The first sip tasted almost like orange juice and looked like it too. But then as the temperature rose, the beer became more drinkable, less sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Pours oragnish yellow with white head. Nose has the typical belgian spicyness. Taste has the belgian spice and soem citrus, orange peel hopiness. Very smooth palate and very easy drinking.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
spilledpint (346) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2012
12 oz. bottle from CHristmas sampler. Ar: Banana, spice, and yeast. Ap: Pours a hazy golden light copperish with a one inch frothy head that leaves nice lace. T: Moderate sweetness, good tartness comes through on the finish, little bitterness but fairly tart. P: Moderate body, fairly strong carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Cloying aroma, with hints of spice. Taste is sweet: syrup, caramel malts, cloves, orange, banana, apricots, and allspice. Not too thick, not too thin. Alcohol peaks through in the middle but the finish is all sweet. Drinkable indeed.


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