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RATINGS: 223   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!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (6128) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2009 TAP: at Stub & Herb’s, 3.7.09, nice golden pour, floral nose with coriander, clove, and citrus. Taste is similar, with a malty mouthfeel, really good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2010
September 10, 2010 - 12oz bottle shared by SwoopJones with me and Rudolf. Pineapple juice -like murky orange-yellow with an average diminishing white head. An interesting aroma mashing up moderate alcohol, sweet candi bubblegum/banana, and lots of grassy bitterness, but if you take a good honking sniff of it, there’s a weird sweaty vintage gym shoe funk to it too, which detracts a bit. Taste is "sweaty" but that’s yeast and pungent hoppiness, and fair bit of alcohol; background fruit-sweet malt - better than the aroma, no pongy footwear detected. Thick mouthfeel, astringent and decently carbonated; the malt fades fast and leaves a pungent back of palate/tongue acidic bitter aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5731) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2010
bottle shared with Rudolf & Harry @ Coles. Murky orange pour. Orange juice, some spice, sweet!! aroma. taste was orange/nectarine juice, sweet malts, mild spice. different

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (5687) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Draft on tap at Dotty’s (Madison, WI). Birthday/VDay Dinner with the missus. Pours a murky hazed amber pour, darker in body with some gentle glow, orange gold, some homemade applesauce. Cakey white head films well, laces ok. Aromas are gentle sweetness, pear and apple, kisses of yeasty and a gentle clove. Mellow honey sweetness, touches of melon, doughy malts. Touches of bubblegum, pear, and gentle doughy grainy malts. Mellow Belgian yeast influence on the nose. Initial shows a lighter end of medium bodied, touches of sweeter bubblegum, dough, and fruit waft into the fold. Touches of coriander, mellow Belgian yeast, touches of citrus dance in. Clove and coriander mix, coriander hitting the palate better as we get further in. Gentle bubblegum, dryness as we move back. Some grassiness, mellow yeast, touches of spice, gentle apple and dry grainy malts. Loses some of that sweetness as we move past the middle, hits with just a touch of heat to let you know this beer is a bit bigger than you may have expected. Overall, not usually a style I relish. This seems well constructed though and certainly hit the spot for me this evening. Solid.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5537) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2010
( 12oz bottle thanks to BA Ktown67 in person) A mildly aggressive pour yields a perfect 2 finger head which recedes slowly. This beer laces very nice on the glass. The color is a dark yellow with tones of orange and lots of bubbles creeping up the side of the glass. Smells like leather up front, but then yields to sour fruits. There is also pepper in the nose. Taste of sour apple, sweet and sour pear, white wine-style grapes but no alcoholic presence whatsoever. There is also a nice balance of pepperiness that I generally only find in the best Belgians. Sweet, spicy, and refreshing. This beer was perfectly carbonated, nice and creamy to drink, and oily with an almost perfect weight to its body. Matched the style extremely well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5473) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2007
This pours a cloudy, pale amber body with a white head that slowly reduces to a ring around the glass. The aroma has the sweetness of pale malts covered by flowers and bath soap with perhaps a touch of red cherries. Sweet malt and light fruits make up the flavor with an intensifying floral bitterness that lasts into the finish. Pretty decent offering.

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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 5, 2007
Bottle: Hazy copper gold, light head and lacing. Nose of bright carbonation and yeast, grass, citrus, hay, bright citrus and grass. Wait, I already said that....and typed it. The flavor is plickery on the mouth, more grass and citrus. Nice belgian notes, interesting. Don’t ask me what plickery means, but there it is on my notebook. I was drinking, so it can’t be wrong.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (5344) - Indiana, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Bottle to taster (thanks Bunker). Looks solid; a hazy orange with off-white lacing. Smells yeasty and spicy. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Eh.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5177) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2007
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle from Bob’s McFarland Liquors in McFarland, WI. Pours a cloudy light caramel amber brew with a thick fizzy off-white head. Aroma of light wheat, yeast and a touch of orange peel. Other aroma picked up were banana esters and herbal hops. Taste is highly carbonated, yeasty dry palate and medium bodied. Finish is dry and smooth. An unusual name for a Begian Ale and a good light style Belgain at best.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5100) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 11, 2008
Bottle. Deep brass colored body that is clear as possible with that color, topped by a quickly fading light khaki head. The aroma is obvious Belgian yeast inspired with clove, cinnamon and funky banana esters. The taste is lightly spiced with clove and tomatoes. A hint of metal sneaks in the falvor. There is a nice finish that sticks with you, like hay and ginger ale. The body is very light for the abv, this is scary drinkable.


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