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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 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 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (7021) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (6942) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (6727) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Bottle. Pours cloudy amber, large of white head, creamy, nice lacing. Aroma is yeast, coriander, wheat. Flavor is the same, light sweet, lemon peel, pepper, coriander, wheat, lemon. A bit of zesty bitterness. Medium body., creamy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6723) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2010
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy orange-amber color with a large yellow white head that produced some lacing. The aroma was caramel, strong lemon, yeast and pepper. The flavor was tart, and bitter with lemon, pepper and yeastiness mixing. The finish was long, tart lemon. Medium body. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (6720) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2008
Orange pour with a quickly dissipating head and plenty of suspended yeast. Yeast, hop, and spice aroma. There is a little bit of everything in the flavor. Yeast, hop, fruit, spice, malt, and alcohol. The hop[ adds a lot of zestiness that electrifies the tongue at times. Bubblegum showed up after the glass warmed, a result of the yeast. So multi-faceted! New flavors in every other sip. Delicious, too!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
vtafro (6678) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2010
Draft. Very hazy golden pour with some light head. Aroma is very big, citrus, and wheat notes. Flavor come through well but doesn’t live up to aroma. Decent belgian ale, not too much abv.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6375) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 5, 2008
Bottle courtesy of tytoanderso. Pours copper with a thin white head. Smells of roses, sweet sugar, flowers. Tastes of sugar, vanilla, sweet malt, bananas. Unusual.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (6325) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2010
This poured a dark amber color with a beige head. Aroma was of belgian spices, slighty roasted, and yeast. Flavor was spicey, some darker candy sugar, and some medium frutiness as well. Pretty drinkable.

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