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RATINGS: 219   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!


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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2008
Bottle, rocks tumbler. Aromas of bubblegum, pine and citrus. Pours a cloudy amber, with minimal white head, sparkling. First sip starts off with honey and pine, then, wow, there’s a lot of gumball in here. Caramel, fruit cocktail finish, banana and citrus for sure, maybe some strawberry and watermelon if I sift and savor through the experience. As it warms, wheat and cloves become more pronounced in the mid-palate. Fruit-juicy mouthfeel, with spicy pepperiness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
theisti (3093) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - OCT 2, 2008
12 oz bottle purchased at Zipps in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Pour is a hazed golden orange with visible carbonation. The head is a fluffy 2 inch egg white that falls fairly quickly. Aroma of tangerine citrus, and resin pine hops. There is also a sweet floral character present, along with some fresh cut hay and wheat. Interesting nose, cross between a fresh hopped IPA and a Saison. I like it. Taste is the citrus fruit, and the wheat. The fruit is a bit more of the peel than the sweet fruit. Leads to a nice husky wheat with a bitter sweetness. Also present is some coriander notes, a touch of spiciness sprinkled on top of the other flavors. There is a bit of a sharpness to the aftertaste, it seems like alcohol, but is not really the typical heat of alcohol. Palate is medium and mouth coating. This is a very unique and well crafted brew. Thanks to Zinister for bringing these folks to my attention.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2710) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 6, 2008
Bottle acquired via trade with beastiefan2k...Eugene is a GOD!!! This is truly what trading is all about. I had never heard of this beer or brewery, but feel good about having tried it. This truly is a site about friends letting friends experience things they would never have a chance to ordinarily. Brass-colored brew with a towering ivory head. Carbonation flickers like flames inside the liquid and disperses an amazing spicy aroma. Coriander, clove, banana, yeast, and citrus are evident both in the nose and on the palate. A touch of honey sweetness adds yet another level of complexity. I really enjoyed this beer Eugene...thank you!!!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2008
Light orange color. Spicy pepper and marmalade in there, with a good mix of spice and sweet. Some bready and bannana aspects as well. I agree that is is VERY similar in all respects to CynicAle.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2009
Bottle from tennisjoel. Thanks! Pours a decent cheddar orange with an aroma of orange and spearmint biscuit, with a hint of pommegranite in the background. Flavor is very zesty, full of lemon peel, orange peel, and a touch of coriander in the finish. Nice mouthfeel. A great beer. Thanks, Joel! Send more...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (5617) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Trev (1843) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2009
Gold colour with a medium white head. Aroma is orange zest, lemongrass and corriander wheat tones combine with a candy like Belgian sweetness. Flavour is nice medium sweet maltiness cut through with a tart balgian wit profile. Alc is well blended showing just a hint before a dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2010
Nice belgiany yeast aroma, certisnly some bubble gum in there, fruity gum! Taste really is an exceptional marriage between a Belgian and a pale ale. Hops present, Belgian characters there... I’m not going to bath in it like milkmandan, but it is quite tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (2908) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 30, 2010
Pours a hazy orange with a good head and some lace. The aroma is orange and spice with some tea and floral notes. The flavor is spicy and dry with lots of floral notes. There is a mild but nicely presented bitterness with plenty of peppery and fruity (apricot, pineapple, etc) notes. The palate is a little sharp. Very nice beer indeed.


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