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RATINGS: 619   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Brewed to honor the brave souls who kept our brew pub open in the early 90’s while wrecking balls tore down the mall around us. Dry and smooth, with a grassy, citrus aroma and a honey malt middle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2006 Super hoppy, grassy saaz aroma (unlike the description of Belgian strong ales)from a deep copper beer with a nice thick head. It’s back in season and on tap at both brewpubs. The alcohol makes itself known at the end with an extra little nibble to go along with the huge hop bite. ADDITION AUGUST 2006: bottled, i find it is a nearly perfect brew. An escape from IPA’s that I normally consume, yet still quenching my thirst for hops...introducing wild tasting yeasts and a super long lasting aftertaste, One of my favorite bottled beers ever.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mobeer (5) - flushing, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2006 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2006 just a great beer. if u like dogfish 60 min this is a must try. cant find any fault with it. i suck at describing a beer like this in writing, its that good.here it goes. forget it just try it. dygbeer1 sucks., inside joke. but seriously dont listen to his ratings hes stupid and has no taste buds in the front of his mouth.everything he says is pure crap. no matter how good the beer is or how crappy he cant tell the difference. i should stop using rate beer to bash my brother but its too funny. but seriously he likes molson ice and amstel light. im not judging him.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bcasadei (4) - Colorado, USA - DEC 20, 2010 does not count
light body, thin feel, lively, light sweetness, medium bitterness, would definitely recommend this beer. I liked that the yeast phenols did not overwhelm the palate, the beer had a good balance of hops and spiciness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AOF (306) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2007 Slightly hazy, golden sunset color with thin but creamy white head. Fresh grapefruit, lemongrass, pear, banana and almond in the nose. Some floral undertones. Creamy texture with a high drinkability. Finishes smooth and hoppy, with just a hint of bitterness. An excellent beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
andreaskloeti (2) - - SEP 8, 2012 does not count
Top Bier, welches dem Belgischen Ale nachempfunden ist. Kein Durstlöscher sondern ein Ale zum geniessen. Auch für einen Winterabend geeignet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimmack34 (640) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Had this one back in "06. I’m kicking myself in the ass for this, but i didnt pour it into a glass. If I knew how rare of a treat this was, I would have taken better care in how I drank it. Smelled very unusual, like flowers and spicy. Tasted exceptional smooth, very soft and full flavored, but unlike a beer that I have ever tried at the time. Soft flowery flavor, with some citrus and light fruits. Easy drinking, as the aftertaste is as smooth as the fruits and hops its made with. Excellent brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WakeandBake (549) - Greenville, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2009
Bottle 12oz Bottled on date 02/22/2007 1439 . A cloudy amber/orange color body with a thin frothy white head,lasting a short time and then fading to a thin ring with spotty lacing.Aroma of zesty spicy and floral hops,some lemon zest and a hint of pepper corns, a little grassy and a touch of yeast fruityness. Flavor is citrus hops some nice spices,wine grapes,honey,and more peppercorns,some candy like sugar but not overly sweet at all,quite balanced. Mildly bitter and dry at the finish with a nice little hop aftertaste. The 8% ABV was well hidden. A very Very tasty brew. I plan to keep some of this on hand from now on.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsf23mr (218) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2010
Picked up a bomber at Binnys, Chicago, IL. This shit is deliciousssss. Pours a hazy yellowish orange with little head. Aroma is citrus, pear. Taste is the same with a sweet dry finish. A lot of bubbles. Great beer to watch during the world series. Rangers 2 Giants 2 bottom 3, Game 1.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2004
A big thanks to BBB63 and Drnk_Mcdermott for this one. Pours orangish (slightly turbid) with a small white head. Aroma of malt, hops, slight breadiness, with hops, florals, citrus, melon, and grapefruit in the finish. Medium palate. The finish also show more malt, hopflocit, fruit, pears, berries, and grapefruit. Excellent complexity, great balance, and a wonderful brew. I’m damn glad I have another of these chilling as we speak. I pegged this as a double IPA, not a Belgian Strong Ale. Just awesome!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2005
So far, I like this better than Pere Jacques. Smell is floral hops, not American. Behind the hops, there exists some deeper lemony-molasses smells. Distinct smell of candy as well. The look is very appealing, with a golden yellow color, very much inline with the likes of Agnus and Duvel. Creamy head as well. Body is silky and sweet, with a nice dry finish. An elegant element of bitterness interrupts what, at first, seems a bit oversweet. The taste itself is quite pleasing, one of the better GIs that I’ve had. Real bananas (not candy) jump out, along with honey and a touch of citrus, orange most likely. A spot of sweetbread comes through, finishing off with a very classic hop finish, spicy and dry. Just when I start shying away from Belgian strongs, a Golden pulls me back in. Top notch from a great brewery.

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