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RATINGS: 502   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
The Roman name for the Low Countries–is a marriage of the best in American and Belgian brewing traditions. Belgian pilsner malt, a generous amount of American and European hops and a unique Belgian yeast strain combine to give Belgica big notes of citrus and spice, creating a lively concoction perfect for spring in the Rockies–or the Ardennes. 7.2% ABV.

First released as Belgian IPA:
Just for fun, the brewers took our Titan, a hop forward American IPA and introduced a Belgian yeast strain to it. The result is unique Belgian-style ale with lots of fruity esters, a citrus hop flavor and nice hop bitterness that’s surprisingly smooth. 7.5% alcohol by volume.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2009
Bottle 341ml. @ RBESG 09 Grand Tasting @ [ The Harlequin, Sheffield, England. ]
Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, moderate hoppy, lime, flowers, perfume notes, light to moderate yeasty, coriander. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to light heavy spicy - hops bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090719]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40143) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2009
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is distinct hops fruity, peach and grapefruit. Fruity flavorued, light pinewood hops mixed with peach and grapefruit. Lingering fruity and bitter flavoured finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34232) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2009
Bottled. A golden beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma is very hoppy, flowery, and fruity - peaches primarily. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of malt, hops, and fruit - citrusy and peaches, leading to a very bitter finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (25838) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2009
Bottle in a hotel room in Utrecht. Clear golden coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of hops, pine needles, grass, yeast and spices. Fruity flavour of spices, yeast and hops with notes of coffee. Fruity and hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (25207) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2009
Bottled@The Rake. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruits, yeast, some pleasant hoppyness as well as mild wooden notes. Also some slight herbal notes. Flavour is much the same. Quite good belgian blonde or tripel, if it would have some slight more spicy yeastiness to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2009
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Sweet fruity aroma with spicy hops. Medium body, citric fruitiness, spicy and yeasty. Dry and lightly bitter finish. 230909

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2010
Bottle. Pours a pale yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity hoppy yeasty spicy aroma. Fruity malty yeasty hoppy flavor. Has a spicy yeasty hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (21720) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2012
19th December 2009
Hazy gold beer. Yeasty orange citrus nose. Semi dry and semi soft palate, turns light and frothy. Honey - orange and then a blossoming bittering coriander spice that really takes over and leaves a bitter aftertaste past the dry finish. Aquired taste but not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (21095) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 24, 2009
Bottle @ RBESG Grand Tasting 2009... light yellow ... big yeasty hop ... lemon front .. light pine ... little hoppy ..

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (17162) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2009
Bottle at RBESG 09 Sheffield. Clear gold, thin white head. Estery IPA. Doesn’t really work. Bit of bleach flavour even. Shame, as I was looking forward to this.

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