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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Our summer seasonal is based on the recipe for our very popular 3rd Anniversary Ale. Aromas of clove, pineapple and bubblegum spill from the glass. The flavor is a combination of spicy Belgian yeast with hints of pear & nutmeg. It finishes with a pleasant tartness. 3rd Anniversary Ale is very light & refreshing and at the same time complex & intriguing. Additional Information: In order to get the characteristic tartness in this beer, we employed a technique called Sour Mashing. This procedure allows natural bacteria to produce a small level of lactic acid prior to fermentation. The result is a complex, slightly sour treat.


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (10483) - London, Greater London, - FEB 11, 2013
Bottle at the Funky 8, Brooklyn, NYC. Plenty of pale malts, dashes of citrus, hay and cereal. Nothing really wrong with this one, it’s just pretty simple and not especially exciting. Pleasant to drink.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Caytinator (894) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Pint on tap. Lighter than I expected, clear, no lacing, and minimal bubbly head that burns off quickly. Average citrusy aroma, nothing that good. Somewhat weak tasting, almost watered down. Very soft palate, to a fault. Tries to be complex, but it’s not great.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sammer (1025) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2014
On tap in Garden Grove, CA. Taste is lemon peel, hay, earth, bubble gum, clove and spices.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SlimHabib (114) - California, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle pour. Cloudy golden with large white head but fades quickly. Lots of different aromas, bread, banana, lemon, bubblegum, apple, and light spices. Light body. Strong lemon taste. Lasting sour aftertaste. Some good qualities, but not a great finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (8867) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Gold pour, white head. Quite tasty. Spice, yeast, light grains, creamy body. Nice summer brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2419) - Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Got in a trade with swingracex. 22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours hazy golden straw color with a 1 finger fairly dense white head with decent retention, that reduces to a ring of lace. Minimal lacing on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon zest, pear, apple, white grape, banana, wheat, bread, clove, light pepper, bubblegum, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of pale malt and fruity/earthy yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, pear, apple, white grape, banana, wheat, bread, clove, light pepper, bubblegum, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light amount of bready tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, pear, apple, white grape, banana, wheat, bread, clove, light pepper, bubblegum, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and robustness of fruity/earthy yeast and pale malt flavors; with crisp malt/yeast/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly bready/acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice Belgian pale ale. Good balance and robustness of pale malt and fruity/earthy yeast flavors; and extremely smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (6784) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle. Golden beer with a cream head. Yeast and light hay aroma with light spice. Malt and light estery flavor with yeast. Medium bodied. Yeast and light spice linger with light esters and light malt.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3108) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 3, 2013
On tap at the Livermore Saloon. It pours clear golden with an off white head. The aroma is big summer fruit…melon, strawberries and bread. The flavor is bready with light yeast, pear and melon. Pretty sessionable, subtle and tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oRos (1049) - sacramento, California, USA - OCT 16, 2013
On tap at winters tavern in pacifica California. Has a honey flavors with Belgium yeast bananna. Easy drinking

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT2 (8184) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Tap at Slater’s 50/50 Rancho Cucamonga. Clear golden pour. Weak foam to none. Sweet vanilla and estery nose- gives more cidery as it warms. Taste is sweet and sugary with yellow apple and baked pear, cidery with sugar. Mealy apple palate. Not a fan.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
htnicholas (49) - California, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Out of Ice Cold 12oz bottles purchased at H24 brewery in Redlands. Beer was overly cold after spending an hour in a sloshy ice chest. Thin cloudy yellow pour with a white weak and short lived head. Fragrance is of orange peel, grapefruit, cloves, and a little ginger. Well carbonated. A very clean and lite initial taste mainly of citrus with very very little hop bitterness. A slight bitterness due to is ample carbonation and hints of grapefruit linger thru the finish. Enough malt flavor in the backbone to balance it out. Very drinkable and very refreshing. It is very approachable without being too sweet and is a very appropriate palate cleansing counterpart to almost any meal. This beer is subtle, not earth shattering, but not for lack of complexity. It successfully balances a creamy/sour mouthfeel indicative of Belgian Yeasts, and provides a very restrained sour taste which evolves to manifest the flavors of creamy vanilla on the finish. The vanilla nicely complements the thin, but detectable malt backbone. The finish feels lite and, if anything, does not linger long enuf on the palate leaving one wanting yet another sip. Initially this is a good session beer which acquires the attributes of the perfect session beer only after repeated drinking sessions. Highly recommended, if you are willing to discard conventional american pilsner preconceptions of a session beer. I wish this were not a seasonal but were available year round. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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