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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
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This golden blond Belgian-style ale is a symphony of bold and delicate wrapped into one. We took our 9.8% Belgian-style golden ale and aged it in Grgich Hill Estate Chardonnay barrels. It has a gentle warming with a light alcohol sweetness and a tantalizing fruity character full of apples, pears, and oranges. The barrel aging give it a great Chardonnay character and a dry finish that makes it dangerously easy to consume in quantity.


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, - SEP 21, 2012
Small head deep gold pour mild to medium carbonation aromas woody sweetness grapes white wine influence grain malt yeast the flavours woody oak white wine chardonnay taste or influence good strong dry on the tongue taste the finish best aftertastes oak grain malt fruit pleasant ale


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alobar (3437) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2016
Pours a clear straw yellow color with a white soapy head. Aroma of white grape, fruit, and wine. Chardonnay flavor with apple, pears, and some orange. Flavorful and easy to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnGalt1 (1448) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 12, 2015
oamy white head dies pretty quickly.. decent lacing.. slightly hazed golden brew. Nose shows plenty of oak with pears and sweet apple essence.. a bit spicy.. light clove Flavor is dry fruitiness with some heavy pale malt essence that doesn’t actually add to the sweetness.. White grape and chardonnay notes really open up with warmth.. great barrel presence... Surprising body for such a dry finish... good carbonation and fairly long finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (20350) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Draft. Clear bright yellow color, fluffy white head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of white wine, booze, vanilla. Taste is lemon, vanilla. OK.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (10910) - Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Nice dry and zippy golden ale, some lighter barrel notes, lightish peach and oak.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle, pours hazed with white head. Aroma buttery, lemon, funky. Flavors bright, funky barnyardy, citrusy, sharp tannins, big oak character, subtle butter and vanilla. Spritzy feel.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pdowns916 (9) - Travis AFB, California, USA - DEC 10, 2013 does not count
Really love this one, sad I only grabbed two bottles from the Brewery in Fairfield but that's all they had left. Tasted it a few months back so no review but I will miss this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2863) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2013
A: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Mild Lacing S: Grape, Apple, Mild Chardonnay T: Grape, Apple, Pear M: Average Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Lightly Sweet Overall, for a beer on chardonnay barrels, you hardly get much of the wine taste other than a sweet grape (which isnt chardonnay). Disappointed, especially for the price too.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12594) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2013
(375ml bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of yeast, grass, citrus, and stone fruit. Flavor of biscuit, yeast, buttery chardonnay grapes, pear, orange, florals, and caramel with a dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (5253) - Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Bottle, poured a light orange color with aromas of light oak, apples, and some dough. Flavors follow suit with a little more citrus coming through. Solid beer overall, glad I got to try this one.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocJitsu (1570) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Pours somewhere between a translucent and opaque light, orange-golden color with a short, white, foamy head. Big chardonnay on the nose with some banana and pineapple emerging less obtrusively. Mouthfeel is nice with good balance between the smoothness and carbonation. Noticeable warmth alcohol warmth at the finish. There’s quite a bit of disorganization in the flavor. Empty tartness. Some unripe pineapple, a little green grape, a little pear, cinnamon at times, with some sweetness late. Nothing complimentary. It’s like drinking stripes with polka dots. There’s a pleasing oaky vanilla flavor as the beer finishes. In my opinion, that’s its best feature.


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