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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18203) - Göteborg, - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle at Bomber-o-rama, Göteborg. From a trade with claspada in NYC. Pale golden beer with a small white head. Fruity vinous bready aroma, cereal, caramel, floral, citrus, dandelion, hay, some grapefruit and grass. Sweetish floral flavor, marcipan, alcohol, spicy notes, woody notes, apples, notes of perfume.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (5978) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 14, 2016
On tap at prefunk boise. Pours out a golden topped with a small head. Nose is wine barrel notes light vinegar tartness and some grape. Taste is more of the wine barrel notes oak and tartness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jinroh (1207) - ESTONIA - SEP 3, 2016
Nice clear, white foam, not much. Sweetish caramel in the nose, barleywine-ish. Taste is sweet, alcohol there, warming, and leaves some hop tingle in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (5047) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 3, 2016
Light blonde color. Tons of bread, crackers sour funky nose. Very body very malty sweet lemons and oranges. So smooth and lovely with oak at thtree end. Awesome.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9306) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2016
Tap at Hathor. Slightly boozy nose, some vinegar, wine, wood, orange and grapefruit. Orange color, hazy, with lace. Woody flavor, vanilla, grapefruit, wine. soft, oily, and silky. Nice tartness. Good!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alobar (3532) - 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 (1663) - 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 (21441) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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 (11348) - 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


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