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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11137) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Bomber from Made in Oregon. Pours hazy gold with a frothy, but slight, white head. Aroma is typical Belgian yeast esters - oddly more suggestive of pineapple than banana. Med minus body. Flavor is lightly Belgian yeast/spice, but strongly hoppy. Comes out as earthy and fruity. Quite dry. Peppery aspects show up. Quite an excellent flavor.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012

Name: Belgian Pale
Date: November 30, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: clear gold, fine white head, streaks of lace
Aroma: floral aroma, slightly sweet pale malt, light mustyness, floral hops well integrated with phenolic spicyness
Flavor: dry pale malt flavor, lots of phenolic spicyness enhanced by floral hops, balancing bitterness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10850) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2012
SBWF 2012. Clear somewhat pale golden beer with a small offwhite head. Floral perfume aroma, yeasty, fruity, leather notes, citrus, lemongrass. Yeasty floral perfume flavor, grapefruit, grass, hay, sourish, some bitterness. Fruity floral finish, yeasty notes, some hay.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9128) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Pale and cloudy yellow/gold pour, white head. Belgian yeast, mango, unripe stone fruit, mild hops. Fluffy on the tongue and pretty good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Yeasty and spicy aroma. Yeast and spice flavor with light malt. Medium bodied. Yeast and spice linger with light malt and backing hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Bottle:   Straw colored, hazy, moderate frothy white head, clumpy lacing.   Bright bready/doughy aroma.   Soft floral and tropical fruit notes.   Pale breadiness on the tongue, very yeasty and doughy.   The soft floral and tropical fruit also presides towards the back.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Finishes with a bright yeasty breadiness with underlying notes of tropical fruit and flora.   Nothing out of the ordinary, but well made for an American brewer.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6140) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2012
22, capped and waxed. Pours a clear golden amber with a dense white head that sticks around a while. Spicy, peppery nose, with a bit of palm sugar type sweetness poking through, or maybe honey-like. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Spice and white pepper on the mid palate, with caramel and honey under. Very solid and flavorful beer. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5927) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle, lighter golden pour. Great aroma, mentholyptic, fruity, floral and big herbal notes. Floral, herbal followed up by a tobacco flavor. Touches of medicinal mouth numbing notes. Decent

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (5621) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2012
Sampled at SBWF12 Pale golden with a white head. Yeasty, peppery, grassy nose and flavour. Pretty sweet with a rather low grassy bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4751) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Very hazy golden honey coloured body with a one centimetre thick just off-white head with some perceived sediment, even at the top of the bottle. Aroma of yeast, wheat, coriander seed, curacao, grassy, hay, light hops and a hint of anise - nice and very much smelling like a wit and tripel. Medium-bodied; Strong yeast notes up front with a good malt backbone, perhaps of wheat with a light grassy and herbal note of hops, some minor sweetness of honey and a good earthy alcohol vibe at the end. Aftertaste shows some good bitterness from the hops with a small amount of sweetness, and a pungent array of hops, spice and herbal notes - very good and complex finish. Overall, a nice beer with a blending of several styles - belgian ale, wit, tripel and perhaps a light American Pale Ale note as well. Definitely worth trying if you can find it! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Whole Foods (Pearl) in Portland, Oregon on 11-April-2013 for US$8.49 sampled at home in Wasington on 16-July-2013.


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