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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hanuta06 (355) - Washington, USA - APR 6, 2013
Serving: from bottle--purchased at Made in Oregon. Aroma: moderate citrus aroma with horse blanket overtones. Appearance: very small, fizzy, off-white, initial head that quickly disappeared. No lacing. Hazy, light amber body with tiny body particles. Taste: light-to-moderately sweet and citrusy initial flavor and lightly bitter, finish with average duration. Palate: light body, dry texture and lively-to-fizzy carbonation. Overall: excellent beer. Complex and easy to drink.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JAN 8, 2013
I think this is my first "Wow" beer of 2013. Pours a lovely orange color. A big and bold Belgian yeast aroma followed by that typical barnyard funk which then melts into a pale ale. I’m getting spice notes and a subtle bitterness. Just super drinkable. I had to force myself to slow down and enjoy it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (3051) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2012
Sample @ Stockholm Beer & Whisky 2012. Pours clear golden with a frothy offwhite head that leaves a small trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is tiny sweet, fruity and spicy with crackers, dry wood, lemon zest, white pepper, slightly dry grass, barnyard, grape skins and hints of leather. Taste is sweet, slightly malty, fruity and spicy with banana bread, dry soil, green grapes, barnyard, white pepper, dry wood, crackers and hints of leather. Mouthfeel is crisp, dry, very tiny tart, very tiny astringent and light to medium bodied. Finish is bitter and dry with crackers, dry soil, lemon zest, grape skins and dry peppery wood. Very refreshing! A pleasant surprise!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11528) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4851) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (2919) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Bomber from the brewery. Gold pour, thin white head. Aroma is belgian yeast, floral, musty. Tastes are pale malt, tobacco, perfume, white pepper, crackers, tropical fruit. Lots going on and well constructed, but don’t know that I’d need to try again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6263) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6299) - 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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9443) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6214) - 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


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