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A Belgo-American Ale brewed with domestic barley and French wheat malts, the finest Saaz and Santiam hops, and an authentic Trappist Ale Yeast. Enjoy the glowing opaque appearance, amomas of spice and herbs, zesy mouthfeel, and dry finish.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madvike (2657) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle - Pours hazy gold with a massive white head. Near the entire glass is head on the pour. Nose is plasticy Brett, real dry and leathery, with lemon rind and dusty yeast. Taste is dry and lemony, Bretty as hell, plastic and dry with dusty yeast and tartness. Thin and fluffy with biting carbonation. Really good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1263) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2013
750 ml bottle, Batch E!043. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a hazy gold color with at least a couple inch frothy off-white head that stayed around for a very long time. There’s also a lot of lacing. The brew smells like bready/wheat malt, lemon peel, floral hops, apples, and some grassiness. It tastes like bready/wheat malt, lemon peel, apricots, grass/hay and some light clove and peppery spice. I like the tartness in this brew, I didn’t really expect that so it was a nice surprise. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s creamy and is well carbonated. I think this is good , I’d certainly like to try White Gold again in the future. $9.99 a bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (4856) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Bottle, batch 43. Pours a slightly hazy yellow gold body under a nice craggy and billowy white head that had excellent retention due to the vigorous carbonation. The nose is really light and delicate with a nice subtle floral hoppiness, soft wheat, some light brett, bready malt, very nice and complex. The flavor is a lot more centered on the wild yeast than I was expecting, really interesting and funky with the bright hoppiness playing against it really well. The hops are all flavor, minimal to no bitterness from them. Some nice citrusy hops on the finish. Soft bready malt and wheat at it’s base, but they really just provide the canvas for the yeast and hops to work on. Very well hidden alcohol, hard to believe this is 8%. Light to medium bodied, a little touch of cling on the back end. The carbonation is a bit on the overactive side at first, but with some aggressive agitation I was able to blow some of that off, making the level just right. This is really a pretty good beer, it gets no respect in comparison to Brute, but this is pretty close in quality.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mora2000 (5527) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Thanks to errl for sharing this bottle. Bottle 762 from April 2007. Golden pour with a white head. The aroma is fairly sweet with some orange and candy notes. The flavor is full of Belgian yeast, orange, sugar and grass. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClayOso (3) - - OCT 29, 2013 does not count
Tried this beer fresh in the brewery in the trademarked excelsior class, which I ended up purchasing, and drank it on a tour - no better way to experience a craft beer. The atmosphere enhanced the beer. Had a hazy body and appearance and the beer was lively overall a pure white head after the bartender scooped some off. Had a citrus aroma and taste with some slight hints of spice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (953) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle share at Darkness Day. Poured hazy yellow orange with decent head. Funky aroma. Super sour taste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
keanex (1379) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Batch 22.
Appearance: The body is very hazy, milky even, with with a burnished brass hue. The head is tall and white, average retention, settling into a full coating.
Aroma: The aroma has a strong sweet cider aroma with vanilla and a light malt sweetness.
Taste: The intro is sweet with lots of vanilla, but quickly the flavor changes to a mild tartness that hints at lemon and a dryness that reminds me of straw. The more I drink it the more this reminds me of a dry cider on the finish with a slight granny smith tinge. The transition from the sweet and full flavored intro to the thinner finish, very odd.
Palate: Medium bodied with fizzy and stabbing carbonation.
Overall: This beer is weird, but not in a bad way. This is likely a poor representation of what it was fresh, but it’s not bad. There are some weird flavors going on, I don’t know if I can recommend it, but I would drink it again if someone handed me one.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brystmar (1189) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2013
Batch 43. Tons of head & sticky lace; gorgeous. Bretty nose, a touch of spice aroma. Tastes like wine barrels atop a wheaty base. Sweetness kept in check by the yeast. Tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Experiment_Ale (847) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2013
750ml at my place with Patrick, Thomas, Taylor.’pours golden yellow neon orange, with which creamy thin head. Aroma is farmhouse slight sourness, some what, orange, lemon, Brett. Taste is wheat, tangy orange, orange peel, lemon, some wheat.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (2359) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - OCT 13, 2013
I have had this a few times over the years and this is a very nice beer. This particular bottle (batch 043) was shared at a tasting. Pours light gold with a giant beautiful head. Aroma is full of brett - kind of a candy -like funk (not sweet), just steaming piles of it. Some floral aspects to it as well. Flavor is in the same ballpark but not quite as intense. Nicely full mouthfeel with a sprinkling carbonation. Real nice stuff. Note: this beer is probably ageable for about 2 years, after that it goes downhill.


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