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RATINGS: 290   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 19, 2009
750ml bottle from phhd, thanks Ethan, shared by DuffManSW and mspindler. Dark, hazy straw color with a good white head. Slightly funky, some fruitiness as well. Citrusy, but very smoth at the same time, real nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2009
This was an excellent offering from Ithaca that i had at the Sharp Edge. Very smooth and sweet, with a high malt content and a good hop balance. Very good beer, highly recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cheap (5362) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2009
UPDATED: APR 7, 2009 Ith WG S7L4F3T6O11 Almost missed this one, it was not on the updated menu at Bocktown; nice place. Smells good like ginger ale! Looks like a typical cloudy whit bier, very attractive. Creamy head fades rapidly, little bursts of spitting popping head bubbles. First taste, tho kind and gentle, does have an alky notion. Volatile aftertaste follows but it is neither to the point, nor overwhelming. Goes down way too easy to boot. Reminds me a bit of a mild easygoing whiskey spiked ginger ale. Good enjoyable carbonation. Mild to medium odious bitter linger. Best belgie strong ale Iíve had, heheheh! Be careful, this gives no indication that it is 8%! Very enjoyable experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2009
My Bottom Line:
This fluffy Belgian-style Strong Ale shares doughy yeast and lightly honeyed cereals with subtle citrusy, herbal hoppiness for a dry and classy number.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A foamy throne reigns over the light golden.
-This is extremely expensive (15$ for 750ml) for the end result.
-There is wild yeast in here? Itís not showing up in the flavor profile much, unless it is responsible for most of the dryness.
-This is very drinkable for its abv.
-Carbonation is rather effervescent.


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2009
Great looking brew. Nice aroma of wheat, yeasy and spice and hints of citrus and moss. Taste is nice and sweet and spicy and has a nice mouthfeel. A bit dry too on the finish, very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2009
750ml from LilBeerDoctor - thanks, Margaret! Nice hazy orange pour with an invitingly frothy head. Definitely is yeasty in the mode of a Belgian wheat, with lots of funk and bready aromas. Mouthfeel is slightly thin, a bit blandly chewy. Thereís not much of a tart quality in the taste alas, with some malt grain and fairly nondescript spice. Almost like a biere de garde slightly past its prime, but not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2009
Tap at Barcadeís Upstate Beer Night: Iím not sure if I liked this so much because itís actually that good, or it was just far superior to the other crap I had been drinking that evening. Pours a nice hazy light golden with a strong dense white head that retains well. Bretty aroma- nice citrus zest (Saaz hops), peppery earthiness, fresh wheaty note and some underlying dried bread crust. Nice and crisp on the palate. fresh peppery flavors with a clean wheat malt crispness- slightly citric with a soft lemon character- brett-like dryness and a white pepper/Saaz spiciness into the finish. I really enjoyed the pour I had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeckenroth (121) - Reading, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 7, 2009
Pours a nice hazy gold. Long lasting peaked white head. Not a ton of lacing, but it did stick a bit. Strong fruit (pear and some apple) with tones of alcohol and some spice, but nothing that I could put my finger on. Tight but short lived carbonation and a somewhat watery mouth-feel. Citrusy taste starts and finishes this beer. There was a fruit salad in the middle with lots of banana, peaches and even a touch of bubble gum. Good, not great. Lots of others from this brewer are somewhat better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewandbbq (269) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 16, 2009
Pours cloudy gold with one inch head of white fluff. A slow retreat revealed some stringy lacework and a solid skim coat throughout the glass. Aromatics lead off with ripe fruit, light bubblegum and cloves, yeast-dusted dough, and a hint of lemon. A blend of peaches, bannana, mangoe, apricot, and yeasty esters. Some faint pineapple skins and sugared orange segments round out the nose. On the light side of medium bodied and creamy. A very rounded, soft mouthfeel indeed. Tropical fruit, light malt, and clovey overtones start the palate. Peach fuzz, pineapple skins, and dried apricots mingle with twist of lemon zest, fresh cut hay, and peppery spice. Finishes with soft fruit overtones, light malt, and yeasty goodness. Very much Belgian in character, with light notes of Brett starting to come forward. With cellaring the brett should step forward, but the fresh and fruity character will fade. This one is damn tasty and way under the radar peeps!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2008
Bottle from nyc. Pours a cloudy white gold body with a dry spiced nose. Over ripe fruit with a light citrus, banana flavor. Finishes dry like brett. Decent.

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