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RATINGS: 268   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2011
Presentation: It was poured from a corked and caged 750ml bottle into a tulip glass. The label has a good description of the beer and the Excelsior beer line up. Also listed on the label is its abv (8%) and bottle number (E!015). Appearance: The body has a glowing, deep yellow/orange color with a light haze and some fine yeast sediment. It built up a tall billowy head of foam that has great retention and makes for a ton of sticky lacing on the glass. Smell: Its aroma hit me (in a good way) right from the pop of the cork. Pouring it into the glass I get loads of tangy wheat and yeast with tart green apple and pear like fruity notes. Hop note are there but very faint. Taste/Palate: There are plenty of wonderful wheaty and yeasty notes within its solid medium to full body. It starts with a good base of wheaty maltiness with a just a slight touch citrusy lemon like tartness. From there it adds notes of white wine like grapes, a touch of dry alcohol, tart green apples, pear and some funky/sour dough like yeast. The finish has a dry hop spice character with a touch of citrus hops as well. It feels well carbonated and lively making it very drinkable. Notes: Ithaca is bringing there A game with this wonderfully complex and very satisfying Belgian influenced Ale. I would highly recommend this beer to anyone that likes American, Belgian, or German wheat ales.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (1203) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Bottle share @ Surly Darkness day 2013. Hazy orange/yellow with a huge frothy white head. Aroma is brett, wheat germ, grapes, and spice. Flavor is a bit sweeter - caramel malt, brett, wheat grain, earth, musty.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (1718) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Sampled at Big Brew Beer Festival (Morristown). Poured a clear yellow color with a big foamy white head. Aroma of sweet tangerine skins, light citrus, wheat, and yeast. Taste mimics the nose with tangerine skins, sweet citrus, wheat, and a hint yeasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (4402) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2014
750 ml bottle to taster (thanks to Tom at Neons for the pour!). Looks good; a hazy lemon with white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells solid; mild Belgian yeast (almost saison-ish) and notes of citrus zest and mild spices. Tastes like it smells with a pleasant mouthfeel thats on the dryer side. A nice example of the style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (11884) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle 750ml (batch 43, bought from NYC, WPBF)
Hazy yellow color, good cloudy white head. Fruity, intensive farmhouse bretta aroma. Medium-bodied. Crisp carbonation. Very good grapefruity flavor, zesty, fruity. Good bretta beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (4941) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 4, 2014
75 cl bottle @wPBF14
Aroma has lots of bretta, some white wine and citrus. Very foamy palate. Flavour has grapefruit lemonade, some bretta notes and citrus. Interesting.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (5260) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 4, 2014
75 cl bottle @ wPBF14.
Pours hazy golden color with a small head. Aroma is yeasty and spicy, some fruits and hay also. Flavor of citric fruits, hay, grape fruits and wood. Aggressive and yeasty. Nice.
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
On 06/18/2011. Hazy white body small white head. Sweet floral and citrus hop aroma with some spice and caramel. Sweet spice and fruity citrus hop flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madvike (2578) - 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 (1204) - 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. Theres 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 didnt really expect that so it was a nice surprise. Mouthfeel/body is medium, its creamy and is well carbonated. I think this is good , Id 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 (4681) - 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 its 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.


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