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RATINGS: 271   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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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2010
Big thanks to Brigadier for this trade. Effervescent gold pour with a large foamy white head. Aroma has great travel, citrus and dry champagne. Fruity flavor, peachy more than anything else, balanced by an overall dryness. Lemon, clove, and wild yeast creaminess play supporting roles. Worty wheat character comes through on the finish. Very active, lightly astringent palate. Excellent Orvallish golden ale, slightly less complex in its fruit character than the original, but very much a pleasure.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 26, 2014
Bottled. Yellowish golden colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is grapefruit, some mild spices, sour wood andf mild earthy notes. Flavour is fruity, floral, citrus, some yeast and mild spices. Balanced, and actually rather refreshing, even though itís a rather big beer.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
pras (420) - Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Savor. The guy pouring it, said that this was a young batch, and as it ages, it takes on a good sour flavor. I didnít get much out of this young beer. I need to try and find an older batch.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndreasHaupt (9) - Ithaca, New York, USA - APR 28, 2014 does not count
Drank it with Alessandro out of a bottle. Itís rather complicated. We were really ambivalent: itís rich, exceptional, and has much to tell. BUT: itís too unbalanced, noisy, there is to much yeast in the nose. We compared it with 12 tone music. Itís strange, unusual, itís beyond reach. We didnít fully understand it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (1329) - 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 (1970) - 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 (5134) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2014
750 ml bottle to taster (thanks to Tom at Neonís 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 thatís 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 (12329) - 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 (5414) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 4, 2014
75 cl bottle @†wPBFí14
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 (5855) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 4, 2014
75 cl bottle @ wPBFí14.
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.


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