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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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A golden colored, high gravity (O.G. 1.074) ale, brewed with pilsner, wheat and caramunich malts, along with a good dose of American hops and fermented with Jester King’s farmhouse yeast, finishing at 9.3% alcohol by volume. It is a hop forward beer with dank, resinous hop flavor and aroma, balanced by lightly kilned malt flavors, farmhouse yeast esters and a bit of warming alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (7301) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Bottle from City Beer. Pours golden with a nice off-white head and a banana aroma. There is a carbonated slightly sweet fruit and toffee flavor . Lots of yeast presence and a bit of banana ester.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1318) - sacramento, California, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Bottle shared with Marcus. Color is light copper. Aroma is kinda funky and sweet. With the belgium yeast. Taste is just like the aroma. Funky with the belgium banana yeast taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (5027) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 9, 2012
750 ml. bottle bottle split thx. to / with Dylan / Kraddel - back in the court of the Jester King - hazy golden with a lacing white head - mellow esters, tangerine, orange peel, citrus, spice, light herbs in the nose - tastes of mellow orange peel, BE-esque esters, hay, lightly herbal, nectar, floral, yeast, bready malts, grapefruit fruity, light earthiness - higher carb. that suits - an interesting and lovely belgian

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
videofrog (57) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2012
From notes, 1/9/12: Had this served on-tap at the Draught House in Austin in an imperial half-pint glass. A: Cloudy light orange; nice head that settles quickly. Lacing only left at top of glass. S: Definitely a hop-forward farmhouse ale. Resiny hops followed by Belgian funk; light malts in the background. T: Taste follows the smell; yeasty esters more apparent. Alcohol lets you know it’s there without being overbearing. Great warming effect for rainy or cold days. M: A little on the thick side, but appropriate for such a big ale. O: Made me think of a hoppy, funky, not quite as complex, Duvel. That’s why I designated it as a BSPA, but feel free to edit me on that one. Really enjoyed this one; will grab a bottle when it’s released.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - OCT 1, 2012
High carbonation, huge head though this may have been the JK glass I was using. Earthy farmhouse-ness, very familiar from JK, low esters. alcohol not noticeable/

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (10432) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Bottle. Pours amber orange with white head. Nose/taste of alcohol soaked fruit, candi sugar, resin, yeast, bready malt and light earth. Medium body. Alcohol fruit finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2012
Bottle:   Caramel colored, thick and hazy, large pillowy off-white head, nice lacing.   Fruity caramel like breadiness aroma.   Not your traditional Belgian Strong Ale in that it seems more like a Belgian Imperial Blonde or simply a Belgian Ale.   Dull mealiness up front, strong soft bready flavors.   Very yeasty.   Not your traditional Belgian Strong Ale in that it has that dark pitted fruit aspect.   This one is lighter.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finish is musty and barnish, but without much light or dark fruitiness.   As far as Belgian Strong Ales go, this is very average.   Doesn’t have the depth that most do in this style.   Decent otherwise.   Thanks Bill!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10854) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2012
750 ml bottlepoured a hazy gold with alasting creamy ivory head. Aromas of bread, citrus, light pine,light earthiness and light peach. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, grapefruit, lemon zest and light earthiness with a crisp dry bitter lingering citrus finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Nose has heavy grain and floral hops. Flavor has an interesting floral & earthy character. Dry and a bit bitter. Slightly harsh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (6215) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Hazy gold color with ivory head. Earthy dank hop, pine hop, spicy yeast aromas .medium body with average co2. Nice hoppy pine, spicy, earthy, yeasty citrus flavors on a solid pale malt base--good

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