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RATINGS: 1060   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 73   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
Another Big Sister of the Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale…. Loads of Malted Wheat for a Curious Malt Foundation and a Light Color, But Our Belgian Yeast Leaves a Huge Flavor and Complexishness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DocJitsu (1717) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Pours a clear, classic golden with a large, smooth, fluffy, white head, in spite of a careful pour. Light notes of hop resin are dominated by earthy Belgian aromas. Healthy, rich, soft mouthfeel. Well-blended malt sweetness, barnyard overtones, and tartness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACHops (1376) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2015
On tap @ Lagunitas Petaluma. Pours hazy orange amber with lacy white head. Aroma is mild caramel malt, light hops, and sweet lightly funky Belgian yeast notes. Taste is similar - here the Belgian yeast flavor dominates fairly substantial malt and hops. Finishes dry and clean. Tastes well smaller than ~9%. Interesting beer, and good, but honestly probably not an improvement on straight Lil’ Sumpin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
radio_nowhere (1407) - Maryland, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle into tulip glass, clear light-amber golden color with soapy off-white head. Aroma of citrus/pine hops, candy sugar, Belgian yeast and herbal spices. Taste adds notes of heavy grapefruit, resin, light caramel, lemon candy, fruity (pear, green apple) and honey. Medium body, low-moderate carbonation, dry with fruity bitter finish. Slight funky take on the regular, quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jayb0 (1164) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2015
I’m trying not to encourage ubiquitous beer making of this high strength but this is a good beer. lagunitas reels in the hop overload by balancing it really well with earthy, bready, and slighty sour character. Much more interesting that the usual IPA, this definitely hits as a Belgian Strong. If they could do the same at about 7.3 I’d be raving.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nejhleader (1460) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2015
has a nice sweet malt aroma. a very nice spice, good syle taste. Solid body with a tingly spice hop aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bebum (785) - USA - JAN 3, 2015
Clear, light gold, tall and persistent head but sparse lace. Exuberant and complex floral nose, the greatest aspect of this beer. Medium body, matching in flavor intensity, silky texture, well rounded mouthfeel, very long palate. Definitly bitter but malty background balances it perfectly. Floral, malty and hoppy. Superb. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
truebluehes (201) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle. Very clear pour with white head. Aroma is spice and clove. Dry, spice on tongue. Yeast is a nice twist. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenkiGonzo (1076) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle. Pale gold, decent lacing. Distinctive Belgian yeast aroma with something sharp behind it. Flavour has a super nice hop bitterness with the yeast, very nicely balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (4032) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Not at all what I expected, completely blew my mind. Belgian yeast at the front in the aroma and taste, nice silky body with small soapy head. Nice sharp yeasty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (1806) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Hazy golden color with a foamy white head. Bready yeasty aroma with citrus fruitiness, pine, and herbal spiciness. Light dry malty start with grapefruit and bitter pine finish. The finish has a spicy herbal yeast flavor. I guess with the "wild" I was expecting a more sour ale but I still enjoyed.

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