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RATINGS: 1055   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 73   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
Another Big Sister of the Little Sumpiní Sumpiní AleÖ. Loads of Malted Wheat for a Curious Malt Foundation and a Light Color, But Our Belgian Yeast Leaves a Huge Flavor and Complexishness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rader58 (823) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Pours a crystal clear amber / orange. Aroma of citrus, sour apple, bubblegum and spice. Flavor is orange, spicy, caramel, tart and sour. Very flavorful and full of character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Snoop59 (105) - Penn Run, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2010
22 oz. bottle poured into a goblet. Appearance is clear, golden with a creamy, medium white head that lasts throughout. Beautiful lacing. Big, citrus hop aroma. Sweet, malty notes in the background. Taste is really balanced for 72 IBUs. Starts off with a caramel sweetness followed by a great citrus and floral hop kick. Caught a slight bubblegum flavor in the middle as it warms. Finishes sweet. Mouthfeel is creamy. Medium body. Lively carbonation. This is a really a fun beer. Is there such a thing as an American West Coast Belgian Strong Ale?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (5732) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Bottle: The aroma is a nice combination of citrus hops, cotton candy, and a touch of banana. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a small creamy orange tinged off-white head that leaves behind very nice webbing for lacing. The flavor starts cotton candy, banana, and pineapple. The finish has moderate citrus/grapefruit hops. Dangerously drinkable at almost 9%. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2010
The bottle opens to an orange aroma. Amber pour with a medium head. Flavor is similar to an IPA. First there is tangerine, then orange, then a bitter grapefruit flavor, which is predominate and lingers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aschafer324 (12) - , Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2010
Very floral aroma, sweet hippy flavour but very smoothe. After taste is very sweet and sugary

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hoppyhampy (73) - , California, USA - NOV 24, 2010
22oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass. Bottled on Aug. 31st. Its been in my fridge for over a month so hopefully it hasnít deteriorated too much. Pours a golden yellow with a solid 3/4 inch of creamy head. Lots of lacing. Quite a bit of carbonation. Looks awesome. Sweet candy malt and sharp, bitter hops on the nose. Smells like a Belgian triple and an imperial IPA (can you say Le Freak). Very smooth, almost creamy texture but not heavy. Lighter bodied than I expected. Very drinkable. The taste is very well balanced. For such a unique beer, there is nothing really overpowering about it but it maintains an appealing complexity. I get hit with the sweet malt and the spicy quality that must come from the yeast. Then the resiny hops come in and linger through the finish but they donít dominate, they just add an extra dimension to the flavor profile. Okay, Iíll say it: this is a great beer. Very well crafted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (4728) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 24, 2010
Pours clear amber with a nice dense lightly soapy head. The aroma is beautiful with fresh juicy hops that are floral, piny and herbal. There is also a toasted malt presence, caramel and the Belgian yeast has dry fruit and a smooth light barnyard thing going on - great. Medium rich body that has a nice lushness to it and and frothy carbonation that feels like itís coating the tongue with hop resin. The flavor starts with earthy yeast, smooth fruitiness, rich caramel and tropical fruitiness from the hops. The finish adds more pine from hops, resin and butterscotch. The finish has an earthiness that seems to be a blend of the yeast and hops. I love this beer. So good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2010
On tap @ 1702 and 22 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquors - Pours a crystal clear amber color with a medium size off white head. Nice thick lacing. Aroma is floral hops, esters, and very light yeast. Flavor is much of the same with the addition of some lightly sweetened toasted malt. A smooth, medium bodied beer. Very nice. I think I like it on tap just a little better than the bottled version.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 24, 2010
The aromas on this are intriguing and can start quite a discussion. Three people smelled this and we got three different answers. I am sticking with bubblegum and apricots. The taste is also strange. A combo of Belgian and medicinal. Still on the fence with this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NayTron (133) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 23, 2010
Pours a golden amber. Smells of hops, citrus and some floral notes. Really nice hops bitterness that works into a sweet floral happiness. Some nice pine notes also. The belgian yeast is there with a small hint of bread and barnyard through the hops. Good stuff.

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