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RATINGS: 1030   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 73   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 20, 2010
Bottle from Friar Tuck in Savoy, IL. Not a bad price on a bomber at $4.50. Pours a nice translucent gold with a white head. Aroma of belgian esters, lemon, and white wine. Lighter side of medium bodied with fine, soft carbonation. Flavor of belgian pale wheat malts, apple, pear, yeast, and clove phenols. Nice non-assertive hop presence. Perhaps a little too much residual sweetness for my tastes. Slightly acidic and dry finish, with more yeast and a hint of lactic sourness. Decent, but not as cohesive or complex as other well known Belgian Strong Ales. It would be nice to have a little more earthiness to the mouth feel, as I a curious as to whether any filtration was done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rougeau13 (2035) - Richmond, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2010 Clear orange-golden color with off-white head. Nice lacing. Aroma of powerful floral hops, grapefruit, and a musty, piney, kind of wheaty smell. Tastes like a really nice, sweet IPA with plenty of floral hops, grapefruit and a sour fruit flavor. Medium body, and very smooth, alcohol is very well masked. (My bottle says 8.85%). Dry and a little bitter at the finish. Very, very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2010
(22oz bottle, courtesy of Nellie) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of weed, grapefruit, grass, pine, and caramel. Flavor of caramel, earth, nuts, and grapefruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2010
On Tap @ Rattle ’N’ Hum Pours clear golden with a medium-sized white head with lacing. Aroma of hops with some fruit, citrus, and a light spiciness. Medium-full bodied and very smooth with a decent amount of hop bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeerdesign (2195) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2010
tasting from the bottle at the Decatur Beer Festival on 10/16/10. golden pour with a 1/4" white head. Belgian yeast nose with citrus notes. medium body with yeast, banana and more citrus. sweet fruit finish. very easy drinking strong ale with a nice yeast presence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6787) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 18, 2010
Pours clear golden with a decent off-white head and a musty fruit aroma. There is a slightly sour fruity malt flavor that leaves a yeast sensation on the palate,. This one is not as sweet as most Belgian ales, and not as harsh as many of the strong ales, but it is tasty and unique.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gsmitty80 (1833) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 18, 2010
Had this on tap at Bourbon. Very nice full bodied beer with lots of head and carbonation. The flavor was complex and good with a lot of hoping that stung the palate a bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nsquishee (615) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2010
Very solid beer from Lagunitas yet again. Kind-of like a Hop Stoopid with a Belgian twist. Has a bit of a wheat taste, with citrus, and bold hops. I wasn’t expecting much, but was very impressed.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2010 22oz bomber from TW. Hazy and orange gold in color, light lacing and a bit floating. Hoppy citrus aroma, more IPA like than Belgian. Some fruit and honey also. Body is medium, oily with light carbonation. Flavor is sweet and hoppy like an Imperial IPA. Not getting much Belgian flavor. Lingering bitterness, really sweet and way off the Belgian mark in my opinion. Foa an IPA it’s not bad but no f’ing way is this anything like a Belgian. My score reflects the nonsense of calling this a belgian.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Headbanger (3388) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2010
22oz bottle 10/17/10 (Binny’s Downers Grove)-48° in Trappist Glass-Pours an orangish golden with a big loose off white head. Aroma of hops, Belgian Yeast, and citrus. Taste of hops, Belgian, pine, and fruity. This medium to full bodied brew is very well balanced between the Belgian and the IPA. Another outstanding brew from Lagunitas. Great job.

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