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Lickinghole Creek Magic Beaver Belgian-Style Pale Ale



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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Belgian beer meets American and New Zealand Hops, they live happily ever after. Named after the Magic Beaver pond on the farm’s property, LCCB’s Pale Ale is a combination of Belgian Pilsner Malt, authentic Belgian yeast and and American and New Zealand hops. Delicious and easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (7103) - Georgia, USA - AUG 20, 2015
2/21/15. Sampled during RBWG 2015. What a ridiculous name for a brewery and even worse name for a beer when combined with said brewery name. Orange pour with a small khaki head. Light Belgian aspect on the aroma, phenolics leaning towards plastic, light citrus, doughy. Bitter flavor, phenolics again, the Belgian part coming through, citrus, doughy, light caramel. Not awful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (4238) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Can. Deep orange with one finger head. Lightly sweet with moderate spice, especially clove. Citrus rind bitterness. Seems hotter than it is. Eh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (12440) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 3, 2015
12oz can. Medium off-white head atop hazy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, yeast spicy, grapefruit rind, some pineapple, light orange, bread. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit rind, some pineapple, yeast spicy, light bread, straw/lemon. Light-medium body, light acidity, effervescence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (5053) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 10, 2015
12 ounce can thanks to nimbleprop. Orange pour. Yeasty like taste and in nose followed by some tangerine. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Savage_Night (198) - California, USA - JUN 30, 2015
Pours dark hazy orange with a khaki head. Head retention is good. AROMA: herbal hops, caramel, spice, slight molasses, citrus, slight mint, alcohol, yeast funk and peppercorns. TASTE: peppercorns, hop bitterness, bitter malt, caramel, bitter citrus, spicy, slight yeast, boozy, spruce, smoke, little soy sauce and slight molasses metallic taste. AFTER TASTE: boozy, peppercorns, malty and spicy hop oil with a oily dry alcohol feel that leaves a warmth all the way to your stomach.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dlovell2 (1311) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 24, 2015
Pours cloudy copper color with off white thick foamy head. Aroma is biscuit malt with with grapefruit and spicy yeast with cloves. The cloves aroma grows as it warms. Citrus flavor up front with some biscuit malt. Earthy piney hop finish with yeast spiciness .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (5667) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 17, 2015
Nice, easy drinking Belgian ale. Light florals and a touch of citrus. Dark amber pour. Light bitter finish with some malt. Well balanced. Can.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (2653) - New York, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Canned. Orange red pout white head String floral grapefruit pucker and taste on this one. OK bu

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (5173) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Slightly hazy deep copper and bronze coloured body with a thick, three centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of alcohol, cereal, earth and a light note of citrus hops. Light-bodied; Sharp pungent and floral hop character with an overly present malt flavour along with some stale and cardboardie elements. Aftertaste shows some corn and off/foul flavours of the malt along with some noticeable hop bites. Overall, a good sounding ’style’ to attempt to brew, but in practice - at least this attempt - this doesn’t work out so well, and you are left with a very inferior beer. I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Crystal City Wine Shop (12th Street Location - since Closed) in Arlington, Virginia on 19-December-2014 for US$2,39 sampled at home in Washington on 30-May-2015 just a few blocks away from the store.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (13470) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle shared at RBWG ’15 Grand Tasting @ Coppertail, thanks to whomever shared this one, 21/02/15. Hazed orange amber with a moderate off white covering. Nose is tangy citric peel, bitter orange, hint of plastic, light spice. Taste comprises tangy lemon, orange peel, straw, light spice, yeast notes, pale malt. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. So so - not much to it.

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