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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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A Belgian-style pale ale fermented with two yeast strains for estery complexity, orange peel for a citrus zip, and plenty of Crystal hops for a perfumy, floral aroma.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (2883) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2008
22oz bottle purchased at Liquor Mart in Boulder, amber-orangeish color, with a frothy white head, leaving some belgian laces, yeasty, spicy fruity nose of candied orange peel, tangerine esters, with a spicy coriander note, some honeyed wheat, pale malt accents, kind of cookie dough too, and a hint of floral hop in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a sweet toasty malt, yeasty, fruity orange, tangerine character, with a spicy coriander note, with some citrus flowery hop, leafy, grassy accents, with some honeyish pale malt smoothness, leading towards a toasty, fruity, orange, peachy, lingering hop bitterness finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9069) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2008
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with an average, frothy, off-white head, somewhat lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, straw, meal), light hops (grass), average yeast (horse blanket, earth) with notes of grapes, pear, and dust. Medium bodied, sticky texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness and acidity, moderate bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2198) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2008
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Ruby pour with a bone colored head. Nose: sugar, and the most pink grapefruit I have ever smelled on any beer. Tastes like pink grapefruit, and salty dough (pretzels.) Taste is really muted and has some citrus too.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4653) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2008
bottle from bu11zeye. deep amber pour with no head. citrusy hops on the nose. smooth hop flavor with no bitterness in the finish. not bad at all.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7787) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 22, 2008
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Seemed like a double IPA to me. Pours with a largish, off-white head and a chill hazed orange body that leaves good lacing. Aroma of pink grapefruit with sugar and a cherry on top. Some salt and malt as well. Taste is grapefruit and some salt and bubblegum in thee finish. Syrupy mouthfeel. Quite good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (19644) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2008
Bottle at the brewery. Cloudy orange coloured with a medium sized off white head. Fruity aroma of spices and yeast with notes of hops. Fruity flavour of citrus, spices, yeast, hops and grape fruits. Dry hoppy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kyzr (1143) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - OCT 10, 2008
Copper pour with nice sized head. Nose of yeast and light orange. Flavor is grain, yeast and sweet. Body is medium with somewhat of a thick mouthfeel. Has a bitter finish from the hops.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2008
220z Bottle: Mildly sweet aroma. Smells of yeast, fruit, grains, and citrus. Poured orange/amber in color with a small white head. Slightly hazy. Lightly sparkling. Lightly sweet flavor. Tastes of yeast, grains, and fruit. Light to medium body. Chalky texture. Average to lively carbonation. Sweet, fruity, dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7797) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2008 22oz bottle. Orange hazed appearance, sticky off-white head, nice look overall, thick building head, long-lasting, abundant lacing. Nose is dusty and minerally yeast with some pistachio and mint green hop notes in the nose. Frothy up front, more wet and heavy on the back. Solid malt base, but has some soggy grains and bread covered by the presence of slightly moldy sourdough and old, browned bananas. Not as bad as I expected.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2008
Bottle... RBSG ‘08... Mostly clear golden ale with a small, white head. The aroma offers tropical fruit, dried flowers, honey and cereal grains. Medium to full-bodied with middling carbonation. Very well-balanced. Short, crisp, lightly bitter finish.


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