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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (25813) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (15116) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2008
Bottle at Avery Taproom. Clear amber - white head. Soapy, roasted, knækbrød, swedish flatbread, grassy, spicy, sweetness, nice fruity, orange/ citrus peel, nice hoppy.... Belgian Pale Ale !?!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (13076) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2008
On tap @ Avery Tasting Room poured a clear tarnished copper with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, yeast, pine, earthiness and light fruittiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, yeast, pine and light fruittiness with a crisp dry lingering moderatly bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12684) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2008
(22oz. bottle) Pours a lightly hazy orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of pink grapefruit, bubblegum, and caramel. Flavor of hops (citrus, floral, light pine), yeast, and some spices.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (12045) - Escondido, California, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10563) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9104) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7916) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
after4ever (7534) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2008
22. Thanks, Skoi! Crystal clear golden brown body, light white head. Somewhat hoppy and candi-ish nose. Medium body, some metal and darkly sugary notes. Uninspired.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (7283) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2008
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is clear medium amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (cookie, caramel), moderately to heavily hoppy (resin), with a light note of alcohol, hints of sage and ash. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter. Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. An American-styled hop bomb with nothing remotely Belgian about it to my senses, but an ok quaffing APA/IPA if you like the green/American hop aroma. Not my thing at all, but hop lovers will probably dig it.

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