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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Shining Dawn is a unique Belgian style golden ale fermented with a special Belgian Yeast Strain. Expect a slightly earthy, spicy aroma. Shining Dawns flavor is crisp and clean but with very pronounced yeast characteristics. THis is a very complex yet refreshing offering that finished a little dry. encouraging the next taste.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
islay (1525) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Pint at taproom/brewpub in Menomonie, Wisconsin. Consumed on 8-15-15. Pours a pale blonde to straw color. Mostly clear. Slight haze, but it may be a chill haze. Smooth, creamy, even, nearly white head. Light effervescence. Looks good. Strong, fruity aroma features scents of orange, green grape, and golden raisin. Nice, dry, Belgian golden ale flavor. Apricot. Fruity yet hoppy in taste. A hint of lemon and minerals in the finish. Easy to drink. Lively and frothy in the palate. Light to medium body. Likable beer. Nothing special but solid. This is a decent to pretty good beer; Im a tough reviewer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AnokaBrewer (98) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2015
22ounce corked bottle from Costco. Golden yellow in appearance with frothy white head. Lots of carbonation. Spicy aroma. Slight bitter finish reminding me of a homebrew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbaaron (1708) - Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Clear pale golden. Nice frothy white head. Moderate yeasty. Quite peppery, spicy. Earthy. Flowers. Mild citrus. Fairly dry. Nice balance.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (4683) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Aroma is Belgian yeast, lemons and spices. The flavor spices, citrus/lemons and an earthy/slightly dirty finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Jkindelspire (2) - - MAR 1, 2014 does not count
Bottle poured into chalice. Golden straw color with nice white head. Spicy, peppery flavor with a crisp finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (5090) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2013
750ml corked bottle. Hazy unfiltered pale yellow-tan. Foamy white head laces the glass. Very tasty. Easy medium body. Dry spicy noble hops, grassy and resinous. Zesty flowery freshness, smooth clean golden malt with a pleasant balancing light yeastiness, and a orange-lemon rind twang. All about the balance. Great beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (13596) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Golden pour with a white head. Really pronounced spice aroma of coriander and white pepper. Pale malt sweetness, cracker, and some citrus peel. The flavor is a little bit too bitter for my liking. Pepper spiciness, some bread, cracker, and citrus. A touch of grass, yeast, and a touch of banana.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7051) - Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2013
5/13/13. 750mL from CLevar! WHAT A FUCKEN CHAMP! Hazy golden orange pour with a small khaki head that cuts in half, fades fast, but laces well. Doughy pale malts, some candi sugar, etc. on the aroma. Dry malty flavor, plenty of pale malts, doughiness, some sweetness and sugar, but mostly dry bitterness. High carbonation. Not bad!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dyl4n (4) - - MAR 1, 2012 does not count
Drank from a tap in unknown bar. Only had one of these, not quite my type.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryanfolty (2103) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2012
January 1, 2012 tap at Valley Tap House. Translucent yellow with some head and lacing. Aroma was citrus, spice and yeast. Taste was similar to aroma, thin and slight carbonation.


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