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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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Pours a shimmering gold with a frothy white Cumulus head. The mouth is crisp, dry and refreshingly effervescent, light to medium body with a dreamy well balanced honey complexity. Low, low IBU’s and only 6.5% ABV leaves our Golden Ale with a drinkability of 100% pleasure.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
travita (4053) - Frisco, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Backlogged rating thanks to some kind and generous soul. The smell is very grainy, cereal, malts, and dusty. The look is deep golden in color, no white head, and cloudy. The taste is caramel, some sweetness, light fruits, grain, and malt.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"decent light-ish belgian ale. nothing that stands out, but nothing done wrong either. light florals and fruity aroma, dry, bitter-sweet fruity finish. body lacking just a little, but a pleasanr spring/summer beer."

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3557) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique September 2013. Very good golden ale with a lot of fruitiness in both aroma and flavour. Clean and crisp.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SDalkoholic (2156) - Linda Vista, California, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle from South Bay Drugs: Created a thick fluffy development of foamed head while the liquid appeared as a dense golden honey color. As for the aroma, there is a bold presence of Belgian yeast and spices that instantly gratify my nose once the cap is removed.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (3807) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle: Cloudy, orange with a moderate beige head. Caramel, spice aroma... Caramel malt, fruit, mildly yeasty, honey flavour. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4142) - Indiana, USA - AUG 20, 2013
This beer poured from a bottle has a small tan head with good retention, hazy body, very little visible carbonation, very little lacing, and a golden hue. The Aroma is malty, some hops, caramel, sweet, and honey. The Taste is semi-sweet, lightly bitter, fruity, malty, and lightly hoppy. The Palate is tingly and semi-dry and this is a medium bodied beer. Overall, this beer is quaffable, worth trying and a beer I would drink again.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
nealblind (874) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - APR 16, 2013
Dark opaque brew with a rich orange brown color approaching a dubbel in appearance. Thin foamy head. Aroma of apple cider (tartness)and butter. Tastes of cereals, tartness, roast malt, and medicinal hops. Dry finish. Not a typical belgian. I didn’t really like it though. Too much acidity and not enough yeasty flavors.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (6082) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - FEB 8, 2013
2/8/13. 12oz bottle from my main man Steve (Kickback’s)! Murky copper pour with a very small, loose, frothy head that fails to linger. Burnt caramel, a bit of sugar, and oxidation on the nose. Lightly sweet burnt caramel in the flavor with a bit of cardboard, sweet sugars, and a lingering dry aspect. Eh.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
maxwelldeux (3696) - Everett, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber color with very little head. VERY sweet nose on this. Too sweet for my tastes. Really don’t like this one.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dorwart (2378) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2012
1 cm thick head of fine off-white bubbles. Spicy aroma with some pears, pepper, caramel malts and some cereal grains. Color is a hazy copper. Dry palate with a bit of fruitiness, more spicy hops, some dry straw and more cereal grains. Bit of bitterness late swallow. No real alcohol presence. Ehh. ot a brew that I would seek out again.


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