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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Inspired by the great beers of Belgium as well as the crisp hoppy pale ales of America, this beer is a harmonious blend of American hops and Belgian yeast, balanced by a strong, effervescent, dry finish. 5.6% ABV.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Draught (circa 2009-10?). Head is mostly lasting. Body is dark yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (grapefruit, apricot), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of gum, lemon zest, pepper. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety/watery texture, lively carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nuplastikk (4269) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2011
On tap at Southern Sun. Murky orange-brown. Soapy off-white head. Moderate ABV, but big and bold flavor. Fruity and sweet, very full bodied for 5.6%. Fruity Belgian yeast dominates, making it rather big and rugged. Saaz and Amarillo shine, but just end up adding to the overwhelming nature of the beer. Dry finish, but a lot of thick orange-caramel tones up front. OK.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9454) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2010
On tap at Southern Sun poured a clear golden amber with a lasting creamy ivory head. Aromas of biscuit, yeast, pear, citrus and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of straw, pear, earthiness, citrus and yeast with a smooth moderatly bitter lingering yeasty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
onceblind (3933) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2010
On tap @ Southern Sun brewpub. Coppery light orange in color. White bubbly head, leaves quickly but leaves a good cap. Smells of fruits like banana, apple, and apricot. Apparent lemony hops. Taste is fruity sweet, like a blend of malts and apricot or peach. Hoppy enough to fulfil hoplovers, but is also flowery and sweet. Subtle yeastiness. Somewhat chewy texture. A nice blend of Belgian and American Pale styles. Very very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2010
(Draught) Pours a hazy golden body with a small white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, citrus, florals, coriander, and apple. Flavor of citrus, yeast, herbs, caramel, and grain.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2009
Tap at brewpub, Boulder.
Pours a nice cheddar orange with an aroma of perfume-infused hops. Flavor is a sublte chocolate coffee. Average mouthfeel. Meh.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2009
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 26/09/2009 Hop aroma. Small white head. Golden coloured hoppy fruity and a little hazy in appearance with a little bitterness in a crisp dry and creamy malt finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (7859) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2009
mountain sun, boulder. nose primarily of ginger, candy sugar and juniper berries, with lighter notes of sweet and floral garlic and soapy/floral yeast esters/dough. some hint of mint or green apple noticed nearer to room temperature. rich body full of sugar, somewhat crystalline and caramelized but not to a level I would describe as burnt. surprisingly clean throughout, and crisp with a mild sweetness in the finish after it dried out across the back. minerally hop bitterness. excellent beer from mountain sun.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2009
On tap at the brewpub during GABF 2009. Pours a hazy golden color with thin white head. Aroma is sweet and floral with notes of white grapes, honey, grain, yeast. Flavor is sweet and floral with similar notes of white grapes, honey, grass, wheat, some light spice. Medium body with a smooth finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (4765) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2009
Tap at Vine Street - burnished copper color - frothy, lasting head - this sucker is wonderfully dry, with a crisp bitterness, and a strong finish of toasted grains - very light belgian yeast esters and earthy character - some spiciness in the finish compliments the toasty qualities - light, crisp, refreshing - quite nice.


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