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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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An American Pale Ale base made with North American malts and Nugget hops lending floral and citrus aromas. We ferment this beer with a traditional Belgian yeast strain, giving this beer a pleasant blend of earth, spices, and fruit flavors.
Malts: Canadian 2-Row, Honey Malt
Hops: Nugget
Yeast: Saison strain


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 30, 2009
Slight haze; great head and lace that lasts. Golden in color Wow, smells like a real Belgian Pale Ale...authentic, nuttiness, cloves, etc. Great start. Great taste, unfortunately, the body betrays the flavor. This beer is way under-bodied. Too bad, because this could have been a homerun with a little more chew to it.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2009
Brewed in the USA....... Courtesy of the Capt, thanks Mark. Pours a hazy golden color with a medium white head. Aroma of bread, mild spices and fruit. Taste is of orange peels, malts and pepper. Kind of dissappointing but drinkable. I really think this brewery should reconsider about brewing beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2009
Sampled at the winery- Hazy gold with a decent white foam head. Mix of fruits with some yeast and earthy malts. Decent pale ale and fresh with some dry sweetness towards the end.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2007
12oz bottle acquired in trade with ppoitras (thanks!). Poured a medium golden color with a large sized white head. Aromas of fruits (pears, apples, and bananas), yeast, and toasted malts. Tastes of fruitiness with some caramel. Light spices as well. Lively body.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2007
poured into tulip. pours a cloudy gold with white fluffy head, pale nonexistent odor, mild yeastie fruitiness with little to no hop presence, a mild alchohol aftertaste. good, light and refreshing, a good easy light drink, but nothing too complex.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
1FastSTi (3334) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2007
Bottle. Pours to a lightly hazy golden body with a very little white head. The aroma is fruity golden raisins and silage. The flavor is sweet golden raisins, light bubble gum, pale malts, and yeasts. The palate is sweet and sticky. Medium bodied. Average.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2007
12oz bottle. pours semi-hazy golden with small white head. nose has a spicy belgian yeast with banana notes. flavor has lots of banana, and spice from the yeast. this is actually quite refreshing and perfect for a hot summer in chicago while packing this for a move. sorta like a cross between a hefe and a belgian ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2007
Bottle via bmartin08! Pours clear golden color with a medium sized white head that settles. Aroma is yeast, banana, light spice. Flavor is banana, pale malts, yeast, clove. Palate is medium bodied, medium carbonation, finishes very dry. Pretty decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2007
12 oz bottle from the brewery. Lightly hazy golden in color. Medium off white head. Yeast, spices, and light notes of malt in the nose. Taste is light yeast and dough, spices, lemon rind, sweet malts, with a dry and lightly spicy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2007
Hazy yellow body, big-bubbled, but small head. The aroma is slightly too sweet and sticky, with a healthy dose of spices blended well with gentle malts. The flavor is mild also, without much complexity or defining character - maybe some grassiness and pine. I find the finish to be too tart and dry. I feel like I really need a piece of cheese to go with this beer, as the two flavors would compliment each other well enough to increase my rating. But the beer by itself is lacking something for me.


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