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New Albanian / Struise Naughty Girl

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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
It started out as a Belgo-American menage a trois, but then the brewers arrived and transformed the trans-oceanic affair into a beery lover pentangle. The collaborative minds at Louisville Beer Store, De Struise Brouwers and New Albanian Brewing Company offer this, a willfully disobedient Blonde India Pale Ale with a hop on her shoulder. Malts: Rahr 2-Row, Rahr Premium Pils, Castle (Belgian) Aromatic, CaraPils Hops: Cascade, Galena, Golding, Cascade for warm dry-hopping Yeast: De Struise House Ale OG 14.4 degrees plato IUB: 69

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (3680) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 7, 2015
22 oz bomber pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts, citrus and floral. Taste is grass, grains and citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
seymour (1897) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Tasted on draft at 2015 St. Louis Microfest in a willi becher glass. It poured a hazy pale golden colour with white foam. Simply grainbill, crisp and husky but otherwise lacking much character, emphasis on the light earthy hops, subtle peppery yeast phenols. Light body, strong carbonation, nice dry aftertaste. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UDBeernut (2702) - Earth & Jacksonville (weekends), Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Golden pour passes some light, capped by a white head that leaves a small lacing trail. Nose has some citrus. Taste is light bitterness, grass, flowers, citrus rind. Light body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Poured into a snifter. 3.5 A: Murky dark yellow brown color. One finger of frothy off-white head. Retention is about average and a short ring of lacing is left. 3.75 S: Hops and Belgian yeast spiciness rule the nose. Clove foremost with pepper underneath. Hops are a combination of herbal, earthy, and floral in that order. Sugary with yeasty breadiness. Pretty good. 3.25 T: Moderate bitterness. Again plenty of clove and pepper spiciness. Hops are again herbal, earthy, and floral. Yeasty breadiness. Not a whole lot else from the base. The flavors mesh a lot better in the nose. Despite a moderate bitterness, it comes off as unbalanced. 3.25 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Neither creamy, nor spritzy and it needs one of these. 3.00 D: It’s decent but the taste and the mouthfeel as pretty weak. DavoleBomb, Jun 07, 2013

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (6302) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 18, 2014
I was in the mood for hops today, Learys Fine Wine in Newburyport, MA has me covered! Good price on this 22 oz. bottle. Dirty orange/ blonde color with fizzy, slow dying head. Aroma shows yeast, grain and very mild floral hops. So this wasn’t as hoppy as I was hoping for but still decent.

The flavor is more along the line of a Belgian blonde/ single that is an IPA. Pale malts and grain as the base with yeast character in the center. The hops are mild in the form of grass. Not fair to try this after multiple IPA’ and DIPA’s. Guess it’s the style guidelines getting blurry. I still enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (5545) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Pours deep gold into a tulip. White head with medium retention recedes leaving sheet lacing. Citrus and mild funk aromas. Dry with caramel and bread upfront turning to mildly sour earth and resin in the medium length finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BrianPetrie (8) - Pelham, USA - AUG 7, 2014 does not count
What an amazing beer. From beginning to end a terrific representation of the style. Drinks like a saisson, but is clearly a style unto its own.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjgmd (1998) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Pours a burnt orange color with a nice white head. Nose is resin and pine with some light citrus. Taste is very floral and herbal than your typical IPA. Finishes on the same tasting notes with a moderately long ending. Quaff Score 7 / 10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zgaier (1891) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Bomber. Pours a hazy dark orange with an off white head and aroma of hops, malt, and herbal notes. Taste is bitter, of hops, floral, grass and herbal notes with malt, caramel, and bready notes leading to a bitter, dry finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mp_lane (97) - Indiana, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Aroma is mild Belgian spice. Hazy golden color, small white head. Has that Belgian taste that is getting popular.Not bitter, slightly sweet. Medium body. Liked this!

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