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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Using dandelion greens to bitter a Belgian-style ale blossomed from our brewers collaborating with Red Rock Brewing. This being our sixth interpretation together since 2008, expect a wonderfully complex ale fermented with wild Belgian yeast and blended with just a touch of wood-aged beer. Bitterness imparted from dandelion greens and grains of paradise will have you blowing wishes for sips.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryecatcher (731) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Bomber. Pours a murky, burnt orange, smallish white head with average retention and lacing. Nose is a bit of funk with somewet cardboard. Mouth is medium bodied, more tart than anything else (not getting really any sweetness at all), fruity yeast, grassy, some bread dough, drinks more like a sour than any of the reviews Iíve read on here (not getting any peaches or sweetness at least) the bitterness is there but there is also this odd prickly tingly sensation at the finish like my tongue is falling asleep. After reading up, I had high hopes for an interesting brew, but now that Iím drinking it, I gotta say that while itís not terrible, I am a bit disappointed.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2014
Dandelion greens for bittering. Aroma is a little bit floral and grassy. Herbal, sweetish with slightly sticky malts.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
monk191 (803) - California, USA - APR 25, 2014
Nice and uncomplicated, good for a summer day, not the most memorable though. Pours a cloudy orange with a red hint and a white head. Not too much smell, some apple and peach. Taste is creamy with lots of peach, but not too sweet. Nice Hef finish. Had in the bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damico (2487) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2014
Pours unclear hazy amber lemon with a decent grayish white head. Aroma brings fainter empty fruit plus a yeast sweetness. Flavors brings perfumey and floral notes that suggest peach and the bitterness from the greens is unique, not overpowering, and settles positively with the peach juice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maddmatt639 (210) - Pacifica, California, USA - APR 6, 2014
No retention and good lacing. Smells of peaches, lemons and grass. Tastes of lemons, sour dandelion and peach. Sour aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hockeybeerguy (1609) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance has a hazy golden orange colored body with a one finger white foamy head that quickly dies and leaves some slightly clingy lacing. The smell has peach, apricot, pear, apple, orange and coming through in a sort of floral yet somewhat herbal way. Thereís also a little bit of a white wine sort of smell and slightly mixed with a woody/oaky sort. The taste is tart and kinda sour yet sweet sort of Belgian-ness, slight element of apple juice in the flavoring, but coming through in a good way, dry sort of tart apple/pear aftertaste, super dry earthy sort of finish. The palate is about a light to medium and slightly sessionable. Carbonation seems to be good for the style and for me, nothing obscure. Overall, this is a good Belgian Strong Pale Ale, good job New Belgium, Iím pretty sure Iíd have this one again, and it went great with my chili I had for dinner, however I have to mention this thing drinks like fruit juice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (1632) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 22, 2014
A solid Belgian ale. Pours a hazy orange with white head and lacing. Aromas are sweet Belgian candy. Yeast. Maybe a touch of peach. I get a bit of that dandelion bitter at the end. Nice stuff.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CaptBeatty (9) - Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2014 does not count
Cloudy orange honey color. Mild yeast aroma with peach and citrus just apparent. Good flavor, nothing over powering, but there is a little clingy sweetness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zach8270 (3376) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2014
(bottle - 22 oz) Cloudy gold pour. Yeast and sweetness at the start of the aroma with a very interesting herbal note, more than likely from the dandelion. Flavor is similar. Basic Belgian Ale at the start with an interesting herbal quality from the greens and grains of paradise. Different.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
StormCoat (106) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Picked up a bomber bottle at Bi-Rite liquor in San Diego. Pours the color of cloudy honey, with a medium-sized, soapy off-white head that dissipates pretty quickly. This stuff has a really nice, big aroma of lemon and spicy belgian yeast. As for flavor, itís quite sweet and fruity...almost lemonade-like, actually, but finishing with a mild grassy bitterness. Feels medium-bodied and pretty drinkable, so the 9% alcohol really sneaks up on you. I see that itís too sweet for a number of other reviewers, but to me this is a very interesting beer, one that you sip on for a while. Kind of like an unusual candy or something. I dig it.


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