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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Bready, funky, bitter, with lots of grains of paradise. The beer is a deep coppery color with a cream white head that mostly dissipated. The palate is smooth and easy drinking. Notes of earth and lots of bread. Light tartness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beaver (1337) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2013
22 oz bottle. Pours hazy yellow orange with a medium creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet tart fruits, some bready malt and a bit of funk.

The flavor is sweet bready malts with some tart tropical fruits, some funk, vinous notes and herbal notes. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, an interesting fruity funky belgian.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnGalt1 (586) - , Idaho, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Picked up at the COOP for $7 ... Saw it for $10 at a different establishment. Pours golden with a very slight haze... a short lived white head does provide spotty lacing. The dandelion greens are fairly present in the aroma.. bitter and "green".. some honey essence makes the spicy notes bloom a bit... smells sweet and a bit peppery. The Belgian yeastiness comes out as mild apricot ester ... again pretty peppery with more of a background dandelion green flavor... is too sweet IMO... The residual sweetness actuates a fairly low carbonation making the beer feel pretty thick. I like my one glass (and maybe the next), but this is going to be a chore to finish. I much would have preferred a lower ABV brew with a spritzier texture and more drinkable. I had a couple bottles of the Red Rock Paardebloem and enjoyed it much more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDurden24 (1621) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 16, 2013
On tap, cloudy golden orange pour, sweet Belgian and flavorful. A nice and tasty beer. Enjoyable and good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (5096) - Utah, USA - MAY 15, 2013
22oz bottle at Red Rock @ Fashion Place
Appearance: Cloudy orange with a small white head and some lacing
Aroma: Fruity, earthy and honey
Taste: Fruity, earthy and honey
OK, but I like the Red Rock version better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
douglas88 (6306) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Bomber at red rock. Pours a somewhat cloudy orange color with a small white head. A big funky nose with some fruit. Sweet, big juice, dandelion, some funk and wood. Earthy mushroom.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bacterial (1710) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Slightly hazy light golden pour from a 22oz bomber. White head. Floral nose with some belgian spice undertones. I just murdered a bunch of dandelions in my lawn, so this beer makes me feel pretty good about myself. This is easy drinking, some peach in the finish, fairly complex and very odd. If this was marketed just as a ’belgian strong ale’ without all the crap listed on the label, it might do better with folks. I don’t mind drinking this, but it is not well put together - its not bad, but its not something I will buy several bottles of (like the Tart Lychee last year).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oneeighthcuban (106) - - MAY 10, 2013
Beer is on the sweeter side. Bit of spice and bitterness as well. Not really a whole lot going on here based on the number of ingredients.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
adnielsen (9449) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Bottle @ home picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Pours a cloudy yellow orange appearance with a big creamy, khaki head. Floral, woody, chewy yeasty, fairly spicy, a bit citrusy, somewhat boozy aroma. Kind of tangy, juicy herbal, citrus yeasty, somewhat spicy, chewy herbal/woody flavor. Fairly strong and not something I’d prefer to drink a whole bottle of on my own. Honestly, I have loved and want to continue to love my hometown brewery, but goddammit guys, why the fuck do you have to continue to release all this garbage? Boosting a beer to 9-11% abv and jamming tons of random garbage (peppers, chocolate, pluots, dandelions, chow mein noodles, LeninCat dumplings, etc) in it does not make it doesn’t make it creative. What’s next? Imperial Hefeweizen with Indian spices?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (2509) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2013
22 oz bottle from Wilbur’s poured into my Funkwerks glass. Golden-orange and hazy with one finger of off-white head that leaves patchy lacing. The aroma is fresh fruit, floral, herbs, spices, white wine and light funky yeast. Similar flavor with light bready malts, a medium body and a dry, light bitter finish. The alcohol is present. Fairly complex and interesting.

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