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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Hop flavors are standing in the foreground of this fermented painting, yet dedicated New Belgium drinkers will certainly notice in the background our signature swirl of fruity, estery aromas generated by an authentic Belgian yeast strain.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (3218) - Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2015
12 ounce bottle into signature globe glass, best before 7/19/2015. Pours fairly crystal clear golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, white grape, light banana, pepper, clove, wheat, cracker, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, white grape, light banana, pepper, clove, wheat, cracker, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of peppery yeast spiciness and earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, white grape, light banana, pepper, clove, wheat, cracker, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/yeast/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly creamy/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 5.2%. Overall this is a very good Belgian pale ale. All around good robustness and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
delnoche (472) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - MAY 17, 2015
12fl oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Still golden with a tall white cap. Aroma is biscuit. Flavor mirrors nose with a sweet finish. Decent thirst quencher. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
AAEA (192) - California, USA - MAY 15, 2015
12 FL OZ ($9.99 6 pack) a pretty good belgian ale but it has a lot to live up to. belgians simply put make the best ale and can not be beat and thus must be rated against other belgian made. this however is pretty good coming from the USA

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doghair (286) - Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Minimal aroma but great taste for such a light beer. Malt flavors up front with some hops in the middle. Belgian yeast in the finish. Nice beer, easy drinking.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ed5388 (2485) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2015
12oz bottle from Pizz5116. Pours a clear golden amber color with a small fizzy white head. Not much to the aroma. Some light grain notes, and hints of sweet fruit, maybe some bad apples. Taste of stale grain, Belgian yeast, white grapes, and some bitter grassiness.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (4126) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2015
Bottle from the mix pack. Nose is very Belgiany, with a lot of those clove and banana notes coming throuh on some of some doughyness. Taste is a little sweet and fairly spicy, and isn’t a particularly fun drink. Meh.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stampion (182) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 18, 2015
A nice easy drinking ale. Well balanced malt and hops. Slight bitterness at the finish. Light fruitiness, pears and grapefruit. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnymusky (487) - Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2015
this is not my style at all...but i destroyed it...new Belgium is solid...no doubt...(#452)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eructoblaster (3291) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 14, 2015
Bottle - 355ml. Ordinary golden body with a thin white foamy head. Fresh malty/hoppy aroma with fruity and grainy hints. Its light, well balanced malty/hoppy taste carries herbal, grainy, and fruity notes. Ends with a decent bittersweet finish. Drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (4783) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 10, 2015
This is a pretty simple beer, as advertised, but it’s also quite enjoyable. Says it is Belgian style but kinda tastes like a kolsch to me.


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