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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (5163) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 17, 2011
16oz can in a Trappist glass. Pours opaque golden with a lacy, white head. Aroma of Belgian spicy yeast, some caramel and bread malts, hints of banana, and some floral hops. Flavor has a little too much alcohol and bread. It seems like a Duvel-wannabe that’s just not as good. Still not a bad beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mar (5132) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2011
can thanks to ericandersnavy. poured gold with a white head. nose is heavy clove, yeast, and florals. easy on the palate, thick honey flavor, along with clove, yeast, and a fruity finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2011
Thanks to both woosterbill and HikerCT for cans of this. Served in a tulip. Pours a clear golden color with a good white head that sticks around for quite a bit before falling and leaving behind a good amount of lacing. The nose carries some light malt along with a good dose of spicing and some mild citrus character. The flavor hits more of the spice notes and has a bit of alcohol. Pretty crisp with a moderate citrus presence. Dry and crisp with a light to medium body and a bit of booze in the finish. Nice take on the style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (4958) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 3, 2014
12 ounce can. Thanks Jared! Pours a cloudy lighter gold with a small white head. Aroma of malt, yeast, fruit, and spice. Taste is sweet malt, fruit, yeast, spice, and grain. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (4941) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 16, 2010
Can thanks to JohnGalt1. Pours out golden topped a nice white head. Aroma was of belg yeast, spice, crisp citrus hops, and some dough. Taste was more of the crisp hop notes along with a nice spice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (4773) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Tap at brewery. Pours mostly clear golden amber with creamy off-white head. Aroma is cereal and cookie malts, grassy and floral hops, light fruit, and Belgian yeast. Flavor is bready malts, grassy hop bitterness, light herbs, and faint citrus; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4548) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2010
Pours a cloudy gold with one finger of white head. Nose shows some orange flesh and yeast with hints of spice and grass. Flavor is yeasty with hints of citrus and spice, some hay. Palate is pretty crisp with a mild hop bite.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (4241) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Draft at the brewery. Pours hazy hold with a thin creamy head. Tastes bready, like wheat, nuts, tobacco, and alcohol. Light body and medium carbonation. Smells musky.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (4221) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Got in a BIF from tasterschoice62. 12 ounce can into tulip glass, no can dating. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big lemon, orange, banana, pear, apricot, apple, white grape, peppercorn, clove, light bubblegum, wheat, cracker, biscuit, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, bready malt, and moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, orange, banana, pear, apricot, apple, white grape, peppercorn, clove, light bubblegum, wheat, cracker, biscuit, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Moderate herbal bitterness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange, banana, pear, apricot, apple, white grape, peppercorn, clove, wheat, cracker, biscuit, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, bready malt, and moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness and yeast spiciness, that increases through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth and moderately grainy/creamy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with a light warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Belgian strong pale ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, bready malt, and moderate earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boFNjackson (4198) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Can at a recent BA/RB tasting... Poured cloudy, vibrant yellow with a thick white head. Lots of honey sweetness and malted grains that meshed with some nice yeast spices and esters. Quite a fruity character and a nice full body. Hints of citrus, bananas, apple juice, and dates.


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