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RATINGS: 222   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Fermentation character from Belgian-born yeast, envelopes bright hop character with a spicy, tart farmhouse funk.
Pairings: seafood, fennel, mushrooms, pickled veggies


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012

Date: November 02, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Bullock’s
Appearance: hazy gold frothy off whitehead, sticky sudsy lace
Aroma: spicy funk aroma with lots of grassy hops, good blend betwen the phenols and hops
Flavor: dry spicy flavor, pale malt, spicy phenols, plenty of hops, light easrthy bitterness, touch of citrus
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10766) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2012
cloudy caramelly brown, aroma is caramel, belgian, faint bretty note. flavor is malty, hoppy, belgian yeast. good combo of us hops, belgian yeast.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10738) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 13, 2011
A: The beer pours a hazy golden orange color with a large white head. S: Very lemony with plenty of yeast to go along with it. A nice combination of citrus peels and a light floral hop note. It’s fairly bready with some other sweet malt notes such as a touch of cracker. A light spice, perhaps some apples. T: A bit more bread than on the aroma with some yeast and maybe toffee. There is a lot of citrus character, particularly lemon, with a mild grass note. Not much bitterness, but a lot of sweet fruity esters. M: A bit on the light side in body with a medium carbonation. O: Kind of funky for a Belgian IPA, but a lot going on and some nice flavors.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10683) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2012
Bottle at the Funky 8, Brooklyn, NYC. Pours copper-gold with a small, white head. Interesting beer, some citrus, funky yeast character, moderate bitterness. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Finishes with fair hop bite and citrusy fruits. Well balanced. Very decent beer on the whole.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10546) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2010
On tap. Poured clear golden color with an average fizzy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate tart citrus and yeast aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (10342) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 20, 2011
Draft at Paradiso Dupont. Variegated golden color, huge tan head, solid curtain of lacing. Aroma of pineapple > citrus. Taste is bitter pine resin. Interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10142) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2012
Bottled. Amber coloured. Dense beige head. Aroma of yeast, sweetness, some earth, vague sourness. Flavour of sweetness, fruits, spice, some tartness and grapy sourness. Medium bodied. Dry light sour end.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9053) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2012
Bottle… Hazy orange ale with a huge, rocky, white head. Fantastic retention. The uber fruity aroma is quite simply a terrific medley of tropical and fuzzy fruits. Medium-bodied with modest carbonation. Outstanding balance is provided by equal amounts of fruity bitterness, sweet maltiness and fruity-bready yeastiness. Just a touch of saison yeast spiciness here. Finishes lightly fruity with lingering, gentle bitterness. Bottle courtesy of dmschefke!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (8527) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Deep yellow with a white head and some lacing. Yeasty and spicey taste, some sourness. Yeasty aroma. Average mouthfeel. Drying. Fine for style, although I was not a big fan of it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8353) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 20, 2011
Tap at Paradiso Dupont. Possibly the best beer ever brewed by New Holland- either intentionally or unintentionally Brett infected with great dryness and complexity.

Pours significantly better than the other beers on tap today with a massive, rocky beige head that leaves full sheets of lace. Nose is sugary peach, fresh tangerine, and a good wallop of fresh spearmint. Floral Brett and sweaty funk come through in the nose. Taste is very dry and extremely effervescent with sharp cedar and mild acid. Full doughy malt and biscuit comes in the background for malt backbone. Excellent stuff. Sort of like an Orval clone.


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