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RATINGS: 903   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
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A rustic ale, pale in color, inspired by the rich brewing traditions of the Flanders region. Abundant hops and a Belgian yeast strain contribute exotic aromas af tropical fruit.

Editorís Note: previously known as Whole Foods Silver Jubilee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 24, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2009 Pours light golden and hazy with a mostly receding white head. Aroma is wildflowers, banana, honey, sweet doughy yeast, chamomile, and citrus. Taste is lightly sweet, notes of honey, pepper, bubble gum, and herbs. Medium bodied with foamy carbonation. Pretty tasty beer, originally rated a 3.1 as the "Whole Foods Silver Jubilee".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2006
Botled. Gold beer with excitable large white head on gentle pour. Coriander salt spice funk stereotyp aroma, but Iíve had a break from these sort of beers and itís welcome, natural, and "whole." The beer has plenty of coriander, a touch of brown sugar, some other seeds/spices/pine needles. Sharp immediate flavor with a residual honey sweetness and hop bitterness. Longer finish. Modest gravity. Pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2006
Semi-translucent and bold, bright and lucid yellow in color with a sudsy white laundry foam-like head. Aroma riles with coriander. Lemon meets banana meringue, caramelized wheat stalks and burlap grain feed bags. Itís got authenticity. Big time saison candy sweetness moves in for flavor. Hints of souring lemons are trumped by effervescence and key lime pie, with that sweetened graham crust flavor playing out most prevalently. Rustic, aged coriander and paradise seeds have a sweetened sorghum sense. Effervescence is nearly punishing, and when it drops, the sweetness barrages in its stead, throwing balance out the window. Sweet, liquidated rock candi, licked like lollypops, moves into the finish, while bakers flour and coriander hide in the candy shellís cracks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - AUG 19, 2006
bottle, sampled at the heavyweight final open house. cloudy pale yellow color, light tan head. sour aroma. flavor is tart and spicy sweet malt, and a little yeasty. finish is also spicy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2006
8/18/06: Bottle.
Nose of yeast, wheat and horsey. Lemon pour turns into a golden yellow body which is slightly rocky and ends up becoming a soft, white color. Flavors are of wheat and barnyard (more barnyard once beer warms). Some citrus. Finish is slightly lingering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2006
500ml - thanks Secret Santa July 06 - Aroma of cookie dough, lemon, wet grass and a touch of spice. Pours cloudy orange with a nice white head and great lacing. Flavor is still yeasty with sharp lemon, but now it is more wet sock than wet grass. A bit snappier than I prefer. Palate is tart and tangy. Overall different and not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2006
Last HWOH. Pours a medium hazy yellow with a nice fluffy white head which fades a bit but leaves some nice lacing. Phenolic aroma, some clove and spice, hints of pepper, light garden herbs, and hints of lemon and yeast. Flavor is yeasty, wheat malts, lemony, pepper and other spices, and more herbal hops in the end. Ok belgian ale overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2873) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2010 Sampled from bottle at Glunz Beer Expo, Apr. 2010: Hazy yellow color with a wit type head to it. Some fruitiness. Yeast is not in the taste, nice considering how hazy this is. Light malts, any hops are probably just for aroma, theyíve settled down in the taste. I donít catch the alcohol they claim this has. Nice farmhouse type ale. Sampled from bottle as Whole Foods Silver Jubilee, Aug 8, 2006. Strong wit character in smell and taste. Appears pale and cloudy in the sample glass. Mouthfeel is fizzy. A bit of spice and mint are the impressions I get midway through. Finishes dry and rather astringent. Rating: 6-4-5-3-12=3.0.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (10788) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2006
Lightly hazed blonde with an extra thick creamy white head and lacing. Pleasant lemony aroma, with coriander and light bananas and fruity esters. In mouth, a rich sweet malt with coriander, lemon, yeast, and crisp hops. Lingering spices in mouth. Quite nice. Bought at Whole Foods, California, Sept. 2005.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (4720) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2006
(750ml bottle) Courtesy of Luc. Large, creamy white head with a cloudy, very carbonated light gold body. Highly yeasty and citrus nose. Flavours of biting hops with a smooth lemony mid-palate (like gelato). Similar to La Fin du Monde yet more like a weaker younger brother.

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