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RATINGS: 605   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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This fine pale ale has citrus and tropical fruit aromatic shared with a well-balanced – yet abundant – hop character. It uses our own Belgian yeast, five malts, two hops, and plenty of patience. Finishing touches include dry-hopping with Cascade hops and warm-cellaring.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (3089) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle sample at an Ommegang tasting at the Beer and Beyond store. Cloudy golden blond with a thick white head. Leafy bubblegum aroma, yeasty bitterness that’s rather delicate. Full-bodied and chewy, bitter finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
smcolw (567) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Here’s my updated review from having this on tap: Modest head but it leaves a combination of blanket and ring lace. The color is dark gold and is lightly hazy. The smell is a blend of pale malt, Belgian yeast and a touch of hops. Fits the category well with a superior balance of the pale malts and a (stronger than the smell) hop pepper. Distinctive Belgian yeast is present but not overpowering. The finish features clove and white pepper. Here’s from the bottle: Huge starting head. As it settles, it leaves less lace than one might expect. Leaves a dome. Still, there is plenty of spots on the glass side. Hazy, golden color. Fresh pale ale smell consisting of lighter malt and floral hop. Very mild Belgian yeast in the background. More yeast in the flavor. Starts with a mild grainy malt flavor but ends with a sizable hop bitterness bite. The body is on the full side but the carbonation is also high. There’s also some tartness to the flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Narnad (1492) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Pours a hazy orange color with a very large, white, bubbly head. Aroma has a strong lemon and orange nose with a modest spicey note from the yeast - light coriander. Flavor starts off with a strong hoppy presence with a lot of orange, grass, lemon hop notes and quickly moves to a spiciness imparted by the yeast (mostly coriander with a light clove). Body is light and at times feels a bit watery due to the high spicy presence. The beer has a ton of carbonation. Overall a pretty good brew but I wish the citrus in the nose translated just a little more to the flavor to help balance the spice presence.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (2726) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle, 7C. Hazy gold with a large white head that lasts. Aroma of oranges, grapefruit, herbs, dough, peach. Moderate carbonation, lightish bodied. Sweet peach and orange gently giving way to zestier citrus, pine and a little pepper. Good beer - tasty and well balanced - but it’s almost too well turned out to be that interesting.

3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
NoCSbrew (15) - - JAN 1, 2014
Good looking brew with big foamy head and nice aroma.. Taste took a few sips to grow on me but eventually enjoyed it

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebsmitty (138) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Draft. Light clear golden amber color with white medium to light head. Smell is heavy Belgium yeast, light citrus hops. Taste follows, citrus hops, Belgium yeast. Very drinkable

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (9156) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Sample at The Daily Growler during the One Year Anniversary Celebration on 12/19/2013. The beer is a clear dark golden color with a medium thin white head that recedes gradually. Strings of lacing. The aroma is hoppy with notes of yeast and malt behind it. Medium-bodied with flavors of citrusy hops, yeast and sweet malt. The finish is fruity up front with an earthy yeast aftertaste. Above average overall.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2595) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2013
8/8/2011. From bottle. Amber color with a large white head. Citrus, pine, caramel and Belgian yeast aromas. Bitter hoppy flavors with yeast and caramel showing. Very balanced and nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slubgob (212) - West Hartford, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Bottle into tulip glass. Thick head, almost like eggs whipped to stiff peaks with a slight orange hue. Beer is orange-yellow. Nose almost hefe like with banana and orange notes, a touch of clove. Enters like an medium body ale, mid is typical bitter IPA hops, and finishes like the nose with fruit and spice with occasional hop punctuation. Really interesting and really taste. I’d be even more excited if a fruitier, less astringent hop variety were used.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Haslinger (866) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2013
on tap at Ommegang brewery, very spicy aroma, sweet malt and decently bitter hops mix well in this fruity tasty beer. Would drink again in a heartbeat


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