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RATINGS: 600   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (5974) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2010
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Fruity apricot like aroma with some spicy beligian notes. The flavor has fruity belgian yeast, apricot, and floral hops. Really good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
popery (1392) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 31, 2010
Tap, City Beer Store. Good enough but kinda boring. Bright light brown to gold, just a bit cloudy. Nice white head. Fairly subdued. Mostly Belgian yeast, light grain and mild citric hops. Some fruitiness and spice. The yeast is fairly earthy and it probably would have more complexity in a bigger beer, but it seems sort of restrained here. Well-balanced but no real hook. This beer just isn’t quite up to better versions from Belgium. Good, clean feel. Very light hop bite. Quite drinkable. Again, I just would have preferred a bit more to make me want a second glass. Somewhat forgettable, ultimately. I don’t mean to be harsh - there’s very little to criticize specifically about the beer, really. It just didn’t hook me in.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6624) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 29, 2010
draft @ OTH. Pours golden, thick white head. Aroma, nice citrus, yeasty, mild tropical nose. Flavors, bitter hops, pale malts, Belgian yeast, touch of roasted malts, grassy hops and possibly hint of malt sweetness that blends perfectly with the Belgian yeast. This is one tasty pale ale, one that I wish more Belgian breweries could brew as savory as the one Ommegang did.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (2366) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Pint served at Brixie’s in Brookfield, IL. with a slightly hazed orange/golden color, silky, white foam to the head, and lasting, curtainy lacing. The aroma was a pleasant blend of citrus, mid-fruit, and floral notes. Added to the mix was some smooth, biscuity malt and light sweetness. The flavor continued the aroma notes, adding moderate bitterness/dryness, and a little spice to the medium body. A very flavorful brew!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3429) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Bottle. Pours a cloudy light orange with a thick white head. Aroma of light citrus hops, light fruits, orange peel, Belgian yeast, and bready malts. Flavor of sweet fruits and Belgian yeast with some citrusy hops in the finish. Not overly hopped but rather the hops blend well with the base beer. Quite enjoyable! 8/4/8/4/15 [3.9/5]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5122) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 28, 2010
On tap, downstairs at the Thirsty Monk. Cloudy orange, nice fluffy white. Very spicy aroma. Surprisingly clean palate. Nice and tasty - some yeasty notes, some bubblegum. As it warms, some notes of rosemary emerge. Very nice stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbill (3370) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2010
750 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy honey gold with a moderate, somewhat fluffy, linen white head that lasted until mid-glass and left considerable lace. Pleasant aroma of orange and Belgian yeast. The flavor is malt along with a very solid dose of spicy Belgian yeast. There is a slight mustiness to the flavor as well. Dries out towards the finish. Solid beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010

Name: BPA
Date: March 11, 2010
Mode: Draft
Source: Redlight, Redlight
Appearance: opaque orange, fine white head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet spicy aroma, lots of spicy hops meld well with the phenols
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of floral hops, great spicyness, nice balancing bitterness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (4823) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2010
Lively pour - turbid golden body, with a well-sustained, soapy head - aroma of dry, crackery malts, citrus fruits, banana and other more mild phenols, a hint of wheat and toasted grains - carbonation is a little abrasive at first , but as the beer settles in the glass, it becomes much more soft in the mouth, despite how full it is - taste is semi-dry - a light, tropical fruit sweetness quickly makes way for some dry, biscuity malts, spicy/peppery character, fairly strong hop bitterness (for the style), mild belgian phenolic character (some plastic-like quality way in the back) - despite how dry it is, it is lacking a sturdy crispness that you would want in this style - instead, it is a bit "wet," with a body that kind of falls apart by the finish - still, it is decent, but I am sticking with Hennepin - it’s better, and quite a bit cheaper.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerfest5 (1147) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 26, 2010
really nice version of a belgian pale ale. citrus zest, coriandor, like a belgian, perfect coloring and massive white head that stayed forever. very refreshing and perfect abv, not too high that i had to nurse it, not too little that it wasnt present, great beer from a very good brewery


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