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RATINGS: 603   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (2740) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2010
750. ml bottle. Pours a thick, tiny bubbled, white head, with attractive lacing, over a clear golden (SRM 5) body.....nose is light citrus, grass, bit of pine, tiny bit of bubblegum and barnyard......taste initially is light biscuit, with sweet malt, then apple, pineapple finishing with a pine bitterness....mouth feel is light to medium, carbonation medium to high. This does not really fit very well into any of the myriad of Belgian styles. The malt back bone is a little light, the hops are more pronounced than usual, and the alcohol level is off for a Golden Strong, and it is much too strong, and hop heavy for a Belgian Pale Ale. It is a pleasant beer, and I enjoyed it thoroughly. BJCP 7/3/15/4/7

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2010
hazy yellow with huge white head. high carbonation. light estery nose with some hops. some bitterness with fruity esters and a light hop crispness and a bone dry finish. great subtle and restrained flavor. very nice

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2010
16 oz draft. Pours a slightly hazy golden with a small white frothy head. Aroma is very citric, spicy hops, nice fresh fruit characteristics, the cascade hops really jump out, nice bready malt backbone. Flavor starts out sweet, freshly picked citric fruits, picks up and interesting sort of clove spiciness. Almost gains a hybrid hefeweizen american pale ale hybrid taste. Very interesting, Nice lightly bitter hoppy finish, Medium body and a prickly carbonation. Very refreshing and tasty pale ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (6362) - 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 (1455) - 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 (6916) - 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 (2578) - 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 (3505) - 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 (5266) - 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 (3542) - 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.


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