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RATINGS: 591   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
marv3mania (161) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Bottle. Pours a golden copper with huge off-white head. Aroma is slightly fruity with a strong scent of Belgian yeast. Taste is herbal flavors, sweet malt, and rich yeast. Not bad.


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

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
smcolw (530) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (2589) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2014
tap. golden with one finger head. rather light body with mild spicing and fairly light hops. it’s a bit subtle, but there’s a very solid beer here.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rondphoto (1551) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 6, 2014
@ Party Town / Florence KY Pale amber with a frothy head that never goes away, globs of lace. Acquired taste - first swallow doesn’t seem right. By the third swallow, the brew has established its identity: wheat and malt with a hint of spice and banana, cut through the middle by floral hops. Each sip was more interesting and satisfying than the last. Unique, beautifully presented. Recommended.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - APR 4, 2014
Light Belgian-style ale. The flavor is a mixture of lemon, straw, bread and light spice. The overall flavor is not very strong. Medium body and lots of carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (2259) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (2004) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Narnad (1419) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bbbeer (543) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 16, 2014
Golden yellow, medium white head. Aroma hay, malt, citrus. Medium light body, lightly carbonated. Flavor off dry, herbal hops, touch of citrus. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2143) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2014
On tap at the Monk’s Hearth. Pours a hazy golden yellow with average-sized white head. Aroma is full of fruit with some Belgian yeast character. Flavour is also quite fruity with lemon and apple and some spice. Didn’t find it all that hoppy. Decent enough though.


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