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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 Ė yet abundant Ė 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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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VoodooBear (49) - San Juan, - MAR 12, 2013
Presentation: 12 oz. brown bottle with bottling date and "best by" date printed on the neck. Served in an oversized wine glass. Appearance: Deep, gold color with a slight orange tint. White 2 finger head that dies out rather quickly. Lacing is not that great. Smell: Itís an herbal, musky smell. With a distinct malt sweetness plus a yeast hint. Taste: Very full and herbal flavor that balances out really well with the sweetness from the malt and the perfect hop bitterness note. Mouthfeel: Feels dry and doesnít have that much carbonation. It goes down smooth, and is fairly drinkable. Overall: Refreshing and easy to drink. It has just enough complexity to be interesting but not overwhelming. A very nice American attempt that stacks up nicely against the Belgians. It doesnít quite trump them, but itís still a great brew.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UXO (420) - CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
Pours cloudy pale amber with a fat finger of dense pillowy light tan head, great retention and moderate chunky lacing. (4/5) Nose is caramel malt, dark fruit, herbal hops and mild spice. (6/10) Taste is moderate sweet, and mild bitter. (6/10) Medium body, moderate to low carbonation. (3/5) Well, itís obviously way, way past its best before - the hops are way muted and altered, but itís not actually off. Still surprisingly drinkable, but Iíll rate this again when I see a fresh one. (12/20)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GG (2326) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 31, 2014
750ml bottle - A really nice offering that seemed a little out of place being consumed on a cold winterís evening. Weather notwithstanding, this really is a nice beer. A nice mixture of sweet and spicy notes, leafy-grassy-herbal hop aroma melds nicely with some phenolic notes floating around too. Fruity and earthy tasting, like eating a dried pit-fruit. Belgian yeast profile does show up here too. Definitely Belgian in its delivery.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
"probably the best iíve had in this substyle. i expect O to be good but this was close to elite. standalone or a food (ie chicken) beer. bright floral hops, citrus, fruit, clove and belgian spiciness. super nice! 7/11 - 4 packs baby!!!"

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
closey22 (992) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Hazy gold with bubbly lacy white head; aroma is mildly grainy; Flava is rich sweet and then mainly spicy with notes of bitter herbs notes of medicine; feels medium semi foamy; finishes dry spicy and hoppy

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2014
A vibrant golden straw or copper beer. A dense thick white head awaits you after the pour. Fairly aromatic beer with a nice sweet malt character spicy yeast and subtle hints of citrusy hops and banana. A nice tasting malt bill with maybe even some toasted malts. Hops are present but not over powering, more soft and subtle. with a lightly citrus flavor. Medium mouth feel that doesnít get watered down or flat as you progress through. Spritzy with above average carbonation. Since Iím not that much of a wine drinker this would be an excellent choice to a BYOB.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TannerMidd (5) - jenks, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 7, 2014 does not count
Appearance:Color is a bright orange/amber with a nice white head

Aroma:Smells of citrus with maybe a bit of lemon, quite pleasant.

Taste:Tastes of orange and a slight breadiness with a hint of white grape or pear flavor, and ending with the perfect amount of hop bitterness.

Palate:A very clean mouth feel with a light-medium body with a slight bitter note at the end.

Overall:This is my favorite pale ale to date, nothing offensive with just the right amount of flavor and bitterness. Definitely pick this up if you happen to see it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (1981) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - JUN 19, 2014
(US backlog 2012-13) 12oz bottles in NOLA SEP2012 and Madison/WI SEP2013. Dry and hoppy execution of a lower abv Belgian-style pale ale that I would like to see more of back at home: pleasant fruitiness stopped short before it verges into fuming esters, near-saison dryness, Liberty Ale-style use of Cascades. Does the BE "cathedral windows" of foam well. Best of both worlds.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beertholomeus (898) - California, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Pours a pale golden color with a white head. Yeast, floral, fruit, light hop and malt aroma. Floral, yeast, light fruit, light hop and malt favors. Medium body and lively carbonation. Light fruit finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
osu97gp (663) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Pours a hazy copper color with a fluffy white head. Aroma of belgian yeast, citrus and malt. Flavor of citrus, fruit and cloves.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - MAY 23, 2014
The body is hazy and has an orange/gold colored body with a creamy light beige head. Its head is tall and frothy which makes nice spotty and slippery lace on the glass. As I slowly drink the head slowly settles to thin cap of foam that lasts to the last sip. In the nose I pick up sweet fruity and funky yeast with some bready maltiness and light floral/citrusy and spicy hops. On the tongue there is a similar mix of what was picked up in the aroma. I get notes of fresh peaches, white grapes, dried apricots, and funky/doughy yeast. This has a sweet character that begins to dry out as some of the hops move in and adds there mild bitterness and floral, citrusy grapefruit flavor.


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