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RATINGS: 606   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chickenflea (350) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2011
Honey colored and cloudy. White foamy head. Banana taffy, apricot, and alcohol line the estery but fairly dull nose. Belgain yeast aroma distinctive. Medium-to-light body. Carbonation is the same. Texture is a little slick. It’s a nice offering from Ommegang. I pleasant Belgian take on an American standard. My only qualms would be with the texture and carbonation levels. But otherwise, very tasty.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ctipping (117) - Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2015
12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Clear straw color with sediment floating around. HUGE head on a careful pour. Covered with foam for the duration of the drink. Light citrus and slight yeasty funk. A fair amount of bread in the nose, also. Smells bright, but not hoppy, really. Very similar to the nose. Slight lemon flavor to start, followed by breadiness. There’s a hop bitterness that lingers for a bit after the flavors fall off. High carbonation, light body. The finish is dry with the hop bitterness. No residual sugars here at all to give it any weight. It’s not dominant in any flavor profile, but hey, it’s refreshing.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
aumentm (416) - North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2015
Back at it again. This is one of the best. It gets better and better. Nice palate and great aroma.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blackmetal (178) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 25, 2015
Nice spice and fruit flavous with the citrus hints that show up sooner or later. Actually very pleasant and highly recommended.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UXO (765) - 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, it’s obviously way, way past its best before - the hops are way muted and altered, but it’s not actually off. Still surprisingly drinkable, but I’ll 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 (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 31, 2014
750ml bottle - A really nice offering that seemed a little out of place being consumed on a cold winter’s 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 (6925) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
"probably the best i’ve 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 (1182) - 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 doesn’t get watered down or flat as you progress through. Spritzy with above average carbonation. Since I’m 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 (2536) - Belchium im Biersgau, 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.


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