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RATINGS: 456   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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This delectable blonde ale is a co-creation of two famed farmstead breweries: Brewery Ommegang and Brasserie d’Achouffe. It employs five fine malts, two noble hops, and both of the distinctive Chouffe and Ommegang yeasts. You’ll enjoy the smooth drinkability, fruity aromas and flavors, and warming finish


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fratto (2616) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2011
Bottle from pikapp327. Ridiculously murky yellow pour with lots of floaters and a small white head. Aroma is clove, banana, and spice. Taste is spicy, tart, banana, lots of yeast, and a big, yeasty, bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 4, 2011
A - The beer pours a really nice slightly cloudy golden-orange color with a finger of frothy white head atop. The head fades down slowly to a thin layer leaving behind some nice lacing. S - The aroma is a mix of fairly strong yeast and fruit/citrus esters. There is also some nice malt and spices present as well. T - Starts off with lots of yeast flavor and some light fruit and citrus flavors. Through the middle some banana flavor comes through alongside some stronger spices as well. The finish is a mix of banana, malt, and some spices that linger really nicely. M - Medium-full bodied with moderate lively carbonation. The beer feels really crisp and smooth. The finish is a nice mix of sweet fruit flavors and spices. D - Very drinkable. The beer feels nice and complex and balanced from start to end. The 9.5% abv here is also pretty much hidden. The mix of fruits, spices, and yeast is really nice here.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Corked bottle.
Pours a decent cheddar orange with a nice, thick white head. Aroma is leafy malt with autumn hops, light spice, and wet ground. Flavor is wet autumn leaves, light biscuit, malty twigs, and light earth. Average mouthfeel. Loses something in transistion from Belgium to the States.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jar72404 (426) - USA - JUN 3, 2011
On tap at Champs. Gold with half inch white head. Aroma is banana and yeast. Flavor is banana, yeast, and orange. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6430) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2011
Draft served in a tulip at International Tap House-Soulard. Pours a cloudy gold color with a finger-thick white head. Aroma of sweet malts, candi sugar, honey, Belgian yeast, and apricot. Flavor of booze, sweet malts, straw, grassy hops, candi sugar, Belgian yeast, and more booze. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, chewy mouthfeel that warms the palate. Not bad but I was having a hard time getting this down by the end.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2356) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2011
750 ml bottle shared with Scott and his bro. Pours a lightly cloudy golden yellow honey with a foamy large white head. Aroma of honey, cloves, banana and light spices. Taste is much the same as the aroma. Yeasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6489) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 1, 2011
Pours cloudy blonde with a thick off-white head and a fruity aroma. The flavor is sweet fruity malt with some banana ester and a huge yeast presence. There is a subtle hop bitterness that balances the flavor and avoids the metallic taste sometiimes evident in a Belgian strong ale while retaining the funkiness of a farmhouse ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MmmcKay (1051) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - MAY 31, 2011
Pours a cloudy orange light brown yellow. Decent head but not pretty. Smells full of esters. Yeasty and bready. Smells earthy and moist. Causes my nose to congest. Wow that’s strong. Tastes a little too thick and heavy for me. But that’s nit picking again. Sorry. Very good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (4633) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 30, 2011
750ml bottle. Poured a cloudy gold color with a thin white head. Aroma was banana, sweet notes, malt notes, yeast. Flavor was cloves, spices, banana notes, touch of yeast and a solid malt backing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - MAY 30, 2011
750ml caged&corked bottle. Pours gold with lots of bubbles and thick white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with touches of soft and tropical fruits. Flavor has hints of pilsner graininess but is mostly smooth and sweet with lots of fruity esters. Dry finish with moderate residual sweetness, light noble hop bitterness, and hints of spice. Medium-full body with brisk bubbles. Overall, a very pleasant beer.


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