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RATINGS: 463   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DYCSoccer17 (3329) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 13, 2011
750mL bottle purchased at BevMo in Natomas. Bottled on 02/15/11. The aroma is dusty, dry, citrus (lemon), and rather estery. Light, sweet candi sugar aromas are lingering in the background. Modestly hazy golden-honey colored body with a smallish off-white head present. Starts quite sweet and sugary, before the yeasts start taking over in the middle. A good deal of spiciness and dustiness is there, before this becomes more dry towards the finish. Some grassy and spicy bittering hops are used. A little ethanol is detected. The mouthfeel on this is really strange. At first, it seems like it is going to be too sweet, but the more I have, the more the dry, bitterness lingers. This has a pretty velvety mouthfeel with a light spritzy carbonation. A little metallic, too. It’s going to be a bit of a chore to finish this bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jc4031 (129) - Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2011
on draft at OB liquids and solids, this was a tasty blonde with plenty of flavors going on. yeasty and spicy, lots of malts. well done

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4052) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Nice looking saison with golden orange body and big white head. Fruity aroma and taste. Yeast is everywhere in the taste making this a fine beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilovedarkbeer (2300) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2011
On tap. Pours a golden color with a small yellowish white colored foamy head. Notes of honey suckle, earthy/green/catty hops, belgian yeast, candy corn. Nice sticky mouthfeel and long finish. Yum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (4087) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2011
Bottle shared Thursday night of RBSG ’11. Poured a sunny yellow golden body with a small whte foamy head. Aroma was fruity and tropical mostly with notes of banana, yeast, cloves, coriander, and wet bread. Big bubbly palate that has a thin body and short to medium duration on the aftertaste. Flavor of malts, wet grains, yeast and a touch of lemon. Meh...okay but rating way high.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrmartin (671) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2011
Golden pour with medium shiny white head and decent lacing.moderate to high carbonation.Sweet fruity nose, light malt and fruit dance efficiently across the tongue. Bitter towards the back. True to the label it tastes like the two breweries. A little sticky finish. I wish it were a tad drier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gr0ve (2142) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2011
Draught at Toronado, San Francisco. Cloudy golden. Medium-sized white head. Earthy hops and Belgian yeast. Classic dry farmhouse ale with papery hops and slightly fruity malty flavours. Quite dry. The texture is chewy and papery. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fratto (2626) - 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.

   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.

   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.

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