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RATINGS: 530   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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 12/20
FatPhil (12190) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 28, 2011
Bottle (RBESG2011, Grand Tasting)
Slightly hazy gold. Perfumy tripel aroma. Very belgian. Almondy malty body. One of Achouffe’s poorer brews, to be honest. Pleasantly dry, but also some alcohol detracts. Just stick with their regular ones, I’d say.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2011
750ml bottle from Pick’s poured into my Chimay Trappist glass. Pours a cloudy orange with a minimal amount of white head that dissipates quickly. Very soft aroma of tangerine, wheat, and a slight spice. Taste is medium-light sweet and very slightly sour. Taste of fermented fruit, coriander, some baking spices and a slight hint of banana. The alcohol makes it’s presence nicely known here. Light bodied with a slick yet creamy texture. Lively carbonation and a long sweet finish. Overall, very good. I would seek this out to drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flatmatt (1347) - Northville, Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2011
750 mL bottle, packaged 02/24/11, best by 02/2013. Pours a hazed golden with a white head. Yeasty bubble gum aroma, apple, spices. Flavor is apple, pear, cloves and bubble gum, grassiness. A very nice Belgian golden here, though it doesn’t tread any new ground.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (18677) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2011
Bottle. Murky yellow color. Aroma of wheat sheafs. Taste is sour lemon pepper. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtd6628 (361) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Good beer. A good example of it’s style. The carbonation was good and so was the taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Korky bottle and served in my Magic Chouffe tulip: Initial clean golden hue with a fading frothy head. (later pours started having floaties). The aroma speaKs easy of Belgian yeast and candi sugar vapors but there is restrained good old USA resiny hop character with all the bells and whistles of PNW hops (piney, citric, spice). Some earthiness and floral notes along with that Belgian overtone.

I WILL BE STRAIGHT UP HONEST and say that this simply taste like most d’Achouffe brews and not that is a bad thing but I wish it would be something new and exciting. Lightly sugary, syrupy, malty with noble bitters and fruity notes adding complexity. The mouth feel is moderate slick and oily with just a bit of woody tones upon the finish. This beer is good 4 what it is but for a fan-boy of both breweries I was very underwhelmed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3410) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2011
750 ml bottle
A fine and accessible beer as most Ommegang releases have been this beer called from the cellar shelves one evening. The result was not disappointing. Grab one while you can although I am sure it has plenty of aging potential.

Aroma / Appearance - Cloudy orange liquid floated in the glass as if someone had turned freshly polished hardwood into fluid. A robust ebony head was like thick frosting. The scent of trampled hay, the air just before a severe thunderstorm, and chilled caramel was the primary drivers of a solid and full experience.

Flavor / Palate - Chewy marmalade begins a mouthfeel thick with resin as if drinking sap directly from the tree. The yeasty transition pulls everything together nicely. Similar to many other Ommegang beers if you are a fan of their regular products than I would go pick one up as soon as possible.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2011
750ml Bottle: Aroma of yeast, Noble hops, slight alcohol, bread, and pale malts. Poured yellow/gold in color with a tiny, off-white head that lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of tiny particles throughout. Flavor is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of yeast, light alcohol, Noble hops, pale malt, and some grain. Light to medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Pale malt, yeast, Noble hop finish. 9.5%ABV is noticeable in the aroma, and even more in the flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2011
Dark golden yellow, white cover. Aroma is spicy, both alcohol and esters, sweet malt. Taste is more sweet, noticeable alcohol, a light fruitiness and spicing yeast finish. Like La Chouffe but is perceived to be stronger on the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tabednar (139) - - SEP 10, 2011
9.10.2011 - Houston, TX Bottle Delicous beer with a hilarious name. Belgian style with great aroma. Try it now!

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