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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Surfers know all too well that ankle-buster waves are barely big enough to surf on, but our Ankle-Buster Ale is bound to create a big wave. With an herbal hop character, fruity/spicy Belgian yeast aromas, toasty and caramel-like malt flavor, and a clean dry finish, Ankle-Buster carves its own path to refreshing, flavorful beer. Best enjoyed with both feet planted on sand.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14171) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours coppery gold with a foamy beige head. Citrus spice aromas. Med body. flavor is yeast/spice and citrus. Has a nice spice bite, finishing decently bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (9231) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours clear blonde with a foamy white head and a cat piss aroma. There is a spicy pale malt flavor with minimal hop bitterness and a hint of Belgian yeast. Very refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robforbes (2189) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2012
pours a semi-clear amber with a small white head, and good lacing. smell is of some spice, pepper, malt, a little citrus, a few hops, and floral. taste is crisp, a little sweet fruit, spice, malt, and some hops in the back. ends a little thin but refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 22, 2012
Bottle 650ml
Aroma frontal caramel sweetness, lighter hop character, touch of citrus.
Appearance slight haze on amber. Medium off white top. Some lace shown. 3+.
Flavor and Palate : Medium light bodied. Citrus in themed. Thinner walls. Drinkable , nice ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2012
Amber pour with a thin white head. The nose is a little bit sweet and honeyed. Some light pepper and a fairly light pale malt character. Some soft spice and a touch of herbal character. A little bit of light pepper and some light fruit. A little bit of sweetness, but a touch of soft fruit. Some light spiciness and a touch of clove. Quite dry and crackery. It’s not going to blow any minds, but it’s well-made.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (8572) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Light estery aroma with spice. Fruity estery flavor with light spice. Medium bodied. Fruity esters linger with light spice and light malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
after4ever (7620) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 26, 2012
22. Pours a crystal clear burnished medium amber with a loose and sudsy whitish head. Intermittent drippy lace. Mild tangy honey and lemon nose with a bit of grass. Watery lightish body with subdued carb. Honey, caramel, floral notes, and a bit of grass on the mid palate. Not much happening here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (2938) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Nice balance of hops and malt but a little too sweet for my taste. And anything claiming Belgian influence needs complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Sampled in a bomber. A really nice pale ale with quality belgian maltiness. Drinks smooth. Served at room temperature and really enjoyed!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2012
Cask (gravity dispense) at Great British Beer Festival, day 4 on 5 August 2011. Amber colour. Quite fruity aroma, maybe a touch of tropical/pineapple. Some modest but decent tangy and slightly herbaceous hops in the flavour. Not a huge influence from the Belgian yeast. Pleasant, if middle of the road. Easy-drinking and easygoing.

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