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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Award winning golden Belgian.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - FEB 25, 2009
Tap @ Blind Lady. Pours golden with a bright white head. Nose is sweet and spiced and appealing. The taste is sweet, spicy, rich with lots of spice, and incredibly drinkable. I liked this a lot!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDalkoholic (2199) - Linda Vista, California, USA - FEB 24, 2009
On tap @ Pizza Port Carlsbad: Small and delicate formation of head and a crisp golden blonde color. Flavor contained a spicy character throughout each sip with notices of coriander, pepper, clove, orange peel and oddly enough a background of butter. Aroma was simple and smelled simply of Belgian yeast and not much else to my nose. Very tasty yet light and easily quaffable being that the ABV was above eight percent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2009
on tap at pp restaurant. tarty, apple, slightly sour with some belgian spices present.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3350) - Branson, Missouri, USA - FEB 3, 2009
On tap at PP Carlsbad. Pours a slightly dark gold with a white head. Aroma of sweet malt, banana, and a hint of spicing. Flavor was not as sweet as I expected, but it did have alot of banana/bubblegum flavors. Solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (4673) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 24, 2009
On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad. Pours a clear golden color with frothy white head. Sweet malt, banana, fruity esters, spice, and clove. Nice medium body and a little biscuity. I like it, but not to excited. I geuss this is my 800th rating, I didn’t notice until after I rated and got a song lol, CHEERS!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 12/02/2006
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Strong Ale Fest

opaque yellow, frothy white head, drops of lace, lots of spicy ester aroma on a sweet malt base, medium body, lots of spicy flavor, nice sweetness, good balancing bitterness well blended with the spicy character,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5695) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2007
Had at the Mammoth Brew Fest. Pours a darker golden color. Spicy fruity aroma. Similar in flavor. Light and yeasty. Very carconated. Pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2007
On tap at the 10th Annual San Diego Strong Ale Festival: Pours a hazy deep golden with a large, pillowy white head. Has a semi-sweet, lightly toasty bready Belgian yeasty aroma. Body starts sweet and biscuity with good clove spice and authentic yeast character. Very true to style and reminiscent of Duvel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2007
10th Annual SD Strong Ale Fest: Poured a hazy yellow color with a large white head. The aroma was yeasty with a semi-sweet caramel malt. Mild sulfury/corny notes. Caramel malty flavor with a good amount of yeasty notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Goldorak (439) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2006
Beautiful golden color, with almost a cidery greenish hue to it. Plenty of bubbles spurting from the bottom to reach the ring of lace sitting on top.
Spicy yeast nose, just a bit of banana in there, and in my best guesstimation some noble hops.
Mid to high carbonation, an interesting mix of spices, cloves and maybe some vanilla, with a honey sweet backbone that holds it well together. Hops become more and more present as you sip along, and matches well with the warm, almost minty alcoholic finish. Nice belgian ale!

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