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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Richard Roper’s brew combines his love of hops with his affinity for spicy Belgian ales. The toasty caramel sweetness from the malt and Belgian candi sugar are balanced by distinct citrus hop notes, spicy yeast fermentation and hunts of orange and coriander.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (22535) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
8th June 2011
Hazy amber beer, tiny white head. Light semi dry palate. Sweetish malt, a little tea and subtle banana and bubblegum. Light spice. Finishes dry and mildly bitter. Messy!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 19, 2011
A: The beer pours a clear amber color with a frothy white head and some sticky lacing. S: A nice hop aroma with plenty of citrus and fruits. The Belgian character comes through quite strongly and there is plenty of spicy phenols and a big time banana aroma. A fair amount of malt with some bread and light caramel. T: Quite sweet and malty, but there is plenty of hop character to it, though mostly fruity in nature. The "Belgian-ness" of the beer is apparent. Lots of banana, clove, and pepper to be found. There is a slight chalkiness to it, though. M: Medium in body with a moderate carbonation. O: Thought this was a really solid beer and after the poor showing of the Latitude series, this was a welcomed improvement from Sam Adams.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear amber. White head. Great lacing. Nose/taste of orange peel, coriander, Belgian yeast and hops. Coriander really adds a level of sweetness to the beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14178) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Bottle from the Beer Shop in Davis, CA. Pours rather orange with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is spicy; seems clove. It is sweetish, has some citrus. There’s a lot of flavor packed into this one. It really develops a hoppiness, but I’d say its fruit or floral. On balance it is more sweet than not, but there’s so much hop and spice that that doesn’t matter. Drinks really well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13622) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2011
Bottle. Poured a clear dark copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt, spice and yeast aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted & yeast sweet flavor with a medium rich sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectation where exceeded.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (13438) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2011
Bottle poured a clear amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, pear, spice and light orange. Palate was medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, spice, pear, light pine and light orange with a crisp lingering spiced carmel finish. Where’s the Hops?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12757) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 8, 2011
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Dixonian) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of herbs, grass, earth, florals, and grain. Flavor of grass, herbs, citrus, and yeast with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2011
12oz bottle-shared by jtclockwork-pours a rich/foamy off white head that laces and gold color. Aroma is yeast-coriander, secondary sweet light/medium malt. Taste is yeast, spice-coriander, some herbal hops, secondary sweet light/medium malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2011
12 ounce bottle opened 4/10/11. Pours a crystal clear golden color with a medium sized creamy offwhite head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel, candi sugar, banana, spicy notes, green banana. The taste is bitter hops, banana, earthy notes, spicy finish. Lingering bitterness. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11681) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2011
12oz bottle. Poured a clear golden color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of bananas, candi sugar, yeast, floral, and spices. Tastes of bananas, spices, citrus, burnt sugar, and yeast.

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