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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Schlafly Belgian-Style Golden Ale opens with a fruity nose and rounded sweetness that compose a pale and balanced beer. Hallertau hops lend a hint of spice that balances the aroma and flavor of orchard fruit. Similar to our Belgian Tripel, but with a lighter body and a crisper finish, it is the perfect introduction to the family of Belgian beers renowned for their complexity and delicacy.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5186) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Old gold, not much head. Smells yeasty, dry, and a wee bit fruity. Flavor is very malty and yeasty. The Bride called it "Belgian Sweet". A bit alcohol burn in the finish. Bottled on 04/25/2013.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (2987) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Bottle. Banana, pineapple, Belgian yeast, and coriander aroma. Hazy yellow gold with a large white head. Sweet tropical fruit, Belgian yeast, clove flavor. Medium body and carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (3774) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 25, 2013
12 oz. Clear golden with an active body sustaining a quarter inch of bubbles. Mild aroma of white grape bubblegum, resin, banana and earthy apples. Taste is toffee, apple, and white grape with the earthy must. Light-medium body has medium-high carbonation and finishes with a great balance driven by the delicate hop and yeast dryness of a good Tripel.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
12 oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. A: Pours a mildly hazed golden color. The head is a two finger white shade that does a good job of staying around. This one really looks at home in a Duvel tulip. S: There is quite a bit of spicy yeast and grassy hops on the nose. Also noted are some characteristics of grape, apple, and pear. Pretty typical for the style. Still, Schlafly did a good job of pulling off the distinctive notes. T: A fruity sweetness is the first thing noted - this has a strong cherry quality to it that the nose didnít indicate. Later on, notes of (well handled) butterscotch and earthy hops help to balance out the apple/pear/cherry qualities; after a while, citrusy hints enter the palate, as well. Itís fairly sweet, yet well balanced all the same. M: This one could be dryer, and in fact, probably should be. Also a bit under-carbonated. I kind of hoped that the hops would cleanse some of the sweetness a little better, but itís still quite easy to drink. O: I reckon this one is a little too sweet to be in Duvelís pantheon, but that doesnít mean itís not good. Really, this is the kind of brew I want to be drinking on a warm day like this one. A solid BPA that could benefit from a few tweaks.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ret12 (452) - Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2013
This was a delicious beer it reminded me of golden monkey.. Very thick and ultra flavorful

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbrana (455) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Tastes of bubblegum and black pepper. Nice, but nothing too different or special. Virtually no hops and not overly complex. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluejacket74 (1341) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2013
12 ounce bottle, bottled on 3/25/13. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a hazy straw gold color with a half inch white head. Head retention and lacing are both OK. Aroma is fruity and spicy, it smells like pears, Belgian yeast, apricots, straw and bready malt. The taste is similar to the aroma, but thereís also some cloves, apples, candy sugar and coriander noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit coating and has moderate carbonation. I like this brew, itís nice and tasty. Too bad I only bought a single bottle of this, Iíll buy a 6-pack next time. $2.75 a single at Liquor Barn.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fidelis83 (1975) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Pours a nearly clear gold with a thin frothy white head. Aroma of toast, cereal, floral notes, apples, light citrus, spicy hops, fruity esters and a hint of sulpher, but only when first poured. Flavor is Full of bready yeast and bread crusty sweetness right away, then some floury grain, sweet tree fruit, hints of stone fruit, some bread, malty sweetness and light spicy hops and lingering bready yeast. Medium body, creamy, though slightly chalky feel throughout and has a light carbonation. Pretty good overall, a little too much like yeasty bread dough.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6571) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2013
12oz bottle from Party Source. Shared. Clear golden color. Thin white head. Couple dots of lace. Medium-plus body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Lightly spicy. Some citrus-peel in the aroma. Little sweet taste. Very light spicy bite. Solid belgian golden ale.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5554) - Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2013
12 oz. bottle shared by DrSilverworm. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head that fades into a thin ring. The aroma is sweet fruity, doughy yeast, spicy hops. The flavor is less sweet and more toasted cereal malts, light fruit, dough, light caramel; a touch on the dry side. Decent enough.


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