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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.


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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 didn’t 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. It’s 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 it’s still quite easy to drink. O: I reckon this one is a little too sweet to be in Duvel’s pantheon, but that doesn’t mean it’s 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSteveBrule (23) - - SEP 27, 2014
Very fluffy white head. Pours a cloudy golden. Nose of sweet and fruity yet sour Belgian yeast. Taste of sweet malt and pears. Mouthfeel is bitingly effervescent at first, then smooth. Finishes fairly dry with lingering pear. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BPal75 (22) - - AUG 31, 2014
Banana and peach aroma. Golden color with frothy white head. Fruity sweet taste. Finishes crisp. Medium light body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ContemplateBeer (1548) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Aroma: Ripe banana and pineapple with gum; spicy white pepper; clove? Appearance: Rich translucent gold pour with a foamy white head that settles into a white skin. Flavor: Gum more dominant than banana/pineapple up front; banana comes in a bit more, but pineapple stays back; dried out, lightly spicy finish. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, long finish. Overall: Good stuff, but the nose made me expect more.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gschrade (757) - Collinsville, USA - AUG 13, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours gold with a white head. Taste belgian yeast, sweet, fruity. I thought this was pretty good. I would definitely drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bleeng (1532) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Draft. Bright yellow and clear. Nose is yeasty with some hint of spice. Taste is the same and rather clean which I like in singles. Good

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
574deadzone (1057) - North Central, Indiana, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Pours straw golden with a taller eggshell head that settles to a ring and film, leaving some soapy, spotty lace. Nose involves spicy and peppery notes, some florals (lilac), and big yeasty dough. Somewhat sweet, fairly bitter, not tart really. Light to medium bodied, somewhat oily, active, with a zesty spicy finish. Pretty decent, refreshing yet potent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tnkw01 (1147) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle. Golden in color, really nice head. Aroma was slight spice.taste was well balanced with nice light spice a just a tad of a sweet after taste. Not bad.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopscotch (9214) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Draft... RBSG 2014... Pours lightly hazed and yellow with a slight, fizzy, white head. The nose is super restrained and really tough to pull anything from - maybe grain, fuzzy fruit, a spicy farmhouse phenol and pear? Medium to full-bodied with tickling carbonation. The flavor is grainy, lightly bitter and mildly acrid. Finishes crisp with a dash of buttery toffee. I don’t like golden ales, and neither should anyone else.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (1327) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 16, 2014
12oz bottle shared. Poured a bright golden yellow color with white head that didn’t last long. Fruit aroma with Belgian yeast mild bread . Nice crisp Belgian flavor with some fruit under tones. Refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (1051) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 12, 2014
On draught at the bottleworks. Crisp ripe pear and slight spice aroma. Slightly hazy light gold with full white head. Flavor is fruity and with underlying complexity. Dry, quick finish.


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