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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   ABV: -
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This American style Pale Ale features our exclusive use of Summit hops. Their citrus flavor & aroma compliments the spiciness created by the use of this special yeast from the Ardennes Forest region of Belgium.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
krysztofar (344) - belleville, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2007
draft @ the brewpub. copper color with a decent off-white head. pretty cloudy for pale ale. yeasty phenolic aroma. apple, and spice appear. very belgian in style but with an english malt profile that reflects classic pale ales. a little bit of banana and clove also appear. the one downside is the palate. it is too sticky and coats the tongue, leaving a bit of a build up i copuld do without.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 20, 2007
On tap at the brewpub. Poured cloudy light orange with a white head. Aroma was belgian yeast, bubble gum, and some weaker spice notes. Flavor was sweet belgian yeast, some spice, and a sweet citrus flavor I couldn’t isolate. It seemed a bit off to throw in the citrus flavor. Body on the lighter side for my tastes, but good for the style.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 11, 2007
On tap at the brewery. It pous like unfiltered and murky looking with a tarnished brass color and a creamy white head. It smells sweet & fruity (banana, over-ripe apples) and tastes like a saison. It has a bit of a refreshing crisp citrus flavour but it’s far from being a wit.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 30, 2007
#1003, On tap at the Brewery. Hazy orange witha white medium lasting foamy head. Nose has lots of yeast with some faint alcohol. The taste has hops but is mostly copperish. For the style it is pretty good but overall it is just somehting that I cant get into.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vyvvy (3904) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 28, 2006
Just put on cask at the brewpub - still not available on the normal tappers. Pours copper with a sudsy light tan head tht gives respectable lacing. The aroma has light fruitiness and lightly toasted malts. Smooth creamy boyd with lots of gentle soft carbonation. Starts fairly malty and fruity, on the nectar side, and has a fuller taste than most pales, I’m sure being on cask has something to do with that as well. The finish has a sharper fruit taste and then hops become apparent adding a spicy / piney aspect, but the nectar fruit stays around. This doesn’t strike me as a Belgium style beer or and American pale, but it is still enjoyable. I really wish this brewery would step up a bit though. Out of the 20+ different beers I’ve had there nothing has crossed to the line to be a very good or great beer - always okay, never what they could be. I hope they prove me wrong on this point sooner than later.


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