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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 232   ABV: 7.75%
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Belgian Golden Strong Ale

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
legion242 (2224) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2012
Poured a very average slightly cloudy yellow with a thick head. Really, really average beer all said. No spice at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmonster (979) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Bottled. Pours watery orange with a large white head of tight bubbles. Easy 4 on appearance. Good retention and lace. Nose is feathery yeast, and noteably dry. Light sweet flavor of dried grass. Tastes just like the aroma. Light body, prickly carbonation, and a dry finish. Minimal sweetness throughout. Good but lacking complexity and the yeast isn’t that compelling.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Bottle from Jennifer Gottlieb, the cutest woman on the planet. Pours a dense, thick cheddar orange with a freakin’ huge head of white. Aroma is field hay, barn must, and light flower bread. Flavor is buttery hay and berry wth subtle straw and musty grass notes. Thick, oily mouthfeel. Better than average, yes, but not spectacular.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4880) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2012
Gold with a white head. Nose is sweet dried fruits, musk, clove, and other spices. Smooth on the palate, great dried fruits, belgian yeast, candied sugar, and a spiced finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dyetube (1183) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Bottle from kegs and barrels. Pours a light copper with a medium white head. The aromas are dough, lemon zest, old closet. The mouthfeel is slightly sweet and dry with a medium body. Cheers!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Errl (1642) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2012
Bottle from Kegs and barrels..Pour is a Clear light amber with large head and lacing..Nose is bread with alcohol and light grape and floral hints- Taste is sweet and tart, light fruit and bread..Palate is medium and fizzy, Tartness and Yeast, Has a unique lingering flavor on the palate.Not a bad beer, Just not my style in taste, It was a bit tart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear gold with fluffy white head. Aroma has a nice floral, hints of fruit, malt and subtle bubble gum. Flavor is very much the same, a bit more intense then aroma, light sweetness. Mouth feel is light-medium body with very high carbonation. Overall, tasty, enjoyable, easy drinking brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6713) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear gold with a white head that remains throughout the beer. Aroma has lots of light fruit with notes of pineapple and backing caramel and sweet grains. Flavor has notes of light citrus and pineapple with some sweet grains and a hint of caramel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Hell’s Keep
Date: April 06, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Total Wine, Vegas
Appearance: hazy gold, large off white head, lots of sticky lace
Aroma: sweet and spicy aroma, light sweet estrs, just a touch of balancing spicy phenols
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, candy sweetness leads to a sweet fruityness, light phenolic spicyness adds some balance and depth
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Bottle:   Hazy straw, lively carbonation, large sudsy white head, spotty lacing.   Pale bready nose, slightly yeasty, some pale fruit, perhaps a little tropical as well.   Fruity on the tongue, not too sweet, rather spritzy.   Fairly yeasty and bready on the tongue as well.   Not too heavy, yet thick enough to provide a mouthfeel thats above average.   A little alcohol is noticeable on the exit.   Doesn’t seem to have that fruitiy or musty aspect that most Belgians have, instead its your distict Americanized bready/yeasty style of Belgian.   It is fairly clean tho.   Nothing to write home about, but still enjoyable for what it is.   Thanks Dallas for the bottle!

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