Sweetwater Tavern Bishops Pass Ale
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
a Belgian style golden ale...full malt body & spicy fruit aroma...the golden color belies the complexity of this beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GenDV138 (6091) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2016
4 oz pour on draft at Sweetwater Tavern Merrifield. Clear straw yellow with off-white head. Aromas of lemon citrus, herbs, spice. Tastes of herbs, spice, floral notes. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (2827) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - JUN 1, 2015
On tap at R.D.F. in Washington, DC. 2015 Strong Ale Tasting. Clear, golden yellow with a fine, near-white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of ginger, allspice, cloves, yeast, sugar, sweet orange, honey and cardamom. Taste of ginger, sugar, cloves, yeast, spices, cardamom, sweet orange and honey. Medium body and medium carbonation. An American brew with characteristics of a Belgian pale ale, weighted toward the sweet side. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MikeTsStuff (5) - Stafford, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2012 does not count
Growler from Centreville location. No head but not flat. Golden with a hint of red color. Wheat is very overpowering. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Draft at brewpub. Pours an orange red, slightly hazy with a thin white head. Slightly funky aroma. Bubble gum notes on the nose and tongue. Light sweetness with a bitter finish. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Sweet and phenolic nose, some pepper and cotton candy.Taste is moderately sweet, moderatley bitter, lots of phenols,a touch of band aids, some honey and a touch of golden fruits. Average american attempt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Draft at Merrifield, VA location. Served a bit cooler than I would have liked, as it warmed the flavors came out a bit more. Poured a medium-golden yellow color with a white head. Belgian yeast, citrus lemons, touch of candy sugar, spices. Alcohol well masked.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (5773) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2009
Location: Pint (tap) from the Sterling location (tap date was 6/3/09)

Aroma: Sweet and fruity nose
Appearance: Golden color
Flavor: OK flavor, wasn’t really anything special, a decent attempt at this style
Palate: Crisp, drinkable, refreshing
Overall Impression: I thought it was alright, but I didn’t love it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (3453) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2007
Draft sample at falls church. This is a decent belgian golden ale. Light on the malt character so could improve that aspect. Hazy, opaque, yellow color with a big white head. Good spices. Big clove and faint cinnamon aromas and flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - DEC 5, 2006
Pretty delish from the growler. A nice American attempt a a passable Belgian. It had a nice bite, a bit heavier on the wheat than one would expect and some partiality to a light malt as well. Looks good in the glass. Plesantly fizzy and creamy at the same time. (Growler 9/1/2006)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerGod (6025) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2005
From the growler. Gold body with a faomy white head. Nose is lemony with light spices, some grains, and yeast. Taste is very lemony and yeasty. Some sweet malts, spice (cardomom), light notes of candy sugar, and grains. At times, this tasted like an American wheat. Body is light and sort of fizzy with variable moments of creaminess. Finish is more cardomom, citrus, wheat, and light sweet amlts. Decent.

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