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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (10642) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2005 Clear, light golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. The nose is of spiced pears. The flavor is fruity and well-balanced. Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Spicy, crisp finish.

   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GenDV138 (6093) - 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 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.

   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 (3454) - 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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (2828) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 13, 2002
On tap GABF 02: Hazy yellow color, sweet malty aroma, nice ending.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2004
Pale hazy golden yellow body with a very nice (especially for draft) white head that leaves huge sheets of lacing on the glass. A nice mild fruity aroma. The flavor is a pleasant mix of esthery fruit, malty sweetness, and yeast. Medium fizzy body with avery nice finish. A real surprise.

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