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RATINGS: 705   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Belgian-style ale, golden and hoppy. Not quite evil, yet not to be trusted, this Golden Ale is effervescent, dry, hoppy and crisp-you’ll want to keep an eye out. (ABV: 8.5%, IBU: 35, SRM: 4, Format: 750 mL bottles and draft)


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2641) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2010
Bottle at redlight. Hazy yellow pour. Citrus, belgian yeast esters in the aroma. Taste is belgian spice, bready malt and a hint of citrus.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beaver (1301) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2010
750ml bottle. Pours clear yellow gold with a huge creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass. Becomes hazy as the end of the bottle approaches.

The aroma is funky yeast, rotten fruit and spicy hops. Weird.

The flavor is sweet malts with some melon and mint and soap that leads to a big spicy bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, this just doesn’t do it for me. I haven’t liked any Belgian IPAs I’ve had. And this one adds some weird notes - rotten fruit, mint, soap and melon.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DigitalMan (193) - Idaho, USA - SEP 21, 2010
Beautiful deep orange with big white head. Sweet and spicy aromas. Bright flavor, maybe just a little thin on the mouthfeel. Nice.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tripplebrew (777) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Pours a very hazy lemon yellow with frothy head. Aroma is bready with hay and coriander. Flavor is coriander, bread alcohol. Body is creamy yet light with a lot of carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hotstuff (4096) - Indiana, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Bottle and served in a tulip glass. Large white frothy, fizzy head that mostly diminished, good amount of lacing, fast rising carbonation, and a yellow golden hue. The aroma was hoppy, sweet, pine, citrus, and spicy. The flavor was sweet, hoppy, citrus, and pine. The mouthfeel was tingly and this is a medium bodied beer. This beer is not overly hoppy tasting, worthy of a try and a beer that I would drink again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Bottle on 06/26/2010. Very slightly hazy golden body with a medium creamy white head. Spicy and floral aroma with some dry spice. Dry spice flavor, some floral and slight citrus notes. Medium body with moderately high carbonation. 8/3/8/3/16 - 3.8 On tap at the Charleston Brewvival on 02/27/2010. Cloudy orange body with a small off-white head. Sweet floral and citrus aroma. Sweet floral and citrus flavor. Medium full body with moderate carbonation. 7/3/7/4/14 - 3.5

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 13, 2010
Pours a vivid golden yellow, nose is huge on hops, beatiuful citrus hop nose, taste is good hop flavor, not too much bitterness, very nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5572) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Savannah, Ga. - Habersham Beverages - 750 ml bottle. Pours a dark murky orange with a sticky, persistent white head. Pleasant fruity aroma with hints of citrus, pears and some floral notes. Flavor is tangy with some yeasty notes, some muted citrus, a bit of alcohol and a buttery back end. Mouthfeel has just the right amount of carbonation. Not bad - but a bit "hot" with the omnipresent alcohol presence.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scouser (238) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2010
Pours a bright cloudy yellow with lots of white lacing. Aroma of spice ,yeast, hay, and a little banana. Tastes a lot like it smells: spicy, Belgium yeast, esters, banana, with an after kick of alcohol. This is a nice beer, complex but drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Big lemon honey nose, some biscuit, slight pine. Deep Gold, fluffy head. sweet honey biscuit with a tart and big hop bitter presence--nicely balanced. Big carbonation, medium body, slight funky leather citrus finish, lots of alcohol warmth. Great beer, flavors are huge but controlled well. This will age nicely.


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