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RATINGS: 766   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - MAR 4, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2012 Bottle from a trade. Nice pour of golden ale with a huge white head. Aromas is of hops and grass, with some fruitiness. The taste is straight up golden ale with a nice hop bite. Just what you would expect, reminds me of Duvel. Palate is light bodied and effervescent carbonation. A little too much carbonation for me. Overall true to style with a nice balance. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2011
draft @ redlight redlight. Very floral nose with cotton candy and hints of citrus. Pours blonde with a very dense thick white head. Sweet upfront with bubblegum-like flavors with citrus notes with a crisp herbal finish. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fred82 (2128) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2011
750ml bottle shared by MartinT.
Appearance : Almost clear yellow pour with a bog foamy white head. Extensive lacing.
Aroma : Nice spices with citrusy hops and yeasty phenols. Crisp and fresh. Nice spices. Light alcohol.
Taste : Nice yeast and spices, citrusy and spicy hops. Yeasty fnish with notes of spices. Light alcohol too. Nice soft carbonation.
Overall : Nice surprise here. Quite drinkable and refreshing. Would have been even better without the alcohol presence. It fell like a nice refreshing and crisp beer with too much alcohol. Nice fruits and yeast. Good stuff overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dabubbleboy (73) - Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Notes of grapefruit. Golden color, with a nice foam when poured into a glass. The hops work will with this mildly tart Belgium style beer. It went well with pizza. I would definitely recommend this beer to anyone who enjoys IPAs or Belgium style beers

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (4006) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2012 Sampled at Brewvival One. Hazy pale straw, and ring of white head. Farmy horseblanket nose. Like carbonated lemonade. Refreshing with a hoppy citrus yeasty funk finish. Better on second tasting at the raliegh rare beer tasting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Bottled. Hazy straw. Bubbly, hoppy, & dry. Long finish w/ a good sweet/ liteweight sour thing w/ hints of heat. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
authenticmead (69) - West Coast, Oregon, USA - FEB 19, 2011
750mm Bottle from: Mainbrew.com - Oregon Visual: Cloudy gold with a very creamy/fluffy white head that last forever and great lacing on the glass. Nose: Spicy Belgian yeast character with nice citrusy hops. A touch of bready malt. Palate: Soft lovely bready malt, fruity apricoty, Belgian yeast, citrus and spicy hops. Very smooth and soft. Conclusion: in general I do not care for hoppy Belgians. I love hops. And I love Belgians, however, they usually do not go together well. Not in the case of, The Bruery’s Mischief. It takes a product from, The Bruery to pull this one off well, as they do with all their beers. This beer simply kick’s arse. Go get some!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Bottle:   Bright straw, hazy, large fluffy white head, nice lacing.   Vibrant straw aroma, hops are present, a little powdery sugar.   A little musty on the backside.   For a hoppy belgian it is well balanced, a little lighter than many others.   Could use a bit more sweetness.   Good body and mouthfeel.   A little spritzy on the backside, slightly dry, powdery, with a soft grassiness with pale hops.   Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8855) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2011
My Bottom Line:
Banana purée, citrusy hops and doughy yeast merge atop this Belgian-style Strong Ale’s alcohol warmth, as herbal, spicy hops develop levelled bitterness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sturdy, rocky head of foam decorates the hazy blond.
-Alcohol was a tad too present in the flavor profile for my liking.
-The frothy carbonation made for a pillowy mouthfeel.
-Vanilla ice cream allusions are tasted, a product of doughy yeast and inherent spiciness.
-The citrusy hop aroma is tropical (Citra-like, although not outgoing).


   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
emerson430 (95) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Lovely golden pour with a massive whipped cream white head. The fermentation is clearly the focus here as is true to style. The malt and hop characters are background necessities but the carbonation and estery qualities are what really matter here. It’s not as bright or zesty as I have come to expect from the standard Belgian Strong/Golden ale, thus the lower palate and taste scores. I would buy this again.

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