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RATINGS: 687   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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)


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2010
750 ml bottle from South Bay Drugs. Later saw this at Ludlow Wines, around the corner from me. Go figure. Anyway, it pours a smooth, cloudy gold color with a big, rocky eggshell white head that craters and leaves a ton of soapy lacing. Initial aroma of citrusy hops, followed by yeast, pale malts, pine, floral notes, coriander, straw, and resin. Flavor of orange and grapefruit citrus, dry hops, pine resin, pale malts, yeast, mild spices, pineapple, and a touch of soap. Medium-bodied, with crisp carbonation and a mouthfeel like fresh fruit juice. Pretty solid, almost like a Belgian DIPA.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (5577) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Bottle. Pours hazy and golden with a poofy head that eventually gives up. The aroma is sweet and esthery. It drinks with a bit of a spicy aspect, earthy and slightly dirty. Quite subtle for an 8.5% kicker ... watch out! (#3919, 6/8/2010)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2010
Growler: Poured a golden yellow with a thick head. The aroma was yeast and spice. The flavor was lemon, pepper, yeast, and light hops. Overall, an excellent beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Not quite evil, but still a good beer. Pours a hazy gold. Lemon and other citrus hops in the aroma, sugar, and some pepper. Good flavor, slightly sweet. Good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2359) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2011 HUGE, bright white head of dense and foamy bubbles. Light carbonation. Light fruity aroma with some peaches, spices and light fruit. Color is a hazy golden orange. Hmmm. Big hops presence and flavor. Lots of herbal notes, lemon, hops and a hint of alcohol. Kind of dry but pretty smooth. Finishes dry and slightly pasty. A pretty good and light belgian strong ale with a lot of hops character.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5262) - Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2010
750 ml bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a nice medium whitish head that leaves sticky lace. The aroma is herbal and citrus hops, spices, grassy, with moderate amounts of caramel. The flavor has a spiciness that grabs your attention. Light citrus, white pepper, grassy, yeast and a balanced maltiness all work together to create another interesting beer from The Bruery. Nicely crisp and hoppy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2010
Lightly hazy golden in color with a small head. Aroma of light banana and citrus, with some notes of fruit and spice. Taste: Somewhat estery with light banana and/or bubblegum, as well as citrus and spice. Light to medium bodied. Overall easy drinking.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
blklab2007 (1939) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 27, 2010
bottle poured a golden in color with a big fluffy white head that lasted forever. aroma does have nice west coast hops, lemon, mild belgian yeast, candi sugar, and some grass. mouth feel is crisp but coats well and gives a nice fullness. flavor gets some mild bitterness going, nice belgian yeast profile, mild resins, some spice, lemon, and finishes with some bite. it has a belgian thing at the core but there is no mistaking the dose of hops that blasts this out with west coast goodness. the combination works well in this beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (8863) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 24, 2010
Golden pour, nice white head. Aroma is loaded with some nice herbal hops, spices, wheat, caramel and light lemony notes. Flavor is very crisp and has a nice balance between the yeast/spice, hops and malt. Well done.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2010
750 ML Bottle-Golden Pour w/a moderate white head. Floral hop aroma. Has a pretty good floral hop bite to it w/some overtones of pine. Follows up w/some Belgian sweetness & candied sugar. This has a little more hop to it than I prefer in a Belgian, but it was still a pretty good brew. Long, dry finish.


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