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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - DEC 24, 2010
750ml bottle, split with my dad in Key Largo, FL. Drinking out of a plastic hotel water glass, there was no coffee pot or I could have gone Clark VV on it. Murky orange and gold with a fluffy white head and some sinking particulate matter that looks to be from hop pellets. Aroma is spicy and floral, reminds me a lot of the Mt Hood hops I have been using. There is also some candi sugar and general fruitiness. Soft mouthfeel with a somewhat assertive bitterness at the finish. Citrus, spicy phenols, light malt and floral flavors. It is certainly a pleasant enough beer. Reminds me a lot of a homebrewed beer I had at theisti’s recent party.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2010
Bottle. Pours a very hazy pale yellow color with a thick eggwhite foam head that quickly dissipates. Malts are slightly sweet and mild, just a hint of sugar and ripe fruits. Quickly dries itself out on the back end, finishing with crisp carbonation and a slight booze kick on the back of the throat that reminds me of champagne. Dry and crisp, a nice drinking beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Totochtin (73) - Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2010
Pours a clear golden with modest fine-bubbled white head. Aromas of tangerine, sweet spice, candy sugar, and a touch of pine. Medium sweet juicy citrus (grapefruit and tangerine) with a dry spicy, floral, resinous finish and medium bitterness. Exquisitely balanced. Medium bodied with prickly lively carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 14, 2010
Sampled on tap at The Bruery Provision. The appearance is a golden hue. The flavors and aromas are Belgium forward with a definite hop presence but the Belgium first just doesn’t do it for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (6328) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2010 Tap. Poured a hazy golden color with a small creamy white head. Aroma was hoppy, notes of spice, cloves. Flavor was citrus hops, spices, caramel, touch of pine. Alcohol well hidden for 8.5%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2011 jason opened this 7/29/10 at dak’s. aroma and flavor of belgian yeasty goodness, pale malt, orange, lemon, wood, lots of hoppy treats, a little skunk and grass. surprisingly dry, crisp, refreshing and terribly easy to put away. 8/4/8/8/16/4.0

9/30/10 on cask at papago hazy maple yellow with an off white head... it smells of belgian-y yeast, spice, tart white grape juice, spice, citrusy hops, florals and pale malt. the flavor is largely the same along with some carrot-like vegetal earthiness. it has a crisp medium body even with the cask texture. 7/4/7/3/15/3.6

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - NOV 26, 2010
On tap at Bruery Provisions. Pours yellow with some white head. Smells of pine and some melon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Appearance: orange with a kiss of amber under a fluffy white head. Lingers while sticking most vehemently to sides of glass. Swirls with lace.
Nose: hops in all her whole cone leafy resinous freshness. Pine and Christmas trees, oh my. Freshly splintered wood with pine tree bark. Waxy citrus skin dries while crystallized sugar coated melba toast crunches. Hay and grass, dry of course, linger in the back along with white grapefruit pith. Definitely hop forward with little to no apparent Belgian spiciness.
Palate: full frothy mouthfeel and much more subdued than the nose implied. Orange sherbet forward with an orange pithy finish. Orange honey and honeycomb sweetness; hop resins mingle with orange stickiness. Grass and hay in my breath. Melds together better as she warms up. Hops reside underneath. Melba toast crunch in the back.
Final Thoughts: definitely an intriguing take on the Belgian golden ale style. Love the hops in all their unabashed glory in this beer though they do overwhelm her Belgian side a wee bit. Overall mighty tasty and thirst quenching. Or is that inducing?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 21, 2010
Poured hazy golden yellow, citrus rind, stone fruits, hops, little earthiness, little yeasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 3, 2010
bottle... Hazy yellow pour ,one finger bubbly white head , some lacing . Aroma of peach , citrus hops and yeast . Flavor mirrors the aroma , peach , citrus hops and yeast . Medium bodied , finish is dry and bitter with a slight alcohol burn as it goes down .

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