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RATINGS: 790   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
headheldhigh (100) - Walnut, California, USA - JAN 24, 2011
Enjoyed at the Bruery. A hazy yellow pour producing a nice head which lingered and left some good lacing. Aromas of citrus fruits Belgium yeasts and spices. Tastes refreshingly crisp and dry. Slightly sweet with little hop bitterness. Not much malt pressence. Finishes somewhat sweet but nicely dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bleeng (1652) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Tap at Tops Tempe, AZ. Pale yellow and slightly hazy. Nose is a bit yeasty, very mild with subdued spiciness. Taste is the same with a sprightly, highly carbonated body. Light and subtle with the alcohol well hidden. Nice Belgian single and very dangerous.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
piscator34 (2271) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 17, 2011
Bottled sample via and shared with oakbluff. Dark gold in colour with strong carbonation. Aromas are of mandarin orange, Bartlett pear, nettles, and catty hops. Very dry on the palate with flavours of over-ripe mandarin, quackgrass, black pepper, and earth. The sweet citrus and catty/grassy hop combo didn’t work all that well for me. Average overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oakbluff (434) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 16, 2011
bottle sample- golden pour with excellent clarity and moderate head. Nose- grassy hops, apples, bready. Taste- pear, citrus and spice. Finish steers towards a boozy slightly astringent and metallic dryness. Body and mouthfeel is about right for style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gpekar (486) - Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Poured a slightly hazy golden yellow with a tall foamy white head. There were some carbonation bubbles rising up in the glass. There was a nice floral aroma along with some lemony citrus notes and some bread scents. As the head reduced it became more creamy. The initial taste was clean and crisp with a nice hops citrus bitterness. The hops mellowed out in the middle and came back again for a nice crisp refreshing finish. The head eventually went down to about 1/4 inch and left some light lacing. Very nice quencing, refreshing beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2011
Draft at Haymarket. Pours a quite attractive slightly hazed Gold with a fluffy white head. I guessing this is a take on a Golden Strong ale. Nose is pleasingly floral, slight bread note and nice Belgian yeast character. Very clean. On taste, firm and welcomed bitterness, herbal/floral hops dominate. I don’t get any of the sweetness that others have mentioned, just some alcohol notes that are welcomed. The bitterness and dry fermentation is very solid. This is a very good interpretation of the style, imo. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2011
On draft. Pretty golden color with thick bubbly head. Brownish tints with a hazy center. Slightly hoppy aroma with hints of fruit. Yeasty flavor with a slight dry hop flavor. Light body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2011
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheRealMGD (552) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2011
Tap @ Parkway. Cloudy gold pour with a stiff white head leaving a coarse lace. Nose is very light, with some lemon and banana with a hint of smokiness and some yeast as it warms. Start is banana esters and it transitions into a peppery, spicy and sweet middle and finish. The body is heavier than the average BSA, but not in a league with IIPAs, etc. Having said that, Mischief is a bit too sweet for me in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - JAN 11, 2011
Tasted from a growler brought home the bruery. Light golden in color with a generous white head. Aromas of bready belgian yeast. Medium in body and very nice on your palate. Light fresh hop flavors with some sweetness thrown in there. Finish is balanced and on the drier side. A good one.

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