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RATINGS: 742   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-youíll 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 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boamr (309) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2010
Pours a hazy golden color with a nice head to it. Has a citrus hop aroma with a little Belgium yeast in there. Taste is the same and it finishes nice and crisp. Not a bad brew but seems more like an IPA than anything. Wasnít what I was expecting.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hatchattack (255) - Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Bomber. shared with potbeercollege. poured a hazy squeezed juice color, with a thin white head. big pine and floral aromas. taste: sticky pine, hop bitterness, awesome hop flavor, almost like you can chew on the greens, little grapefruit zest at the end, nice dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4307) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Pours a bright straw gold with some haze and a turbulent carbonation. Head forms unrestrained and easily occupies half of the volume of the glass, sticky billowy white. First whiff is very nice, intermingling of fresh resinous and citrusy hops and earthy/funky Belgian yeast giving the impression of Mandarin orange flesh, pink grapefruit, hibiscus and white pepper. Flavor retains most of the positives of the aroma, citrusy, with a nice pepper character, dry with some lemon zest. Palate is very nice and dry exhibiting a lively carbonation. Thoroughly enjoyed.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (7305) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Bottle. Golden amber beer with a huge cream colored head. Spice and yeast aroma with light hops. Spice and yeast flavor with bready malts and light hops. Medium bodied. Spice and yeast lingers with earthiness and light malt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3895) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2010
Draft at maproom, pours hazy golden orange with white head. A really big herbal, spicy hop aroma with a big spicy yeast and phonlic character behind it. Flavor has phenols with earthy, herbal, and spicy hop notes, while a semi sweet bready malt base compliments, and that big spicy yeast dominates the finish and palate. Itís not perfect but it remains fairly dry throughout and thirst quenching, alcohol is noticed in the middle but dries out and makes this dangerously drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (38081) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2010

Bottle 750ml.

Light unclear medium orange yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, moderate to heavy hoppy, grapefruit, citrus - orange, lemon, moderate to heavy yeasty, belgium yeast. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100618]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6565) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 20, 2010
750, capped. Pours a slightly hazy burnished medium gold with a loose and somewhat sudsy white head. Decent eggy lace scattered around the sides of the glass. Perfumey, estery nose, bubblegum and cloves. A nice spicy sweet mix, smells bracing and refreshing. Creamy medium body with fizzy carb thatís bordering on the prickly. Toasty crackers on the mid-palate, but mostly tons of spice and bubble gum, maybe a bit of watermelon too. Very complex, drinkable, and refreshing. Not super hoppy, not like the label would suggest, though there are certainly little sparks of bitterness and herbal notes mixed in, and itís all balanced and coherent. But this oneís really about a yeasty complexity for my money.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6232) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Foggy light amber color/ white foam. Nice floral, spicy hop aromas with some aged pale malts. medium bodywith a fizzy mouthfeel. Good floral, spice hop flavors with some popcorn butter, sweet toffee and caramel. Crisp dry finish. good

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trevor211 (1402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2010
A tribute to a hard dayís work over and an upcoming visit to The Bruery. Pours a very cloudy honey amber with a pillowy white head. Sweet, honey citrus hops on the nose, with a bit of yeastiness - very aromatic. Flavor has a great punch, but is still refreshingly mild - gently bitter hops with a mild sweetness. Great balance in here, with the effervescence of a good Belgian. Really nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4515) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 16, 2010
22oz bottle in a mug. Aroma of nice Belgian yeast with some hoppy undertones. Flavor of the yeast and some hops. Hops strong during the finish. Full bodied. A really good beer, worth trying.


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