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RATINGS: 715   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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3779) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Bottle brought to post NotB tasting. Golden pour with some white head. Belgian ale is dominated by a hoppy pine citrus aroma. Flavor follows, hops and belgian yeast and sugars.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - MAY 16, 2010
Pours golden with bubbly, thick white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast. Taste has piney hops, pears, spicy notes and a sweet finish. Smooth mouthfeel. High carbonation. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 14, 2010
750ml from phaleslu - thanks, Peter! For some reason I was expecting more of a Duvel clone along the lines of LAís Inferno. The hazy gold pour and prickly carbonation certainly fit the bill. But the yeasty aroma reminded me far more of Saison Rue, with sharp and tangy notes overwriting the dry hops I was craving. Theyíre certainly there in the taste, thankfully enough, but even here the dry and bitter stuff was supplemented by some fruity and even soapy flavors that were downright distracting. Iíll have to try another bottle but I canít say I enjoyed this one too much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkover (1518) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2010
Hazy golden color with a big thick white head. Aroma of resinous hops and sweets malts. Taste is lightly sweet and medium bitterness, medium body, bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2010
750 ml bottle; thanks to smith4498 for the trade; this was one I really wanted to try; popped the cap and walked away for a bit and it slowly foamed over; when poured, hazy orange with thin eggy white head and some serious floaties; candy hops on the nose with a sugary mix of oranges, table sugar, mango and grapefruit; a fruity double IPA so far; sticky hops, oranges and way up there in terms of sweetness; wowzers; I was thinking more along the lines of a hoppy RR damnation, but this is SoCal double IPA all the way; some raw pepper with the fruit but not sure where the belgian influence is; full bodied with a good dose of yeasty character that adds to the malty body; sticky dry finish; as I drink more, this is one of the more muddy beers Iíve tried lately; drinks stronger than the listed 8.5%;all pineapple to me and while I like that fruity hop profile, I was expecting something else here; nice double IPA overall ;)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6588) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2010
Bottle. Hazy golden with acreamy white head. The aroma is spicy hoppy with notes of peach, coriander, clove, caramel and grass. Citrussy flavour with dry spicy notes, caramel, pine and peach. Alcohol well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5541) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2010
Bottle from the Orland Park, IL, Binnyís: This poured a clear golden body (hazy with the last pour) topped by a tall head and sheathed the glass with lace. The aroma had a hoppy aroma of floral scents, citrus rinds, and herbs covering sweet biscuity malts and a subtle yeastiness. The flavor was dominated by the hop flavors, although the pale sweet malts provided a steady backbone. As the drinking progressed, the bitterness seemed to intensify, finishing on a dry, cirtus/pine/floral bitter note. A very pleasant, well crafted brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5329) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Bottle. Dark golden amber with a thick, frothy, blond colored head. Aroma is hoppy and floral with Belgian yeast notes, dried fruit, sweet malt and grassy notes. Taste is floral hops, spicy hops, Belgian yeast, sweet malt, dried tropical fruit, melon, light nectarine, grassy notes and light lemon. Body is light-medium and crisp with a mild dryness, and the carbonation extremely effervescent. Finishes with more floral and spicy hops, big yeast notes, lemony goodness, dried fruit, soft melon, tea notes and sweet malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3471) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Sampled from the bottle. It pours golden orange with a thick snow white head. It looks a little like yellow unfiltered grapefruit juice. The aroma is very hoppy with citrus, pine, and florals. The flavor is the same, very hoppy with a big citrusy grapefruit punch. The Belgian yeast adds some nice character to it. I donít usually like hopped up, Americanized Belgian ales, but this one is done extremely well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3398) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2010
25.4 oz bottle. Cloudy pale orange with a slim white head. Nose is yeast, pear, catty hops and styrene. Crisp and bubbly, dry and doughy. taste is apricot, gooseberry, toffee, grass, perfume and again with the plastic. Real hit and miss with The Bruery for me.

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