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RATINGS: 789   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimhilt (2541) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 3, 2010
Pours a two finger white head that fades slowly leaving some lace, ton of yeast left in bottle. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Cloudy pale amber color. Nose is tart apple. Flavor is tart citrus, some hoppiness. Lingering dry bitter aftertaste. Unusual golden. $8.99 for a 750ml bottle from Liquorama Upland, CA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (15617) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2010
Bottled 750ml
PBF. Hazy yellow color, small white head. Citrusy-lemony aroma, grassy hoppyness. Nicey grassy, lemony (lemongrass!) flavor. Good backing maltyness. Sweetness. Some alcohol. Strong golden ale? Pleasant, but simple.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (24495) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2010
Bottled. Yellow colour, small head. Aroma is very much a Belgian tripel, and flavour much the same. A quite balanced and nice tripel. Pleasant thing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2010
draft @ Lucky Dog, Brooklyn. Murky golden pour. yeasty. belgian yeast & hop presence in aroma. taste was nicely hopped, not a belgian ipa but close. heavy belgian yeast character. pretty balanced. nice beer

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 28, 2010
In the bottle from Tampa Total Wine. Pours hazy gold with a thin white head. Pomegranate and pine aroma. A bit thin and boring in body. Has even hop flavors throughout- Amarillo or Simcoe? An OK beer, but not outstanding.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrianDorry55 (361) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2010
750ml from World of Beer/Tampa. Pours a very cloudy amber with a big white head. Aroma is hops, oranges, grapefruit, lemons, and maybe some peaches. Flavor is grapefruit, peaches, finishes in a fair amount of pepper and a little hop bitterness. Light/medium mouthfeel with a nice peppery warmth. The flavor was a bit of a letdown following the great aroma...

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
steelcitybrew (454) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2010
Had a 750 oz bottle. poured a murky, golden color with a medium white head. Aroma was a sweet, grapefruit, cherry, earthy smell. It smelled great. Taste was a bit light in flavor though. grapefruit, with citrus, pepper notes to it. Palate was real watery, light mouthfeel, alcohol warms you up a bit but also clamy. It was decent but i was disappointed in this brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boamr (310) - 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. Wasn’t 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 (4567) - 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.


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