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RATINGS: 760   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
blklab2007 (2106) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 27, 2010
bottle poured a golden in color with a big fluffy white head that lasted forever. aroma does have nice west coast hops, lemon, mild belgian yeast, candi sugar, and some grass. mouth feel is crisp but coats well and gives a nice fullness. flavor gets some mild bitterness going, nice belgian yeast profile, mild resins, some spice, lemon, and finishes with some bite. it has a belgian thing at the core but there is no mistaking the dose of hops that blasts this out with west coast goodness. the combination works well in this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10346) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 24, 2010
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2010
750 ML Bottle-Golden Pour w/a moderate white head. Floral hop aroma. Has a pretty good floral hop bite to it w/some overtones of pine. Follows up w/some Belgian sweetness & candied sugar. This has a little more hop to it than I prefer in a Belgian, but it was still a pretty good brew. Long, dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (2536) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 22, 2010
Wow, this is one of the first American brews that comes so close to a Belgian as to be virtually indistinguishable. Poured with a nice off white foamy frothy thick head and good lacing. Color is a lightly hazy amber. Aroma is great - spicy malty floral a bit of yeast. Flavor is similar Fairly dry but still a bit of sweetness, especially in the finish. Excellent body and carbonation as it fits the beer perfectly. Very easy drinking beer. Session.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2010
The Bruery--Mischief Belgian-Style Golden Ale 8.50% ABV. 35 IBU’s. 12 oz. Draft sampled 5/16/2010 at Brouwer’s Cafe during Seattle Beer Week Tasting Event. Hazy bright yellow gold color. Hoppy floral mild Belgian ester front. Sweet Belgian fruit body with hop resin hint. Tasty clean spicy Belgian citrus end. Very good and dangerously smooth. (4.25 / 5.0).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (5090) - 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 LA’s 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. They’re 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. I’ll have to try another bottle but I can’t say I enjoyed this one too much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkover (1528) - 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 I’ve 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 ;)

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