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RATINGS: 767   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2682) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2010
Hazy deep golden pour white head and light lacing .... floral and citrusy hop aroma ..... taste of belgian yeast fruity and hops with bitterness and some spice ..... good balanced taste and a light bitter bite at the end ..... very clean and no trace of the ABV .... quality

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 9, 2010
750ml bottle and served in a Duval snifter: Very slight hazy golden hue with a lovely fluffy head and very good lacework. The aroma is dank, sweaty, catty, resiny and citric hops before a layer of pale and toasty malts come about, some Belgian yeast earthy esters and some minerally vapours. The taste has a hop forward character of American resiny and citric hops than the more noble continental hops I was expecting. Moderately dank and catty with a slight gin like twang. The pale biscuity malts provide a foil to the hop thrust but in the long term are merely bit players. Some almost peaty medicinal and sea salt undertone prance around for a moment of gladness. The mouth feel is lively let light bodied, very carbonated and a bit Sweddy balls.

I approached this as a possible Duval clone... but it is hardly close to that world classic. The dank, catty and sweaty hop tone overpowers the subdued character I hoped and expected to find. SO SAD! DAMNIT all, just DAMN my soul.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - APR 8, 2010
Bottle thanks to bman1113vr. Pours a murky yellow with off-white head. Aroma of strong piney hops, fruit, citrus. Flavor is very much the same with some added light maltiness and a nice bitter. Mouth feel is medium body with high carbonation. Overall, some tasty stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2903) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2010
Pours a cloudy dark golden color with a fluffy, slightly off white head. Aroma is of grapefruit and pine hops, slight tropical fruit and a yeasty note. Taste is pine hops, yeast, some peppery notes, tangerine and a lingering slightly burning alcohol note. The bottle says to drink right away, but this tasted slightly hot to me.....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - APR 7, 2010
bottle thanks to bman1113vr. poured yellow with a white head and some lace. aroma was pine and fruity citrus. flavor was pine resin with a light body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (10491) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2010
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a lighter and hazy yellow color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of citrus, rinds, peppery, and fruity. Tastes of citrus, melons, spices, and fruity. Some lacing left on the glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (5094) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2010
Orange and lime nose. Clear golden, effervescent, medium head. Grapefruit peel flavor, fairly wellhopped. Noticeable alcohol. Decent, but relatively pricy for what it is.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2010
Ruddy brown chestnut, with quick fading head but nice lasting lacing. Wonderful and powerful hoppy citrus pined out aroma. Really well rounded and some powerful responses in the ol olfactory glands there, a lot to process. The body itself is jam packed with upfront balanced assertive piney grapefruit and caramel flavor but lingering in the back with a curious Belgian funked out souring twang...just lingering...with a touch of champagne and barnyard yeastiness that is delightful and adds significant range to this potey and tasty brew. Pine lemon, hint of clove and whispers of banana....great profile.. sturdy mouthfeel and spectrum of flavor provide for a sublime experience. Superb, but I cant tell what is missing that makes it one of the elite. Heartily enjoyed

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (6356) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2010
bottle,thanks to bman113vr, cloudy yellow with white foam, lemony popcorn aromas, flavors of yeast, citrus, white pepper, hoppy finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mora2000 (6132) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2010
Thanks to bman1113vr for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a hazy golden yellow color with a white head. The aroma is awesome with a lot of citrus hop character. The flavor is Belgian yeast, pepper and orange and grapefruit hops. For a Belgian-styled beer, this has a ton of hop character. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. One of the best hoppy Belgian beers I have tried.

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