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RATINGS: 707   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-you’ll want to keep an eye out. (ABV: 8.5%, IBU: 35, SRM: 4, Format: 750 mL bottles and draft)


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Palidor19 (2973) - Brandon, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2010
this beer has a nice amount of aroma and a solid palate with a creamy head. the hops are bitter and spicy. their is a off flavor with the malts that leaves it lacking. decent enough.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 26, 2010
Nose is pretty decent with a nice amount of fresh citrus hops. The taste however, is stale grainy malts, lots of sweetness (wow, another underattenuated bruery beer...), light bitterness. Body is fairly watery. Blah.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2010
Murky golden-orange with a thick white head and really nice lacing. Aroma is very fruity, grapefruit, pineapple, and some mango. Flavor is sweet and alcoholic. Palate is a bit flat. The real winner here is the aroma. Overall a disappointment.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11115) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2010
750ml bottle @Suttree’s Nothing else to do TN Gathering. Thanks Phil-pours a dissipating white head and hazy yellow color. Aroma is sweet light malt-caramel, pine hops. Taste is sweet light malt-caramel, pine/spice hops,yeast.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8526) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 24, 2010
750mL Pours a gorgeous hazy brownish yellow with yeast chunks and a thick, yet thin white head that leaves just insane lacing down the Westvleteren glass. Nose on this is absurd: beautiful fresh West Coast hops, dank weed, pineapple juice, Malibu rum. Whoa. In the body, the 8.5% is nice and well balanced- not boozy- and gives some depth to a beer not overwhelmed by Belgian candi sugar (cough cough Duvel). There is some mild tartness and citrus in the flavor too. Would pair well with fish- grouper maybe. Just really was impressive. A big surprise.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6998) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 23, 2010
750 with very nice looking label pouring up clear deep gold with copper hues and one inch off white head. The aroma has sweet notes of orange and grapefruit blending into Belgian yeasty spices and ripe red apples. The taste is smooth and refreshing where assertive orange and grapefruit hop flavor take center stage with modest levels of yeasty spice and ripe red apples carve out a pleasing supporting role. I get no sense of the ABV. I’m not a Belgian IPA style fan unless it is way IPA like this one. Very tasty brew with lots of apple and citrus flavor and almost no hop bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (12447) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 23, 2010
750 ml bottle courtesy of Tarheels86 - thank you sir! Murky orange color, thick white head that lasts, good lacing. Aroma of fresh hops and citrus. Massive body, nice hop profile, not over-the-top, lemony toward the middle, gentle bitter finish. A winner.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jblauvs (1340) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 23, 2010
Golden pour with small white head. Aroma is citrus, pepper, lemon grass, some light grassy hops. Flavor is sweet and refreshing, very crisp grassiness with some citrus hoppiness, lemon zest, and just a flutter of white pepper and cardamom. Refreshing.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1068) - Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Looks like bottled grapefruit juice when it’s poured--cloudy and almost opaque. Tangerine aromas. Smooth on palate, grapefruit acidity but well integrated, not like a lot of "lip puckering" bitter beers. Extremely refreshing, this is a delicious, spring beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Fresh 750ml bottle, courtesy CheeseMan. Pours a mostly clear, medium golden-orange amber hue. A tall, off-white head of foam collapses to a small but lasting layer, leaving behind a soapy wash of scattered spots on the glass. The nose is very hoppy, showing notes of peppery lemongrass and mixed citrus over a clean grain malt base with a kiss of honey. The flavor is similar, hitting first with more zesty, peppery citrus hops, followed up closely by soothing, countering golden wheat malts and hints of honey. White toast comes to mind as well. Moderate in heft, the palate sports a lively, fine carbonation and a drying consistency, finishing quite peppery. Very solid brew. American hops meet toasty Belgian golden ale, and the result is a good one.


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