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RATINGS: 690   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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)


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerFanDan17 (976) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - FEB 16, 2010
Overly hopped Belgian style golden ale... But with a great flavor. Light golden with a short head.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arayaga2 (1769) - portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 16, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2010 Hazy apricot colored with a small white head. Aroma is zesty American hops, with lemon and grapefruit. Taste is more dry and pithy than expected, but retains its citrus with firm bitterness and slight drying alcohol and biscuityness in the finish. Not really any Belgian yeast character noted in this relatively hop-forward beer $9/750ml

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andyhwcinc (1428) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2010
Poured from the bottle, conditioned. I was surprised by the amount of yeast sediment at the bottom that filtered in when I poured, not a bad thing just threw me off guard. Aroma is rather floral, taste is very smooth with a bitter finish. I’m tasting grapefruit and banana, with a definite hop presence. Not bad at all!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
puggy211 (711) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - FEB 16, 2010
Pours a hazy golden color, white head. Fruity easters, belgian yeast, slightly spicey with a touch of banana, grapefruit, citrus, and floral hops. I thought it was pretty tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2010
I think I served this one too cold, I missed the Belgian Strong Ale and only got a hoppy West coast IPA. Murky in appearance with a medium head. Pretty dam solid flavors of citrus and Hops. Overall a very delicious brew indeed.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail (10635) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 15, 2010
A: The pour is an incredibly cloudy light golden color with a finger’s worth of white foam on top. S: Like the previous incarnations, the nose on this beer is pure American hops. A lot of wonderful citrus notes with a slight pine coming into play as well. T: Whereas the previous versions of this beer had a very distinct yeast character, the "final" version is much more hop-centric. The citrus and bitter pine really come through and are the stars of the show. I like this one much better than the previous batches I tried. M: The body is medium with a moderate to high level of carbonation. D: The decreased yeast component really bumps this beer up a few notches for me. I find it to be much more enjoyable and the esters and spice don’t conflict with the hop character.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - FEB 15, 2010
Bottle. Dull gold color with some white head. Aroma is light fruit, belgian yeast, and crisp floral and citrus hops. Slightly sweet / fruity up front, but the back and finish are dry, crisp, and herbal / hoppy. Pretty nice warm-weather beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
patrickfannon (1236) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2010
Bottle. 25.4 oz. Courtesy of and split with James for my birthday. Pours hay yellow golden with a modest off-white head. Aroma of yeast, grapes, lemon zest, sweet malts and wheat. Medium to full bodied with a crisp. tart mouthfeel. Easy-going, smooth finish. Very good Belgian strong.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 13, 2010
Draft @ Alembic during The Bruery’s SF Beer Week event. POurs a cloudy, yellow-golden color; white head with excellent, fine-bubbled lacing; good looking, pulpy beer. A very pleasant grapefruit / citrus dry-hop nose; nicely bitter, with a citrus peel core; a touch of warmth. Medium-to-full body: very pleasant citrus and grapefruit bitterness coupled to a creamy, citrus-centered core of Belgian breadiness, pulpy yellow fruit and very murky, almost chalky presentation; messy stuff, and much like the Melange this probably didn’t have much time to settle in the keg. Lasting finish of citrus, grapefruit, pleasant lasting bitterness, but ultimately sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2478) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 13, 2010
On tap at the Midway which has a surprisingly good beer list. Pours a hazy yellow, bright. Fruity, citrus aroma, slightly skewed due to the smoke in this place. Flavor is unusually tangy and a bit sour. Citrusy with some tangerine and lemon. Belgian yeast adds a bit of wild character to the flavor. Full bodied and slightly bitter on the finish. God these guys keep me really entertained with their beers. That tanginess totally befuddled and captivated me for most of the drink.


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