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RATINGS: 742   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)


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Madirish76 (42) - Whittier, California, USA - FEB 16, 2010
Poured from a bottle and as described is hazy and unfiltered, golden in color and short lived head. Has a wonderful citrusy hop aroma...Definitely grapefruit. Has a fizzy, yet dry mouthfeel. Very refreshing. Love that Bruery is getting into some hoppy stuff! Wonderful twist on the golden!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arayaga2 (1886) - 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 (1622) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
patrickfannon (1242) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
puggy211 (712) - 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.

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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail (12519) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2010
first proper beer in nearly 10 days after a crash flu that laid waste to me. aroma is huge lemon and grapefruit hops. appearance is super hazy soft gold with soapy head and great lacing. hops are more restrained in flavor then the nose, still they are at the forefront and the top component of the flavor. backed up by a hit of belgian yeast thats nearly buried (which is what sets this apart from the growing list of ’belgian IPAs’ out there). palate is decidedly thin, besides the head there isnt alot of carb going on beneath the surface. i’d wonder what exactly made this belgian if not for the appearance -- the unique and copious head and nearly opaque haziness score some points. still, this nears american territory in many ways, none of the spice or alcohol snap of the belgian golden ales i am fond of.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerFanDan17 (1029) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - FEB 16, 2010
Overly hopped Belgian style golden ale... But with a great flavor. Light golden with a short head.


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