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RATINGS: 703   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)


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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rgfellow (100) - - APR 1, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours a hazy yellow with a ton of carbonation. Aroma is bready with some citrus rind. Taste is yeasty gold with a dry finish. Love this beer - reminiscent of another favorite, Duvel.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Renobob (635) - Besançon, FRANCE - SEP 15, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 75 cl. Bière finement équilibrée, on sent le fruit jaune et le sucre reste très discret, le tout accompagnée d'un houblonnage quasi-parfait.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kappldav123 (4925) - GERMANY - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle looks really good. Beer in the glass zippy, deep golden. Strong aroma. Starts strong, malty, quite alcoholic. Sharp notes. Finish more balanced, less alcoholic. Some fruity hints of apricot. Okay.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
freretoc (685) - Besançon, FRANCE - SEP 12, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 75cl, couleur blonde belle mousse qui tient très bien, effervescence moyenne. Une bière bien équilibrée avec un début de bouche juste acide citronné et une continuité sur l’amertume du fruit jaune. Continuité et fiun de bouche sur le sucre candy en quantité parfaite.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvsn (594) - ISRAEL - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle at The Bruery tasting at Beer & Beyond shop. Cloudy yellow with a huge bubbly head. Very complex aroma - tropical fruits, Belgian yeast, onions, cheese, grass and spices. Sweetish, fruity and green grassy flavors, mild sour notes, nice hoppy bitterness. Medium-bodied, strong carbonation, dry-ish mouthfeel. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (2690) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Golden pour from draft at first draft. Spicy and hoppy. Has a sour lipstick and cherry flavor to it. Weird. Not bad just interesting

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayaron (148) - ISRAEL - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond, Tel Aviv. Hazy golden with medium off-white head. Aroma of onion, sweet, yeasty, floral, notes of cheese, herbs. Flavor is cheesy, yeasty, onion notes, fresh herbs, citrus, kumquat. Creamy texture. Medium body. Sweetish aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RyanK (199) - Rhode Island, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Pours golden with a large white fizzy head quick to dissipate. The nose is alcohol, Belgium yeast and some sourness. Hardly any of these elements appear while tasting. Light bodied, sharp carbonation and very easy drinking for 8.5%. Taste is relatively hop forward with some spice. Mostly just crisp and easy, finishes dry. Good but not at $10.99

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KnowThyBeer (22) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2014
A fantastic golden strong ale. Poured it a snifter with a big frothy head. A light hop profile. Enjoyable.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ososinsk (9) - USA - AUG 31, 2014 does not count
26 Oz bottle poured into Tulip. Big fizzy head and lots of lacing. Bright yellow, clear. Floral aroma, slightly sweet, a little bit bready. Very crisp clean mouth feel and finish. Hoppy aftertaste. Fantastic.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
750 ml bottle shared with the Quebec City crew. Pours a veiled golden with a resilient, creamy white head. Aroma is hoppy, yeasty, lemoney. Flavor is yeasty, sweet bread, pear, mango and grapes. Finish is herbal and lemoney. Medium body, soft mouthfeel, average carbonation.


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