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RATINGS: 721   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Enjoyed from a 750ml bottle in a wine glass. The beer pours a fairly clear straw-colored yellow, with a large, dense white head. The nose shows fairly prevalent character of what initially seem to be earthy European noble hops, with indications of the use of piney American hops beginning to come through as the beer warms. These aromas, paired with the Belgian yeast esters, create an interesting melange of notes. The palate shows the spritzy, palate cleansing, dry, and slightly spicy character of the best examples of the Belgian Golden Strong style; with the addition of a substantial amount of flavor hops in the mid-palate and finish. The general feel of the beer is complex and layered, but the flavors didn’t always seem to perfectly match one another; especially with regard to using west coast hop in quantity in the beer’s flavor profile. Overall, very interesting and nicely executed, as with many of the beers from this excellent brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alkolord (134) - - JAN 25, 2015
Leuchtend Orange im Glas, weißer Schaum, fruchtig pfeffrig in der Nase, spritzig sauer im Antrunk, angenehme bittere, süß im Abgang

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bphicks123 (18) - - JAN 12, 2015
Pours a semi hazy yellow with a fluffy white head, quick diminishing. Aroma is bready, yeasty, banana, cloves etc. Taste- Light body, usual Belgian taste,thin body with slight fruit notes. Would have preferred more hop forward.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdjuice (353) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - JAN 7, 2015
Pours hazy gold with fluffy white head. Aroma is bready, banana esters, clove. Has that Belgian funk, but with a solid but not overpowering hoppiness. Well balanced and classy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmohno (1147) - Iowa, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Hazed murky orange, foamy head, light soapy lace. Belgian yeast aroma, fruity with clove, leather, funk-but clean funk, citrus, lemon. Same in taste with some malt, lemon tart finish, clove gets bigger with warming, dry some grassiness. Not into this style... American style Belgians. Its ok to me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alliance100 (841) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2014
750ml bottle - pours a dark hazy gold with super thick fluffy head . Soft herbal aroma with bright citrus notes . Taste is fruity citrus balanced with a nice grassy hop note . Very tasty . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gschrade (778) - Collinsville, USA - DEC 21, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours gold with a white head. Taste Belgian yeast, fruity, a bit boozy. I thought this was good, I could drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Handypaul (267) - - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear yellow with a big quickly diminishing white head that leaves ok lacing. Aroma is of yeast, clove, weak citrus and hops. Flavors of apple, yeast, sour cherries, light body, thin texture, lightly sour and bitter, fizzy carbonation and a light bitter and sour finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jayzz (418) - Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Citrus hop aroma with an opaque golden murky color. Had a citrus hoppy flavor with some unique spicey overtones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beertholomeus (951) - California, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Pours gold with a thick white head. Yeast, fruit, clove, spice, hop and malt aroma. Yeast, pear, apple, orange, clove, mango, hop, herb, floral and malt flavors. Medium body and high carbonation. Citrus, hop and spice finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Countbeer (4825) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle: Thanks Hackobock: Served in a Chouffe glass: Medium to bigger sized white head. Hazy orange colored beer. Aroma of honey, fruit, orange, light citrus, some cactus, some sweet spices, some malts and caramel, floral and flowers. Flavour reminds me a bit of the specially hopped Duvel. Bit creamy with hops, yeast and hop & yeast fruits, some bitters, hint of alcohol, some herbs, yeast, some malts, hay and floral tones. Aftertaste is fruity, bitter, some herbs, hops and yeast. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied. Decent but bit sharp and an alcoholic from time to time.

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