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RATINGS: 664   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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3.6
   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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ABS (382) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 17, 2014
On tap at Eureka’s Berkeley. Hazy yellow. Very sour. Some banana, yeast, pepper flavor. Too sour for my taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maley1 (658) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 17, 2014
On tap. Clear light golden pour with large white head. Aroma of fruit, caramel, malts. Taste of malts, caramel, spices, slightly fruity and slight hop finish. Medium bodied, crisp carbonation, nicely balanced, very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanfolty (1780) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2014
April 16, 2014 - tap at Hollander. Clear golden pour with limited head. Aroma and taste were fruity, spicy and hoppy. Slightly bitter and dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (3563) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2014
Bottle at the Beer Temple, Amsterdam Open Bottle evening, April 2014. Poured a hazy light amber with a thin white head. The aroma is yeast, zesty citrus. The flavour is neutral veg wheat light bitter sour with a citrus grapefruit zesty spice pepper palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (135) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle pour. Golden. A lot of lemon aroma with a little spice. A citrus bite with a mellowing, slightly bitter finish. A lot of flavor and spice. Really good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (1128) - - APR 5, 2014
Bottle. Clear gold with a fluffy white head. Aroma is pear and yeast. Taste is pear, caramel, citrus, oak, vanilla and tea. Medium syrupy mouthfeel. Deep and awesome.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McNeillR (976) - SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2014
Still cloudy golden, bubbly ringed head. Eggy lemon, oily nose. Nice peppery scuttle of more lemon, tinny hop and thin almost witbeir creaminess. Impressive masking of the ABV, tang citrus on the finish and soft carbonation.

Bottle, Cheers LONick, April Not So Fools Tasting

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (13166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2014
Bottle at home.. Golden amber... Thin white lacing... Sift zezty orange lemon fruit nose... Juicy fruits.. Big yeasty lemon

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fishonmyplane (350) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 27, 2014
A nice American take on a Belgian ale. Medium hop level which blends well with the dry Belgian flavors and adds a new dimension. Strong yet refreshing. Brewers should try this more often.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (1875) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2014
Golden with a thick white head. Fruity and hoppy tones. Malt, fruit, hops and bitterness. Medium to full body with a long bitter finish.


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