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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)


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KajII (780) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Bottle. The pour was a cloudy golden yellow with a slight orange hue and a huge (3-4 finger) white fluffy head that reduced to a medium cap, which in turn produced excellent spotty lacing. The aroma was of a funky Belgian yeast, pine hops and a light bread malt with notes of banana, pear, citrus (lemon and grapefruit) and a light caramel sweetness. The taste was lightly bitter and a tad acidic with a nice fruity presence from the start, progressing into a bitter sour taste with a big dose of yeast and a mild hoppy ending. The flavor lasted a decent while, fading slowly as a mild alcohol warming sensation took hold. Mouthfeel was light in body with a dry watery texture and a ticklish carbonation. Overall this was an exceptionally tasty brew which was nice and yeasty, yet offset slightly by the light hop presence and a mild fruity sourness...


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROBC3366 (551) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Perfect assimilation of a Belgian ale. Hazy golden in color, with initial lively, airy head, Yeasty, musty aroma, taste of sourdough bread and flowers. Spice and light malts linger. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (9172) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 15, 2014
750ml bottle (ALEhouse, Riga)
Pleasant light belgian ale aroma, plenty of light fruity aromas, but a bit sweet and sticky. Palate light and crisp from carbonation. Slightly heady initial taste, not acetone, but something quite harsh at first. Slightly papery hops, in particular in the finish. Full palate, moussy carbonation. Taste does have those nice pale malts that you get from belgian ales, but the harsher chemical aspects aren’t so appealing. 8.5% doesn’t help that, but it isn’t boozy /per se/. Definitely not "dry" as I understand the term, as it’s definitely sweet, almost sticky.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (4498) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2014
(Bottle, 0.75, courtesy of FatPhil, 20140715) The beer poured golden and clear. Its head was medium sized, white and it lasted long. Aroma had fruitiness, Belgian style yeast and solvent. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were Belgian style yeast, sweetness, grass, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was yeasty and bitter. A bit messy Belgian strong ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (2019) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Perfect assimilation of a Belgian ale. Hazy golden in color, with initial lively, airy head, Yeasty, musty aroma, taste of sourdough bread and flowers. Spice and light malts linger.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
llkc (361) - århus, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2014
duft: grapefrugt. lime. banan. smag: sød. banan. citrus. bær. masipan. kiks. mejs. cornflakes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1259) - Oregon, USA - JUN 21, 2014
On draught at The Growler Guys. Full golden color. Aroma is light yeast and bubblegum. Taste is pitted fruit, bubblegum, and light sweet yeast. Very light bodied for such a large alcohol content.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lownote (50) - USA - JUN 20, 2014
Pours a hazy yellow with a white lace head from tap. Very well balanced hops and citrus. Its a light beer without an overpowering taste despite its tastiness

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopbag (74) - - JUN 16, 2014
Nice golden color, clear, white foamy head. Spicy hop aroma and flavor are assertive but not overpowering. Dry alcohol with honey malt undertones. Very interesting and enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markducommun (170) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Very cloudy pale orange-yellow, with a light white head. Intense melon, some banana, clove. Slight bitterness-tanginess initially, bitterness ramps up towards finished, but is balanced by some sweetness. Alcohol is quite upfront, medium carbonation, mid-light body, oily. Very good overall, strong but well balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (13529) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle, 8.5%. Sweetish, spicy, fruity and dusty aroma. Cloudy pale yellow colour. Very big stable white head. The flavour is citric, sweet and spicy. Rather boozy. Not as hoppy as hoped. Very high carbonation.


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