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RATINGS: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Crafted exclusively for Trader Joe’s this delicious beer is made in Quebec, Canada, and brewed according to the time honored traditions of classic Belgian Ales. It strikes the perfect balance between spices, hop, and malt profiles. With champagne-like effervescence and aromatic notes of citrus peel and ginger, this beer is malty, mildly sweet and hoppy with a subtle, spicy finish. It is sure to please the most finicky beer drinkers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamesewelch (259) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 19, 2015
From 750ml, corked, bought at Trader Joes for about $6-7

Aroma: Belgian golden/tripel! slight spicy, banana, floral

Appearance: golden, cloudy, fluffy white head

Taste: light sweet, light bitter, light sour

Palate: light body, average carbonation, lingering spicy finish

Overall: A really good Belgian beer for value. If this had a different label, it’d sell for twice as much. Nice Belgian yeast, almost like Unibroue’s La Fin du Monde tripel. Some spice mixed with some fruitiness. Good balance. Leans more to the Tripel’s spicy/fruity style than Golden Ale’s fruity/spicy, but nonetheless, a good and solid Belgian Golden Ale. If doing a blind tasting of Belgian beer, I’d definitely include this one since it’s good value and good taste will surprise those sampling.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (6105) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle: Cloudy, yellow-amber with a small white head. Sweet pear, lemon aroma. Taste is yeasty, lemon, light spice....peppery....nectary. Light, but a great flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (4111) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 7, 2015
Very good actually. Nice aroma and a little bit of orange and coriander in there. Nice thick shape and looks too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (10762) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle. Musty yeast, lemon, malt and herb aroma. Hazy pale yellow with giant white head. Lightly sweet musty lemon. light malt, and mildly bitter herb flavor. Body on the lighter side. Pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcr (2576) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle. Hazy golden body with a big, frothy white head. Aroma of fruity esters, pear, spice, orange peel and bread. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Not surprisingly,Unibroue’s house yeast has its fingerprints all over this beer. Light banana taste along with a bit of clove, pineapple and floral hops. If anything, it’s a bit light on its feet in both flavor and aroma for a 7.5% beer. Enjoyable, though, and the moderate price for the 750 ml made it even more enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennmastrange (2685) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle. Moderate malt aromas of bread and straw, herbs and lemon peel for the hops, heavy dough and barnyard for the yeast, with notes of pear and alcohol. Head is average size, fizzy, white with some slippery lacing and good legs, and is mostly diminishing. Color is hazy light amber. Flavor starts slightly sweet and moderately acidic, then finishes lightly sweet, acidic and bitter. Palate is medium, slick with a lively to fizzy carbonation and finishes lightly alcholic. This is a nice Belgian Strong Ale. Fruity aroma, a hint of sweetness and a smooth feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2015
1/20/2015. 750 ml. corked and caged bottle. Golden yellow with a white head. Honey, light malt, citrus, spices and floral aromas. Sweet and mellow with a smooth finish. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (6764) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Sampled at esbls. Golden with a white thin head. Belgian yeast and malts aroma. Barnyard-esque. A dry malted beginning with soft fruit and yeast. A fruity flourish at the finish. Pleasant. Very typical of the brewery. I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rubbishystuff (2338) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2015 Pretty decent abbey style ale. Not the heights of some of Unibroue’s other stuff and not as complex but perfectly good. Both sort of sweet and dry in different parts of the sip and after taste. Serving: Bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (3869) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JAN 3, 2015
It poured a hazy golden color with a white head. The aroma was of spiced bubblegum yeast and some citrus. The taste was of sweet citrus with a little bitterness and banana after it warmed up. The palate was medium slick and dry.

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