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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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For the third scratch beer, we delved into our old Belgian notes and decided to go big for a nice warming feeling when you drink this beer,” says John Trogner. “This unfiltered golden ale is 10.1% abv. It is spicy and quite dry with a hint of noble hops. The yeast is the real flavor in this beer and we used a different yeast strain than we use for The Mad Elf. This yeast creates that drier taste.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2008
Poured hazy gold with a bubbly white head. Aroma of fruit and spice. Good mix of fruit and spice flavors. Finish was a little thin. Not bad for...10%!? Woah.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
franksnbeans (265) - Columbus, Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2007
Pours a very hazy gold with minimal white head that dies quickly. Very little lacing. Smell is of yeast, sweet malt, clove, pepper and some vanilla. Tastes as it smells. Bready with yeast, clove and lots of dried fruit and fig with a little hops. Medium body with nice carbonation. A curveball from Troegs and I like it. Overall a delicious brew

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2007
Bottle. Hazy light yellow color with off white head. Yeasty lemony aroma and flavor. Sweet with light banana notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (4858) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2007
12 oz bottle, via Zathrus13. Pours a very cloudy yellow gold with tons of fluffy chunky protein and yeast bits floating about in suspended animation. Minimal fizzy white head. Nose is heavy syrupy wheat and malt with lots of yeast. Some light spiciness, and I get a light note of smoke for some reason. Slightly sweet and fruity flavor with a heavy yeast influence. A lightly spicy finish with minimal alcohol noticable. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with nice soft fizzy carbonation. Minimal stickiness on the finish. Overall, this was a pretty nice beer, but the appearance wasn’t too desirable. Unfiltered is good, but 1/4 inch of chunky floaties is bad.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (5946) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 4, 2007
Bottle from Bendo and served in my NB Worthy glass: Pours a cloudy gold hue with small floaties, fading frothy last with a ring of foam, spotty lace. The aroma has notes of candi sugar, peanut brittle, apricot and banana esters, sweet bread, a herbal hop. The taste starts fruity and malty sweet with a hint of bready goodness. The midsection is a tad yeasty and even wheaty before heading off towards a lightly spiced finish. A touch phenolic as well. The mouth feel is slightly sticky and lush but there is a fair amount of carbonation and bright alcohol to keep it from being cloy. A solid Tripel that could even be better in a year.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2007
GABF 2007: Poured a lightly hazed light yellow color. Belgian yeast aroma. The aroma was dry and spicy. Light wheaty malt flavor with a spicy finish. Medium bodied with a good warmth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7859) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Draft at Troegs. Clear golden yellow. Hoppy, sharp candy sugar and light yeast nose, basically it smells like a typical tripel with a big hop bill and slightly higher alcohol. Chewy and frothy sometimes, the hops are dry and spicy, not grassy or juicy, and the yeast is clean and estery, not muddy or heavy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2317) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2007
Pours a slightly cloudy golden yellow-orange with a medium white head. Unfiltered with a few hops abound. Spicy aroma of cloves, plantains, lemongrass, yeast and bubblegum. Taste is spicy with hints of banana, cloves, lemon, fresh yeast and a bubble gummy finish. Nice.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
FoolishMortal (989) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 21, 2007
12oz bottle. Hazy yellow gold color with a small white head. Spicy yeast aromatics, lemongrass and a hint of sweetness. Fruity ester flavor, banana, faint citrus. Grassy, lemony hop component, some earthen spiciness.Bubblegum, hop spiciness in the finish, faint vestiges of phenolic sharpness. Mouthfeel is a light medium, rather dry.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2008 Date: 10/12/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, GABF

Appearance: hazy yellow, frothy off white head,
Aroma: sweet candy malt aroma with a light tartness,
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of cereal character, light bitterness,
-------- /> Date: 02/23/2008
Mode: bottle
Source: cellar tasting

Aroma: aroma has dried out and picked up some fusel alcohols and stronger spicy phenolics, no tartness,
Flavor: sweet candy malt flavor is picking up some funkyness, light bitterness rises out of the spicyness,

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.8/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4


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