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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
FoolishMortal (990) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2007
Bottle from Zathrus. poured relatively clear yellow, but did cloud up in the glass a little bit. Descent half inch thick head. Nose was yeast, spicy, banana as well as other light fruits mingled together. I was astonished when I saw it had 10abv. Well hidden throughout. Went down real nice, and was very enjoyable. Now to get my hands on scratch 4.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (12048) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 17, 2007
GABF ’07. Pours yellow with a small, fizzy, white head, diminishing with fair lacing. Aroma is average malt (bread, hay, straw), average hops (herbs), average yeast (earth) with notes of banana. Medium bodied, alcoholic texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 12, 2007
KSBF07 Poured a golden color aroma was all grassy hops. Flavor was banana grass, missed the spices i was looking for though. Not bad but nothing amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (3027) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 12, 2007
Draft at KSBF07. Pour was well-carbonated cloudy golden appearance. The aroma was firm grassy hop presence over top of the usual fruity-banana ester, phenolic-clovey spice combo. The flavor was sharply clove-like phenols, some bananas, finishing with some grassy character. It seemed like a cranked up version of their hefeweizen. Desired more spicey zing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12684) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a lightly cloudy golden body with a medium-sized white head. Aroma of apricot, mustiness, light citrus, coriander, nuts, wood, and earthiness. Flavor of coriander, spicy yeast, light citrus, some pepper, and candi sugar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2007
Bottle. Body-medium yellow with a thin ring of bubbles. Nose-banana/clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, charcoal. Taste-wheaty, big phenols, menthol, spruce, spearmint, light tobacco.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 8, 2007
(KSq07, draft) Cloudy light apple cider body, small white head. Aroma is medium sweet, mango/peach/orange, some spice/funk. Taste is moderately sweet, Belgian yeast, herbal/grassy, some orange, light alcohol. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - OCT 4, 2007
12 oz. bottle via trade with jasonmech77 - Pours a hazy light golden color with a thin white head that faded pretty quick. Has a big bread and veggie aroma. Flavor is grain and esters. Medium body. The alcohol kicks in toward the finish. Would have never guessed it was an Abbey Tripel. Still, a decent beer. Thanks Jason.

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