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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2007
12 oz bottle shared by dickinsonbeer. very hazy light golden in color. Aroma is pretty yeasty with some must, spices, light citrus and banana- very nice. Taste is somewhat sweet, yet very yeast driven- musty, spices, bready with sugary notes as well as pils malt and citrus fruit. Finishes bready, spicy, and lightly sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2007
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden body with nice head. aroma is spices, yeast and pretty one dimensional. Flavor is very sweet with spices, yeast, citrus. Very dry and weak taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 20, 2007
Pours a hazy golden with a ton of floaties all over...head was medium, bubbly white left some lacing. Aroma of yeast, citrus, various Belgian spicey esters, some bready pilsner type malts. Flavors of yeast, kind of a malty sweetness, on the dry side with a mix of spices and citrus also earthy with a bit of pepper.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2007
poured into tulip. pours a clear gold with white fluffy head. light yeastie aroma. yeast presence thruought of the abbey style, mild yet full bodied with citruss presence. good and light.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2007
12oz. Bottle: Sweet aroma. Smells of spices, coriander, yeast, floral hops, and peach. Poured yellow/gold in color with a small white head that diminished. Cloudy. Lots of tiny particles. Sparkling. Lightly bitter, very earthy flavor. Tastes of horse blanket, grass, black pepper, and yeast. I really do not like the flavor. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Barnyard-tasting finish. Overall, I don’t like this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2007
Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Hazy pour white head. The aroma was spice and bread. The taste sort of reminded me of a wheat beer. It was pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2007
12 oz bottle. Cloudy yellow with tons of tiny floaters. Slim white head leaves a lacy ring. Light butterscotch, yeast and apricot. Taste is lemon-orange creamsicle with tangy club soda carb. Mild pith, honey and bread to finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2007
Bottle sampled. Pours hazy golden with a small off-white head. Aroma of belgian spices, fruit, citrus, and yeast. The flavor is smooth, spices, fruit, banana, citrus, with a mild bitterness. Really smooth, good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2007
Drank right from the brewery. It was a bit to cold so most of the flavors were hidden. It poured a dark yellow with a slight haze. Tasted like Belgian yeast and spices. Finished smooth with a slight heat and warming sensation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zathrus13 (1764) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2007
Cloudy yellow, with a white head. Aroma is spices, mostly pepper, banana, and yeast. Flavor is citrus, yeast, spices, and sugar. Dry finish. Glad Troeg’s is experimenting. Bottle, from Capone’s.

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