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A Belgian-Style IPA. The Bitter Woman journeyed to Belgium and returned with a certain je ne sais quoi. A spicy belgian yeast and specialty caramel malts add a whole new dimension of sophistication and style to our favorite Old Lass. Enjoy the Bitter Woman Belgian Style!


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 19, 2011
bottle dragged back from wisc by keenan. 3/24/11. bright coppery bronze with a white head. peachy, yeasty aroma with some warming spiciness. the flavor is the same... not swell. sharp spiciness but dull mouth feel. 5/4/5/3/12

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2011
IPA12oz bottle-thanks jtclockwork for sharing-pours a dissipating light tan head and hazy amber color. Aroma is yeast, citrus/resin/spice hops, light fruit-peach, some medium malt. Taste is medium malt-some caramel, yeast, citrus/resin/spice hops, light fruit-peach. Easy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RSRIZZO (1850) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2011
12oz bottle (courtesy of Headbanger) poured into a Trappist glass at 46°. Color is a hazy golden orange with light carbonation an a very thin off white head. Aroma of caramel, fruit and hops. The medium body has a smooth mouth feel with a light crisp bite at the end. Flavor comes in with toffee, a mild hop spice and a fruity Belgian yeast flavor, then a bold bitterness rolls in with a bit of citrus. In the after taste the citrus and spice seem to stand out then leave a dry bitterness hanging on. Overall this is a great brew, I live this style and this is one of the best I’ve had.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (5944) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Bottle served in my NB worthy glass: Amber hued with an initial nice frothy head and left good lacework upon the glassware, The aroma has notes of grassy and resiny hops, Belgian yeast, caraway, dill, earthy and minerally esters, hayfield, apricot and pears, caramel and pale biscuity malts. The taste is more sweet malt and yeast driven tones with the hop bitterness more a background player but still noticed. Moderate hop and yeast spiced and an overall rustic earthy character. That said, still seemed a tad unfocused at times. The mouth feel is lightly lush and spunky but sort of goes tepid towards the finish. An okay offering but honestly expected more (I guess more like the better highly hopped Belgian Ales out there)... not enough of the big, bold, and ballsy character I want from the BGW series.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (2798) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2011
Bottle at Max and Jess’s housewarming. Brown golden pour with light tan head. Light belgian yeast, light dry fruit, spice, herbal tones, and a touch of hop bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 7, 2011
12oz bottle. Rating #84. Copper pour with a little orange and an off white head. Hoppy with a distinct belgian yeast character and a slight metallic aroma. Hoppy and a bit old, a little sweet and an aftertaste that sticks around. (1589)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Bottle courtesy of Chef Keenan. Pours rust in color with a trim offwhite head.  Rose hips, salt, and dusty hops.  Meh.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scubatrip (596) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2011
From the bottle, pours a translucent pale red with a lasting white foamy head. Sweet and fruity aroma with notes of melon and floral hops. Taste is initially bitter with floral and drassy hops dominating, followed by melon-fruit and flower petals, finishing bitter again and a little dry. Some yeasty flavors appear in subsequent swigs, lightly spicy, light but undoubtedly a quality beer. Definitley worth a sampling.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (6931) - Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2011
12 oz twist off bottle (when you switchin to pry off Tyranena?) Apparently it is a spin off of Bitter Woman. It is the Summer Seasonal for 2010. Pours a nice deep amber/orange with a passionfruit skin tint. The head is small even with a vigorous pour. It recedes with some decent lacing. The smell is big and Belgian. No sign of hops in here. I wish there was more hops here. Instead it is pure Belgian yeast. It is sweet, carmally, fruity, and clovey, but not hoppy, disappointment there. The hops appear more in the flavor with a slight bitterness but the yeast is all over this. Tons of clove, tons of fruit (banana), tons of sweetness, and tons of caramel malt. Mostly just like drinking bittersweet yeast. Overall it is rather meek for the style that usually brings a decent amount of hops in addition to a nice yeast presence, this one is a bit one dimensional. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-24-2010 00:24:08

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2011
Thanks John P Foxy .. . Pours a dark tawny tan .. good foam, lacing is in living color .. . light bitterness with that light fun belgian yeast- a great example of a belgian IPA .. . mild yet assertive- a switch hitter that bats like a steroided baseball person (yes, all pro baseball people are on steroids and/or have shruckin testicles) .. . SWAN!


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