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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Lightwave Belgian pale Ale features distinctive Trappist yeast characteristics of slightly fruity esters and zesty phenols. Crisp Munich malt provides a sweet malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (11641) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Sample at the brewpub. Slightly hazy orange color with a medium thin white head that evaporates steadily to a film. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of fruit, yeast and malt. Light-bodied with flavors of fruit, grainy malt and yeast. The finish is semi-sweet with a fruity yeast aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (6101) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Draft: Nearly clear, red-amber with a small, off-white head. Yeast, light fruit aroma. Taste is nutty caramel malt. Pretty good....drinks like a light, brown ale rather than a Belgian.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (10760) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Draft. Light caramel and peppery grass aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Sweet light caramel malt and moderately bitter orange peel flavor. Not bad but donít get much Belgian characteristics out of it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
paintedmaple (671) - Peopleís Republic of Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2014
On tap at the brewpub...solid Belgian pale with a nice fruitiness over malt flavor that was very quaff-able.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EamonTheGreat (157) - USA - MAR 8, 2014
On draft at Upland Brewery in Bloomington. Pours golden amber with a medium white head that quickly dissipates. A smooth Belgian Pale that's very refreshing. The only down side is that it tastes very one dimensional with the hop and malt character. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gregwilsonstl (2143) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Dark red copper. Really light body. Somewhat sweet. Fairly mild. Midwest Belgian beer festival at perennial.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (8195) - Indiana, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Draft to taster at the Upland Tasting Room in Indy. Looks solid; a hazy brownish orange with thin off-white lacing. Smells hoppy and yeasty with a pale malt backbone. Tastes like it smells with a nice, smooth mouthfeel. An easy drinker, but thatís about it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (6991) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Draft pint on tap at Upland Tasting Room (Indianapolis, IN). Pours a deeper darker amber pour, darker middle, decent haziness with a more vobrant orange amber glow on the edges and bottom. Deep dark honey hues, a frothy offwhite head atop dies to a film, laces small. Aromas are gentle honey and orange, a touch of clove, decent yeasty presence, bread dough and a bit of fruit. Mellow spice and mellow earthy hops keep on. A touch more girthy than expected on the nose. Initial is medium bodied, a bit lighter with distinct toastiness, grainy malts. A bit of dough, gentle girth but not sweet and sticky. A bit of dryness, firm bitter earthy hop element up front and keeps on. Firmly bitter and dry, middle shows some bready and grainy malt presence. A bit toasty, dry, faint guava and oranges at times. Dry and toasty backend mixes with some of that apple and pear element in the middle. A touch of sweetness, but finishes up more dry than I anticipated from the sweeter bland nose. Toasty, earthy, a bit of heather and green weedy dryness from the hops. A bit toasty, almost a bit carmelized at times. A solid beer, but I was more expecting a well hopped more Blonde smaller Belgian Pale. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LilBeerDoctor (3772) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2013
On tap. Pours a clear orange with a thin white head. Aroma of sweet bready malt, light fruits. Flavor of sweet malt, sweet fruits. Very sweet overall, a bit bland. Meh. 6/4/6/3/12 (3.1/5)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2011
Reviewed from notes. On tap at the brewpub with Amyliz4. Used to be a frequent stop of ours. Pours a nice light golden color with a tiny bit of haze. The nose brings in some light floral hops along with a bit of citrus and some light grain. Taste is citrus and flowers with some underlying grain and straw. Nice, light mouthfeel with good carbonation. Goes down well and is one of the better non-lambic offerings that Iíve had from them. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 10-24-201

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