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Wicked and Dangerously drinkable, this brew is made with Belgian pilsner malt, Canadian wheat malt, American corn and flaked Oats, true Belgian candy sugar, a variety of European Noble Hops including Saaz. No Fruit or Spices are used in this Brew! It’s all the Yeast’s Flavor Contributions.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 30, 2011
Pours a golden-amber body with a fading beige head. Aromas of yeast and dough. Flavors are much the same with some citrus notes. Finish is slightly dry and doughy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beernovice39 (3140) - Montana, USA - FEB 9, 2011
Draft at brewer 8.5% abv. The wife really liked this. Pours a gold with a thin white head. Scent is yeast and fruit. Taste is candy and fruit with yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3504) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a white head. Aroma of light sweet fruits (apple, pear), citrus, and candi sugar. Flavor of alcohol, candi sugar, sweet fruits. Heavy but flavorful. Interesting tripel - not what you’d expect (less spicy/bready/yeasty and more fruity). Very enjoyable. 7/4/7/4/15 [3.7/5]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubbleflubber (1832) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2010
On draught at the brewer, it pours hazy golden with a foamy head that leaves thick, chunky soap lace. The nose is citric and yeasty, with some hay accents. Flavors are of honey, yeast, Belgian Candi sugars, light phenols, spices and finishing with a touch of dry spice and tiny alcohol. The mouthfeel is round and active, with a smooth body and drinkable palate. Another Wedge winner!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4391) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2010
I’ll say one thing about wedge: They’ll keep you guessing! Both BA and RB has the ABV listed at 9.0%, though the printed menu at the brewery and large chalkboard both have it at 8.5%. Appearance: Pass across the bar counter a lightly hazed, pale-looking, yellow body with a smallish, white head. Smell: Most prominent in the aroma is the Belgian pilsner malts, married with notes of sweetish honey, peppery spice, citrus, and pear-flavored gum. Taste: Introduction of tangy-tasting pils malt followed with a sweet, toothsome taste of honey that, once picking up some alcoholic heat, develops into a flavor of honey liqueur. Minor contribution of bitterness and spice from the hops. Airy traces of pear juice, citrus, and bubble gum come and go. All the while, it’s got a deepening sweetish. Sweetish, warming finish. Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: Personally, I’d prefer a skosh more dryness, though it’s still pretty good. Once the alcohol starts to kick in, it’s like continuously sinking into an overstuffed leather chair. I wonder if Wedge will ever produce a light, easy-going Belgian Ale named Smeagol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2010
Hazy golden orange, tight white foam. Aroma is light alcohol, light fruits, sweet malt. Taste is lots of carbonation, sweet, fruity, spicy, light alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Tap at Wedge. Pours a mostly clear golden with a white head. Aroma is big biscuit maltiness, sweet and bubblegum phenols from the Belgian yeast, some toast, lots of honey sweetness. Flavor is lightly herbal, lots of big biscuit and toasty malts, big pils and honey sweetness, doughy wheat thickness, and a sweet and herbal finish- not dry enough- a bit phenolic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2009
POurs out a clear gold under a smallish, white head. Fruity aroma with hints of light toffee. Medium body, lightly carbonated, slightly sticky. Starts with a honey like sweetness that transitions into a softly bitter finish, but the sweetness tends to linger.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
unclemattie (4220) - Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2009
Tap @ Wedge Brewing Co. Cloudy, deep golden. Strong! Straw flavor. Crisp grassy hop. Heavy bodied. Dry crisp malt. Very strong! Very herbal hop character. A touch of straw, rich syrupy pils malts. Very bold. Lots of herbal hop characteristics. Overall, it is like an Imperial Pils with Belgian yeast. <27 Oct 09>

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gmku (294) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 12, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2009 This deserves so much better that a "72" percentile and 3.27 score. This is superlative, spot on for the style, and highly commendable coming from a Western North Carolina brew pub brewery! So good.

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