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RATINGS: 441   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
It is a Belgian-style Pale Ale with an American twist. It is brewed with pale, caramel, and wheat malts, and hopped with centennial and Cascade hops to give it a distinctly American character. The medium bodied beer has a crisp palate and moderate bitterness coupled with the fruity esters from the abbey yeast strain. It is bottle and keg conditioned so expect a tall fluffy head and a small amount of sediment. Recipe by brewer, Jeff Musselman.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a mildly hazy burnt copper color. Before the dregs were poured in, it was clear amber. Thereís about one and a half fingers of an eggshell-colored head, having that soapy froth expected from a Belgian-style ale. The lacing left behind is pretty decent. S: This has plenty of fresh-cut apples, some hints of apricot, and a little pear, as well. The fruitiness here is good, and itís subtly backed by a bready yet spicy yeast note. I even pick up a kiss of hops. While the aroma is íbasicí, thereís no doubt it works quite well. T: It starts off pretty fruity (apricots, apples, and pears mainly), before itís quickly replaced with bready notes. It finishes pretty spicy, as well: the black pepper and herbs I pick up slightly reminds me of a saison. But make no mistake, this isnít a saison. No real complaints apart from the lack of depth. M: Any Belgian ale worth its weight in ghost chilies should always finish dry and somewhat fizzy - in laymanís terms, it should feel like itís evaporating off the tongue. This one does that. However, it seems to rely too much on the powerful carbonation doing that job, as once that goes, its residue sticks around on the tongue a bit more than it should. O: Another solid offering from Weyerbacher. They hit the basics bang on, but there isnít quite enough ízingí to make this a stellar example of the style. Still, Iíd drink it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Underdogs88 (325) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Light amber appearance. Slight haze with particulate matter dispersed throughout the beer. A nice sized white head with good head retention and lacing. Moderate citrus notes on the aroma. Flavor has citrus notes upfront with moderate pepper notes on the end with hints of bubblegum. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is medium dry. The carbonation is medium. Overall, it's an easy drinking beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arkurzynski (2268) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Hazy amber pour. Nose of yeast spice and fruit esters with bitter pine and a weird smoke-like aspect. Flavor is fruity malt, Belgian candy, deep toasted malt, biscuit, and finishes with a deep, dry, pine bitterness. Lingering pine and fruit. Okay but a tad odd.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbrains (26) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Aroma: a mixture of hay malt with a slight underlying floral Appearance: amber, hazy, white foam, frothy head Taste: Odd mixture of medium sweetness with a salty finish Palate: thin feel, medium body, lightly bitter, long finish Overall: a pale ale that is an odd mixture of malt and hops. The hop taste really comes out at the finish, lasts long, and gets a little salty

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
halfonit (1326) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Pours a clear golden/amber color with a quickly dissapating thick white head. Aroma is of esters, yeast, clove, slight malt, and slight grain. Medium bodied. Flavor is of malts, hops, slight yeast and clove, with a hint of grapefruit. Leaves a yeast and hop finish. Itís surprising how it smells like a Belgian, yet tastes like an American Pale Ale. Good job.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Streak (15) - - JAN 1, 2014
Overall not a bad beer, but nothing out of the ordinary. Color in was nice and formed a nice head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Suckas! :-)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Unknown bottle date. Poured to NB globe. A: Pours a hazy amber ale with a persistent, peanut colored, three finger head. The residue sticks to the glass - tacky. Good looker. S: Yeasty nose. Grain, simple earthy hops. Hints of tea. Maybe a hint of banana. Very simple and straitforward. T: Very metallic. Bitter with charred grain flavors. M: Medium body with very high carbonation. Leaves little reminiscence of its presence. D: Forgettable. Worth a try. Nice as an extra. Serving type: bottle 02-15-2011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (4808) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Draft at the brewery. Pours clear copper with a creamy off white head. Tastes like grapefruit, resin, hops, musky. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like light hops, light citrus, and light musk.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (5144) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Tap at brewery. Pours clear amber with thick, creamy off-white head. Aroma is cereal and cookie malts, light caramel, floral notes, candy sugar and light citrus. Flavor is a good balance of bready malts and fresh floral and grassy hops with some citrus esters and faint toast; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 12, 2013
12oz bottle thanks to Jeff. Pours a hazy orange with a tan head. Belgian yeast and citrus hop taste.

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