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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3852) - 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 (1162) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2363) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Great new world meets old world beer. Notes of orange citrus, wheat, floral hops, yeast, and fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4529) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Nice Belgian pale. Pours cloudy orange with ok head and lacing. Light florals and Belgian yeast and some citrus hops here. Finishes with light bitterness. Well-balanced session Belgian ale. Bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
can8ianben (1358) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Crisp and pale, but still a harsh bitterness. A bit sweet on the palate, but an aggressive beer overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jayb0 (1056) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Bottle. poured almost like apple juice/cider, same color and with the same sort of bubbly unattractive and quickly dissipating head. But other than that, very good, very bready in the nose and estery. The hopping is good. At colder temps slightly harsh/metallic but smooths out as it warms up. Fruity and well rounded.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
njnut (289) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2013 This is an American twist on a Belgian for sure. Not to say it is bad just not waht I am used to from a Belgian. Poured into Chimay glass a amber color with a slight cloud. No yeast residue in my glass or bottle. Aroma was of wheat with a slight sour note. Taste was also of wheat. Cascade hops are distinct. Finished with a mild bitterness. I re-rated this from org. First bottle had flaws that rest of six did not. Enjoyed next five much more. Yeast was in all others.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10240) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Bottle shared by ajax25g. Pours clear dark gold with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is toast, cookie and biscuit malt with earthy hops, pear esters. Flavor is malt dominant with medium spices, fruity esters, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
One2remeber (153) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Bottle. Review 06.29.11. A: Pours a thick head with a bubbly texture on the outside and foamy on top with a slightly dirty white color. The body is a glowing very dark orange / reddish tint of brown. Overall the body reminds me of swimming in a murky lake. Carbonation looks excellent. S: Very distinct clean Belgian aroma, with citrus notes, heavy spice, slight undertones of ginger. T: Very complex taste, yet well balanced. Not over the top spicy which can be a huge turn off for my taste buds. Not extremely light for a pale ale either, has a good body to it. Lingering taste is almost soapy. M: Bubbly on the lips then switches to a clean finish of yeasty spice. Lingers of herbal spiciness of something you would find in the woods. Slightly bitter on center of pallet, more bubbly on the outskirts than bitter. O: Verboten is spot on for the style with an above average flavor. Would recommend to an avid Belgian beer drinker. Easy to drink, but want to savor to let palate take it all in.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
merc7186 (2290) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2013
The beer has a decent appearance with a nice hazy orange color, the beer has a nice white head, some lacing on the glass, and is well carbonated. The smell is okay, you get a mild sweet smell from the belgian side but that’s about it. The taste is okay too, you get the spices from the belgian side and a mild citrus from the hops but it is very mild. The mouthfeel leaves you a little bitter and an aftertaste from the yeast. Overall, an okay beer but a weak offering from a good brewer. It left me a little disappointed because I was expecting more.

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