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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.


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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kjohns (131) - North Dakota, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Hazy light orange pour with moderate foamy cream colored head. Nice aroma of citrus and floral hops with some caramel and clove notes. Taste is a bit muted compared to the nose. Citrus hops with slightly sweet overtones of caramel and Belgian spices.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HarryPlopper (15) - - MAY 17, 2014
Hazy, amber appearance with some orange hues. Decent head when poured, some lacing. Floral bouquet with notes of spice. Outstanding taste with floral and orange notes. Slight bitterness with a sweet finish. Very smooth mouthfeel, not too much carbonation and light in the mouth. Overall, an excellent beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrinkinWell (231) - - MAY 12, 2014
Pours a clocloudy copper. Honey, sweet malts, yeast on the nose. Sweet citrus, slight bitterness. Tangy, honey flavors. An interesting American take on a Belgian ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (5632) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 14, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks David C. Slightly hazy deep golden. Fruity aroma with malt, some caramel and candy-ish notes. Sweetish flavor, fruity, slightly caramelly, slightly spicy, with a drier finish. Medium-bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lightrider (300) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle into an ale glass. Pour is a haze brown. Aroma is malt and yeasty. Taste is a wash between malt and yeast. Finish is full body ed. Very good ale

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - 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. There’s 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 it’s subtly backed by a bready yet spicy yeast note. I even pick up a kiss of hops. While the aroma is ’basic’, there’s no doubt it works quite well. T: It starts off pretty fruity (apricots, apples, and pears mainly), before it’s 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 isn’t 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 layman’s terms, it should feel like it’s 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 isn’t quite enough ’zing’ to make this a stellar example of the style. Still, I’d drink it again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Underdogs88 (67) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arkurzynski (1468) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbrains (22) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
halfonit (1151) - 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. It’s surprising how it smells like a Belgian, yet tastes like an American Pale Ale. Good job.

3.2
   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! :-)


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