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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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
julieimagery (182) - Coconut creek, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Nice clean and smooth ale with hints of citrus and fruity esters. No hops, smells like a plain beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bebum (386) - - FEB 28, 2015
Pale amber, clear initially, hazy later. Attractive, earthy and herbal nose. Light body, slight flavor density, rich but refreshing mouthfeel, good carbonation, long and austere finish. Dry, bitter, refreshing acidity. Hoppy but also fruity, touch of dry malt. Elegant and interesting more than delicious but I can see it being someone else's favorite beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
coldbrewky (1466) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Christmas beer! Hooray. Thanks Mother! More yeast twang! Lovely in the glass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OmgIPA (18) - - NOV 14, 2014
Appearance: Hazy burnt orange with very small head. Aroma: ripe banana and bubble gum, the Belgian yeast really shines through. Taste: moderate carbonation with the taste very similar to aroma with some breadiness to go along Overall: nice beverage, reminds me of a Hefeweizen. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonmac (465) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle purchased either at Four Firkins, Elevated, or Surdyk’s...my memory is failing me. Poured into glass purchased in Brussels. Pours a deep orange hue with hazy characteristics making their presence known. Aroma is bready/yeasty with some mild banana and citrus. Taste has plenty of spice to it with coriander at the forefront and even brings to mind a slight bit of sour. It has some caramel notes but the hops eventually become the primary player as the taste nears its end. The aftertaste had a slight metallic note I didn’t appreciate. Overall, I would consider this a very good Belgian Pale Ale and one I would gladly recommend to other beer drinkers. Had to look up what verboten meant and, because this beer was so tasty, I’m going to start using it in sentences to impress all my friends. Example: Drinking this beer is the opposite of verboten.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2121) - Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2014
Hazy amber/orange color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of yeast, fruit, coriander, & spice; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, hops, citrus, pepper, and spice; Finish is slightly bitter; Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (1897) - - SEP 17, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 7-11-13- Served on tap in pint glass Appearance – Served an amber-orange colored brew with a thick and creamy off white head. The head fades slowly over time to leave a good level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is bready and yeasty with a moderately strong sweet aroma of candied sugar, caramel , banana and a bit of bubblegum. Mixing with these aromas are notes of a spiciness of clove and coriander as well as a little bit of a lemon smell. Taste – The taste begins with a creamy- lightly roasted bready taste that has lots of candied sugar sweetness upfront. Straight off there are also flavors of banana, with a yeastiness quickly coming to the tongue more after the beginning of the initial taste. Coriander and clove soon follow suit with some citrus hop making its way on the scene as well. This mix of flavors takes the taste to its end where a very satisfying and smooth flavor is left on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The beer is on the thicker and creamier side for a beer of only 5.9 % abv with a carbonation level that is slightly lower than would have been anticipated for the style. It actually was quite nice for the bready and lightly roasted flavors of the brew with the overall mouthcoating feel produced by the combo of body and carbonation rather soothing. Overall – A very tasty BPA. It had a fantastic taste and feel and is one I will certainly come back to again and again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JDBaker11058 (1415) - Maryland, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Appearance: amber orange, near white creamy head. Aroma: minimal aroma--dusty citrus? Taste: weird taste; hint of honeyed graham crackers before a bit of hops dries everything out. Finish: aggressively dry finish, surprising alcohol burn. Notes: Substandard. On draft at Quench! In Silver Spring, MD.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (2499) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 20, 2014
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of yeast, floral, malts and citrus. Taste is yeast, malts and citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oOJUXEOo (302) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle. Pour is golden and hazy. Thick white head that dissipates quick. Subtle Belgian funk and well balanced malt profile. Hops are light and just a well done interpretation of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HarryPlopper (39) - - 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.

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