RateBeer
overall
90
81
style

bottled
available

on tap
available

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   IBU: 48   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We brew our Strong Golden Ale all-grain, giving it a deep and complex taste.

Belgian aromatic malts add hints of dried fruit, while generous Noble and West Coast hops deliver an earthy spiciness. It finishes semi-dry with lingering tropical fruits and spicy notes from Belgian yeast.

Suggested food pairings: Roasted chicken, grilled pork chops, salmon, Portobello mushrooms, Gouda or Gruyere cheese.

Note: Formerly contract brewed at Thomas Creek.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (1900) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 7, 2014
bottle @ Habersham Beverage / Savannah GA --- Hazy deep orange amber with a white head cover, bands of lace. Aroma of malt and spice. Taste is sweet caramel malt that adds spices and yeast as it enters the palate. Then it moves to light bittering before a lingering alcohol warmed malt finish. This is a big ale, chewy, full of flavor. Working against it is that it drinks "heavy," and seems in conflict with itself, first, as a straight Belgian Ale, and then as a hoppy brew.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
adnielsen (8963) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Bottle offered @ home, courtesy of jcnielsen bronus box. Thanks ! Pours a cloudy glowing orange appearance with a tan head. Looks nice. Aroma is pretty spicy (pepper and clove). Some banana and citrus also. Some green / herbal notes as well. Flavor is goopy and boozy. Some toasted cracker notes. Plenty of fruit and bubblegum notes. Not all that good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (14175) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 19, 2014
Bottle at chrisOs.... Golden amber... White bubbly head... Soft yeast... Light suger nose... Soft zezty orange... Sweet yeasy.. Light fruity bready linger... Juicy orange

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Shag (2598) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Golden color with a white head. Some citrus, apricot, and spices in the nose. The flavor is extremely sweet with some sugary notes, caramel, candy yams. Aftertaste is a bit syrupy. Overall not a huge fan of this itís a bit cloying.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Malty_MacHops (640) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Catching up on some old ratings ..................................................

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (1504) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Golden yellow pour with a white head. Belgian spice / phenolic nose. A bit of mineral in the finish of an otherwise nice belgian strong. Not bad.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Caytinator (935) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2013
12oz bottle. Nice big head, translucent, good lacing, and a honey color. Very good complex taste, not dark at all, spices and fruits. Muted aftertaste, but good all the same, true to the style, and remarkably accurate. Itís got pear and spices, as well. Easy drinkin, medium body. Very very good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (2040) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle picked up in Augusta, GA. Pours a golden color with white head. Malty, bready, fruity flavors. Alright.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
novice101 (308) - - JUL 26, 2013
Pours between orange and gold with a large fluffy white head that does not remain very long. Smells sweet, bread dough with a bit of fruityness, I want to say bananas but I know that is not right. Taste fairly sweet to start with a bit of spice and continues to a small amount of bitterness. Overall not something I would seek out to drink

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Golden brown topped by a big white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma of bread dough, fruity yeast esters and some floral notes. Light malty sweetness, fruity yeast, a hint of bubblegum. A bit of peppery spice and hop bitterness in the finish.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50