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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   IBU: 48   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (4474) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Very nicely done. Not a far cry off delerium tremens. Pours blonde with good head and lacing. Floral yeast, some safe or thyme or something and clove. Light sweet finish, with light touch of booze. Bottle at the old pink house in Savannah.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
michcam8 (314) - Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Thanks Hoff! Pours like an Orval. Lots of carbonation, thick head, and cloudy light brown color. Aroma is heavy on the bready yeast smell. Some leather, and wet wood as well. Taste is light sweet malts, breads, and muted fruit. Dry, tart finish, that warms the belly. Overall, not a bad beer. Enjoyed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2438) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 7, 2014
From a bottle. Pours opaque amber with a thick, bubbly, frothy, off white head. Tastes like dry raisins, straw, caramel, some alcohol. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like alcohol, caramel, grassy, nutty, light dried fruit.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomciccateri (1019) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - OCT 18, 2014
On draught at Indigo Hotel - Atlanta. Pours a deep amber color with slight head . Belgian yeast aromatics . Full body. Malty flavor with Belgian yeast complexities. Very pleasant . Late alcohol notes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StefanSD (2188) - Lakeside, California, USA - SEP 1, 2014
12 oz bottle courtesy of secret santa. Thanks. Pours a cloudy yellow-amber color with a monster sized foamy white head that has great retention and crazy lacing. The aroma is dominated by Belgian yeasts, white fruits, candy and straw. The taste is mild with straw, yeast and a bit of sour grapefruit. The palate is light but effective and the carbonation is lively. Finishes long, a touch sweet and dry. Overall: A bit frustrating to drink because I had to let the brew sit for ten minutes while I waited for the head to recede to a drinkable level.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
jsphstls (6) - USA - AUG 31, 2014 does not count
Delicious beer on tap at the five spot in Savannah. Was told it was "wild hare" and that it was a triple.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (2269) - 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 (9449) - 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 (15163) - 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 (2637) - 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 it’s a bit cloying.


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