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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
adnielsen (9662) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (15955) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Shag (2649) - 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.

   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 ..................................................

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (1879) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Caytinator (994) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (2399) - 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.

   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

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (3643) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Bottle as extra through trade, orange hazy pour with small head. Notes of Belgian spice, fruit, malt, wood, citrus and clove. Medium carbonation with a fuller body.

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