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RATINGS: 86   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (11900) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Bottle. Hazy golden amber color, medium white head. Aroma of biscuit, summer fruit. Taste is peppery straw. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatWater (20) - Martinez, Georgia, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Had this one on draft at Pizza Joint in Evans. AROMA is yeasty with a bit of barnyard. I could definitely smell the Belgian yeast. APPEARANCE is a draw color with a thin head. TASTE is crisp and clean, not a big bear at all. Very drinkable. The yeast shines with minimal hoppiness. PALATE was very light with little carbonation. OVERALL I expected more from this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6644) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours a near clear deep gold with a large off white head that dissipates to the edged. Aroma has light fruit and sweet grains with a bit of underlying flora. Flavor begins with a light fruit note, flora and sweet grains with a backing earthy note.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mattlax20 (5) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2013 does not count
Drinking out of a bottle right now, so not sure I'm getting the full effect. But smooth and sweet. Notes of citrus and caramel. Would buy again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Imaena (1834) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Draught. This is a pretty popular beer around Atlanta. Nice and sweet with lots of malt layering.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
574deadzone (1042) - North Central, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Deep golden cloudy pour with a huge rocky eggshell head that struggled to settle down. Notes of spicy yeast, citrus and stone fruit. Fairly sweet with some bitterness and a touch of tartness. Active on the palate with a tart, spicy finish. Pretty decent, alcohol strength fairly well masked. Perhaps somewhat one-dimensional toward the spicy and tart notes. Would have liked a touch more sweetness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Huhzubendah (2553) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
The beer is clear and orange with nearly an inch of white head that leaves ample lacing on the glass. The aroma offers spices, light yeast, and a touch of alcohol. Cinnamon, misc. spices and yeast are present throughout, with a light sweetness. Medium bodied. An OK beer, but I wouldn’t want a lot of this. Not on par with the authentic Belgian representations of the style. Fun to try once. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-29-2011

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7137) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Bottled. Poured clear, bright golden with a tall, sticky white head. The aroma picked up very sweet banana and cloves paired with other white spices and a kiss of warmth.. not overly complex, but enjoyable. The flavor found honey, light fruits, and a pinch of molasses at the core, with white pepper, cloves, and coriander laced throughout.. filling carbonation, peppery spicage, and a sharp, metallic hit on the long, warm finish. Medium-bodied on the palate, but it felt thicker at times due to heavy carbonation.. lots of residual spicage on the finish.. OK overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (3704) - Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2012
On draft poured an orangish amber color with aromas of light banana, spice, yeast and some light wheat. Flavors are the samme, the light spiciness complemented the light wheat and banana flavors, solid beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rollinsr (383) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - AUG 18, 2012
Pours light amber with tons of fluffy white head. Aroma has a nice fruitiness to it with some spices. It is almost like spiced cider with a little pineapple in it. Flavor is also full of spices but not just those typical of classic Belgians. I get some cinnamon and nutmeg type flavors with and underlying tangy-sweet citrus apple type taste. Unique and delicious.


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