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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Bottle.
Pours a decent cheddar orange with a nice, thick head of off-white. Aroma is molasses bread, raisin, dark cherry, and sugary autumn leaves. Flavor is pureed prunes and raisins in a sweet bread treat, with a light syrup of dried maple leaves. Thick mouthfeel. Great beer. Nice and cohesive but not too boozy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2012
12oz bottle from TheBeerSommlier in a trade poured into a Schlafly Tulip. Thanks Matt! Pours a hazy golden orange with a LOT of head. Aroma of spices, yeast and a little wheat. Taste is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Lots of spices and yeast with a little wheat. Medium bodied with a somewhat thin texture. Fizzy carbonation and a suprisingly long bitter finish. Overall, Iím diggin it. I would gladly drink it again.

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheJackalope (30) - Georgia, USA - JUN 5, 2012
The head on this beer, and it may be a bad batch, is nonstop and voracious. The taste is flat with a bite and then its gone. I wanted more from this beer and will ammend my rating should I try a different batch and find out that it was just a bad 4 pack.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Bottle from Hop City, Atlanta. Pretty nice local Belgian-style brew. Slightly hazy pour, deep golden in color, with a big foamy head. Straw and yeast in the nose, with a dose of dry hops and some pepper. Off to a good start. Slight phenols to taste, maybe thatís just brough out a bit by the mildly slick mouthfeel. But itís only a modest deterrent and the brew is quite solid overall, with some hops and spice taking charge as the beer lingers.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rdixon77 (746) - Georgia, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Havenít tried much Wild Heaven, but I like what I have tried. A dark honey color with a long lasting head. Has a nice funky and spicy aroma. Definitely a yeasty presence, but also some banana in there. The taste was surprising. There was more of a spicy hop prescence than I am used to with Belgians. Grainy and full taste that dances between funky yeast, crisp fruit, and just a hint of tart. Smack of alcohol warmth at the end. Wow, nice beer that is more than the sum of its parts. Keep brewing, GA.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - APR 10, 2012
Bottle from Mezcalitos, Decatur, GA. Big herby/floral aroma and flavor. Tastes like the flower, Bidens. Smooth and balanced otherwise.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (6554) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2012
12 oz. bottle from Keir- thanks again, Keir! Pours a clear copper with some sizeable yeast sediment chunks and an inch of rocky, frothy off-white head that laces the glass. Aroma of bready and caramel malts, rye-like spice, candi sugar, and mixed fruits. Flavor of caramel malts, sweet dough, mild spice, bitter earthy notes, and booze. Medium-bodied with a bitter, chewy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Packs some punch.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5079) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Lightly hazed orange/gold pour with white head and clinging lace. Aroma is light brown sugar, yeast, and bready. Light orange zest, abv, bread, Medium bodied with lively carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KajII (782) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Bottle. The pour was a hazy burnt orange with an average sized (1-2 finger) white creamy head that hung on for a little while reducing to a few small puddles and a small ring of residue thus creating some excellent sticky streaks of lace. The aroma was of a toasted biscuit malt, floral hops and a sweet moldy yeast with notes of citrus, pears, coriander, honey and a mild alcohol scent. The taste was a fruity malty sweet with notes of citrus and honey from start to finish with notes of pears, green apple, a mild spiciness and a light alcohol tinge towards the end. The flavor lasted an average duration after the swallow with the sweet fruity alcohol taste lingering on well after everything else faded. Mouthfeel was right in the middle of light and medium in body with a creamy dry texture and a mild carbonation. Overall a well rounded brew that had a ton of flavor and a mild fruity alcohol presence. Simply put YUMÖ

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (2580) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Growler. Aroma is sweet like honey and a little grass and hay. Flavor is sharp and sweet again with the honey and toasty malt. The finish is a little fusel alcohol and a lot of bit grassy hops. Distinct yeast flavor.


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