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RATINGS: 84   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5472) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2011
Savannah, Ga - The Distillery - on tap. Very dark orange, murky with a sticky white head and a nice generous coat of lacing. Aroma is sweet with some licorice and cinnamon. Flavor has a lot going on. Some candied sugar notes permeate the back end, hint of sweet bourbon, nekot wafer candy and a hint of bubble gum. Thick, sticky mouthfeel. Pretty decent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16582) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2011
Draft @ Avellino’s Pizza, Decatur, GA. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy aroma. Fruity malty spicy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hangover (1058) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Looks like a local company... interdasting. Pours a clear golden with a lot of carbonation and a pillowy white head. Aroma is sweet and yeasty. Defintely some strong Belgian phenols... sweet, bready and malty as well. Finish has a lingering sweetness. Tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernovice39 (3120) - Montana, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Bottle pours a clear gold with a thick white head. Scent is sweet malts and yeast. Taste is fruity with vanilla.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2012 I think Blazer06 brought this one. Not sure. Pours a clear gold with a white head. Nose is sweet malt, pears, apples, and some honey with Belgian yeast. Flavor is similar. Light-bodied and pretty straight-forward.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintocb (645) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - MAY 31, 2011
Pours a dark golden color. Aroma is dusty, and full of dried fruits with some overtones of citrus. Balanced flavor. The finish is a little bitter from tasting alcohol. It might be better in six months. Damn shame I don’t age beer. Good addition to the Georgia brewing club.

1.3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
brokensail (10789) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 31, 2011
A: The beer pours a clear orange color with a big off-white head. S: God this is bad. Pepper, ass, and burnt grain up front. Then, an intense earthiness comes through as does the very distinct smell of a wastewater treatment plant. Maybe some crappy veggie dogs in there too. T: Toasted malt and a hint of toffee sweetness. There’s a cooked corn smell, veggie dogs, and even a slightly salty note. Earthy and pepper notes to the flavor also. Just bad. M: Medium in body with a medium carbonation. O: This was truly terrible.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
HonusWagner (1365) - Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2011
Sweet, decently Belgian-ish nose. Unfortunately, quite a sharp phenolic taste that offers little to praise. Not wretched, but not exactly high on the revisit list.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rajendra82 (952) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2011
I saw the first offerings from Wild Heaven today, at Green’s, and had to try the Invocation. This BSPA was poured into a Duvel tulip, and it looked decent. The color was a bit more orange than typical for the style, and the head was one finger thick, and long lasting, but nothing like the lemon meringue like formations seen atop others. The smell was malty, with notes of banana, orange peel, and clove. The taste was not as mellow as Duvel, because the malt sweetness, and hop bitterness were not quite as melded together. That being said, this was a very decent flavor profile. Well balanced between sweet and bitter, and with complex, earthy-floral character. I think this was actually somewhat more like a Saison, than a BSPA. The mouthfeel was medium dense, and not exactly delicate. Easy to drink the 12 oz. bottle, and very exciting to see a Georgia brewer starting up on the right note.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SSSteve (3755) - - MAY 12, 2011
12oz bottle. crystal clear gold with a large pillowy white head. sweet yeasty aroma with some sweet creamed corn. palate is light and dry but smooth like jelly. incredibly clean finish for the abv. the flavor has notes of vanilla, banana, pear, bubblegum and pineapple. a really simple, easy drinking, full flavored beer. what you would expect from a belgian georgian or is it a georgian belgian?


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