RateBeer
overall
90
82
style

bottled
available

on tap
available

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   IBU: 48   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3133) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 28, 2011
Pours mostly clear deep gold with a fleeting white head that laces nicely. Aroma is complex, some candy, spice, fruit, no hops. The flavor is sweet, but not overly so, with a touch of dryness coming in at the end. Pretty decent.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gachupines (901) - USA - JUN 26, 2011
Golden to light amber color with a large white head. Aroma is earthy with some cloves. Flavor is lightly spiced with cloves, somewhat floral. Very light banana also present. Well done, light Belgian style ale, glad these guys started up in Atlanta.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5542) - 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 (16691) - 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 (3125) - 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 (10917) - 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 (1380) - 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.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3 4 5 6  7  8 9


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50