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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10326) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 3, 2011
Tap at The Nook. Pours clear amber with a large, frothy cream colored head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, hay, straw, toasted), light hops (floral, herbal), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of alcohol, bubble gum, clove, plum, honey, and coriander. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, toasted), average hops (floral, herbal), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of alcohol, bubble gum, peach, and honey. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation, low creaminess with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 26, 2011
Draft. Pours a deep golden, slightly hazy, with a big white head. Aroma and flavor have the traditional Belgian profile: some clove, bubble gum, candy sugar, banana. But these flavors were subtly incorporated into a big, malty beer. Alcohol is not at all brash. Liked it a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemattie (4301) - Georgia, USA - NOV 29, 2010
Tap @ TacoMac, alpharetta. Hazy orange, thick white. Aroma of bread and fruit sugar. Flavor is full, sharp hop, toasted cereal malt. Finishes with a heavy fruit bite and liquid Cheerios character. Yum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bleeng (1552) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2010
Tap at The Nook Huntsville AL. Light gold, hazy, small white head. Yeasty, a bit sweet, with some spiciness. Very full, fluffy body. Good stuff here-I will be looking for it around town.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GTAEgeek (1337) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 29, 2010
On tap at the Brick Store Pub. Pours a hazy yellow with a massive off-white head. The aroma is caramel, floral hops, and spices. The flavor is malty sweetness with bitterness in the background. The palate is light to medium, dry and acidic. A surprisingly complex flavor, and a nice crisp finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - OCT 29, 2010
Draft at Taco Mac (PTC). Cloudy gold pour. Soft fruit and allspice aroma. Malty chewy with touch of banana and spice. Chewy full body with a surprisingly soft creamy texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2197) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2011 on tap at Taco Mac, Perimeter on 10/3/10. deep orange pour with a 1 finger white head. solid Belgian yeast nose with banana, caramel and sweet sugars. really smooth full body with sweet malts, banana, orange, plum, and caramel flavors. fruit, spice, sweet round finish. Wild Heaven has got something here...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (6478) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - OCT 4, 2010
10/2/10. Draft. Sweet estery aroma with similar flavor but with a nice spicy yeast flavor in there too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4447) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2010
13 ounces served in a slender tulip - $6.00 at Muss & Turner’s in Smyrna, Georgia. Appearance: Served up a hazed, amber-hued body akin to toasted pumpkin and topped with a full inch of thick, white foam. Smell: Lightly sweetish, candy-hinted nose spiced with a small sprinkling of coriander, underscored with fruity notes of pear and fig, and with a hint of clean, quality alcohol. Taste: A pleasant toasted bread character from the malted Belgian barley with poppingly sweet accents of brown sugar and candi sugar. The fruitiness carries over from the aroma. Transient touch of herbaceousness. Slight hop bitterness. Still, the beer remains fairly sweet. The Belgian yeast imparts a light, delicate spiciness coupling with some peppery alcohol tones. And still it’s sweet. Semi-dry, smooth finish, with the beer finally drying out in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Smooth, nearing hefty mouthfeel. Drinkability: I’ll be honest, when I had heard this was a strong Belgian-style Golden Ale of 8.5% ABV, I assumed it to essentially be a Duvel clone. Not the case at all! A heftier, rounder malt profile for sure, though maybe I’d personally prefer a bit less residual sugar. Still, it’s a very nice opening offering from this fledgling brewery. Best of luck, guys.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mixmasterob (903) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 16, 2010
On draught @ Cypress Street. Deep golden pour with a big frothy white head. Semi good retention, left tons of lace but faded quickly. Traditional belgian yeast aromas dominate at first, then I got some fruity and floral components, somewhat hoppy. Flavors were somewhat fruity, a bit yeasty, and a decent American hop kick. Light sweetness. Mouthfeel was slick, full. Super smooth finish with a light bitterness, subtle hops rounded it out nicely. One of the best Belgian golds I have tried. The quality of these brews is remarkable.

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