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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ale brewed with Michigan Honey & Hops
(6.5% abv)

This is what Belgian beer is all about: Using locally available ingredients, each sip brings forth nuances that make this beer worth truly savoring.

Characteristics:
Clover honey added during the boil contributes color and complexity but adds no sweetness to the beer as the sugars are broken down during fermentation. Look for whispers of apricot and nectarine on the palate, mixed with the floral aroma of the hops grown in northern Michigan.

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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2013 Can. Pours a cloudy orange color with a very small amount of head. Aroma is grainy malt, honey, and some light citrus and red fruit. Taste is very smooth. Reminds me a Belgian Triple. Light fruity notes mixed with some flavorful malt. The honey holds it together it keeps it smooth. The Belgian yeast flavor does not come through until the finish and is very subtle. High carbonation and medium body. Slightly sticky mouthfeel. I enjoyed this beer. Not nearly as complex as other Belgian Strongs but its smooth and tasty. Re-rate 2/22/13 - Had this twice more and dont like it as much. Over-carbonated a bit and the flavors are dry and a bit stale. Its not bad though. Nice fruitiness, lots of honey. Decent.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (9411) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2016
Pour out of 16 oz can, clear dark orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of honey, sweet fruit, bread, biscuit, some slight spice, touch of white fruit, hints of spice. Taste was a mix of orange, bread, grass, slight honey, fruity notes with a touch of yeasty spice, finishing sweet.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SG111 (1365) - New York, USA - SEP 9, 2016
Tap at brown iron, brew house. Pours orange yellow. White head. Aroma is Belgian esters, honey, caramel, sweet malt, some orange citrus. Flavor is sweet honey, Belgian esters, sort of Belgian witbier.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackflag321 (650) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2016
Poured from the can. Interesting twist on the style--honey with Belgian yeastiness with some hints of fruit. Okay.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bigtaster (911) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2015
On tap in trappist glass very little head, white. Wine caramel. Low carbonation, sweet, some acidity. Clean well made, not complex.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - JUN 7, 2015
On tap at the source. This is the barrel ages version. Pours a clear copper with a thin white head. Wow. Really nice. Oak is noticeable. Fairly sweet and malty. Interesting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wchesser (1948) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Can from Flandersned-thanks! Nose of spicey Belgian yeast elements and earthy honey, slightly floral. That kind of soapy dry honey thing done honey ales get, but not in a bad way. Pleasant enough.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmongoose (2264) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 23, 2015
16oz can shared. Poured a bright copper color with off white head that doesnt last. The upfront aroma is Belgian yeast and honey with a slight citrus touch on the end. The flavor rolls with the nose. You get some of that Belgian quality with s tanginess of the citrus and then the honey. I suppose its good but just not me. Its like it is almost there and then dies off into something else.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chucklemation (1475) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2015
Pours an amber color with a thin white head. Aroma is Belgian yeast and honey - a bit too sweet in the nose. The flavor has the same sweetness, but it comes out less ripe. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Abner (344) - Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Pint on tap. Pours a clear copperish color with really no head to speak of. Aromas of Belgian yeast, some spice, light sweetness. Tastes similar. A touch sweet, though doesnt have a honey taste. Easy drinker; makes me think of summer. Light bodied, a bit under carbonated; light, lingering sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2923) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Pint can thanks to DrSilverworm. Vinous, honey and fruity. Standout for the style and enjoyable.


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