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RATINGS: 457   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Brewed with Amarillo, Simcoe and Saaz hops.
20 Plato

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 1, 2011
Extremely clear golden orange colour. Frothy, very pure white head. Medium carbonation. Very pure looking beer. Lovely spice/herb aroma. Very pleasant and appealing floral, herb flavour. Spicy fruity flavour. Nice bitterness. Rich, almost sickly finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2011
750ml bottle provided to me by Freud...A honey gold beer, nice looking with huge amounts of carbonation, a gusher so be careful when you pour as it foams up super quick. At least four fingers of off white head rises up. Great fluffy retention and lacing...The aroma is light honey on the front with lots of yeast and floral hops. I hate to steal Alexs line but this is very similar to Duvel. The taste is basically spot on with the aroma, yeast dominated with floral hops, but this is sweetness comes through a lot more, so this is a very sweet Duvel. A very good and tastey beer worth getting a hold of. Doing Canada proud.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2011
Bottle from CFrancis. Pour golden slightly hazy great pillowy head and terrific lacing. Aroma very floral and grassy. Taste wow big bitter grassy and floral hops, spicy Belgian yeast cloves and a lingering taste that reminds me of Columbus hops. Medium to full body with faint but good carb. Awesome I love hoppy Belgians so this was win!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (11014) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle shared by someone at the post EBF tasting, thanks! Poured a clear gold with a white head that lasted throughout the beer. Aroma had a nice pine note with a bit of citrus as well as some sweet grains. Flavor started with sweet grains with a growing hop presence with grapefruit and then pine coming out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sseb69 (1872) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 17, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2013 Bouteille 750 ml. 10%. Couleur paille dore, claire, mousse blanche. Arme de houblon floral, malt, fruits complexes. En bouche, frache, houblon, notes dpice, poires. Finale amre mais pas trop. Trs bonne.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Eructoblaster (4099) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2011
Bottle - 750ml. Pours a hazy golden body with low carbonation and a lasting white frothy head. Well balanced, complex malty/hoppy aroma with yeasty, grainy, fruity, and some spicy hints. Alcohol is perfectly hidden. Terrific, sharp hoppy taste that carries coriander, honeyish, flowery and even some subtle woody notes. Leaves a neverending, warming, hoppy/herbal finish. This is one of the best beers Ive ever had. Awesome!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
crossovert (12255) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2011
750ml green bottle. A++ for the packaging, it looks cool when you hold it to the light with the beer inside. Bottle says 2010 but the bottling date is 2011 Jan 07. Merci Philippe! It pours a clear amber gold with a huge foamy white head that takes a while to dissipate and leaves some nice lacing. It smells super spicy. The yeast really is noticeable. It has a coriander and clove presence. The hops are there, they are grassy with an underlying of peach. The more you sniff it, the fruitier it becomes it seems. The flavor dominates. It has a classic Belgian Strong Pale ale base. It is spicy and floral with a bit of bready malt. It also has a decent amount of hops. The combo of hops is exactly what I would put in an Belgian IPA, in fact it is almost the same as my hop bill in my homebrew. It has a ton of citrus, just pounding tropical citrus really, the malt sweetness really brings out the hop flavors. It has a medium to high bitterness that lingers nicely in the aftertaste. This is exactly what I look for in a Belgian IPA, it is spicy and moderately bitter with a big fruity hop kick, though they could have dry hopped it a bit more. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 02-23-2011 06:18:03

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
patricks110 (2468) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 15, 2011
Amazing beer. Cellared this one for 17 months. The body is a light copper orange with a thick two to three finger purest white head. Aroma is intensely complex with wafting Belgian yeast and moderate spice. Notes of allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg and light fruits such as lemon, orange and apricot. The taste is incredibly smooth and silky with mild carbonation. Very citrussy and spicy overall. The alcohol is somewhat noticeable on the finish. A moderate hop finish is also noted, but was not present very much in the aroma. Overall, a wonderful beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonusWagner (2155) - Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Huge, huge thanks to Fred for bringing this down, fresh, to Boston. An incredible, fascinating beer. The nose is kind of earthy, spicy, slightly citrusy. Very much a noble hop presence, though Trevor said he thought it might be skunked, I just think its a combination of Saaz and Pils malt that brings the horrors of trash euro lagers to mind. Regardless, the beer has a ton of flavor going on, citrus and spice and a slightly funky yeast quality that really pulls everything together. A touch high on the alcohol, which keeps it from being perfect. With Belgian styles I tend to be more sensitive to boozy qualities.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Narnad (1521) - Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2011
Large 750 mL bottle is a green glass bottle and a slight hit on the hops can be detected because of it. Aroma has a hefty earthy nose, slightly cheesy and bready presence from the Belgian yeast, a mild citrusy orange hops nose creeps in late and leans overall a bit on the sweet side. Pours in your glass a very clean, light golden color with a HUGE bubbly, white head that sticks in clumps along the side of your glass and is retained a very, very long time. The brew has a tremendous amount of carbonation that creates an almost violent cascade of bubbles in the center of your glass. The flavor is definitely one of the most complex I have had a chance to taste in a long time. Starts off with modest doughy and ester characteristics imparted by the yeast. This is quickly overtaken by the bitter, slightly spicy hops that, after the initial bitter bite, transitions to a strong lemony citrus character. After the citrus flavor is around for a second it quickly is combined with a dry, bitter, taste bud puckering feeling that carries out to the end of the tasting. Body is very crisp and extremely lively due to the large amount of carbonation. Overall a terrific beer! I absolutely love the head on this beer as it is so large and thick, it looks like the top of a lemon meringue pie. A definite buy.

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