RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Our version of a Belgian Strong Golden Ale. A healthy amount of wheat gives this beer a very smooth mouthfeel that is accompanied by a fruity yeast character. Dark Belgian Candy is added to the boil which contributes to this beer’s light body and complex flavor. European hops team up with Juniper berries added late in the boil to offer a soft, subtle spiciness.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2013
On tap, pours a clear golden color, thin white head. Aroma of sour yeast and rising bread, light to medium body, light malts, walnut and sourdough bread, dries on the finish with some vanilla and coconut. Too light for a Belgian strong for my tastes.

Block (2950) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 1, 2017
Backlong entry. This beer is close to style with typical flavors. Well rounded and clean. Nothing too outstanding or unusual.

shrubber85 (11570) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 9, 2016
Bottle. Yeast, orange/lemon, biscuit malt, and straw aroma. Cloudy golden yellow with small head. Moderately sweet milky citrus, biscuit malt, and mildly bitter straw flavor. Good body. Very nice.

Patrickctenchi (6690) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 20, 2016
Bottle: Slightly hazed amber-gold with a small white head. Light fruit, yeasty scent. Sweet, mildly spicy pear, peach, candi-sugar flavor. Easy- drinking and fruity. Pretty nice.

GarrettB (1635) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 18, 2016
September 2nd, 2014 - Bright and mostly clear, Crazy Mountain’s Old Soul Ale is a chipper looking beer. Served in a tall glass, I catch a photo of the underside of the foam, like the underside of a glacier, keeping some bubbles submerged to satisfying optical effect. The aroma is tangy and acidic, with pear and dandelion identifiable, and an overall sense of floral sips ahead. The flavor, however, is much danker and weedier than the aroma would have otherwise suggested. The sweet elements are intense, like candy coated almonds, but the finish is herbaceous. On the second sip I track the herbal graph, and find it earlier than in the finish, but it’s only in the aftertaste that the sweeter side of the Old Soul peels away to let the herbal component shine. I also catch notes of white grapes and lemons, making this a diverse and fascinating brew.

Bill Becker (1273) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - MAY 21, 2016
Pours a hazy straw gold with an inch of foam after settling down. Smells fruity with notes of candi sugar, wheat, and pepper. It has some tartness. Peppery, a candi sugar sweetness, fruity like the rind of oranges, a bit tart. Not bad. Light bodied with light carbonation. Overall, an enjoyable beer.

scoth (690) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 11, 2016
Can. Pours deep gold with a thin beige head, moderate retention. Aromas of caramel, hay, banana, pepper, biscuit, a little cooked vegetable note. Medium-light body, velvety, mild carbonation. Lightly sweet, a hint of citrus, light bitter finish. Seems a little off, not enough to ruin the batch, but not as nice as it could be.

Suttree (6484) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 19, 2016
Copper, with a big white head. Smells Lightly toasty and some spicy notes. Taste is caramel, toast, and some mild piney flavors.

Pyrmir (6196) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2015
Sample at SBWF15. Hazy golden with off white head. Aroma is malty, yeasty, caramel, flowers and grape. Taste is malty, spicy yeast esters, sugar, caramel with low bitterness

TaktikMTL (7921) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 13, 2015
Canette de 12 oz achetée chez Beverage Warehouse (Winooski, VT) au coût de 1,75$. Arôme: Odeur de caramel avec une pointe d’épices. Apparence: La couleur est orangée opaque avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de caramel avec une pointe de levure belge et d’épices. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’orange en arrière goût. (Rating #6552)

Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - OCT 21, 2015
This was poured into a mini-tulip. The appearance was a decent looking hazy bronzed yellow to orange color with a slim finger’s worth of white foaminess that quickly dissipated leaving barely any lacing. The smell had a sweet dried apricot aroma rolling about a little bit of light spice. The taste was basically the same thing with a big dry semi-spiced fruity aftertaste running into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fairly light allowing some wheat to display a little bit of body. Overall, for a Belgian styled strong ale, honestly, it’s a bit under par. Only have again if fresh.

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