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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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You might expect Belgian-style golden ales to clash with aggressively hopped American pale ales, with choppy results. But the Styrian Golding, Tettnang and Saaz hops in this beer produce grassy, peppery notes that complement the spicy, clove-like phenols created by the Belgian yeast. Like the North Sea gales across West Flanders, this toasty and aromatic ale smoothes out any rough terrain as it sweeps across your palate. BREWDECK RELEASE Straight from the brewdeck to you, this rotating line-up of experimental, small-batch beers are a taste of what’s going on at the brewery right now.

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3.3
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Bottle:   Orangish straw, a bit dirty, thin to moderate off-white foamy head, fairly nice lacing.   Barnish and musty nose, a touch of citrus bits and bready notes.   Similar on the tongue, albeit it does come across as American because of the breadiness.   Not strong in that aspect, but its not really in most Belgian Ales.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Still pretty decent.   Light musty fruitiness lingers.


3.5
cobaink2 (813) - seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2015
Bottle from super deli mart. Has a bit of Belgian yeast with a floral nose. Not pungent but pretty average fresh hop smell. The hops are pretty bright but the beer has really no body and not an overly impressive hip profile. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
Reid (2646) - Salem, Oregon, USA - OCT 24, 2014
500 ml euro-style bottle from Lifesource Natural Grocers in Salem OR
$4.99
Deep ,darker golden ale with a touch of haziness to it. The head is large, thick and foamy. Egg shell white in colour.

Nice phenolic and peppery aromas. Slight barnyard and slightly earthy. Very good.
Taste is like the aroma but a bit more balanced..the slight grassy hop comes in more to balance the yeast flavours.
Nice smooth yet bubbly palate..some nice aniseed like bitterness in the end with is cool!
Overall a very nice Oregon made "Belgian".

3.7
slowrunner77 (12994) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
pretty mellow, but complex and flavorful. lightly fruity Belgian yeast and some soft citrus forward hops. the low abv is nice, and as most Crux beers (low abv or not) quite quaffable.

4.2
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Very flavorful, particularly for the low ABV. And totally truth in advertising. It’s a pale, for sure. But Belgian -- nice yeast nices. Banana flavor notes. Overall nice. Almost session-y.

3.5
IndianaRed (5057) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 17, 2014
On Tap at the Bend BP Slightly hazy light amber Wispy off white lacing, Standard non-descript carmely malt aroma. Smooth soft sweet malt flavors with a nice fruity Belgian note. The distictive Belgian yeast flavors are subdued a bit and this is pleasant and easy.

3.7
BrewDad (5667) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Beer Bloggers Conference - San Diego - Easy drinking Belgian ale nice flavors and Belgian yeast finish.

2.6
Koskela (505) - Marysville, California, USA - AUG 26, 2014
A sweetish bananaish cloverish aroma with a touch of a pepper smell come from this hazy golden orangy yellow with a white head. I taste sweetness followed bitter and a touch of pepper. I taste a slight yeasty almost butterscotchy flavor in this light/medium bodied brew. For a belgian not typical but not bad. I expect more of a full body and more of a yeast and maybe a spicy flavor.

3.3
OldMrCrow (2446) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle.



Pours light golden orange with a white head. Aroma of grapefruit and peaches is a bit surprising given the hops used; also plenty of cracked pepper. Candi sugar. Flavor is gently sweet, again that pepper, some wheat cracker, maybe a hint of nectarine -- just not a whole lot going on here. Quaffable mouthfeel is kind of nice, but I’d prefer this one drier given the rest of the package.

3.5
3fourths (9358) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2014 June 24 2014 bottling. Brilliantly clear amber gold with a white head. Malt is bready, grainy, a little grist-like, faint saw dust. Mild esters of pear / grape, but there’s a distinct New World hop note too - berries, sauvignon blanc, kumquat (that’s Jeff’s word), but these are European strains. Flavor is honey-ish, herbal, fruity, coconut oil... and the coconut oil effect is lasting... slick and oily texture, even. Overall it sits at medium-low sweetness, medium bitterness, medium-low acid. There’s a vague green / raw hop note at times, and the aroma is a bit all over the place, but what’s there is interesting and as a whole it’s quite clean.


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