RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
A Belgian Golden Strong ale, fermented with a saison yeast and brewed with a healthy dose of hops and spiced with black and white pepper in the kettle.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2012
On tap at the Drafting Room, Exton. Mild Belgian yeast aroma. Some bitter hop oil/resin and grass. Light neutral fruity character. Medium amber cloudy with off-white creamy lacing head. Medium-heavy body with medium carbonation and alcohol warming. Starts medium sweet with alcohol, pilsner malt, and mild bitterness. Decent hop flavor, though more bitter than taste. Sweet finish with good bitterness. Belgian yeast notes and some light grain hop astringency. Nice ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2012
This beer is dangerous because of its ABV, but its not very detectable in the taste. Nice fruity/spicy blend of hops. Very enjoyable. Deep gold in color, thin white head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (3044) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2012
From the tap poured a copper color with a fair amount of head. Hoppy spicy flavor with a quick finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2012
750ml bottle, dated November 17, 2011. The pour yields a Mostly clear, very lightly hazy dark orange amber hue. A short, smooth head of off-white to beige foam settles to a swirly film, leaving scattered, wet spotting on the glass. The nose is based in malty notes of baking bread and sweet golden raisin, with hints of crisp, fruity acidity and a dry, slightly pungent Belgian yeast. Floral, citrusy hops balance it out nicely, as does a nice blast of dusty white pepper. Flavors follow suit, well balanced between the sweeter raisin bread notes and the biting, peppery, citrus-based hops. Yeast is dusty and dry, which is welcomed in such a big brew. The palate is predictably quite substantive, laden with hefty sugars, yet decently attenuated for a 10 percenter. Its smooth up front and drying on the back end, with fine carbonation. Overall, pretty solid example of a style (strong Belgian golden ale) I rarely enjoy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Pours a deep golden color with foamy head. Nose full of yeast, spice and floral notes. Flavor was fruity, peppery, hoppy, yeasty, and anything else that ends in a "y"! Lasting finish. This beer just kept getting better as I drank it, not just because of the 10%ABV either!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (24008) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Draft at the source. Hazy golden color, small white head, good lacing. Aroma of pure caramel, taste is similar, with subtle lemon. I would not guess that this is a saison, too sweet and strong, not enough funk. Still a tasty beer though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Draft at Iron Abbey with Ann, James, and Linh. Straw yellow pour with a little head. Aroma is peppery and slightly lemon. Body is thin, not very quenching, and disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jredmond (8102) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2011 Draft at the Iron abbey with Linh, Dallas and Ann. Pours a clear orange body with thin white lacing. Aroma is pretty plain - light lager notes with pepper and wheat. Mouthfeel is thin with notes of bitter citrus, honey, and pepper. Definitely hides the 10% well, but a little lacking in overall flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2011
On tap at the City Tap House. Foggy orange yellow with a white haze. Nose is toffee, orange lollipops and yeast. Medium light with a tingle. Taste is grapefruit pith, floral notes and a touch of pepper. Menu said this also had chillies but not apparent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2572) - Doylestown, PA, USA - FEB 7, 2011
On draft at Capones. Pours a clear liquid gold with a small white head. Aroma of floral notes, honey and bitter citrus hops. Taste is much the same as the aroma.

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