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 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (23569) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (14352) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Poured a clear orange amber with a lingering ring of amber bubbles. Aromas of straw, carmel, fruittiness and light pepper. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, carmel, light fruittiness and light pepper with a smooth dry lingering peppery finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (12083) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2011
On tap at Capones. Poured a lighter and hazy yellow color with a small sized white head. Aromas and tastes of spices, fruity, citrus and peppery. Thinner body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
adnielsen (10584) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Bottle @ Ratmans. Pours a fairly clear, dark orange appearance with little head. Somewhat spicy, light citrusy, somewhat herbal nose. A bit thin, strong, spicy yeasty, a bit boozy, strong malty flavor. Bleh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (10441) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Draft at CAH. Pours hazy deep gold w 1f white head. Nose is pale malt, funky, floral, and hops. Tastes malty, floral, fruity, dry spicy, a tiny bit cloying, and very complex. Reminds me of a slightly thicker Gold Monkey.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jredmond (8046) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (6362) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Hazy golden color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, coriander, orange peel, lemon pepper, grass, citrus fruits, vanilla, and light alcohol. Taste of citrus fruits, pepper, coriander, banana, honey, and a dryish finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2011
Draught at Capones: Aroma of saison yeast, light hops, and citrus. Poured yellow in color with a tiny white head around the edges only. Hazy. Not sparkling. Small lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet and slightly bitter. Tastes of hops, saison yeast, grain, light citrus, slight grass, and slight pepper. Light to medium body. Thin, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Dry, yeast, slight grass, and hop finish. 10%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Tap at FQB. Pours a hazy yellow/golden with a smaller bubbly white head. Aroma of spicy saison yeast notes, lots of citrus, black pepper and tropical fruits. Flavor of the same spicy saison notes, bready, clove, banana, citrus and tropical fruits. Very dry almost pushing too "thin". Abv very well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
callmemickey (4526) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Hazy golden-orange body, medium sized white head, soapy lacing. Typical Belgian notes of orange, clove, yeasty pepper, and pale malts. Medium bodied, feel is a bit inconsistent, moderate to lively carbonation, a touch of sweetness, concise, clean finish.

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