RATINGS: 202   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
Brainless Belgian-Style Golden Ale is has a rich and complex malt flavor balanced with a little bit of spicy noble hops and strong influences of fermentation esters from the Belgian yeast used. Various Belgian like Rock Candies, hops and grains are employed to express variations within the style. Deceivingly drinkable, some liken theses ales to the Devil sneaking up on you, so consume responsibly.

Release #1: 8.3%
Release #2: 9.1%
Release #4: 9.6%
Release #5: 8.6%
Release #11: 8.8%
Release #14: 8.9%
Release #19: 8.3%

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (3041) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2013
A: Hazy Orange Hue, Passes Through No Light, Mild White Head, Good Lacing S: Citrus, Mildly Spicey T: Orange, Corriander, Belgian Sugar, White Pepper M: Decent Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Sweet Overall, the nose disappointed as it seemed neutral but the taste was really good. For a 8.3% ABV beer, it is not boozy at all. It can sneak up on you fast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (16328) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
On tap @ Epic (Denver). Pours a slightly hazed golden color with a white head. Sweet banana, sugar, and apple cider on the nose. Light clove, some yeast, sugar, and a hint of alcohol. Flavor is sweet candy sugar, banana, and apple. Pears, clove, and some mild yeast and bread.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (12190) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
Draft sample at Epic Brewing taproom, Denver. Pours clear golden with a small off white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, caramel, malt, spice. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrHangover (4245) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
Tap @ the brewery tap room. Pours a clear golden beer with a small white head on top. Aroma is yeasty and bready with some, faint buttery touches in the backend. Flavour is very sweet, alcoholic with decent carbo and a slight herbal note. Medium short finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (4442) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Bottle from Utah Liquor store. Pours golden with a thin white head that disappears quickly. Its got that Belgian yeasty thing on the nose. A little sweet on the tongue. Finishes clean. Hides its alcohol well. Solid but not as robust as others in the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4849) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 25, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2013 On tap at Tadgs. It poured a clear amber with minimal head but a decent body. A caramel tasting amber colored beer. Sweet and fruity! My favorite of the night!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nealblind (1770) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Release 55 8.7abv. Medium clear orange some white head. Smells of mainly of apples then booze, lemons and tart yeast. Some funk and dusty spice too. Tastes mostly of bready yeast. A bit too sweet/plying because of the candi. Like a wheaty sweet tripel. Tasty, but overpowering and a bit out of balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (23681) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2013
8th January 2013
8.3%. Light haze on this gold beer, little white head. Palate softish. Creamy malt with a trace of honey. A tripel like sweetness. A little peach and a touch of paper. Finishes semi dry and a fruity tang in the aftertaste. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (5306) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2013
bottle. Golden with one finger head. Sweet and slightly boozy, but still quite easy to drink. A little bit light on flavor however.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjay44 (3557) - Salida, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2014 651 ml. bottle. Release #55. 8.7% ABV. Pours a medium, poorly retained, white head over a clear dark gold (SRM 7) body.....nose is pale fruits (pear, apple) light spice (clove, allspice).......taste is moderate sweet candi sugar to start, then light pear, apple, with hints of allspice, cardamom, light pepper,leading to an almost dry slightly bitter finish.....mouth feel medium, slightly sticky, alcohol warmth present, carbonation medium. This falls within the style, but would be better with more attenuation. The sweetness is a bit dominant. This style is supposed to have a huge, lasting head, with on going effervescence. This beer has neither. BJCP 8/2/14/4/7. Release #74 Den 1554 has 9.3% ABV. The sweetness is utterly overwhelming. Greater attenuation is essential.

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