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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Strong in flavor and alcohol yet light in color and malt character this style has the warming presence of alcohol

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Bill Becker (1775) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 26, 2017
From Aug 2007 I got this bottle in a trade with Wasatch. Thanks, John! Pours from 22oz bottle(2006 vintage) a hazy orange-gold with a large head of foam The smell is all fruity and yeasty and spicy. I get sweet malt, sour apple, coriander and probably more. The taste is very sweet and tart at the same time. The tartness is from the sour apple while the sweet is from candy sugar and they balance each other out pretty nicely. I'm also tasting some banana and some pepper after a few more sips and the alcohol is starting to become more noticeable...tastes stronger than the given 8.5%abv. Btw, I'm drinking it near room temp to get the most out of the flavours and well, it's pretty tasty but I find the finish is kind of bland and watery. Oh, and peppery. Man, there's a lot of that in here now that I've had a few more sips. The mouthfeel is light as is the carbo. I see some sediment at the bottom of the bottle so I'll save the rest of my comments until that's poured in my glass. Ok, I'm sipping on the last of this Belgian Strong Ale and nothing's changed. I think it's decent but there are much better out there in the style. Still worthy of a try though.

2.8
zoucrew102 (2104) - - NOV 28, 2013
Bomber. Found in random liquor store in COS four years after bottling. Aroma is mostly malt and banana with some unidentifiable spice. Pours golden with with a thin, white head and very little lacing. Tastes like a Belgian to start with the sweet malt and banana notes. Finishes strange with spice and alcohol mixed in. Might have been better 4 years ago. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
cubs (10714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2011
Bottle @ home. I just found this still on the shelf in Denver. I remember liking it two years ago- lets see how the sucker held up in fluorescent light the last two years. Somewhat cloudy, golden orange appearance with an off white head. Soapy floral, a touch earthy (?), bready, herbal, slight citrusy aroma. Herbal, soapy, floral hoppy, light orange citrusy, bready yeasty flavor. I thought I enjoyed this two years ago but maybe I was just a shithead. This is ok.

3.6
Leighton (22306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2010
Bottle at the Funky 6. Pours gold with a moderate, white head. Strong malt aroma with yeast, spice and Belgian sugar. Sweet flavor, malty, with light yeast and fruit. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Finishes sweet with Belgian yeast notes. Good.

3.5
nuplastikk (6453) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 21, 2010
22oz bomber. Hazy, unfiltered golden-tan color. Thin, steady off white head. Sweet, sugary Belgified aroma. Doesn’t really do the style justice, very par to sub-par US version. A little bit thick, chewy, with some clove-like balance. Rich, with some alcohol laced fruit tones..banana, orange, tangerine. Lacks the effervescent mouthfeel and delicacy that can make the style great. Sort of goes for an Orval like thing, but doesn’t quite get there. OK.

2.9
trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Pours a nice gold color with too small a head for a Belgian-style ale. Smells like a hef - grains, light caramel malts, some honey... just a tad sweeter. Flavor adds a bit of tropical fruit - maybe even some banana - it’s definitely trying for the profile of a Belgian golden ale, but it’s falling short. It needs to be livelier, with some better yeasty depth. As is, for lack of a better term, it’s too macro.

3
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2010
Bomber. Pours golden with off-white clings. Lots of spice and bubblegum in the nose. Tastes of bananas and bubblegum--not a good combination to me, but makes an adequate golden Belgian.

3.2
BritAlesRule (216) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2010
Thing has a really nice nose of alcohol mixed with summer public pool and some astringent accents. What follows is a little messy, like someone tried to blend a perectly fine high alcohol tripple with a Belgian Brune or something similarly sour. Taste has some band-aid and alcohol mixed with what could be a great golden ale. Too funky for me.

3.2
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2010
2009 22 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquors - Pours a crystal clear golden color with a small off white head. No real lacing to speak of. Aroma is Belgian candy sugar, esters, and yeast. Flavor is much of the same with the addition of herbal hops. Medium body. A deceent beer.

3.1
BelgianBeerGal (4156) - Panama City, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2010
22oz bottle purcahsed at Cedar City UT ST Liquor Store. Gold color pour with a medium white head and a little lacing. Very "Belgian" aroma: lots of yeast and spice. Slightly sweet and dry flavour with more spice and a little banana. okay.


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