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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   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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3.2
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2005
Light golden shade, covered by a mostly lasting white creamy head. Pretty well integrated yeastiness for an america beer. Gentle phenols attach themselves to honeyed cereals and banana/mango biscuitiness. A slice of oxidation passes close to ruining it, but the damage is not done yet, the flavors still lively, lifted up by a medium to full body with full carbonation. Not the most attenuated example and tartish in its yeastiness, but its highly drinkable.

3.3
Skyview (6076) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Sampled via 22-oz bomber and shared by Akevitt. Pours a semi-clear golden pale brew with a fast dissolving white head that leaves behind a thin white ring. Aroma of light roasted malt, earthy spice and plenty of floral hops. Taste is medium bodied, lightly carbonated, with a a spicey yeast and light roasted malt flavor. Finish is smooth and then slightlly tart with a hint of yeast in the aftertaste.

2.9
notalush (5883) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Fizzy, clear golden, frothy lace - nose of dusty, dry, biscuity malts, some phenolic character, light tartness - taste is light, biscuity, flinty. crackery, peppery - some underlying sweetness - I usually like most of these characteristics in a beer, but this is beer is too strong for its light and crisp flavors, because a strong, boozy/alcoholic character dominates in the long term, and the other qualities of the beer are too delicate and/or weak to support this - alcoholic finish, lingering dry malts - meh.

3.7
hayduke (5549) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 27, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2009 This was a bottle purchased from the brewpub in Hood River. Chilled to refrigerator temperature, this poured a beautiful rich golden amber with a small white head and not much lacing. Nose of banana and cloves. Medium mouthfeel. Favor is yeasty and full of fruit flavors. I liked it, seemingly, more than most as I scored it higher than average.

2.8
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 8, 2005
Clear caramel color, light head, mellow lacing. Nose of musky hops and sour malts. The flavor is balanced, bland and musky. The finish is akin to horribly dirty laundry. Don’t know why this didn’t work for me but it just didn’t. The saving grace was the absence of alcohol taste.

3.4
nearbeer (5456) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 5, 2008
22 oz, 2007 vintage. Mostly clear, golden orange with a creamy frosting of lace. Aroma is light fruit (grape-apple), clove, wine, and dry spicy yeast. Tastes are a mix of slight banana bubblegum, sourish apple, wine alcohol, and some woody/resinous hops. Interesting, but a bit harsh; sort of seems like a mix of a Tripel and a European Strong Lager! Delicate body is suitable for summertime, smooth, and dry.

2.6
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 17, 2006
This Belgian Golden Ale pours a medium orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is apples, bananas, alcohol and sugar. A medium bodied Belgian Ale. Malts are fruity and sweet. Lots of banana and apple flavors as well as some unrefined sugar. Kind of overly sweet and a little bland. Strangely it reminds me a little bit of a malt liquor, I mean it in no way tastes like one, but it has that high gravity kind of feel to it. Perhaps a bit of aging will mellow this one, as it’s a little harsh and one sided right now. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is smooth. Aftertaste is sweet.

3.4
badgerben (5214) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Thanks to Akevitt! Gold color with no head. Big floral hop aroma. Yeasty and spicy taste with a bit hops on the finish. Slight alcohol burn.

3.3
CapFlu (5128) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2007
(Draught) Sampled at the Dog & Pony Alehouse in Renton, WA. Lasting white foam head with a mildly cloudy amber body. Nose is mellow with hops and marzipan. A hoppy front tongue is backed by a flavour of whiskey malt base. Good.

3.1
IndianaRed (4782) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 8, 2005
Bottle Piours a hazy light orange amber. Small off white head quickly dissipating. Slight lacing. Nose of faint light yeast and some classic Belgian componants of clocves, bananas etc. Flavor is sharp and sweet. A bit sour as well and yeasty. Moderate body and carbonation.


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