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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our award winning Belgian-style golden ale Deceit was aged in oak rum barrels for 8 months to produce this strong yet deceptively smooth brew. This beer pours a beautiful golden color with alluring aromas of fresh apple and crisp white wine. Spicy notes in the flavor are complimented by tantalizing and complex characteristics pulled from the oak barrels. Slight fruit notes balance these elaborate flavors and transition into a dry and inviting finish.

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (19558) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2016
Bottle shared during RBWG 2014 - Asheville. Pours clearish pale yellow with a frothy, white head. The nose holds brett, citrus, dried pale malts. Big sweet flavour with notes of pale wood, ripening citrus fruits, more brett, some poo. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Good balance in the finish, moderately sweet, with further brett funk, melon, tangerine. Good depth. Nice and drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeremyh70 (1083) - Missouri, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a white head with good retention and decent lacing. Banana and clove aroma from the belgian yeast along with some light fruit and some oak. The rum is apparent in the taste and gives a candied quality to the fruit flavors. Also some nice oak flavor along with some spiciness and a little booze. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A good sipper with a nice level of complexity and flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (15455) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Bottle at RBWG shared by Aaron. Pours cloudy yellow with white head. Nose and taste of rum, oak, vanilla, lemongrass, saison yeast and vanilla. Medium body.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
onceblind (8199) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2016
Hazy golden under a thin sticky white rocky cap. Pleasant nose thats sweet and rummy and a little oaked and a touch Belgian grainy. Full and interesting flavor thats Saison-like with Belgian estery tree fruits but also grainy and woody and lightly rummy. Crisp and interesting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PartyFowle (954) - - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle. Straw-colored, straw-hazed. Two big fingers of pure white froth. The nose has the usual notes of saison -- Belgian pear, red apple and white pepper -- but here theyre mixed with deeper, richer rum notes: oak, caramel, cane sugar. A very slight hint of vinegar, too. The flavor differs: more oak, bright pear and baked apple, with buttery oak and funky rum beneath. Booze is subtle -- just enough to add a wild twist. Soft, medium-light body; light, silky carbonation; tiny massaging bubbles. Alcohol is far too well-hidden; Im drunk. Delicious and interesting. A good tweak on a solidly done classic.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
gephross100 (588) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2016
On draft at Jester King. Pours hazy gold with a slight white head. Acetone, saison yeast, banana, plum, and can sugar nose. Creamy viscous mouthfeel. Very sweet low carb.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (2664) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Tasted on 2/7/14 from bottle at the Friday night tasting at RBWG Asheville, thanks to Aaron Nielsen for sharing. Pours cloudy pale yellow with an average white head that slowly recedes to average lace. The nose is yeasty caramel with some spice, and vanilla rum underlying. The flavor is the same spicy yeast with a hint of caramel and vanilla rum. The body is medium with lively carbonation and a long spicy yeast and rum finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidmartinek (4884) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2016
Rich gold color. Light, white head. Aroma is characteristic of a Belgian ale and the flavor has that Beldian candy sugar note but its not too sweet. The flavor has a balance with some bittering hops added in. Its very smooth, middle of the road in palate and has a nice beer aroma like a good pils almost.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (13561) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle - Vintage 2012 - Lots of funk and stone fruit with sweet rum notes. Cloudy gold with a decent white head. Funky stone fruit, rum sweetness and a touch of booze. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (10709) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle shared by Aaron at RBWG 2014, thanks! Pours a hazy light yellow with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has flora, light fruits and earthy grains with a hint of rum underlying. Flavor has sweet grains and light fruits with a bit of flora and barrel underlying.


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