RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
The conception and naming of this beer happened in one fell swoop. Unsure whether to offer a light session beer or a fun ball-buster as our warm weather seasonal, we decided on a beer that would be a big, fatty boombalatty version of a Belgian white. And away we went, taking a recipe for a white beer and ramping up the grain bill by 50%; we dropped the amount of wheat by 75% to keep the beer rough around the edges. We bucked tradition by steering the bitterness in the direction of a pale ale, and coupling hops with coriander in the fermenter. The resulting beer gives you all the bubblegum goodness of a big Belgian, with enough crispness to cut through the sweet profile, thus making you want to sip it again and again. Dangerous, indeed!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (3405) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 29, 2013
Amber colour. Sweet and fruity elements. A quality Belgian style beverage. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (42651) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2013
From tap at Republic. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is estery and fruity. Light toasted malty. Estery to phenolic. Mild herbal, estery and light spiced. Bitter and dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (7130) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Draft on tap at Dottys (Madison, WI). Birthday/VDay Dinner with the missus. Pours a murky hazed amber pour, darker in body with some gentle glow, orange gold, some homemade applesauce. Cakey white head films well, laces ok. Aromas are gentle sweetness, pear and apple, kisses of yeasty and a gentle clove. Mellow honey sweetness, touches of melon, doughy malts. Touches of bubblegum, pear, and gentle doughy grainy malts. Mellow Belgian yeast influence on the nose. Initial shows a lighter end of medium bodied, touches of sweeter bubblegum, dough, and fruit waft into the fold. Touches of coriander, mellow Belgian yeast, touches of citrus dance in. Clove and coriander mix, coriander hitting the palate better as we get further in. Gentle bubblegum, dryness as we move back. Some grassiness, mellow yeast, touches of spice, gentle apple and dry grainy malts. Loses some of that sweetness as we move past the middle, hits with just a touch of heat to let you know this beer is a bit bigger than you may have expected. Overall, not usually a style I relish. This seems well constructed though and certainly hit the spot for me this evening. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (13428) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2013
A hazed amber ale with a thin white head. In aroma, a smooth fruity ale with tropical fruits, bananas, cloves, classic. In mouth, a smooth fruity malt with citrus, mango, peaches, alcohol warmth, nice and smooth. On tap at Istmus Beer and Cheese Fest, Jan 19 2012.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
spilledpint (352) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2012
12 oz. bottle from CHristmas sampler. Ar: Banana, spice, and yeast. Ap: Pours a hazy golden light copperish with a one inch frothy head that leaves nice lace. T: Moderate sweetness, good tartness comes through on the finish, little bitterness but fairly tart. P: Moderate body, fairly strong carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BB1950 (10) - - NOV 24, 2012
bready, and thick, maybe good for a winter beer, glad to be in Wisconsin with beer like this

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (3375) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with small white head. Rather weak malty, hay aroma. Malty, alcohol, apricot, coriander, and spicy flavors. For a strong belgian, this is a pretty nice sessionable belgian. I could see myself knocking back a few of these.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9296) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2012
hazed orange.
heavy sugared banana nose.
baked multigrain bread.
orange and lemon juice.
medium-full body.
medium acid, low bitterness, highly sweet.
mildly yeasty / muddy / doughy.
orange juice citrus acid finish.
estery, yeasty, sugary, banana and apricot dominant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mrjaxson (538) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Well you cannot say this beer is the same old same old. I suppose our RateBeer friends have to put this under some category. May I suggest "Offbeat Blends" or "Hopeless Cute Names"? This one starts with an aroma in the ballpark of a Belgian--all spiced and bubblegummish. The hops give it a dry bite and a peppery finish. Fun to try but definitely not sessionable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2012
12oz bottle, aroma of bread, grass, dough, pale color, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, bubblegum flavor, medium body, average carbonation, bitter finish. Clean crisp tasting brew, on style of a Belgium Ale

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