RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
We welcome spring by brewing a Belgian Golden Strong Ale with traditional malts, hops and a unique strain of yeast to create a flavor packed experience.

Grains:Idapils, Munich, Crystal
Hops: Styrian Goldings

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjteeters (37) - Issaquah, Washington, USA - APR 14, 2013
22 oz. bottle from local grocery. Golden amber with light carbonation (tiny bubbles) and a creamy head that quickly dissipated. Mild aroma with notes of grass and citrus. Bitter taste and finish, maybe a touch of sweetness in the finish. I realize this is suppose to be "Belgian style" but its a bit different than that. I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (4999) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - MAR 7, 2017
Poured into a tulip, the appearance was a soft transparent amber color with a fingers worth of white foamy head that fell off at a nice pace. Stringy lace. The aroma had some banana, citrus, Belgian yeast, breadiness, and ends with some floral qualities. The flavor leans towards the sweet side initially and ends up warming into the clove nicely. Subtle crisp citrus/banana aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fine sessionability about it. Mild carbonation. ABV felt right as the brewer says. Overall, this was a nicely done Belgian strong ale that I would have again if I could.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maxwelldeux (4373) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Draught in a flight at the brewpub. Pours a clear amber color. Nos has some slight citrus and clove elements to it with the characteristic Belgian yeast. Taste is a bit sweet with some slight banana and citrus notes to it. OK for what it is, just not my style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arayaga2 (2182) - portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Color is right but aroma is light. Taste is Apple and light, with a bit of spice and esters. $6/22 oz

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
CaptSpify (10) - Alabama, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Syrupy. Clear, with a light flavor............................................

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (20218) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2013
Draught at Portland Craft, Vancouver
Hazy light amber color, with creamy head. Its another sweet imitation of Belgian, without the true yeast character, but with a good level of sweetness, round mouthfeel, sweet malt flavor, lingering fruitiness, low bitterness; it ends with a very light feeling of creamy Italian cheese (stracchino).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (3528) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 3, 2013
650 ml bottle. Pours amber with almost no head. Aromas of cereal, grass, and light citrus. Flavors of malts, biscuit, and lime. Somewhat sour finish. Not what I was expecting but interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - APR 29, 2012
Fairly standard Belgian ale along the lines of a triple. Pours light golden color, moderate head and carbonation. Taste is typical for the style, nothing stands out, nothing to complain about. I would drink it again if I wanted this style.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hoppygirlcda (29) - Coeur d Alene, Idaho, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Pour was awfully hazy for a non-wheat beer. High alcohol taste overpowered the flavors in the beer and the first couple tastes reminded me of a barley wine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
poisoneddwarf (2475) - Coeur d Alene, Idaho, USA - DEC 10, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2011 Why do I have a feeling this beer is going to be a piece of shit? I had a bad feeling as soon as I picked it up off the shelf. Bomber bought at Super 1 in CDA, ID. Pours hazy cantalolupe with a medium cream-colored head that collapses into a blanket of foam after a minute or so, leaving some decent lace. Aroma is similar to rancid meat. Taste is sweet and spicy with a bitter finish. Very strrrraaaannnge. Has a hint of that Duvel character the brewers were undoubtably going for, but a hint is just a hint. They either needed to make a reasonably acceptable clone, go above and beyond Duvel, or make a successful experiment based on the Duvel recipe. This does none of the above.

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