RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
*Gold Medal 1997 World Beer Championships* Our Belgian-Style strong ale is brewed in the tradition of monastic abbey ales. Orange blossom honey, coriander spice and Belgian yeast are used to create a unique fruity taste and aroma.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GreatDane1632 (1169) - North Dakota, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Rated based on notes taken 30 Dec 2011 -- On tap at the Destin location. The pour looked like a glass of OJ, yellow and very hazy. Strong malty and yeasty aroma. Flavor was very strong malt sweetness with a hearty body. I really enjoyed this beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markwise (5434) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2014
On draft at Brewers Ball 2014. Pours orange-amber with white head. Nose is Belgian yeast: fruity yeast, some sweetness, some spice, and some more esters. Flavor is similar with yeast, sweetness, esters, spice, and more Belgian yeast. Light to medium in body and interesting overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drowland (8534) - Georgia, USA - MAR 5, 2014
1/21/14. On at at the Destin location. Weird goofy hazy orange dark pour, really hazy, like creamy and thick, basically no head whatsoever. Strong Belgian yeast character, spicy, yeasty, hints of citrus, quite sweet. Sweet flavor, super malty, fruity and yeast spiciness, tons of sweet citrus. Too much. Too strong, too sweet, too much yeast. Blech.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (4020) - Panama City, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Draft special of the month in Destin. Pours a murky brown color with not much head. Nice aroma of yeast, caramel, grain, banana and a hint of spice. For the flavor the yeast seems right and a hint of sweetness but it seemed a little grain heavy for the style. Good though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (17129) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2009
Draught, Pensacola
Hazy dull amber. Perfumey, orangey aroma. Strong. Lots of florals, banana. Some late alcoholic dryness. 3-6-7-4-14 = 3.4

Draught, Destin
Cloudy beige. Thin head. Floral, perfumey aroma with fresh apples. Clean, dry, nice apple/pear character with hints of spice. Much more refined than the Pensacola version. 7.4%. 3-7-7-4-15 = 3.6

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2009
Pensacola: Peach-golden and hazy. No lace. Bubblegum and banana aromas. Mid-palate also has lots of bubblegum. Orange juice qualities. Good finish, with alcohol dryness cleaning it up. Hot and invigorating for a wheat beer. Nice character, strong and good like a double-hefeweizen. 6-3-7-3-13

Rating weighted by Destin: Hazy orange. Banana, bubble gum, candy aromas. Sweet, almost syrupy but somehow manages to be enjoyable in spite of it. Low carbonation. Much cleaner finish than the Pensacola version. Finishes with fresh grain and much less bubblegum. 4-6-4-7-14

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (8557) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 6, 2007
On tap at Florida Brewers Guild Fest 2007. Poured cloudy straw color with off white head. It has a sweet almost honey aroma with some sharp lemon like citrus notes. The flavor is sweet. Its a bit too sweet with maybe candi sugar and something else. Also some yeast and lemon like citrus was noticeable in the aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2007
FBG07. Spicy yeast nose with some sweetness, some citrus. Yellow and very cloudy with huge white head. Nice lacing. Sweet candy-like flavor, but well-balance. Tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2005
Enjoyed this one at the 2005 FL Brewers Guild Beerfest. Pour resembled a nice unfiltered wheat ale...a cloudy orange-yellow. Nose was very fruity, oranges, apples, etc. Taste was not terribly different from the aroma, but did exhibit more spicy sweetness with the hops jumping right on it to the mix. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2005
Sampled 3 times, because I enjoyed it so immensely, but 4ozs at a time, at the 2005 Florida Brewers Guild Beerfest.

Poured a hazy golden orange body and a thick cobwebby creamy head. The aroma and flavor were a cornucopia of fruit pears, apples, apricot peaches, nectarines and other assorted orange zests, with a hint of raisins. There were also notes of black pepper corns and light clove. It was lightly sweet with honey, but bready and doughy in the finish. I entirely enjoyed this one, a largly complex brew!

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