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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Hop flavors are standing in the foreground of this fermented painting, yet dedicated New Belgium drinkers will certainly notice in the background our signature swirl of fruity, estery aromas generated by an authentic Belgian yeast strain.

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3.3
wlajwl (7013) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 17, 2017
Aroma is Belgian yeast and light hops. The flavor is Belgian yeast, malts, fruit and a lightly bitter finish.

3
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - NOV 14, 2016
Poured into a tulip, the appearance was a mild hazy burnt yellow color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Mild messy lace. The aroma starts off with some toast, mild floral notes, some grassy hops. Some lemon sweetness. The flavor was basically the same as the aroma. Dry floral and lemon sweet aftertaste with the same finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionability about it. Low carbonation with a mild grassy hop bitterness penetrating my tongue appropriately in the harshness. Overall, decent Belgian ale, maybe again.

3.2
slowrunner77 (12594) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 29, 2015
A light and pleasant Belgian ale with clean yeast and a floral hop note, especially in the nose. Ok.

2.8
onceblind (10330) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2015
Clear brilliant golden with a thin sticky foamy white cap. Toast and cracker golden malts on the nose with just a kiss of floral noble hops. The flavor brings out a little more of that floral hop flavor but it’s on such a medium and crisp body the malt doesn’t shine too much. Kinda neutral and golden and clean. A bit too clean, if honest.

3.1
Blairgus (4613) - California, USA - JUN 2, 2015
2 June 2015, bottle. yellow, clear, some bubbles. nose is lemon and wheat. thin body and mildly fizzy. bitter grassy and lemon hops. ok.

3.4
Wittales (762) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Appearance was clear golden with creamy white lasting 1 finger head, rings of lacing. Aromas are fruity estery yeasts, cracker malts and hints of floral noble hops. Taste are pils malt sweetness upfront then gives way to soft spicy hop mid sip. The backend is all Belgium fruity yeasts. Palate is soft smooth CO2 with light body, then average length slightly drying fruity finish. Overall an easy drinker for the summertime.

3.8
superspak (5891) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2015
12 ounce bottle into signature globe glass, best before 7/19/2015. Pours fairly crystal clear golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, white grape, light banana, pepper, clove, wheat, cracker, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, white grape, light banana, pepper, clove, wheat, cracker, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of peppery yeast spiciness and earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, white grape, light banana, pepper, clove, wheat, cracker, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/yeast/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly creamy/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 5.2%. Overall this is a very good Belgian pale ale. All around good robustness and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3
delnoche (516) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - MAY 17, 2015
12fl oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Still golden with a tall white cap. Aroma is biscuit. Flavor mirrors nose with a sweet finish. Decent thirst quencher. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
AAEA (266) - California, USA - MAY 15, 2015
12 FL OZ ($9.99 6 pack) a pretty good belgian ale but it has a lot to live up to. belgians simply put make the best ale and can not be beat and thus must be rated against other belgian made. this however is pretty good coming from the USA

3.3
Doghair (312) - Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Minimal aroma but great taste for such a light beer. Malt flavors up front with some hops in the middle. Belgian yeast in the finish. Nice beer, easy drinking.


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