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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sometimes it’s a side trip that makes the journey. During our last anniversary retreat to Belgium, brewmaster Peter Bouckaert embarked on a sensory excursion to find the perfect yeast strain for his next creation: Side Trip Belgian Pale Ale. A beer from Brouwerij Van Den Bossche led Bouckaert to the brewery’s family Buffalo yeast strain, which they happily shared, and the foundation was set. Additions of Belgian Chateau Abbey and Cara Ruby malts from Castle Malting, the oldest malting plant in Belgium, as well as Belgian Magnum, Saphir and Target hops builds a bready, caramel-sweet wash with traces of stone fruits, and a balanced herbal bitterness for a pleasantly dry finish. Take a break from your journey with a Side Trip.

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3.8
Evolutionary (544) - Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2017
Bottle for Halloween. Nose is hop and cereal. Smooth and crisp with good Belgian complexity for style. Not too overbearing and a good fall brew. Malt shines through but isn’t over the top and balanced well by floral and herb.

3.7
wlajwl (7285) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 17, 2017
Aroma is Belgian yeast and spices. The flavor is Belgian yeast, malts, mild fruit and a spicy finish.

3.3
abcfan (928) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2016
Pours golden yellow with a white head. Aroma is primarily straw. Very thin, finishes clean.

3.3
phaleslu (10969) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2016
Draft at The Brass Tap-U Square, served in a flight. Pours a clear gold with a small white head that settles into a sheet of film and lace. Notes of banana chips, toasted malts, clove, mint, grass, and hay. Light-medium bodied, with medium carbonation and a malty mouthfeel. Not a whole lot to it, but not bad.

3.9
Hinez57 (253) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - JUL 4, 2016
Citrus, herbal, lemon, tangerine, stone fruit, grassy-bready malt aromas. Off clear, light copper, off-white appearance, Taste reflects aroma, balanced, herbals come through mild-middle level esters & phenols, more estery than phenolic. Well bittered, lingering finish, malty finish, herbal, balanced. Surprisingly good.

3.5
Strykzone (7848) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2016
12 ounce bottle from hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. Clear honey gold with some almost white foam. An aroma of fruit and spice. The spice is from the yeast. The flavor leads with fruit and is followed by cinnamon. The fruit is stone varieties. Malts could be those in a saison. This is Belgian (yeast), French (malts), and American (hops) and works fairly well.

3.7
hayduke (5742) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 26, 2016
Shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. Pours a golden color with an off-white head and good lacing. Nose of yeast and fruit. Medium body. Flavor is big on fruit. Finish is fruit, lightly bitter, and quite spicy. Quite nice.

3.1
Butters (4062) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2016
Clear golden pour with quickfading white head. Bubblegum and banana esters. Bready/hoppy bitterness on the tail. Closer to a belgian tripel without the sweetness. Like a dry belgian ale. I can see where they are going with this, but it’s not my favorite.

3.3
bb (9900) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Yeast and malt aroma. Yeast and malt flavor with light fruity esters and light herbal notes. Medium bodied. Fruity esters and malt linger with light yeast.

3.5
raymow (1879) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2016
bottled - Belgian style pale ale. Pale golden color. Very "Belgiany" taste. Very good - drinkable.


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