RATINGS: 564   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This delectable blonde ale is a co-creation of two famed farmstead breweries: Brewery Ommegang and Brasserie d’Achouffe. It employs five fine malts, two noble hops, and both of the distinctive Chouffe and Ommegang yeasts. You’ll enjoy the smooth drinkability, fruity aromas and flavors, and warming finish

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3.6
tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 25, 2011
on draft a hazy yellow color with a large white frothy head. served in a tulip glass. a medium bodied beer strong ale with a banana aroma. flavor was of banana and other fruit sweet malt and the lacing hung on the glass. pretty decent

2.9
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - DEC 25, 2011
bottle poured into a tulip.

Pours a hazy dark straw color with a tiny fizzy head that quickly dissipates. No lacing or head at all.

Aroma is of peaches and oranges. Some yeast presence as well as alcohol.

The taste is very citrusy up front. Oranges and peaches dominate with a heavy boozy sweetness throughout. A moderate bitterness comes in at the end and lingers throughout the finish.

Overall I wasn’t greatly impressed with this beer. I feel the sweetness is just too much and I was done after one glass.

3.1
kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: May 26, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: hazy orange, fine off white head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, lots of phenolic spicyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, fruity esters, lots of spicyness
Overall: a nice fruity Belgian golden ale
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: ** /4

4
Sammer (1119) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Taste is oranges, booze, bread and spice. Simply one of the best Belgian strong ales I have had.

4
Chudwick (3392) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - DEC 21, 2011
750ML. pours murky golden orange with nice white head and good lacing. Nose is yeast. Aroma is caramel malts, decent hoppiness, alcohol and light citrus fruit. Taste is somewhat sweet with a resurgent bitterness that lasts. Full body and oily texture. Long and pleasant finish. I don’t find it that different from the Don de Dieu or La Fin du Monde. Definitely a sipping beer. Burp-y.

3.6
DasBierChef (1084) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Pours somewhat transparent gold with bits of sediment floating about. Luscious white head. Aroma is sweet and malty. Flavor much the same with a hint of alcohol.

3.9
Arayaga2 (2222) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Cloudy orange yellow with 2" of dense white head. Aroma is apple and pear esters with notes of corriander. Taste is the same, with an initial impression of booze and a peppery prickle overlaying the apple/pear. Strong alcohol upon exhalation. $7/750 (3-pack)

3.7
jercraigs (10921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2011
2011-12-10. Hazy pastel yellow boy with a modest white head. 3+ Zippy aroma, hops, lemon and spice. 7+ Flavour is similar modest alcohol, sweet alcohol and pale malt, very light spice and yeast character throughout. 7+ Smooth medium bodied palate is effervescent. 3+ Relatively simple, but quite enjoyable. Bottle from Premier Gourmet, Buffalo

4.6
burtonbaton930 (103) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Bought the Ommegang gift set with three bottle and glass (for myself obviously.) Pours a slightly hazy golden straw color with a fluffy eggshell head that clung on to the glass. Smells of wheat, banana esters from the yeast, with a nice floral note. Taste is amazing. Nice light wheat maltiness with a little bit of hop bitterness finishing with a semi-sweet banana like flavor. Awesomely well done collaboration between two of my favorite breweries. Cheers!

4
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2011
shared 750ml bottle on 11/26/11. deep orange pour with a big 3+ finger white fluffy head. light banana on the nose with gentle spices. medium body with yeast phenols and light citrus notes. smooth and bright throughout. big finish with alcohol, citrus, spice and candy sugar.


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