RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Our 2012 Replicale submission to the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild. This year, 15 Illinois breweries made a similar base beer, each choosing a different Belgian ale yeast for fermentation. The yeast we chose is clean, with good ester fruitiness and a lightly tart complexity. It is light-medium bodied with a dry finish and medium hop bitterness, and at 4.7%, it is a refreshing and sessionable Belgian-style ale.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (13667) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
A golden blonde ale with a thin white head. In aroma, a smooth fruity malt with light esters, coriander, not bad. In mouth, light Belgian ale with crisp dry fruity malt, grassy mineral notes, OK. On tap at brewery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christpuncher (3078) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Typical Belgian style beer. Super fruity with a hoppy bitter finish. Pours light yellow in color. Had at revolution brewery ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DoublEE (782) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2012
A decent Belgian-style table beer. You could drink this is large quantities, but its not particularly exciting stuff. The concept behind this years ReplicAle is interested, but Revolutions yeast is so clean that the end product is kind of dull.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Old rating. Tap at Rev. Pours cloudy gold with a white head. Belgian aroma, citrus. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (14107) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Draft. Crystal clear pear juice body, small white head. Aroma is medium sweet, spicy, light orange. Taste is medium sweet, spicy, light orange. Light body, faint chalk, nicely drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dinkle50 (1455) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Super pale and cloudy pour. Some lace. Aroma of a farmhouse. Mouth is very light and refreshing. Taste is pretty sweet at first but this has a nice balance to it. A tartness comes in at the end that washes away the sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Newk (299) - - AUG 20, 2012
Poured from tap into a 5oz taster at the Brewpub. Pours a clear straw color with a small head. Aromatic and fresh with aromas of lemon zest, spices and white fruits. Not much depth, but refreshing. Light feel that is lacking a bit. It is crisp with notes of lemon zest and spices. Fairly simple with the flavors as well. This is a decent brew. Not up to their normal levels, but it isnt bad either. It is refreshing and easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2012 Draft on tap at the Oak Park Microbrew Review (Chicago, IL). Pours a richly straw yellow hue, almost champagnesque. Dry and mellow hues, firm haze with frothy whitish head atop. Mellow layer, decent lacing. Aromas are a bit fruity and doughy, straw and bready malts mix with touches of white grape and lemon, gentle apple. Initial is lighter bodied, firm tart apple and estery apple sweetness. Touches of bready malts, straw, cereal, touch of grass. Some gentle dough. Middle is more dry and stark, a touch of lemon and florals as we move into the backend. Gentle citrus, some pear, a touch of mellow yeastiness. Overall, inoffensive and easily quaffable. A touch of dryness, spice into the backend but really the front end fruit does the work. More fruit into middle, backend leaves a bit of prickly carbonation, yeast, and fruit. Some lingering dryness, spice, touches of messy sulfur yeast as I call it jump in randomly at times. Not bad. Probably my least favorite of the 2012 ReplicAles I have thus far tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JMerritt (1941) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2012
On tap at Revolution, Chicago, served in a tulip. Pale yellow with a large, frothy white head. Light lemon and orange peel aroma with mild coriander. Coriander follows through into the flavor with notes of wheat husk, moderate yeast, light minerals and lemon. Sparkling texture. Good session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a hazed, pale, straw-yellow colored body with a finger-width, creamy, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is lighter with a grainy, bready pale malt and a light grass. Touches of wheat, yeasty pepper, and some fruity esters. Flavor is similar. Light grass and fruity esters up front with a grainy, doughy pale malt backing. Light clean wheat towards the end with a bit of a pepper from the yeast, florals, and a hint of tartness coming through. Finishes clean and dry with a medium-light bitterness before leaving a medium length aftertaste. Light-medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, nothing special, but a clean, easy drinking, balanced Belgian single. Not bad.

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