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Brewed by Sawdust City Brewing Company
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Gravenhurst, Canada

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Aged for two months in Gamay barrels from Malivoire Winery and Chardonnay barrels from Southbrook Estates, our hoppy Belgian Golden has turned into a whole new animal! All that barrel sittin’ got done got the Princess all tarted up and she’s ready to hit the town! With subtle hints of oak and a cheek puckering tartness this 9% Golden Ale is sure to please once again.

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3.9
AleRider78 (1456) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2017
Enjoyed a few of these at the National Capital Craft Beer week festival in Ottawa with Chopz. Pours a huge foamy head and has a pale golden appearance. Lemony aromas snd tarty sourness. Fairly sour and malty flavours. Still goes down easy for a 9.2% abv brew. Not too bitter. Tarty mouthfeel. Sour lemony finish. Smooth going down.

3.9
ametras (1731) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2016
[2015] 750ml bottle, as "O.D.B." Hazy golden with a foamy white head. Flavors are bread, alcohol, lemon, tropical fruits, oak, spices and butterscotch with funky and vinous notes. Medium to full body, moderate to good carbonation, oily texture.

3.9
Lubiere (14151) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2016
A golden ale with a thin white head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with light candy sugar, light Brett, light lactic notes, light ground cherry, very nice and smooth. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with light curacao, Brett, light lactic notes, resinous hops, light cork, alcohol warmth, very nice and complex. On tap at Brother’s Beer Bistro.

3.7
Tranquillity (2508) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2016
Canned, 9% ABV "Hoppy belgian-inspired golden ale". Hazy yellow-orange body, huge off-white head. Nutty aroma with citrus. The taste is earthy, with nuts and a smooth finish. No alcohol taste, just like a real belgian!

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lupulist (354) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2016
Pours a pale amber colour with an offwhite head. Aroma is very vinous and bretty. Lovely wine barrel character, developed Brett funk, and some hops on the finish. Big creamy mouthfeel. So much going on, but so balanced.

3.6
fiulijn (21214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2016
Tasting at Matt’s; cork; 10% ABV
Cloudy blond color, generous head. Very nice aroma, funky, a bit fruity too. Nice body strength; astringency is the main character, Brett presence is huge, and it has a lot of bitter orange, and a mild vinous character. A bit dirty, but to be fair the bottle was shaken.
Aggressive, very nice.

3.7
Ferris (16519) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2016
Bottle - Funky sweet and almost anise like notes. Cloudy gold with a decent white head. Sweet, bitter and funky with some nice barrel notes. Decent.

4.2
mcberko (18977) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2016
750mL bottle, pours a cloudy golden with a medium white head. Aroma is lovely, with very complex yeasts, lots of brett, a little dry oak from the chardonnay, and funk. Flavour is extremely complex, with loads of barnyard funk upfront, followed by oaky chardonnay, and a fairly subdued but definitely present tartness. Complex, wonderfully balanced and dynamic. Fantastic stuff.

4.1
DuffMan (10665) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 16, 2016
Tall can, shared with TylerDurden. What’s "the O.D.B."? Old Dirty Bastard? I don’t know, maybe I’m missing the obvious. Anyway, this was a really great brew! Very hazy golden yellow with a lively white head that left gobs of lace. Interesting profile: quite vinous but with a deep funk, and a lemony tartness, and some peppery green notes as well. Very compelling, complex and delicious.


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