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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 232   ABV: 7.75%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Belgian Golden Strong Ale

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3.1
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2012
Bottle from Kegs and barrels..Pour is a Clear light amber with large head and lacing..Nose is bread with alcohol and light grape and floral hints- Taste is sweet and tart, light fruit and bread..Palate is medium and fizzy, Tartness and Yeast, Has a unique lingering flavor on the palate.Not a bad beer, Just not my style in taste, It was a bit tart.

3.6
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear gold with fluffy white head. Aroma has a nice floral, hints of fruit, malt and subtle bubble gum. Flavor is very much the same, a bit more intense then aroma, light sweetness. Mouth feel is light-medium body with very high carbonation. Overall, tasty, enjoyable, easy drinking brew.

3.4
deyholla (11721) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear gold with a white head that remains throughout the beer. Aroma has lots of light fruit with notes of pineapple and backing caramel and sweet grains. Flavor has notes of light citrus and pineapple with some sweet grains and a hint of caramel.

3
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Hell’s Keep
Date: April 06, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Total Wine, Vegas
Appearance: hazy gold, large off white head, lots of sticky lace
Aroma: sweet and spicy aroma, light sweet estrs, just a touch of balancing spicy phenols
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, candy sweetness leads to a sweet fruityness, light phenolic spicyness adds some balance and depth
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3.5
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Bottle:   Hazy straw, lively carbonation, large sudsy white head, spotty lacing.   Pale bready nose, slightly yeasty, some pale fruit, perhaps a little tropical as well.   Fruity on the tongue, not too sweet, rather spritzy.   Fairly yeasty and bready on the tongue as well.   Not too heavy, yet thick enough to provide a mouthfeel thats above average.   A little alcohol is noticeable on the exit.   Doesn’t seem to have that fruitiy or musty aspect that most Belgians have, instead its your distict Americanized bready/yeasty style of Belgian.   It is fairly clean tho.   Nothing to write home about, but still enjoyable for what it is.   Thanks Dallas for the bottle!


3.3
Ratman197 (14955) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2011
750 ml bottle poured a hazy gold with a large lasting white head. Aromas of yeast, bread, banana, light pear and light spice. Palate was nlight bodied and smooth. Flavors of bread, yeast, pear, light banana, light pineapple and light spice with a smooth lingering fruity finish.

3.3
Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 23, 2011
Bottle, at my parents house, out of a wine glass. Pours crystal-clear honey-gold; thick, persistent white head, lovely lacing. Certainly looks like a Duvel-clone er... totally original Belgian Strong Ale. Nose is very apple-scented, and a nice, rich, all around apple cider character, plus light soapiness, a hint of overripe banana, and some very trace spiciness, which might once have been hops. Flavours are surprisingly dry, and a bit nippy and grassy; alcohol is present, though never aggressive or out-of-place, light florals develop as the beers warms. A solid effort all-around, but somewhat forgettable.

3.4
TimE (5901) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 30, 2011
Dark golden color. Bready, eastry nose with a touch of oranges. Malty start, but then hops hit the back f the throat. Well balanced. Nice.

3.8
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2011
25oz bottle, brought back to Utah for me from my mom (Thanks, mom!). Clear golden color, nice fluffy white head leaving columns of lace. Great belgian yeast taste, some fruit to it, plenty spice. The carbonation is a bit on the stronger side, but it has a great mouthfeel that works for this Belgian. Really tasty and easy to drink. Alcohol not discernable whatsoever, really nice. The big head gets bigger with every pour, and the sediment gets thicker... In the final pour the color was almost opaque

4.6
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Truly one of the finest offerings one can partake of from Squatters!! This brew poured up a cloudy light-golden colored body with a meringue-like head with awesome retention and lacing effects. Aromas full of pear, cloves, banana, and peppery spices. Flavors are intense and very well-balanced with the addition of lemon-grass and a fruity hint somewhat like starfruit. Medium-bodied, good carbonation, very creamy and a finish that is dry, tart and tangy.


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