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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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This straw colored beer greets with an aroma of noble hops, pears and Belgian esters. The flavor follows nicely with a moderately spicy hop and Belgian yeast effect buoyed by a soft malt body. The finish is crisp and dry. We enjoy this beer with spicy foods, grilled steaks, grilled chicken and mandarin salad. Where you take it is only limited by your imagination.

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3.4
Suttree (6504) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Bottled in December 2012, consumed in February 2013. Murky brownish gold in the glass, with a nice white head. Aroma is juicy, grape, yeasty, with yeasty notes. Some woody notes, too. Flavor is almost overwhelmingly bitter - kind of a medicinal bitterness, actually. As it warms, though, the bitterness fades a bit and apple and pear emerges, as well as some yeasty banana. I guess the lesson here id Do Not Serve Too Cold. Thanks to Phatdog1 for the trade!

3.3
VALIS (235) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 20, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2014 Faint smell of malt, candy fruit. Sweet malty taste, not like many Belgian Ales I’ve had but it’s not bad. Goes down easily, but gassy aftertaste. Decent food/session beer. Had it twice now, slightly disappointed both times. Wouldn’t try it again.

2.2
bottleforager (3208) - Gray, Maine, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Pours a murky sienna color with a trace of bubbles. The nose is citrus a lil belgian candy and spicy yeast... the palate is a bit unfocused with two layers never really coming together... some fruity pear and grassy hops help it along the way but the mouthfeel is thin and the flavors stale.

3.6
cbcbike (6) - - NOV 25, 2012 does not count
Golden amber color. Small bubbly head. Nose is hops and fruit. Bitter finish. Good Belgium. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
beersearcher (2383) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Pours a dark orange. Aroma has a pleasing hit of sawdust. No Belgian aroma but a touch of citrus. That citrus extends to the taste where you get a minor hit of the Belgian notes. Bitterness is very low. This is the April 2012 Batch one bottle. Love that the bottle is labeled like that.

3.2
obguthr (6656) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2012
White grape and pear nose with apricot accents. Clear amber, medium head, good lacing. Dry, light funk, apple core and grape seeds, lemon zest. Really wanting in sweetness.

3.6
jkwood04 (5463) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 28, 2012
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours cloudy golden with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts, spicy yeast, and a decent amount of floral hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. A pretty good Belgian-style ale.

3.4
TheBeerGod (6261) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Bottle. Amber pour with a moderate, dense white head. Aroma is strong yeast, fruit notes, spicy hops and soft earthiness. Taste is big spicy and floral hops up front, and ripe fruit, powdery yeast, soft grains and toasted malt rounding it out. Body is light-medium and extremely carbonated and effervescent. Ends with more spicy hops, flowery notes, light grass, soft earthiness, dried fruit, toasted malt and powdery yeast.

3.1
Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 22, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2013 Bottled at the Top of the Hops Beer Festival, Charlottesville, Pours a hazy amber color with a thin frothy head. Good head retention. Sweet, syrupy aroma with honey, cinnamon, stone fruits. The taste is sweet pale malts, honey, spice, stone fruits and a faint vegetal notes. Medium bodied. 50th NH rating!

2.4
Travlr (26071) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Belgian Beer Fest Boston. Hazy golden color, scant white edge head. Aroma is very boozy. Taste is similar.


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