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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
johnnnniee (4408) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Batch 9 Bottled July 2011 6.7%abv I’ve tried this beer many times, many different batches, I’m kind of surprised I hadn’t rated this until now. Huge amount of carbonation makes pouring this a long arduous task. Ends up a slightly hazy light golden color with a monstrous white head that at time reminds me of meringue. Smells of lemon zest, green apples, honey and citrus with a fair amount of pepper, spice and yeasty esters. Light aromas of bready cereal grains find their way out of the glass as well. Taste is slightly sweet up front with hints of honey and sugary syrup. Spicy and yeasty flavors take over next to remind you this is a Belgian inspired brew. Finish is fairly dry but does leave a bit of sugary sweetness in the finish. Medium to thin body with a spirited level of carbonation and a lightly sweet sugary mouthfeel. Pretty damn tasty. Every batch of this beer seems to be just a wee bit different from the last, but I think this has been my favorite so far.

3.3
puboflyons (3496) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 24, 2011
From the waxed bottle it pours a hazy medium amber with a moderate head that fades to a ring and leaves nice lacing. The aroma is sweet caramel malts up front with a kind of balanced hop scent around the edges. The body is around medium. The taste has a quick sweetness at first then becomes powerfully bitter with a hop attack on the end. These hops are not noticded in the aroma but are clearly evident in the taste.
Earlier Rating: 9/12/2009 Total Score: 4
From the 1 pint 6 fl. oz bottle. From Batch One...bottle 8 of 70. The pour has an almost white appearance, which I found to be completely unique. Thin foamy white head. The aroma emits a slightly fruity scent like pears with a nip of hoppiness in the background. The taste has this sort of burst of spice and tartiness and ends hot (for lack of a better description). It had the sensation of a topnotch hot sauce on the back of my throat. Congratulations on the new beer. It is most definitely a keeper and should please fans of Belgian pales.

3
Peregrinari (148) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Cloudy dark gold with foamy head. Mine was a gusher. Not a bad aroma. Smells of clove and orange and citrus. Flavor is bitter with banana, clove, yeast. Finish is a bit sweet and sticky. Overall not terrible.

3
probstblueribbon (4088) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2011
Part of a Bomber via Lubiere, served at cellar temperature in a goblet. 17NO11. GUSHED.

App.: Bright cloudy yellow, large fluffy bright white head. Aroma: Quite bright, citrusy and floral, spicy, yeast/bread dough, some light esters, lemony/earthy coriander, a little pine/resin, wet biscuits, some fruitiness apart from the esters. Palate: Medium body, lively, fairly rounded effervescence. Flav.: Lemony, citrus, bright, some biscuit, yeast and bread dough, a bit of earthy coriander, much less estery/fruity, some bitter green herbs, a wee funky note; dry and kinda watery with understated bitterness and a lacklustre finish of minerals and a little lemony biscuit.

Starts of well but peters out.

3
Tmoney99 (14973) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured hazy yellow color with medium white frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium tart citrus and yeasty aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Soft brew.

3.1
italianjohn (3254) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Light golden hazy pour with a light white head .... aroma of light floral hops and fruity belgian yeast .... taste is light spicy hops, light citrusy tart hop, sweet malts, belgian fruity yeast (think pear/apple) with just a light light hop kick ... an easy drinking and decent bpa with abv hidden well

3.4
lachrymalisis (448) - Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Nice clear orange/gold/copper. 1 finger head that didn’t linger for long. Intense bubble-gum aroma to it, along with yeast, green apple/pear, and candied pineapple/papaya. Not much hops. Taste followed smell almost exactly, except for the nice crisp hop bitterness on the finish. Very nice surprise when it smells this candied. A bit too much carbonation, I think. Very prickly on the tongue, which actually distracted from the flavor. Medium syrup mouthfeel, but crisp enough to not be sticky.

2.8
Lubiere (14151) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2011
A hazed amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, a sweet caramel malt with butterscotch, a bit cloying. In mouth, a sweet chalky malt with light smoked notes, a bit beany and chalky. Bottle at Belgian Beer Fest, Sept 10, 2011.

4.1
Braudog (6836) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Bottle. Crystal clear, golden, and still. Thin but resilient head of white foam. The aroma is honey-laden, sweet, but natural. Same for the drink -- soft in every way. Little bit of malt, little bit of honey, little bit of yeast, little bit of pear. Quite subtle and nice. Where’s my cheese plate!? (#4254, 9/11/2011)

3.4
blklab2007 (2120) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 17, 2011
bottle poured a bright golden in color with a nice thick off white head that retained well. aroma is mild with some hops, yeast, and wheat. mouth feel is nice for a pale and there is plenty of carbonation. flavor has a nice belgian yeast that is not overdone for a pale, mild hops, some light bitterness, and some sweetness into the finish. it is a nice pale ale and considering the abv comes across as easy drinking. there must be either a lot of batch variation or problems with other bottles because although this is not stellar stuff it drinks fine.


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