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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This ale is made in the Belgian tradition with Noble hops and our Belgian yeast giving this blonde golden colored ale a wonderfully complex spicy clove like aroma and subtle dried apricot, and biscuit like flavor. This beer is a wonderful entry level Belgian beer for anyone unsure of Belgian styles.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfontana (840) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 22, 2017
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from One Stop Market. Appearance is cloudy yellow-orange with greenish tinge, noticeable floaties, no sparkle, two-finger width foamy white head with decent retention and nice sudsy lacing. Aroma is light fruity esters, lightly spicy, wheat, yeast. Taste is as aroma though fruity esters are stronger. Palate is medium-to-full bodied with thick texture, average texture and finish as taste. Overall, a nice offering.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
brownaler (599) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2017
Floral aroma with pear and pineapple body with a bit of strawberry. Finish has a sharp malt body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
freekyp (2021) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2016
A delicate but full flavored Belgian blonde with lots of pear and spicy yeast notes. Pours cloudy straw yellow with a fluffy white head. Nicely balanced with a very nectary flavor. Hop pepperiness comes in near the tail in wonderful balance.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13613) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 23, 2016
Draft. Minimal off-white head atop clear apple juice body. Aroma is moderately sweet, apricot, some sour/tart, light perfume, peach. Taste is moderately sweet, peach, some pear, light sour, funk. Light-medium body, light acidity, low carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DCLawyer (2787) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2016
Bottle->tulip. Hazy lite gold with massive frothy white head. A: yeast, herbs, coriander. T: coriander, herbs, hay, citrus, yeast. No, not a fan. Just another prototypical Belgian ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2016
Bottle from Beer and Wine. Hazy straw body with thin white head. Nose is floral, citrus, alcy. Quite nice. Yeasty too. Taste is citrus, wheat, spices, fruit, pumpkin and yeasty notes. Really nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldGrowth (3343) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - SEP 29, 2016
On tap at Dohertys tavern Cary NC. Good aroma. Sweet, bready yeasty. Sweet greasy malts, mild fruit and funk and fruit yeast notes. Tad hazed orangy gold color, good head and lace. Moderate sweet flavor. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel sweet finish, some lingering yeast spice on finish. Solid American Belgian ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doofgoblin (512) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - SEP 29, 2016
Very nice belgian ale. Aroma is faintly spicy, sweet sugar, whisper of wet hay, and bread. Taste is somewhat sweet, some peppery notes, faint bubble gum, sugar...and the right amount of bitting fizz. Really solid.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Concealer (1213) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2016
Bottle. A bit cloudy gold with a white head that lasts and laces. Aromas of yeast, straw, banana, pear, spice. Flavor is yeast, straw, banana and spice. Light plus bodied, smooth with a dry end.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (3637) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Golden yellow pour with aroma of fruit, bread, and spice. Fruity flavor upfront with some bread and spice in the background. Pretty nice.


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