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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Growler from WW. Pours a bright golden with a lovely white head and nice lacing. Nose of Noble hops but also cloves, Belgian yeast, some grass and earthy notes. Taste is a bit too earthy and spicy. Wanted a bit more of the hops. Worked well after 9 holes this afternoon though.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
freekyp (2019) - 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 (13580) - 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 (3330) - 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 (1210) - 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 (3631) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (4512) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 18, 2016
12 oz bottle from NC into a Belgian snifter. A hazy apricot body is topped by a short white head that soon reduces to a thin ring. Minimal spotty lacing. Aroma: bready malts, soft ripe fruits and funky yeast. Flavor: as usual for style, better than the aroma; in this case, much better. Loads of bready malts, especially for style. Feel: medium-light body; medium carbonation; dry finish. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BroadestTom (409) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2016
Aroma bread, wheat, Appearance orange, hazy, Taste light sweetness, med sweetness, Palate light body, medium body, Overall a light refreshing beer with little barrel. I would suggest this beer to a friend.


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