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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   IBU: 48   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We brew our Strong Golden Ale all-grain, giving it a deep and complex taste.

Belgian aromatic malts add hints of dried fruit, while generous Noble and West Coast hops deliver an earthy spiciness. It finishes semi-dry with lingering tropical fruits and spicy notes from Belgian yeast.

Suggested food pairings: Roasted chicken, grilled pork chops, salmon, Portobello mushrooms, Gouda or Gruyere cheese.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
574deadzone (1380) - North Central, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Deep golden cloudy pour with a huge rocky eggshell head that struggled to settle down. Notes of spicy yeast, citrus and stone fruit. Fairly sweet with some bitterness and a touch of tartness. Active on the palate with a tart, spicy finish. Pretty decent, alcohol strength fairly well masked. Perhaps somewhat one-dimensional toward the spicy and tart notes. Would have liked a touch more sweetness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Huhzubendah (3571) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
The beer is clear and orange with nearly an inch of white head that leaves ample lacing on the glass. The aroma offers spices, light yeast, and a touch of alcohol. Cinnamon, misc. spices and yeast are present throughout, with a light sweetness. Medium bodied. An OK beer, but I wouldnt want a lot of this. Not on par with the authentic Belgian representations of the style. Fun to try once. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-29-2011

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Bottled. Poured clear, bright golden with a tall, sticky white head. The aroma picked up very sweet banana and cloves paired with other white spices and a kiss of warmth.. not overly complex, but enjoyable. The flavor found honey, light fruits, and a pinch of molasses at the core, with white pepper, cloves, and coriander laced throughout.. filling carbonation, peppery spicage, and a sharp, metallic hit on the long, warm finish. Medium-bodied on the palate, but it felt thicker at times due to heavy carbonation.. lots of residual spicage on the finish.. OK overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (5389) - Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2012
On draft poured an orangish amber color with aromas of light banana, spice, yeast and some light wheat. Flavors are the samme, the light spiciness complemented the light wheat and banana flavors, solid beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rollinsr (576) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - AUG 18, 2012
Pours light amber with tons of fluffy white head. Aroma has a nice fruitiness to it with some spices. It is almost like spiced cider with a little pineapple in it. Flavor is also full of spices but not just those typical of classic Belgians. I get some cinnamon and nutmeg type flavors with and underlying tangy-sweet citrus apple type taste. Unique and delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Bottle.
Pours a decent cheddar orange with a nice, thick head of off-white. Aroma is molasses bread, raisin, dark cherry, and sugary autumn leaves. Flavor is pureed prunes and raisins in a sweet bread treat, with a light syrup of dried maple leaves. Thick mouthfeel. Great beer. Nice and cohesive but not too boozy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2012
12oz bottle from TheBeerSommlier in a trade poured into a Schlafly Tulip. Thanks Matt! Pours a hazy golden orange with a LOT of head. Aroma of spices, yeast and a little wheat. Taste is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Lots of spices and yeast with a little wheat. Medium bodied with a somewhat thin texture. Fizzy carbonation and a suprisingly long bitter finish. Overall, Im diggin it. I would gladly drink it again.

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheJackalope (30) - Georgia, USA - JUN 5, 2012
The head on this beer, and it may be a bad batch, is nonstop and voracious. The taste is flat with a bite and then its gone. I wanted more from this beer and will ammend my rating should I try a different batch and find out that it was just a bad 4 pack.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Bottle from Hop City, Atlanta. Pretty nice local Belgian-style brew. Slightly hazy pour, deep golden in color, with a big foamy head. Straw and yeast in the nose, with a dose of dry hops and some pepper. Off to a good start. Slight phenols to taste, maybe thats just brough out a bit by the mildly slick mouthfeel. But its only a modest deterrent and the brew is quite solid overall, with some hops and spice taking charge as the beer lingers.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdixon77 (2389) - Georgia, USA - MAY 29, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2015 Havent tried much Wild Heaven, but I like what I have tried. A dark honey color with a long lasting head. Has a nice funky and spicy aroma. Definitely a yeasty presence, but also some banana in there. The taste was surprising. There was more of a spicy hop prescence than I am used to with Belgians. Grainy and full taste that dances between funky yeast, crisp fruit, and just a hint of tart. Smack of alcohol warmth at the end. Wow, nice beer that is more than the sum of its parts. Keep brewing, GA.


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