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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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Hop-forward golden ale inspired by the Trappist Brasserie d’Orval. Styrian Goldings and Mandarina Bavaria works with Brettanomyces to create an effervescent, dry and funky Belgian offering.

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3.8
HonusWagner (2208) - Florida, USA - APR 9, 2017
As an imposter Orval it is pretty decent. It’s got a nice hoppy bretty quality. It’s not perfect but I liked it.

3.6
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - NOV 22, 2016
On tap at Three Penny Taproom, Montpelier VT. This was poured into a flared tulip. The appearance was a muddy burnt orange almost brown color with a good finger’s worth of white foamy head. Dissipates mildly and leaves some stringy lace here and there. The aroma yields to a crisp Belgian sweet to spicy coriander to Apple spice to bready malts. Some sticky pear. Sweet to semi-bitter grassy-like hops. The flavor marries it all together, bringing about the spices and the bready/yeasty Belgian malts to gloss over and slide on into the aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a great sessionability about it. Moderate carbonation felt good all around. Overall, pretty nice Belgian ale that I would have again.

3.4
ctipping (2179) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2016
On tap at Zero Gravity. Clear golden amber. Smell is fruity and bretty. Brett is even a little acidic. Taste is sharp brett up front. Light tartness. Then sweet malt. Earthy brett and a fruity yeasty finish. Lightly bitter. Medium body. Good. Maybe not quite my jam. Interesting take, but just a bit rough around the edges.

4.1
bytemesis (8792) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Tap. Pours clear golden orange, small beige head, good lacing. Aroma is Bretty, funky, citrus. Flavor is dry, light clean Brett, light citrus, lemon, tangerine. Light plus body. Clean and refreshing. Quite good.

3.3
VastActiv (7390) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2016
Tap at Zero Gravity Pine Street Brewery, Burlington. Originally rated 20160214. Colour is clear light orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Dryness, fruits, Belgian yeast, citrus and malts. Don’t like style but pretty good.

3.9
malrubius (2958) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Growler from Brewfest Bev. Clear gold with bubbly head and lace. Mild funky spicy melon and peach. Mild melon peach grassy sweetness with funky zesty lemon dry finish. Light body and lively. Definitely reminiscent of Orval. Very good.

3.1
AdamChandler (5113) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 14, 2015
Orange to yellow appearance with a. 2 finger head. Lots of sweetness. White grape, Honey, melon. Has some aspect of a Wort aroma. Dry mouthfeel. Lots of carbonation, taste is vey similar to the aroma maybe with more table sugar and less grape. Has a saison quality to it in peppercorn and herbs

3.8
Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2015
Draft, I liked this one. Was lightly bretty and creamy. Moderate to light malts dominate. Bretty and caramel sweetness for the finish. Drinkable.

3.8
jamesewelch (259) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 2, 2015
From growler, poured into 16oz tulip glass

Aroma: bretty, sweet, flowers

Appearance: golden, hazy, big white head with good retention

Taste: light sweet, medium bitter, light sour

Palate: light body, average carbonation, dry finish

Overall: I’ve had several pints of this beer at the Flatbread brewpub and enjoy it and all of ZG’s Belgian style beer. All of ZG’s brett beer have the similar characteristics, which doesn’t overpower the beer, but there’s still enough Brett there to taste it. I really enjoy this one. It tastes like a nice Belgian Golden Strong that has just a touch of Brett. The Brett doesn’t overpower the Belgian malts and hops, but it does mask any Belgian yeast also used. A very good Bretty beer.


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