Aureus - Draai Laag Brewing Company / Saints & Turncoats Public House

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35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 18.77%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Draai Laag Brewing Company / Saints & Turncoats Public House visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: OneDropSoup on 01-01-2012)
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of TheStBernard
4.35/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Cloudier than normal for a Belgian Strong, which I liked. You can actually see the living cultures on the beautiful, sunny day when I had it at Pointe Brugge in the Steel City.

S: Heady, with strong fruit notes. Banana, citrus, and a little boozy.

T: Mmmmm... The boozy smell unleashed itself at the outset, which was coupled mightily by banana cream and other fruits. Sweet, without overpowering my palette and ruining dinner. The best pre-dinner beer that I've had in some time.

M: A healthy, pleasant carbonation, but strong nonetheless.

O: A very good, affordable Belgian. I can't wait to see whether Drai Laag changes and grows this lovely beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Arithmeticus
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured chilled in two small ale glasses, for comparison. Reviewed with buzzlitebeer.

A: not much carbonation; straw, cloudy (but only on the bottom, wherein the yeast lies), no head
S: sour, yeasty (at bottom), pear, cider, slight aroma.
T: sweet, peach flavor; yeast gives a banana key tone flavor; finishes clean with a bit of sour on the end; not aggressive

Quite good, overall.

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4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -33%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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1/5  rDev -73.2%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

The theme for Draai Laag beers seems to be a heavy one, and this beer follows suit. But it stands alone and unique, as do all their other beers. A pretty strong yeasty tone to it all with a soapy thing going on as well. Again, as with their other beers. It stays firmly consistent. And unusually so, since so many other American producers make the oddest Belgian ales that are nowhere near what you get from across the pond. Another good Draai Laag brew.

And after trying it via bottle, I like it much better than the tap version. Great subtleties; you know, like how Belgian breweries usually are. I'd score the bottle an overall 4.2, if I was selecting the number.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -33%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.08/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz.

Pours a light hazy lemon gold with a sugar white head, about an inch, which dissipates quickly to a lacing.

Smells of coriander, lemon peel, white grapes, bretty yeast, banana esters and fresh wheat malts.

Tastes of tart citrus and bananas with mild candi sugar sweetness and fresh wheat malt. Whispers of dry bitter hops.

Medium to full body with prickly carbonation in the throat.

Delicious and flavorful saison-like ale. Very light but potent flavors with a nice balance of the different elements. Hides its strength to a degree. I'll be looking for this one again.

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4.28/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Slightly cloudy, but it's bottle conditioned, with a full creamy head. Aromas of banana, orange and Belgian yeast esters...Beautiful! This beer is well attenuated, but doesn't necessarily clear the pallet. The esters linger slightly with an overall creaminess...all around great beer. Very impressive and definetly one of the better beers around. Can't wait to experience the other offerings from this brewery.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange-ish to yellow color with an off white head. In the aroma, a sweet yeast, and a small bubblegum. In the taste, same as the aroma, a sweet yeast, bubblegum like and a dry end. A small bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry bubblegum like yeast in the aftertaste. Sweet to dry bubblegum like yeast, yet, kinda nice.

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Aureus from Draai Laag Brewing Company / Saints & Turncoats Public House
84 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.