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

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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 18.82%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: OneDropSoup on 01-01-2012)
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Ratings: 34 | Reviews: 14 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

craft4mike, Sep 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

justincourts, Sep 08, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

Jeremy0682, Aug 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

HollyHops, Aug 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Jeffrey2310, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

dannyfayy, Jun 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

DrFunkenstein, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of outoffocus
4/5  rDev +7.5%

outoffocus, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of TheStBernard
4.35/5  rDev +16.9%
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.

TheStBernard, Apr 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

BuzzLitebier, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of Arithmeticus
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

Arithmeticus, Dec 05, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

KJ2013, Oct 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

DWolf, Jul 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

JetEngine47, Jul 07, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

tommyguz, May 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

MinorThreat, Mar 06, 2013
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1/5  rDev -73.1%

mmsimmons, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

RblWthACoz, Feb 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

randylangford, Jan 15, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

tmars13, Jan 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Tibi81, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of Cylinsier
4.08/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

Cylinsier, Sep 07, 2012
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4.28/5  rDev +15.1%
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.

SaintD, Jul 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

OWSLEY069, Jul 03, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

ejimhof, May 16, 2012
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Aureus from Draai Laag Brewing Company / Saints & Turncoats Public House
84 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.