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

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30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 19.2%
Wants: 1
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: OneDropSoup on 01-01-2012)
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Ratings: 30 | Reviews: 14 | Display Reviews Only:
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Jeffrey2310

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

07-04-2014 17:46:30 | More by Jeffrey2310
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dannyfayy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.7%

06-24-2014 12:32:56 | More by dannyfayy
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DrFunkenstein

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-07-2014 17:22:43 | More by DrFunkenstein
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.7%

04-25-2014 03:23:47 | More by outoffocus
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TheStBernard

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +16%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-24-2014 04:10:22 | More by TheStBernard
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BuzzLitebier

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

02-05-2014 01:58:03 | More by BuzzLitebier
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Arithmeticus

Maryland

3.6/5  rDev -4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2013 20:38:48 | More by Arithmeticus
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KJ2013

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

10-04-2013 02:06:04 | More by KJ2013
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DWolf

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-15-2013 01:34:19 | More by DWolf
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JetEngine47

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +20%

07-07-2013 03:46:35 | More by JetEngine47
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

05-08-2013 02:58:56 | More by tommyguz
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev 0%

03-06-2013 20:27:24 | More by MinorThreat
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mmsimmons

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -73.3%

02-24-2013 02:12:56 | More by mmsimmons
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-03-2013 03:40:12 | More by RblWthACoz
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.7%

01-15-2013 02:29:20 | More by randylangford
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tmars13

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

01-14-2013 03:21:27 | More by tmars13
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Tibi81


4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-31-2012 12:56:07 | More by Tibi81
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2012 01:58:53 | More by Cylinsier
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SaintD


4.28/5  rDev +14.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2012 01:52:41 | More by SaintD
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2012 16:53:27 | More by OWSLEY069
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

05-15-2012 23:47:16 | More by ejimhof
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TenHornsProud

Colorado

4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy yellow, grey with a fluffy white head. Really ugly beer.

Smells of peppery/phenolic Belgian yeast with orange peel and just a hint of vanilla coming through the other lighter fruit notes.

Taste shifts from vanilla to orange to bready Belgian yeast up front before going into a more stone fruit and bitter middle before ending with a nice light fruit and vanilla finish. The flavors all blend surprisingly well.

Lighter body and high carbonation make this spot on for the style. Alcohol is present but not out of balance.

This beer is very similar to La Fin Du Monde but has a nice variation with more overt orange and subtle vanilla notes. I like it and would gladly get it again...too bad it is so unappealing in appearance, heh.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 01:36:08 | More by TenHornsProud
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a single for 3 bucks. Was told this one was better than Simon Gurty which I also enjoyed.

A - Damn a blast of carbonation creating over an inch of bubbly white head. Color is a bright yellow kind of cloudy since it has a bit of sediment at the base of the bottle.

S - Mostly smelly like your typical Belgium triple with fruity yeasts, mild hops, and a bit of orange peel.

T - Taste is pretty balanced with a touch of sweet vanilla like flavors in the finish. I also get some mildly bittering hops next to typical sweet candied sugars and fruity yeasts. Taste is as expected.

M - A bit heavy but still medium bodied. A nice sipper.

Overall a pretty nice beer, a touch smoother than the Simon Gurty but not as sweet as expected. Needs more vanilla sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2012 03:09:16 | More by DrDemento456
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy honey color with a fluffy head that fades rather quickly leaving just a few dots behind

Smell: The vanilla pervades the aroma, with orange peel also dominant; banana and wheat bread underneath, as well as peppery phenols

Taste: Unlike the aroma, the orange peel and peppery yeast elements dominate, up front, and it wouldn't surprise me if there is some coriander in the mix, as well; by mid-palate, the banana and vanilla hit their stride; lots of spicy phenols, after the swallow, with the vanilla lingering in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and creamy, with prickly carbonation

Overall: One of those style benders - I would call it a Double Wit (or maybe a Tripel Wit) rather than a BSPA; interesting, though it is a bit too yeasty and phenolic for me

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 01:42:14 | More by brentk56
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Draai Laag
Aureus

12oz stubby bottle. Pours a hazed burnt orange flavor, decent amount of sticky white foam and lacing. Aroma is full of Belgian yeast, wheat malt, bubblegum, fruity esters and mild spice. In the flavor, ester-y Belgian yeast giving off mild banana, clove and spicy notes, as well as a touch of citrus and honey oat bread. Alcohol is not apparent for a beer clocking in around 8% ABV. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, lively and well carbonated. Overall, many a beer lover appreciates a well crafted brew, and Aureus qualifies. This offering is very tasty. Perfect on a hot sunny day.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2012 15:52:28 | More by Stinkypuss
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Aureus from Draai Laag Brewing Company / Saints & Turncoats Public House
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