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Ambassador Am-Belgo - DESTIHL Brewery

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Reviews: 2
Hads: 16
Avg: 3.5
pDev: 5.43%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Belgian IPA | 6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 06-10-2013

The best of both brewing worlds: A hybrid Belgian-American strong pale ale with golden-copper color, medium body and maltiness, low caramel/toasty malt flavor, floral and citrus-like American-variety hops used to produce high hop bitterness, flavor and aroma but some phenolic spiciness and high fruity esters from Belgian ale yeast.

48 IBU
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3.52/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-pours a clear golden yellow color with a fluffy 1 finger head
S-lemon and belgian yeast hops malt biscuit
T-assertive pine hops with mild yeast funk some tart lemon grass a touch of malts
M-crisp and bitter with medium carbonation
O- more American PA than BIPA a touch to bitter without the Belgian funk

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3.47/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Served in a shaker pint glass at the Mundelein Craft Beer Fest.

Since I went to school out of state, this fest has been my first experience with Destihl. This offering pours a clear sunrise golden-amber topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises mixed greens, mild biscuit, light banana, mild clove, light grass, and a bit of honey. The taste brings in more of the same, with a real vein of Belgian yeast striking through. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a nice little Belgian-style deal, but one that just seems a bit too hoppy for me, as it overpowered the yeast and spice characters.

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Ambassador Am-Belgo from DESTIHL Brewery
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