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Belgorado - Wynkoop Brewing Company

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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 14.45%


Brewed by:
Wynkoop Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Rayek on 10-15-2010)
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Reviews by teetotaler:
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teetotaler

Colorado

3.45/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

single bottle provided for our store by the cats at wynkoop.

poured into my duvel tulip.

6.7 ABV
50 IBUs

A- hazy with traces of orange to pink, like an early peach. pours a soapy head retreating into rings and spots of lace.

S- apricots and yeast, with citrusy american hop notes.

T- grapefruits, hints of pepper and pine on the finish (more pronounced as it warms). the alcohol lingers in the background with subtle warmth. acidity throughout from the fresh hops (picked on site at the brewery).
IMHO, a very similar yeast strain to flying dog's 'raging bitch'.

M- the alcohol gives it a numbing/velvety feel, while the carbonation tickles, then quickly dissipates.

O- delightful lingering bitterness. good medium body. deceptively quaffable until the alcohol sneaks up.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2011 01:13:22 | More by teetotaler
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TaylorBrake

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

04-10-2014 18:44:06 | More by TaylorBrake
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Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

04-10-2014 16:35:46 | More by BDeibs
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nickfl

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

04-09-2014 23:48:43 | More by nickfl
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Kramerbarthomer

Colorado

2/5  rDev -43.3%

03-10-2014 04:19:31 | More by Kramerbarthomer
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SlurpDooberstank

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

02-11-2014 05:14:08 | More by SlurpDooberstank
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

02-04-2014 14:49:32 | More by jaydoc
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

11-23-2013 16:08:04 | More by thebigredone
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HattedClassic

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

11-15-2013 00:38:54 | More by HattedClassic
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attometer00

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

10-25-2013 10:56:00 | More by attometer00
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Another CAN from my CANorado visit to see The Old Lady! The CANQuest (TM) was in high gear in the Mile High City.

From the CAN: "Meet our small batch Belgium-meets-Colorado thriller. It's built with Colorado-grown malts and whole leaf hops, then fermented with a Belgian yeast. Luscious and balanced, it features pale malt flavors, layers of hops from start to finish, and spice notes."; "2011 Great American beer Festival Bronze Medal - Experimental Beer".

Following an innocuous Crack, I went with an inverted Glug just to see what would transpire. It has been a slow day here at Chez Woody. I got about two fingers of dense, tawny head with moderate retention, but the lacing that it left in its wake was amazing. Color was a slightly-hazy golden-yellow (SRM = > 5, < 7) and my yahoos, Mammon, King Midas and Croesus, were fighting for a taste. The nose was biting with a black pepperiness from the yeast along with a mintiness (peppermint?) from the hops. The CAN calls it an IPA, but man, I have not had anything like this. I like that this site calls it a Belgian Strong PA as it fits better. Mouthfeel was medium and the pepper was immediate and unabating on the tongue. It is really wild the way the yeast and hops interacted in this one, since it created a real bite for the senses.

Serving type: can

10-20-2013 23:13:59 | More by woodychandler
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drewfromboulder

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

10-13-2013 23:54:45 | More by drewfromboulder
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SocalKicks

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

10-12-2013 17:30:58 | More by SocalKicks
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

10-09-2013 18:38:26 | More by acurtis
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

10-09-2013 18:24:22 | More by djrn2
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deereless

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

10-06-2013 01:44:13 | More by deereless
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ALeisher

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

09-21-2013 06:04:23 | More by ALeisher
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GilGarp

Colorado

3.49/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz can served chilled into a pint glass.

Belgorado is a hazy orange amber with creamy white head. It settles slowly and leaves some nice lacing behind.

Aroma is fresh, fruity, and full of nice Belgian yeast esters. It's a little spicy too which is not uncommon for the style.

Flavor is strong and fairly bitter with an apple-like sweetness. Again, spicy and yeasty but not necessarily in a good way. Lacks the delicacy and balance that the really great versions have.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and appropriately carbonated.

Overall an okay example of the style but lacking in cohesion.

Serving type: can

09-03-2013 23:59:55 | More by GilGarp
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

08-28-2013 17:34:42 | More by GraduatedCashew
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Rihup

Illinois

2/5  rDev -43.3%

08-23-2013 04:43:57 | More by Rihup
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A thanks goes out to woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of fruits, some mild spices. Taste is hops, spices, a bit of fruits, some light malts, good flavor. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

Serving type: can

08-22-2013 11:09:24 | More by tone77
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birchstick

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

08-12-2013 14:21:04 | More by birchstick
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ajmitch4

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

08-07-2013 03:51:56 | More by ajmitch4
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denver10

Colorado

2.56/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Pours golden with an off white head. Aroma is spicey, banana, apples, peppery, and a little grassy. Flavor had the same spiciness but it came off weirdly sweet, banana and apples, a grassy and kinda peppery finish. A crisp. lighter mouthfeel. Overall, not a fan of this one at all. Could not finish my can.

Serving type: can

08-06-2013 00:34:46 | More by denver10
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Daffron24

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

08-04-2013 20:49:44 | More by Daffron24
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Belgorado from Wynkoop Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.