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Trail Magic Belgian Golden Strong | Nantahala Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Nantahala Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States | website

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by n2185 on 04-24-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
8
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
6.47%
 
 
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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Photo of mte1972
3.82/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

October 2012 bottle, 25 oz., poured into a pint glass.

A hazy, cloudy golden color, slightly orange, with thin head. Immediately astringent and boozy odor with a hint of fruit. Lightly carbonated, medium body--nice and inviting once the boozy odor settles down.

The first few sips are tough, probably should have served at a warmer temp. The flavors--fruit, caramel, a little spice--eventually caught up to the initially overwhelming alcohol taste for a pleasant, unusual Belgian strong.

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Photo of n2185
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a hazy clay orange with a finger of khaki head that fades into a thin ring with little lacing.

S: Oak and red wine aromas hit first followed by a strong kick of funk and must. Smells almost like a Brett beer. The finish is of sweet light fruits with just a little tartness.

T: Oak and red wine flavors permeate throughout along with a musty barnyard and funky flavor. There are some tart and sweet fruit notes along with sweet bread flavors underneath. Slight alcohol burn on the finish.

M: Medium body with lowish carbonation, this beer avoids being watery despite the lack of carbonation.

O: An impressive beer overall. I didn't know what to expect going into this, but am very pleasantly surprised. I love the combination of red wine and funky flavors in this beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of johnsonni
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of iL0VEbeer
4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Trail Magic Belgian Golden Strong from Nantahala Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.
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