gunnar (5295) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy traw coloured with a big white creamy head. Aroma is malty, fresh fruity malts, inviting. Taste is belgian, light sweet spicy malts, with a nice fruity and spicy finish.
Ontape (297) - Valley Village, California, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hop-forward and even though it’s not a fresh bottle it doesn’t taste at all stale. Surprised at the low ratings here, I think this is pretty good Tastes like a good hoppy lager even though it’s an ale. Pours hazy gold, nice hop aroma and flavor. Getting something like honey too Bet it’s even better fresh.
KombatAle (118) - New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 23, 2014
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Expensive!!! Pale golden, white foam. Nose of hops, some grains, simple. Too carbonated. Bitter taste, some grains, some cara malt, simple, easy. Like a flat tripel...for this price.
Oakes (12552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy blonde, thin bubbly head. Fruity, fresh aroma with calamansi, lemon zest and a bit of musty yeastiness. Opens with an Aperol-esque bitterness, followed by brisk carbonation that brings yeastiness with it and a pale malt sweetness. Refreshing, a little bit like English golden bitter, but at APA strength.
Beerhunter111 (7397) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein leicht trübes goldenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch hefig, malzig süß, leicht würzig. Geschmack leicht hefig, fruchtig malzig, Gewürze, blumig.
ThirstyBird (1564) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Old review from ’09. Thanks to Roman70 for sharing this brew This bottle has a year on it. Appears pale orangish/yellow. The first pour (My pour) was clear with a thick bone white head that falls slowly. The smell is Floral/ fruity hops, a little funk The taste - Light hops tingly light fruit flavors. A little musty tasting as well - maybe the age. Light body with active carbonation . A decent beer that I would think would taste better when fresh. Next time.
Ratto (21) - - DEC 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Refreshing pale ale. Beautiful light straw colour. We had this with gourmet pizza and it was a good match.
Rangi (580) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poor is straw yellow with a loose bubble head that sticks round pleasantly. Has a pleasant bitterness with a subtle belgium yeast flavour coming through in the background.
Reminded me a lot of a duvel with a bigger bitterness and more flavour from the yeast.
For a 8% beverage the alcohol didn’t come through at all.
Was a brilliant beer to have with the spicy salami pizza at the time. 1st beer I’ve had served in a wine glass.
floydian1 (963) - FNQ, Australia, - AUG 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a corked (plastic) and capped 75cl bottle with a BB date of 30/1/14.. Erupting foam from the bottle on opening that settles to a large dense white head above a pale yellow cloudy body. I get tangerines and pineapples plus mild herbs on the nose on top of a sweet grainy malt base. Flavours are similar to the nose with a moderately dry hop bitterness. Rather thin and watery mouthfeel for the ABV with a light-medium body. A sessionable and fruity pale ale but nothing outstanding.
kidmartinek (3654) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Ozone Ritz Carlton in Hong Kong. Pours cloudy light golden with a generous white head. Musty underground aroma with a hint of orange. Light body and crisp, clean bitterness. Light maltiness with the hops dominating in bitterness and a slight citrus finish.