superspak (4751) - Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle into chalice, no bottle dating. Pours a cloudy reddish orange color with a nice 1-2 finger dense cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Some decent spotty lacing on the glass, with a good amount of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of big grape, apricot, raisin, apple, herbal, earth, floral, honey, caramel, bread, and light yeast spiciness. Nice and pleasant aromas with decent strength and complexity. Taste of big pear, apple, grape, caramel, herbal, pepper, floral, honey, bread, earth, and yeast spices. Lingering notes of light fruit, caramel, honey, bread, earth, and yeast spices on the finish for a short bit. Fairly dry on the finish. Very nice complexity of flavor, with a fantastic malt and spiciness balance. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a lightly creamy and very crisp mouthfeel that is nice. No alcohol presence noticed at all, and this is very smooth to drink. Overall this is a damn nice Belgian pale ale. Very nice flavor complexity and balance; and extremely smooth. Really enjoyed this one.
wlajwl (5837) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is bread, yeast, grains and spices. The flavor is yeast, spice and grains, along with a bready maltiness. Among Belgian Ales, this was one of the few that could be considered a session ale, relatively easy drinking throughout.
JDBaker11058 (1963) - Maryland, USA - JUL 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: orange marmalade, with a huge, actively bubbly lightly tan head that slowly recedes to a collar and leaves minimal lacing. Aroma: salted caramel and sweet malts, honey and light yeast, white grapes and lemon, a little ocean scent back there somewhere. Taste: citrus (mainly lemon) and some lightly bittering hops up front, then some sweet malted grains and a bit of funky yeast; caramel apple notes as it warms, with a pleasant sweet tarts candy note. Finish: sweet and yeasty, just a bit metallic, with some lightly bitter hops to pave the way for the next mouthful. Notes: Very nice. Lots and lots of flavors going on, especially as it warmed. Complex, yet very drinkable, with a nice level of carbonation and perfect light hoppiness to keep me coming back. Had it with a plate of crackers, Guinness cheddar and Chimay cheese and it was perfect. Drank the whole dang thing (750ml).
annunz123 (948) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Belgian yeast and a little sourness in the aroma. Sweet taste with some fruit and spice. Watery mouthfeel, and very easy to drink.
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Starts with sweet apple and spice. Dry noble hops, phenols, and melon come next with herbal and mineral notes in the end. Somewhat dry in the finish.
douglas88 (8463) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Bayou. Pours a mostly clear amber color with a medium white head. The aroma is caramel, toasted malts, light fruity hops. The flavor is interesting and I think it does the concept of Belgian Pale Ale some justice; light spices, some fruit perhaps pears and apples, light sweet Belgian malts, very light bitterness in the finish. A nice brew. Of course, Craig is right the Bayou charged 22$ for this which is about double it should be.
blankboy (7268) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle [330ml]. Pours a cloudy deep amber with lots of tiny floaties and a large lasting fluffy white head. Aroma is fruity and biscuity foremost followed by yeast, sweet malt, honey and light spices. Fruity flavour along with yeast, sweet malt, light spices and light hops. Alcohol well hidden. Average bodied. I didn’t get a lot of the Belgian yeast or hops, which to me is what makes a Belgian Pale Ale, but despite that I still enjoyed drinking this.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6842) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the Rare Beer Club. Sampled from a 750 ml brown bottle this beer poured a bright orange-caramel color with an enormous foamy orange-beige head that lingered forever and produced good lacing. The aroma was yeasty, sweetish, tart and had faint vague fruits. The flavor was dryish, tart and bitter with a bit of vague citrus and a faint peppery and musty undertone. The finish was medium length dry, tart and citric. Moderately full bodied. Mediocre.
Sledutah (7067) - Utah, USA - AUG 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle shared with Doug at The Bayou
Appearance: Clear amber with a medium sized white head and some lacing
Aroma: Honey and sweet malts
Taste: Sweet malts, sweet caramel and spices
Ok, very sweet. Not worth the steep price. Glad this was shared with Doug and others.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is murky deep orangey amber with a thin tight bubbled skin of a white head...smell is indeed fruity and perfumey with some light and faint biscuity sweet notes too...hints of must...taste is fairly sweet with stale bread flavors and some faintly spiced clove and coriander and black pepper...light coppery flavored bitterness in the finish...quick and a tad thin...this is really close to being quite delicious...I’d love to try a brett version.