durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Tyler’s in Durham. Overpriced $8/10 oz pour (I ordered before I looked). Pours pale straw golden with moderate white head. Clean, grassy, slightly hoppy taste. Some grain and moderate Belgian yeast. Light and refreshing for the style. Thin palate. Very drinkable for 8%, but maybe I just needed the beer.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 11, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy yellow with a creamy white head. Sweet Belgian yeast and fruit esters to the aroma. Tastes of malt apple pear and light banana. Quite good. Nice creamy palate.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: draft at Fireworks. Pours a hazy gold with a small but smooth white head. The nose is spritzy with notes of lemon, yeast, and cider. The flavor has a good bit oak, slight tartness, lemon zest, earthy yeast, and slightly herbal hops. Very dry on back with a slight white wine note lingering. Apretty solid brew and very refreshing.
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Draft @ Maine Brewers’ Guild Fest) Pours hazy blonde with half a finger of white head. Fruity, yeasty and lightly spicy aroma. Mouthfeel light, smooth. Flavor of fruit, yeast, caramel, bit of spice. ABV well-covered. Simple and solid.
Kinz (3684) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Commercial TapHouse. Quite pleased to get to try this. Hazy blonde, nice head, quite attractive on a hot summer day. Aroma was lighlty wheaty with a spicy yeast note. Flavor was a match, with a really good spice backbone over the malt flavors. Faint undefined fruit as well. Finished dry. Really refreshing, never would have pegged this at 8.2%. Really a very good beer.
headheldhigh (100) - Walnut, California, USA - MAR 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle pours a hazy yellow brew. Good long lasting head which left some nice lacing. Aromas of tangy Belgium yeasts fruits and sweet malts. Refreshing and crisp. Nice lively mouth feel due to the carbonation.
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale golden pour with a tight white head. The nose is lightly fruity and spicy. A kiss of tart wheatiness and some very fresh spiciness as well. Light malt backed by sweet vanilla as well. Lovely soft crackery malt and a great yeasty spice/fruit character.
vtafro (6029) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Barcade. Hazy blonde pour with some white head. Floral and spice aroma notes. Flavors of yeast, bread y malts and slight tart citrus. Sessionable.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Hazy golden body with a white head. Fruity and sweet with light lavender and spicy tones. light earth with a hint of drying. Grass y tones and spicy warming. Good stuff.
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on draft at Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a hazy straw-lemon yellow color with a medium creamy white head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of bread, yeast, nutty notes, caramel and citrus. The taste is bready and citrusy with some leafy hops and a mildly tart finish. Medium bodied. Nice beer.