bhensonb (10213) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Malt & Vine. Pours hazy light gold with a frothy off-white head. Aromas of cooked light stone fruits. Med body. Flavor is a bit earthy, with arguably coriander, and some yeast/spice. Mostly dry. Finishes definitely more bitter than not, and there’s a persistent earthy/yeast display. Quite nice.
Vir4030 (488) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2011
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a medium light orange with a foamy head on tap at the Hopleaf in Chicago. Arm a is banana and lime. Flavor adds coriander and pear, and something a little sour. Pretty good.
drewaha (129) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
On the menu at Avec in Chicago. I was really excited about this beer but it just didn’t come through. Pours a nice gold with medium head into an Atomium glass. For a Belgian, I felt that the hops overpowered the typically malty, yeasty flavors of the ale. Glad I tried it, but won’t do it again.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Spicy and peppery nose. Light to moderate sweetness, lightly bitter taste, worn lots of pepper, some flowers and herbs and light lemon. Nice.
RB1 (117) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 17, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle, purchased at Sun Devil Liquors, Mesa, AZ. The pour is golden, with nice white head, and lots of carbonation. Looks beautiful in the glass, but unfrotunately this is the high point. Really not much going on in the way of aroma or taste. Taste is smooth, refreshing and crisp, some malt. Finish characterized by a lingering bitter aftertaste. This ale tastes more like a non-descript lower abv blonde, than a bold strong ale. Disappointing at best.
daknole (8333) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden pour. Sweet aroma of malt, yeast and honey. Flavor is yeasty, sweet, apples. Pretty good stuff.
beerbastard (631) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good looking Golden ale, with a head that stays around for a while. Fruity nose with many matching flavors. Honey citrus like taste with
flavors of lemons, lite coriander and apples. Yeasty. Sweet and mildy
tart clean finish. A lively beer and very flavorful. But, there are many great strong Bel. ales that are equally as good and better.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden color with a tall lasting creamy head. Strong aromatics, full nectar, excellent carbonation. Rich and malty with a balanced acidic backbone.
crossovert (6143) - Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2 oz brown bottle. Label call it ’ Atomium Premier Grand Cru".
It pours a honey gold with a bright white and big and fluffy head. The ehad sticks for a while and leave some nice lacing.
The smell here is luscious and intriguing. Tons of yeasty spice just assaults the senses. There is also a huge fruity smell, almost tutti frutti with a bit of orange and coriander. This is a 6 grain ale and it has a nice sweet breadiness under all of the yeast mayhem.
The taste is big and fruity, they were really going balls out with the fruit here. There is some subtle spiciness and a thick malt backing but it is mainly just fruit salad in flavor. Definitely a unique and interesting Belgian Pale.
This one is another solid brew from this brewery, I have always seen it and finally bought it and now love it.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-03-2010 23:45:23
rubbishystuff (1735) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Some interesting fruit like flavors going on. A little tarter than I expected. Good but wasn’t loving it. Serving: Bottle