demmbonz (542) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 6, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz to snifter. Pours burnt yellow color with a hint of orange. Aroma of beer. Abundant carbonation that nips the tongue. Not much to say about this one. A bit bland.
Mark_Eck (711) - - MAY 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an amber color. Aroma is malts and hints of floral. Taste has a light caramel finish.
MartzMimic (84) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 29, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a reddish copper with absolutely no head. No lacing. Smells of plum and a touch of yeast. Tastes of red plum and that’s about it. Thin mouth with a bit of carbonation. This tastes like plum-flavored water. Disappointing offering from a good brewery.
Hangover (1059) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark copper pour with a lasting, medium sized white head. Malty, metallic aroma. Surpising flavor, mostly dried dark fruit, plum, raisin. A little buttery on the back end. Lingering musty/yeasty aftertaste. Creamy mouthfeel.
Brigadier (3000) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle
This is one of those beers that I am surprised I have never rated. Given the opportunity I took advantage to try a run of the mill Belgian ale. If I lived around Boulder I might drink it from time to time but there are so many other better options even if you just stick to the American interpretations of the style. Even so this is a fine tailgating beer for sharing with non-craft beer enthusiasts.
Aroma / Appearance - Transparent bronze liquid bubbles around the glass with minimal head. Candy sugar, sweet yeast, and bright notes sparkle like sunshine on snow crystals.
Flavor / Palate - Candy sugar and yeast are a blast of candy canes and cotton candy in alcoholic form. Drinkable with a solid finish this does not cheat by cutting any corners. An average Avery beer shows why they have managed to stick around in a fast growing market. This is the definition of a gateway craft beer.
edwardbass (525) - Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2014
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I’ve been expanding my horizons by trying Belgians. This one I didn’t enjoy very much. From a 12 oz bottle. Amber color. Aroma is...apple juice?? Taste is pretty bland, some spice, some fruit, quite sweet and almost no bitterness. Blah, boring, not very enjoyable.
jandd1983 (2588) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It poured an amber/orange color with a white head. The aroma was of citrus, apricot, honey and some wheatgrass. The taste was sweet with a hint of bitterness, dry, fruity and some mildness. Nice.
Crispy34 (398) - Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Aroma is sweet malt. Appearance is a clear bronze with some white head. Taste is a light Belgian flavor that finishes of malt with the yeast. Palate is that weird belgian mouth film. Overall, a decent beer. A beer you can session with.
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Patrickctenchi (3807) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear, dark amber with a solid, short, off-white head.
Sweet caramel scent.
Taste is malty, light caramel.
Almost a peanut-brittle-esque taste in the back....
Earthy nut and faint yeast.
Not bad at all.
Gription79 (2282) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 7, 2013
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle. Aroma has a strong diaper presence, slight caramel as it warms. A terrible example of a Belgian pale ale. Minimal hops in the flavor. Really it resembles a poorly made amber ale. Footbalmed. Double Footbalmed.