hampale (24) - Jaffrey, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 29, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very disappointing. I’m generally a fan of Avery products but not this one. A very weak attempt at a Belgian Style Ale - not at all what I expected from a top brewer like Avery. It was freshness dated so i know the problem was not caused by age. One of the advantages of a Mix-a-Six - I didn’t get stuck with more than 1 bottle.
sjohnny (305) - - JUN 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Earthy aroma with hints of fruit. Pours a cloudy honey gold with a thick foamy off white head. Effervescent, fruity with a little hint of sourness and a slight sharpness at the finish.
Beergeek23322 (1661) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
August 2011. Bottle. Pours yellow orange with a white head. Malty aromas with yeast and light fruit. Some saison elements, but not quite there.
twgordon (36) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle to glass. Way too malty for my tastes. Palate is weak, similair to an amped up Budweiser.
b33r (583) - Cleveland, Alabama, USA - JUN 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright orange color with small off-white head. Aroma is light and fruity. Flavor is weak, though. I read "Belgian style" pale ale on the 6pk and was expecting a huge spicy, grassy beer. But wow, what a disappointment. Just thin malts, no spice, no Belgian yeastyness. Just plain and copper flavored- reminds me of a cheap amber lager. I’m glad it was -only- $9 for the 6pk.
EtTuCthulhu (729) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The appearance of this brew fuses together a clear dark orange color with a small white head that fades quickly to the smallest ring. The aroma is quite yeasty with hints of caramel malts and sour fruit, and the taste is mildly sour and slightly sweet. Furthermore, the palate combines a slick texture, light body, soft carbonation, and a sour finish.
Doofgoblin (237) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a whole lot going on here. I do see the "summer" aspect to this brew. Aroma is faint banana and mostly sweet. The taste is simlar: good but not great. So, if you’re looking for something fizzy, sweet, faintly banana with some Belgian character that is straight forward and simple; this is it...the method street mascot...if you’ve seen him you’d know.
BrettTaylor (253) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured as part of a flight. Reddish amber, light head, little lacing. Very little aroma and a hint of strawberry at the finish.
J_man (618) - Tustin, California, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Initially some bubblegum and candy sugar aromas, with a light sourness as it warms up. Crystal clear medium copper with a small off-white head. Some yeasty sourness and light caramel sweetness along with a persistent but not overpowering sourness. Some light vanilla notes toward the end. Fairly thin bodied. Finishes light with the sour feeling sticking around the sides of the tongue. Not bad, but not a lot going on either.
Holmen1 (1670) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff 2.pinsedag: litt karamellsødme og frukt med ok humlebalanse. Et greit øl, men merker ikke at det skal være "inspired by the wonderful farmhouse and pale ales of Belgium". En tilsnikelse fra bryggeriets markedsføringsgutter.