b33r (629) - Cleveland, Ohio, 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 (852) - 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 (242) - 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 (366) - 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 (651) - 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 (1856) - 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.
williamstome (680) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 2, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Orange pour. Very little aroma. Sort of weird, odd flavor... A bit fruity, not what I was expecting. Maybe I got a bad batch but this just tasted way off.
Tide (1375) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the office. Deep amber color, white head. Bitter taste with caramel, earthy notes, grass, citrus and ripe fruits. Bitter finish with citrus and earthy notes. Very nice, lighter belgian ale.
icehawk (831) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light yeast, malty aroma. Slight carbonation, medium/thin body. Taste is slightly sweet yeast. Subtle fruit flavor, clean and simple.
Brouwerij (845) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper with a finger of instantly settling white head. No lacing at all. Aroma is hoppy, fruity, peach, floral, and honey. Flavor reflects the aroma, sweet, fruity, mildly malty, strong fruity yeast. Not hop or pale ale character to be found. Not sure what makes this a pale ale, but it has a nice belgian character. Moderate to soft carbonation, medium body, and smooth texture, very drinkable. Not sure why it is rated so harshly, quite enjoyed this one. A fruity, light belgian ale.