adnielsen (9814) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2011 On tap @ Avery. Transparent, slight burnt orange appearance with an off white head. Sweet, light caramel, light Belgian yeasty ale nose. Light Belgian, caramel malty, somefruity ale flavor with a hint of agave. Sweet Belgian aftertaste.
Sammy (9249) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nicely hopped but somewhat off funky tasting Belgian pale. There is fruitiness there. Minty toothpaste drying aftertaste, with pepper and coriander. Some yeast aroma. Orange copper colour.
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz Bottle at TAG Restaurant, Denver 24/09/2009
Some hop aroma. Large white head. Amber golden coloured with a Belgian yeast flavour. Crisp and slightly dry malt finish.
GT2 (9151) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 30, 2010
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Tap at Paradiso Dupont. Poured a clear deep orange with a thin, white head that dissipates to nothing. Smells like dishwater. Taste of dishwater, cardboard, seltzer water with a hint of fake orange flavor. Hilariously bad. Worse than Bruery Coton. Can’t wait for a Bruery Avery epic collaboration.
Dogbrick (9109) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange amber color with a thin and creamy eggshell white head. Thin lacing too. Nice citrus and yeast aroma. Light-bodied with a mildly bitter character. Soft spices and yeast flavoring as well. Sour fruit aftertaste at times. The finish is dry and fruity with a hint of spice. All in all a decent seasonal from Avery.
crossovert (8633) - Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2012
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Aroma is bleachy with bubblegum.Flavor is estery with a bit of spice.Watery, not complex, not drinkable.
Meilby (8609) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 355ml @ Craft Bar, New York, NY
Pours cloudy amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel and dried fruits. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.
3fourths (8462) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2011 12oz bottle. Deep copper orange color with high saturation, very vivid appearance. Light mandarin orange aromas, with some belgian biscut notes, marshmallows and light bananas. Sweet on the lips, with some light peach and floral flavors. Some light coriander spices, with a smooth palate and a sweet, fruit cocktail-like flavor in the finish... marichino cherries and all. Overall a good beer, very tasty, and light; perfect for a sunny spring day. No defects in this one.
mcberko (8403) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Rogue Issaquah Brewhouse, pours hazy yellow. Bland aroma and flavour of grains, subtle Belgian yeast and light fruity characteristics. Decent.
MartinT (8351) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My Bottom Line:
Fizzy and fruity, this Belgian-style Ale is clean, and is as drinkable as it is forgettable.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam laces atop the hazy orange.
-Malts are absolutely nameless throughout.
-Orange peel could have been used, but this flavour might be a product of the yeast.
-I had actually ordered a Belgian-style Ale from Drake’s, but the waitress brought me this instead. Oy.
-Some wooden and floral hops appear in the finish, accompanied by mild caramel.
On tap at Rogue Ales Public House, SF.