McGarnigle (569) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I bought this on sale, but it was still kind of pricey. Good looker, great head. Not a ton of taste. Some citrus comes through, probably more orange peel than coriander. No tartness. They recommend this with risotto or chicken, and it probably will work better with food than alone. It reminds me a little of Estrella Damm Inedit.
Voodoo (382) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very transparent gold with a large head which disappears quickly......aroma of slight earthiness, citrus......taste is lemon citrus, yeast, earthiness, wood notes, nice mouthfeel, just a touch of sour in the end. I’m not a Belgian fan but this is interesting.
superspak (2924) - Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass; B335 0245 bottle code. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy deep golden color with a 2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, white grape, coriander, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, white grape, coriander, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and hebral/yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, white grape, coriander, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with no warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Belgian pale ale. All around good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
BrewBoxer (2214) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a tan hazy color with a yeasty lemon taste . Boozy tasting but not afterwards . Easy drink in masked Belgian. Decent
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GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
There is orange in both the nose and the taste, with a hint of coriander (a very small hint). It pours a beautiful golden color with mild head, and is incredibly smooth. The hops are overshadowed by the malts, giving the beer a sweeter, less bitter quality.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a slightly hazy gold with a white head. Smells initially lemony before giving way to some semi sweet malts, yogurt, banana hints, floral/grassy. Tastes dry and spicy with some chamomile notes on the finish. Enjoyable.
Ron (2734) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle on sales at BOTW. Pours a hazy yellow/orange with some floating yeast. It has a big foamy head that rings the glass as it subsides. The aroma is very typical of the style as is the taste. It has a nice refreshing quality and is quite easy drinking. Thin body.
LinusStick (2902) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent run of the mill Belgian style beer. Aroma was decent. Smelled like a witbier. Orange peel and coriander were the main smells and flavors. The pour was a beautiful cloudy light gold with a 3 finger white head. A little Belgian yeast flavor came out as it warmed. The finish was a little disappointing. Quick watery finish with just a slight coriander aftertaste. Nice strong carbonation. Was surprised to see this was from Italy
Dacrza (559) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Date tasted: June 27, 2013... Glassware: Duvel oversized tulip... Occasion: goodbye school year, hello, summer--and goodbye NBA draft anxiety,, hello Anthony Bennett?!... Appearance: thick, falling-from-the-club-type foam head that sits unevenly on a pale, peach body of slow-paced carbonation--worthy of repeated viewing... Aroma: sports a softened mux of coriander and light hops--some bright banana and sugar tease, but not full-nostriled... Palate: rather smooth with wrinkles of aftertaste; slight carbonation gives it a champagne mouthfeel but much drier... Taste: sweetish? honeyesque? a delicate-tasting orange profile that doesn’t maintain its strength... Overall: From the start, gives one high hopes,, and on this day, when Cleveland moves forward, I’d like to think this beer is a good deal like Bennett--capable of great things despite its inability to truly be a #1 draft....
nuplastikk (4750) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle split with Anndiesel. Hazy, unfiltered yellow-tan body. Slow rising carbonation bubbles, massive fluffy white head. Serious floaties. Really odd spice tones, with some banana tinges, with that toasted almond/chestnut malt feel the Italians cannot get enough of. Not unlike a Belgian Blonde, but spiced out, and finishes like a banana forward hefeweizen. Unique I suppose, sort of teetering on Gruit. Has a nice, pleasant mouthfeel. Not bad, but not really worth a premium price.
richc83 (35) - Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tastes better than it smells.... Never been a fan of belgian pales but this one actually surprised me... Slightly above average