McGarnigle (521) - 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.
Ron (2202) - 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 (2703) - 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 (416) - 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 (3833) - 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
Pith (123) - New York, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours cloudy yellow-gold with frothy high carbonation white head. Aroma vanilla with a small amount of clove. Vanilla to high carbonation champagne ending with orange peel and clove spiciness. Good. Almost like a Hoegarden with less.
Overml01 (225) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
While the head left much to be desired and the appearance was nothing to mention, the beer itself isn’t bad. Picked up two dozen for $1 each in the discoed bin, and am very glad I did so. Slightly yeasty sessionable brew with some light citrus notes and slightly thin dry finish. Nothing too distinctive, but worth every penny (and more, really) which I will happily quaff away on my easy drinking nights.
Ernest (5925) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, husks), lightly hoppy (flowers), lightly yeasty (basement), with light notes of lemon zest, pineapple, butter.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly husky.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Pretty lame. Husky and dull nose, which even has some diacetyl. Bland and husky in the mouth. Disappointing.
Ratman197 (8518) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a hazy gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of straw, orange zest, coriander and yeast. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of wheat, orange zest, light wheat and light yeast with a crisp lingering orange finish.