joeyplush (648) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer smells great coming out of the bottle, but found it a bit downhill from there. Appearance is very nice, actually looks like a good pale ale. The spiciness and fruitiness in the aroma is only negligible after the initial pour. Flavor is a bit unbalanced, sweet malt somewhat overpowers the citrusy flavor underneath, sweet smoothness of a belgian ale is still evident in the finish.
Sregnar35 (977) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks great, smells greats, taste is average. Sweet and yeasty, mostly watered down though.
crazyvin (1993) - New York, USA - FEB 27, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Copper body with a thin white head that had some lacing but not much. Aroma had nice biscuit notes but thats it, no real fruit notes or any other malt notes to it for that matter. Flavor had some fruit to it and some bread notes, it was very watered down.
jjkuck10 (66) - , Wisconsin, USA - FEB 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orage-copper color with cream-white head. Fruity, gain, grass flavor. Good beer.
decaturstevo (5215) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 27, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fruity aroma with a hint of evergreen hops. Orange pour with a creamy white head and lace. Medium malt, Belgian yeast, and a medium light bitter. Decent carbonation and medium bodied. Pretty solid drinkable beer.
hopscotch (9550) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle... Clear, deep golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. The mostly fruity aroma also provides notes of toffee and honey. Light to medium-bodied. Unbalanced. Nice biscuity flavor, but a little too sweet for me. Finishes sweet with toffee and honey lingering on. Not offensive at all, but there’s nothing “Belgian” about this beer. I didn’t pick up any of the hibiscus or orange peel - of course, my neighborhood has hibiscus all over the place and I have yet to pull any aroma from it - so take that for what it’s worth. However, to me, this beer is much more reminiscent of an amber ale or English pale ale than anything at all within the Belgian family of styles. Thanks to Kevin for giving me this bottle at my 40th birthday party in Morgantown, WV!
Cornfield (5552) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Liquor Stop in Highland, IN. Poured a clear deep copper body with a sickly white head. Very sweet malt aroma with some light floral scents. Honey sweet taste with a touch of citric bitterness. Gassy. Not worth complete sentences. Inoffensive.
psuCE03 (135) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a light amber color with a moderate head. Hoppy aroma that drinks smooth and finished with a hint of hops. Nothing spectatular but certainly drinkable.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle from Publix Supermarkets (Tampa, FL). Pours a dark yellow amber color with a thin white head. Aroma is floral and hoppy with notes of honey, grass, citrus, and spice. Flavor is much of the same with notes of floral hops and grapefruit. Generally light-bodied with a hoppy finish.
bhensonb (11526) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 10, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from a party last night. Beautiful copper color with a foamy off-white head. Nice aromas of citrus and other fruit. Medium body minus with some sprightly carbonation. A little light in the flavor department. Touch of citrus zest, and some rough light roast caramel. A bit gummy in the finish. Good enough to drink. Pretty weak for a Belgian.