EithCubes (5269) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, another screw-top. Nose is lightly wheaty and herbal but is dominated by surprisingly strong caramel with lighter dusty and almost fudge notes. Pours a deep copper-amber, still clear, with only faint carbonation and a soapy beige head. Taste full of cracker, lighter caramel, and oily red berry and swirling fruit. Touch of acetone, wheat, hibiscus and rose are there, too, but not orange. Cascade is criminally underused here, just nothing from the hop side. Medium body with a touch of maltiness, booze. Easy-drinker with surprisingly good balance, but fades into the crowd pretty quickly.
fidelis83 (2213) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - NOV 27, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slightly hazy amber pour with a 2 finger, creamy beige head. Aroma is caramel, sweet tree fruit, citrus and earthy hops. Flavor is sweet caramel and toast up front, then some dusty dried apple, vegetal notes, higher alcohols, wheat, light lemony and floral tartness and light citrus notes. Light to medium body, creamy to slick entry, oily, slightly acidic middle, medium, sharp carbonation and dry, but oily finish. Really not that bad over all, one of the best I have had from Blue Moon. Not that that means a ton.
DocLock (8707) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Hazy straw pour, with mild yeast, hopcitrus in the taste and nose, not great complexity. nit a repeater.
arondee (598) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a golden amber color with a nice white head. Aroma is orange peel, light malts, light hops. The taste is lightly malty, some sour grain, a little Belgian candy sugar. Super easy to drink, nothing special but also not bad.
BeerFunGuy (862) - California, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber in color with a mild malty aroma. It has a wheaty start but more complexity than a typical beer of that style. The malt balances the hops well for a well rounded flavor.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
60minuteman (1090) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2014 Translucent brown. Aroma of orange, malt, soap and pine hop. Taste is boring. Subtle hop with a sweet orange malt finish. Kinda boring. Actually no, really boring. But it isn?t offensive.
FestDecBeet (412) - - NOV 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Look: pours a light copper. White head. Very clear.
Smell: slight sour stone. Sweet apple cider. Caramel apple.
Taste: bread. Lite sourness. Malt heavy. Slight pine. Earthy flavor.
Feel: kind of dry. Medium low carbonation.
Overall: ok beer. I prefer more citrus but not bad for a Belgian style pale.
First drank: home 11/6/24
HIGHB4LL (837) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2014
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle from Cash Wise in Watford City. Appearance: finger white head, golden copper color, clear, no lacing. Aroma: floral hops, light caramel, light spice, notes of bandages. Palate: light-medium body, average carbonation, cloying texture, bitter finish, sticky. Taste: sweet caramel and sugary sweet, into light floral bitterness. Overall, too sweet and the bitterness does the opposite of balancing due to a poor transition. Very sweet with a full stop, then into bitter. Like the aroma, but that is it.
jgb9348 (5179) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2014
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Hazy brown and amber coloured body with a thinnish tan head. Aroma of yeast, pungent malt and a hint of light spices, not much else. Light to Medium-bodied; Strong pungent deep bitterness with not much of a yeast component nor anything remotely spicey - this is just funky malts and unpleasant sweetness with no hops. Aftertaste is simple and quite bitter - nothing pleasant here. Overall, not a belgian ale nor an APA or an EPA, this is just plain bad with a style most in common with an amber ale, pure and simple. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle pulled from a autumn sampler on 25-October-2014.
maxwelldeux (4182) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a mostly clear dark amber color. Tastes fairly clean and fresh, and doesn’t have a cloying yeasty note, which was nice. OK.