Emeister84 (1412) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Banana, clove, peach, lemon, and flowers on the nose. Orange-gold with a fully lasting, white head. Off-dry, fruity, and herbaceous. Light-medium bodied with fluffy carbonation, and finishes with fresh fruity and herbal flavors.
strongpieman (1578) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Straw colored, clear, huge foamy head. Strangely sweet aroma. Taste is really off, palate is slick and almost slippery. Not a pleasant beer at all
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
THOUGHTS: Not awful, but not that great either. Nothing unpleasant, just slightly simplistic for the style.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a slightly hazy, medium yellow with a very small, ever so slightly off-white, head that mostly diminished and left fair lacing. There aroma had light pale malt; light spicy and slightly funky yeast; green apple; white wine; orange juice; and apple juice. The initial flavor was slightly sweet, lightly acidic and slightly bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet and lightly acidic and bitter with an average duration. There was orange juice, pear, white wine, slight hops, white bread, cracker, spicy and fruity yeast, and grapes. The medium body was sort of creamy, but also a bit syrupy with fizzy carbonation and a dry and lightly astringent finish.
geologyguy (901) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Only had 2 oz worth at world beer festival January 2013 Columbia,SC... too pilsner-y
obguthr (4387) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2013
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Funky white grape nose. Simmering amber, hardly any head. Smelled like it would be cloying, but it’s on the dry side. Again, white grape, light malt. Increasingly vegetal toward the end. Beany. Meh.
jsquire (3678) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden color with almost no head. Nose of bitter orange peel and some spice. Belgian sugar sweetness, bitter orange peel, spice and nice bready malt. Pretty standard Belgian Ale.
nathan30533 (842) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This tastes to have a little banana? malt maybe with some spice. Pours a yellow color with good forming head but no lacing. OK taste but not really my style brew. Good not great.
fluffy (1894) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
much better than i expected. nice hop/malt balance, slightly tart finish. most blonds are dull, this one is a cut above.
BVery (7470) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle from Total Wine & More in McLean, VA. Clear yellow pour with a large white carbonated head. This beer really sucks - little bit of sweet grain on the aroma, but it tastes totally artificial. Drain pour.
chinchill (2709) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle poured into a goblet in Dec. 2011. Pours more than a little fizzy (think under-carbonated soda). Clear light amber. The fizzy head quickly dissipates, leaving no lacing. Smells bready, yeasty, floral and spicy. Tastes lightly bitter with a fairly good balance of spiciness, maltiness, and yeast. Floral and spicy hops seem to be ’enhanced’ with clove and nutmeg. A hint of bananas. Has a fruity, lightly earthy finish with good hop-malt balance. Light+ body. Coarse carbonation to start; not enough at the finish.
O: A crisp blonde ale with more spiciness in the flavor than the aroma.