tugdriver7 (27) - Maryland, USA - APR 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
May have been the location... May have been the food, but this was better than expected. Enjoyed a bottle at the Backyard Restaurant in Hilton Head, to go with the best shrimp & grits I’ve ever had. Gold color with nice carbonation. Taste was unique blend of flavors, a light sweet (almost wheat-like) malt and a very subtle hint of floral hops with a soft bitterness that balanced the whole thing very nicely. Not typically a Belgian fan, but this one was well worth the trip. I wish I could find it back home in Maryland. Very drinkable and flavorful as it warmed, too. This is easily one of those I could keep for regular drinking.
PorterPounder (6212) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Savannah, Ga. - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 12 oz bottle. Murky light golden appearance, soft silky white head that leaves a bit of lacing. Bubblegum and clove in the aroma. Flavor is full-bodied and chewy. Pick up some candied sugar notes, a bit of lemony citrus, some saffron-like spiciness. Nice spritz to the mouthfeel, Overall, very solid.
Malty_MacHops (640) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Average. The nose is clean malt with mild clove like Belgian notes. The beer is a hazy orange with a nice fluffy white head. The taste is clean malt with the typical Belgian notes. The beer is medium and very clean.
SanfordBrewer (1408) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2012
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
translucent gold with a bubbly white head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation.
Aroma: tart citric fruit, minerality, and a touch of stale hops.
Taste: dirty funky, sour, high minerality, tart apples, band-aid autolysis.
Drake (10501) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from Sam’s Quik Shop. Pours a clear pale yellow color with a medium sized white frothy head. Decent head retention. Aroma of candi sugar, grain, spice and stone fruits. The taste is grainy malts, toasted grain, tannic notes, honey, fruity notes. Medium bodied.
Palidor19 (3075) - Brandon, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
has a nice alcohol flavor with a bit on candied sugar and some rich malts. the palate is thin but has a high carbonation scrub that is very appealing. the head is very sudsy that sticks with you for a while.
ContemplateBeer (1743) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2014 Aroma of honey, light grape, lemon and herbal hops. Appearance is well carbonated gold with white head. Flavor is slightly fruity with some caramel; the finish is slightly herbal. Palate is bubbly. Alright. 6/3/6/3/12
Rerate 01/13/2014- Aroma: More Belgian yeast character than I remember; gummy and a little medicinal. Maybe some honey or sweet cereal malts as well, but by no means cloying. Detecting a bit more noble hop character this time around. Appearance: Pale, lightly hazy gold with a frothy white head that settles into a solid foamy cap. Flavor: Gummy, herbal, banana notes as well. Actually reminds me a bit of some of the better Hefeweizens i’ve enjoyed. More medicinal yeast and noble hop character toward the finish. Kinda sticks with you. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, very lively carbonation, long finish. Overall: Certainly improved from my first bottle last year. Rather enjoyable, actually. 7/3/7/4/14
nick76 (4314) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2012
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
The aroma is dusty, yeasty, lemony, and slightly hoppy with a little bit of malt. The appearance is pale gold with a nice head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is thin. Overall not that impressive but not super bad.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2012
Date: February 27, 2011
Source: Brusin Ales, Asheville NC
Appearance: clear gold, fine white head, streaks of lace
Aroma: dry malt aroma, cereal grains, touch of sulphur
Flavor: sett cereal flavor, well balanced bitterness, just a hint of spicyness
Aroma: 3/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 7/20
Score: *+ /4
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Swingbridge Beer and Wine. It pours a nice light gold color with a small, white head. The nose has bits of cereal and grain with a touch of yeast. The flavor is a bit sweet with notes of spice, yeast, grains of paradise, and a slight pithy bitterness. Medium bodied with average carbonation. A little heavy on the tongue. Not bad but not great.