hman43 (379) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells of banana with other hops. Head clings well to side, but is light. It is a clear pale yellow. Taste various hops with a hint of banana. Not bad, but not great either.
superspak (2769) - Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 3/20/2013. Pours fairly crystal clear deep golden color with a 3 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, apricot, pear, apple, white grape, pepper, clove, wheat, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, grass, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, apricot, pear, apple, white grape, pepper, clove, wheat, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, grass, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, apricot, pear, apple, white grape, pepper, clove, wheat, cracker, bread, light honey, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Very nice balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; with a crisp malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. High carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Fairly dry on the finish as well. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good Belgian pale ale. All around good complexity, balance, and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
rdixon77 (811) - Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Old rating. Just alright Belgian blonde that I remember as quite spicy and floral. Better choices but not bad.
BeerandBlues2 (9985) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear gold with a large, fizzy white head, medium retention with spare lacing. Aroma is cracker and biscuit malt with pear and apple esters, light spicy hops. Flavor is sweet and crisp malt, light hops and bitterness, fruity esters and a dry finish. Light body and heavy carbonation.
DialSquare (2845) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Lowes grocery store in Hickory, NC. Yellow-gold pour with a thin white head. Aroma is banana, belgian yeast, floral. Tastes are mildly sweet, lemon, cereal, light spices. 6.6
Beergeek23322 (2433) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12/6/2013. From bottle. Pours cloudy golden with a white head. aromas of malt, Belgian yeast, banana. Flavors are buttery with spices, citrus and hops at the end.
drowland (6124) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
10/9/13. On tap at Bleu Cafe. Hazed golden orange pour with a small off-white head that lasts. Mild aroma, lightly sweet, some citrus fruits, pale malts. Lightly sweet flavor, mineral water, orange peel, esters, Belgian yeast, lingering dryness. Not bad.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at the World Beer Festival - Columbia on 01/22/2011. Clear golden body with a thin white head. Dry belgian pale malt aroma with dry spice. Dry belgian pale malt flavor with light spice and dry hop bitterness. Medium full body with moderate carbonation.
snoworsummer (2301) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
from a bottle. Pours hazy bubble gold with a smooth white head. Tastes smooth, foamy, airy, creamy, like malt, banana, bubblegum. medium body and low carbonation. Smells light, sweet, and creamy.
sonnycheeba (3677) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours mostly clear gold with fizzy white head. Aroma is floral notes, bready malts, light grass, and some Belgian yeast. Flavor is dry malts with some grassy notes, and light fruit esters; dry finish. Light/medium body and carbonation.
Mora2000 (5834) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Yellow pour with a large white head. The aroma is full of grass with some orange citrus notes. The flavor is similar. In addition to the biscuit malt I get some grass and orange. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.