ChainGangGuy (4376) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a yellow-hued body with excellent clarity and capped with a foaming, white head.
Smell: A scent of honey carefully drizzled over cracker dough and given a fine dusting of ground cloves. Also, lightly fruity notes of peaches and apricots. Very small hint of alcohol.
Taste: Lightly bready, cracker-toned pale malts with a brushing of sweet honey rounded with a hint of puffed grains. Small pinch of piquant spiciness. Light, fleeting traces of fruitiness representing Golden Delicious apples, peaches, and apricot. Faint hoppiness and subsequent bitterness. Drying finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: It’s a pleasant, easy drinking brew. What else have you got going on, BottleTree?
polarisbeerguy (19) - Lake Orion, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells light hops n fruits pours dirty blonde taste of banana overall a great easy drinking brew
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rad label on this bottle from Bruisin’ Ales. Pours slightly dark golden with generous white head and nice lacing. Nose is a bit grainy and corny, but some banana, lemon, esters, and yeast show through. These latter notes come through much more nicely on the taste. Super solid, and nice to see the style in a lower abv form.
Onionkid (366) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma is nice, Belgian hints with citrus and malts. The taste is pretty balanced, with an easy Belgian taste...slight lemon taste and a good finish. Enjoyed this beer a good bit, will probably try some more while the weather still suits it! 6.0% alcohol.
ben4321 (3928) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2012 Location: 12 oz bottle from Colonial Wine and Spirits, 5/7/12
Aroma: The nose is mostly Beligan yeast and spice, with some grains, malts, and light fruit
Appearance: It pours a bright golden color with a thick, fluffy white head and fairly heavy lacing
Flavor: The taste is mid-sweet, malty and yeasty, with a good amount of spice on the later palate
Palate: The body is light-medium, it is fairly creamy, with a soft-to-average carbonation, and a slightly dry finish
Randomly - This guy, who lives in NJ, and purchased these beers in Arkansas, is the only ones who’s rated 100% of BottleTree’s beers (all 2 of them). Anyway, on to non-completely random and irrelevant information. This one was pretty solid. After all that rambling, I don’t have too much more to add then that.
NachlamSie (2769) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I am the second one to rate this. 6 pack picked up from Green’s in Columbia. This is a fizzy yellow with no head. I am not excited about this as I lift the glass to my nose. I take a sniff and am pleasantly surprised. I apparently did not read the label because I had no idea this was going to have Belgian yeast. My powers of observation seem to be constantly dropping. The brew has pleasant esters like banana with hints at apple and very light spices. This is actually a solid drinking beer. Great for the warm weather without being too simple. It’s a nice change of pace to have a lighter Belgian styled ale.
handsomejn (69) - Arkansas, USA - APR 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear light golden, with a thin white head that quickly dissapears. Very easy to drink. Very balanced, nice bitterness, a little sweetness, some citrus, a little yeast, a little funk, a little clove, but not at all extreme in any one flavor. This would be a great beer for the transitional drinker. It has a very pleasant long finish. Very easy to drink, very broad pairing possibilities, good warm weather brew.
chandler0201 (644) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tried at World Beer Fest Raleigh 2011. Aroma of citrus and malts. Flavor of citrus, malts, some wheat and some bittersweet in the finish. Very drinkable.
PorterPounder (5557) - 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.
Suttree (5144) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Belgian" Blonde? I did not get any particular Begian smells or flavors. In fact, my notes indicate a fairly run of the mill blonde ale, nothing fancy, with no flaws or anything like that. So there you go.