JDBaker11058 (1242) - Maryland, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: bright, slightly opaque gold with light orange highlights, and a fizzy, quickly vanishing white head; very little lacing. Aroma: floral and spicy with yeast up front, then a good dose of melon and mango, with orange zest, lemongrass, and champagne. Taste: crackery pilsner malts with melon, vanilla, lightly toasted almonds, a hint of banana, a bit of phenolic yeast, some apricot. Finish: slightly dry, with a champagne-like fizz, short-lived fruity sweetness, and a bit of mineral bitterness. Notes: Palate was extraordinarily drinkable, especially for a 7+ percent beer. Flavors were complex and yet somehow farmhouse-simple. Entire bottle was gone before I knew it, and nicely complemented a platter of chinese food. Bottle from the Rare Beer Club.
JasonNYC (23) - New York, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
"Drinkable" says both not a lot and implies, perhaps, a lack of complexity. But this beer is drinkable. A yummy, slight sweetness and a slightly yeasty, cloudiness in this Belgian blonde style done damn well by Italians. I would absolutely buy this again.
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ChainGangGuy (4359) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a well-hazed, pale, hay-hued body with a smallish, altogether brief, white head.
Smell: Fairly aromatic florals, phenolic spiciness, and a hint of banana bread atop pilsner maltiness. Additional hints of menthol, muddled yeasts, scant citrus, stonefruits.
Taste: Lightly bready pils malts and a honey-tinged cereal sweetness. Rather perfumy floral tones early on. White grapefruit, apricot, and subtle banana. Generous pinch of coriander. The beer becomes a bit sourish midway with an encroaching taste of camphor, and, then, the beer quickly dries as you approach the crispish, lightly warming finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.
Overall: A decent, drinkable brew.
fiammanghilla (528) - Genova, ITALY - JUN 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottiglia 75cl @ baccicin du caru.
Chiara con schiuma non troppo persistente.
Corpo pesantuccio, luppolatura che si sente, un pÚ strana ma non male.
BullsHorn (3) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer pours a bit hazy with aromas of wild flowers perfuming from the glass. The Belgian yeast is apparent upon first sip incorporating a pleasant spiciness reminiscent of baking spices. The body slightly thick for this style and sugary cereal notes tend to dominate the palate and linger into the finish.
Ratman197 (9652) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle poured a hazy gold with a small lasting white head. Aromas of wheat, yeast, coriander and citrus. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of wheat, yeast, coriander and light citrus with a smooth dry lingering coriander finish.
tcane7 (1660) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle with a couple coworkers. Pours a clean gold with thin white head. Aroma is grain, spicy Belgian yeast, coriander. Medium light body. Flavor is a light grain with nice yeast notes.
daknole (9042) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gold pour, white head. This is pretty much a boozy golden ale. Apples, yeast, honey, alcohol. Meh.
jtclockwork (8170) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours gold with white head. Nose and taste of pear, Belgian yeast, lemon zest, orange peel, bubblegum, coriander and clove. Medium body.
olliejobbins (767) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle in Soho. pours a hazy amber with tiny head. aroma is very wheaty with some caramel. really nice smooth taste. slightly sweet, again caramel in taste. yeast and wheat. nice belgian ale.