KyotoLefty (6643) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from BOTW. Deep golden color, low head, visible carbonation. Rich biscuity, bready malt nose, light honey, oranges, and spice. More spicy oranges in the flavor, sweet biscuits, grass. Somewhat sweet for the style, yet not to the point of cloying. Oily to soapy palate. Decent but not great.
Dogbrick (8516) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Rattle N Hum. Clear golden color with a medium white head that recedes steadily to an outer ring. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of grassy hops, citrus and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of herbal hops, bready malt and citrus. The finish is mildly bitter hops up front with a subtle yeast aftertaste. Decent all around.
jtclockwork (8782) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy gold with white head. Nose and taste of bubblegum, banana, orange peel, clove, grassy hops, lemon zest and light spice. Medium body.
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 10/18/13 from Half Time, drunk 2/17/14
Deep golden body has a touch of haze and is topped by a white head that is medium-sized and fairly well-retained.
Plenty of spice in the nose, but much of it yeast-driven, combines with dryish specialty malts and very light yellow fruitiness. Medium strength of aroma overall, with no alcohol or flaws. Something lightly buttercream-like is in there, faintly, not sure if it’s spice-derived or actually diacetyl. Dosent really bother the aroma though, as there’s very little hoppiness here; just some light spiciness as an afterthought.
Well-malted but dry enough, with some phenols and light hop bitterness keeping things dry on the end. Moderate, tight carbonation gives it a supple texture and the yeast does most of the work flavor-wise. Cinnamon, rye, black pepper, clove and brown bread all mix well together. Actual spices are very reserved to the point where I’m not even sure what they used. Maybe white peper or grains of paradise? Yeast seems to be some sort of distinctive Belgian ale and is quite classy here, attenuating the beer nicely and leaving plentiful but not overdone esters and phenols. Thanks to Jtclockwork for the bottle!!
Sregnar35 (977) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent beer. Pours slightly orange straw with a nice small head. Aroma is full of floral hops and fruity yeast. Tart and tangy with a great dry finish.
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Mep3222 (544) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks super light and smells a bit lagerish, funky foot smell but with some sweet Belgian yeast aroma as well. Taste is sweet, with slight foot funk and Belgian yeast. Enjoyable but not great.
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TinaBeer (1) - - JAN 14, 2014 does not count
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Horrible stuff. Just tasted like chemicals. Very metallic. Almost like ethyl alcohol. Got tipsy after half a glass, but not a good tipsy...kind of sick like. Seriously, beer like this should be banned.
Barreras (1032) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JAN 1, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a pure golden color with a doughy and biscuit aroma. Taste is light with a hint of spice. Light flavor of citrus mixed with clean hops. This beer is very drinkable and has just enough complex flavor for a belgian ale.
mstrcrwly (329) - New York, USA - DEC 14, 2013
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Don’t know if I got a bad 6pk or what..but this was bad..going by the reviews here..I expected a crisp, spicy, golden Belgian style ale..what I got was a drab, bland, uninteresting mouthful of..I don’t know what...big disappointment..I drank one..and will give the rest to some friends and see if they have same opinion.
jbruner (2422) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared thanks to Matt! Pours a translucent gold color with thin lacy white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast and bready grain. Taste follows, with nice peppery and sweet gum esters. Very nice for the style.