Darkmagus82 (1940) - - OCT 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 10-30-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – Pours a very hazy yellowish-orange color with a one finger head of pure white foam. The head has a fantastic level of retention, hanging on for quite some time before fading away to leave a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is nice and Belgian like with lots of grainy and wheaty malt and a big level of a yeasty smell. Along with these aromas comes other common Belgian smells with a nice lemon citrus, a good level of grass and banana, as well as some lighter spice aromas of clove and coriander. Overall the aroma is quite inviting.
Taste – The taste begins with a biscuit malt flavor as well as some grassy and yeasty flavors straight from the start. There is a bit of sweetness of lighter fruits (tangerine and grape) as well as a lighter spice flavor of clove. As the taste advances the bready and sweet flavors remain relatively constant, with just a hint of a banana flavor joining the tongue. While the majority of the flavors remain constant, the grassy flavors kick it up even more at the end and are accompanied by some more sour lemon flavors as well as a light herb to leave a more bitter grassy Belgian pale ale flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the average to slightly chewier side with a carbonation level that is on the slightly higher side. The creamier body was quite nice for the yeasty, wheat, and grainy flavors of the brew, while the carbonation kept it rather refreshing and crisp. Rather nice overall.
Overall – A decent Belgian Pale ale with a bit more grass and grain and a bit less banana and spice then the typical. Overall it is a bit drier in nature and a rather nice Belgian Pale ale to give a go too.
ByTheirLimpin (33) - New York, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pale straw yellow. Thin light head fades away quickly. Faint citrusy nose. Dry across the palate through the finish, and it lingers. Classic Belgian white spices. Great beer for a warm summer evening. Nicely done.
closey22 (1093) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy yellow rimming white head; piney b.o.odor aroma yum; Flava is funky tart ligntly hoppy; feels light with decent fizzy foam; finishes dry tart and hoppy
jflopsu (750) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy yellow. Has a sweet zesty citrus and wheat aroma. Taste is very lemony, wheaty, grainy and yeasty. A very dry aftertaste.
SetauketBrewer (60) - New York, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Like the name says, pours a beautiful bright golden color. Thin white head that laces the glass. Very yeasty aroma with notes of corriander spice. Typical belgian flavors or spice and citrus with a slight bready backbone. A little thin on the swallow.
berkshirejohn (4971) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle from Wegman’s, Buffalo, NY. Pale amber with a ring of white head; typical Belgian-style aroma - spicy yeast and orange peel; dry in the mouth with some citrus and a grainy body; and a rather thin finish.
Beerman6686 (5072) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one poured a hazy golden color with w white head. Aroma was of light belgian spices, yeast, vanilla, and caramel. Falvor was lightly sweet, pale malt, yeast and banana and clovish.
Homer321 (2509) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
For some reason I thought this was an IPA. Oops. Was wondering why there was a picks malt and candy sugar nose and taste. Anyway. Nose of pils with some cracker like malt. Light apple and pear esters. Taste is similar with some more emphasis on ester in the taste. Not much but a light peppery phenol in the finish. Not bad.
KyotoLefty (7173) - 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 (9118) - 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.