WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Hop Devil Grill 8/11/07. Pours clear gold with a thin bright white head. The nose is yeasty with a bit of spices. The taste is sweet and astringent with a bit of acid. Pretty good overall.
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 12, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Cloudy gold in color. No head. Lemon, spicy, a little heavy. Coriander, chili-notes shine through the smooth, even body. Followed by bready, doughy finish. Sampled @ BCTC 2007
ABUSEDGOAT (2159) - California, USA - JUL 29, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden. Aroma is lightly spiced, grass, some bread. Well made and well balanced with good flavors, but nothing was really memorable.
swoopjones (4903) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ BCTC 2007. Cloudy gold in color. spicy, peppery, citus, smooth tasting. Enjoyable. Similar to Saxo
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - JUN 29, 2007
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Handbottled 12 oz bottle from mystery swap 2.0 (thanks ty5592!).Pours hazy gold with a tiny head. Nose is VERY spicy...coriander, pepper, ginger. Tastes like it smells and ends a little sweet. Lots of pepper in this one! Body is medium, carbonation is low. Too spicy for my taste.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden color with a light bready-citrus aroma. Taste is light, yet smooth and sweet - citrus, doughy malts, and a light but pleasant hop profile. way better than the "light offerings" of most brewers.
BREWMUSKCLES (2088) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2011 light sour taste of vegetables and sweet wheat beer that is pungent .sweet. long straw aftertaste and a good full mouthfeel. Nice Belgian type spice aroma of pepper and coriander with yeasty mouthfeel that morphs into different flavors like hop pine foam.
freekyp (1449) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very pleasing Belgian golden ale with a mellow malti character and balanced hop finish. Very clean. The appearance is somewhat deceiving. The brew is cealr golden yellow and looks kind of like another boring American macro, but one whiff and you know something else is in that glass. Well done. A good chickn accompaniment
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2007 My Bottom Line:
Herbal hops, hay-like maltiness and milky spiciness all dance within the quenching body, offering enough complexity to keep the tastebuds interested, and enough leniency to work itself into a long session.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the pale yellow (rather witbier like, I must add).
-The spicy, piney hop blend is quite alluring.
-The prickly, tiny bubbles and Belgian yeast profile (tropical fruit!) show the beer’s lineage quite efficiently.
-That grassy bitter finish is somewhat reminiscent of absinth.
-This middle world between Pilsner, Belgian Ale, and Witbier can surely be a delicious introductory beer for neophytes.
On tap at Tap NY and at the brewery tap room.
dunkelbitte (20) - New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at a promo night. Well-balanced hops and plenty of flavor. I would definitely drink it again.