closey22 (1663) - 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 (1198) - 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 (71) - 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 (5988) - 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 (6327) - 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 (4208) - Melboring, 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 (9306) - 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 (11498) - 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 (14942) - , 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 (5799) - Boston, 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!!