boFNjackson (3894) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Captain Lawrence... Poured hazy, pale yellow with a lacy, white head. Solid belgian with a grassy, earthy floraliness, big time candiness and spicy yeast esters. Some citrus and cloves for complexity with a bubblegum or cotton candy probably from the yeast fermentation.
jbruner (1696) - Tallahassee, Florida, 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.
Jimsal27 (111) - New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden with nice frothy head. Aromas of honey, malt, spice. Taste follows nose. Medium, body and carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (8456) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear gold with a small, frothy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is biscuit and honey malt, peppers, spices, pear and apple esters with earthy hops. Flavor is malt and spices, fruity esters, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
mike67 (689) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours golden with white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of Belgian yeast, pale malt, banana and spices. Body is full and crisp. Biscuit malt, herbal hops, spicy yeast and banana fill the mouth. Finish is long and bitter. Overall it is tasty brew.
johnnnniee (1823) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Rob S, thanks for the opportunity.
Pours a slightly hazy medium golden color with a huge fluffy white head that persists forever. Aromas of banana and clove with a hint of pepper, sweet sugary malt and a hint of citrus. The flavor follows the aroma. Yeasty bready sweet citrus clove and banana with a hint of earthy tartness that I wasn’t expecting. Medium body with a moderate to high level of carbonation and a slick bubbly mouthfeel. Decent brew but nothing horribly exciting.
SpongeRuiner (423) - Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to tectactoe on the split. It was pretty good stuff. Transferring rating from Beer Advocate.
tectactoe (676) - Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: murky & hazed, bright golden color with a soapy and runny white head that lasts for a while as a swampy film. Aroma spicy floral notes, sharp esters, yeast, light medicinal notes, pepper, & a very slight touch of finishing lemon zest. Taste is very spicy; spices, esters, mild phenol, sharp yeast, white pepper, floral perfume, light clove & medicinal notes. Some tail end banana & lemon notes, finishing with more phenol. Good, but a little too spicy more me to love.
merc7186 (1471) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: Mildly Hazy Golden Straw/Mildly Amber Hue, Passes Lots of Light, Minimal White Head Ring, Minimal Lacing
S: Mild Malts, Mild Belgian Sugar
T: Mild Malts, Mild Belgian Sugar, Mild Lemons
M: Mediocre Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Watery
Overall, I hope I just got a badly tapped keg but mine was very underwelming and poorly carbonated. I will try again...just somewhere else.
nealblind (374) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear gold pour big white head. Aroma is wheaty buttery yeasty. Taste is sweet slight black pepper too sweet. sticky on the palate. decent, overrated.
ElGaucho (2116) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of Flaco242. Excellent Belgian aroma. Hazy light gold body. Thin white head. Belgian flavor complexity is so rich that in a blind tasting it would be tough to tell that it’s not actually from Belgium.