brokensail (9159) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 9, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The pour is a hazy golden color with a tall white head. The nose on this beer is phenomenal. Earthy tones, bready malt, biscuit, and intense pineapple aroma. A touch of citrus and straw, but just so much pineapple. The flavor has a nice crisp malt profile, minimal bitterness, citrus peel, and an overwhelming pineapple flavor that is just amazing. A touch of yeast, maybe some earth on the palate as well, but just overall a solid beer.
Ratman197 (8493) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle courtesy of Chadcsu (thanks Chad) poured a clear tarnished gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of earthiness, barnyard funk, pine, grapefruit and bread. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, earthiness, barnyard funk, pine and grapefruit with a crisp dry moderatly bitter lingeringf funky earthy finish.
BeerandBlues2 (8479) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a large, frothy white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is earthy hops, barnyard, oak, funky yeast, biscuit malt and fruity esters. Flavor is malt forward, funky and tart, black pepper, earthy, medium hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and heavy carbonation.
BMan1113VR (7696) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 723/838 from batch 1 11/11 thanks to Ratman! Pours with a massive (glass filling) white head with thick bubbles. Retentive and leaves great lace. Hazed golden hue (deep gold) body underneath. Aromas are very flora, citrusy, lightly herbaceous hops, medium funk, lots of esters. Nearly a Brett C tropical/pineapple character. Mild earthy and peppery phenolics. Mildly bready and biscuity malt rounds it out. A touch grassy. Very nice. Flavors are a bit more malt forward at first. Bready, biscuity, soft. Mild grassy and hoppy character. Herbal as well with subdued funky phenolics. Medium esters of belgian yeast and fruit character I normally associate with Brett A or C. Some stone fruit. A touch more rustic, earthy, straw qualities as it warms. Very lively carbonation. Dry, soft (very soft overall character), and mild bitterness. Good, tasty, solid!
adnielsen (7586) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home. I added this as a Belgian ale but I guess it could be entered as a golden ale. Cloudy, yellow orange appearance with a fluffy white head with very small bubbles. Fairly earthy hoppy, light citrus, herbal, lightly floral aroma with a mild sweet, pale maltiness. Soft mouth feel. Really an herbal, green tea, mildly floral, earthy hoppy, a bit bready yeasty, moderate pale malty flavor with some light fruit esters. Pretty easy drinking- I finished the 750 in no time. Not nearly as complex as some of Chadís brews but I donít think he was going for anything too complex.
Ernest (5905) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is mostly lasting.
Body is cloudy medium yellow, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (apricot), lightly yeasty (basement), with notes of gum, cement, rubbing alcohol, and soured fruit (kumquat, etc.).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Thanks to TAR for sharing the bottle so I didnít have to pay for this. This one isnít really bad so much as muddled and dull. A few minor unpleasant odors tarnish the nose a bit, and thereís really not that much hop accent for being "fresh hopped". Strangely underwhelming aroma. Similarly, in the mouth itís rather bland and watery. Overall you could say itís "average", I suppose, but considering the boutique price itís very hard to justify buying it even just for mindless swilling.
douglas88 (5151) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Dallas. Pours a murky golden color with a large white head. The aroma is fruity hops, some biscuit and funk. A rich fresh and flavorful Belgian Ale with huge Pale Ale intent: sweet citrus, big hops throughout, low bitterness, yeast, banana. Good. Very clean and smooth.
arminjewell (5149) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour out of 750 mL bottle is hazy golden with big, big fluffy white head, hard to pour, aroma has notes of spicy yeast, nice biscuity bread, hints of lemon, fruity esters, slight grassy notes, but mainly a nice spicy belgian ale. Taste is some biscuity bread, hints of fruity esters, touch of funky dusty notes as well. Seems a bit old, probably should have had it earlier, but still fairly tasty.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to drabmuh for sharing this bottle. Served in a SAVOR wine glass.
Pours a clear, sparkling yellow color with a very large, creamy white head that lasts around for quite some time before eventually falling to a cap, leaving a sheet of lacing on the glass.
The nose carries some mild funk and pineapple character. Light lemon and citrus in the background. Good Brett throughout. Flavor has a light funk and bitterness.
Body is light with moderately-high carbonation and a very dry finish. Nice and funky. Really great finish.
Another solid hit from Crooked Stave. Would love to try this one again.
swoopjones (4915) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml. golden blonde pour. tiny bubbles. mild aroma. bandaids, green apple, fruit forward. Lively mouthfeel. balanced flavor. pretty good