callmemickey (2964) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy golden-orange body, thing white head, minimal lacing. Light orange, candi sugar, banana, some spice. Meidum bodied, moderate carbonation, muted finish.
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz can into a pint glass.
A: Pours a hazy amber color with some notable yeast sediment falling to the bottom of the glass. The white-colored head forms a uniform height of one finger, and fades pretty rapidly to a thin film. Lacing is very sparse.
S: Rather buttery and even a bit corn-like. Maybe I can find a touch of fruity esters with proper concentration, but the Belgian yeast qualities are just too hard to find. There seems to be a bit of hoppiness, though, which is good. Quite the disappointing aroma otherwise.
T: Good news is, there is a touch of Belgian yeast on the finish, giving it a (much needed) crisp touch, and some welcome notes of apple, white grape, and pear - but also gives a faint soapiness. Yikes. All told, this seems rather disjointed, as if the yeast and the bready malts are battling each other, rather then melding like a good BPA should.
M: This is the best part of the brew. It features a creamy texture, and is nicely clean/dry on the back end without over-exposing any of the less-than-great flavors. In spite of its slight syrupiness and medium-heavy body, itís pretty drinkable.
O: Not great, unfortunately. Thereís little here to make me want to come back for seconds. All this does is confirm my skepticism toward canned Belgian-style ales - without bottle conditioning, what do you have? Not much, really.
JDBaker11058 (1334) - Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2013 Appearance: slightly hazy, deep gold, with a thick, bubbly, near-white head that quickly faded to a thin cap. Aroma: mango, pineapple, honeyed cereal grain, fruity yeast, and some grass. Taste: honey, graham crackers, tropical fruit, banana, yeast, and a decent dose of floral hops. Finish: slightly sweet and fruity, with a bit of dryness to balance. Notes: Slightly sweet, with almost tripel-like notes in the flavor, with a bit of a floral dryness from the hops. Slick palate.
roxtersoxter (337) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear, light amber with white head out of can. Floral scent with slight hint of hops. Typical Belgian taste but a little more stout than normal. Good beer.
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Darwenus (562) - Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Foggy, golden yellow color with an average head and lacing. The aroma is Belgian ale; strong, yeasty, warm malt and citrus and banana notes. There is a lot of hops in the flavor. Almost like a Belgian style IPA. Dry, crisp in the finish.
devman171 (1015) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2013 On tap at the brewery, pour is yellow nice head, aroma is light hops and yeast, taste is mellow Belgian, easy drinking
DrSilverworm (6805) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can, thanks to caterwaul. Shared with b3shine. Totally hazy golden - orange color. Good thin slightly off-white head. Little crooked rows of lace. Some banana and tropical fruit in the nose. Medium body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Kind of a lightly creamy mouthfeel, with the belgian yeast, still kind of crisp at the same time too, though. Light bitter taste, some zesty sweetness. Solid belgian ale.
b3shine (5713) - Indiana, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can to taster (thanks DrSilverworm). Looks solid; a cloudy orange with white lacing. Smells of Belgian yeast, dough, and hops. Tastes of Belgian yeast, hops, and citrus with a nice mouthfeel. Not bad.
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can, unknown date. Served at around 40-45F.
Pours slightly hazy golden amber with a one finger white head that leaves a ring of lacing and settles to a small cap.
Aroma is belgian yeast, fruity, lemon, banana, touch of bubblegum, earthy, bready. Good to very good strength.
Flavor is fairly hoppy with lemon citrus, a little banana, overall rather fruity, some yeast and bread, sweet malt in the middle and end, mild alcohol, good bitterness.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a little sticky, good carbonation.
Normally not a big Belgian Pale Ale fan, but this is pretty good! Nice ín hoppy with a good Belgian yeast presence.
tcane7 (1668) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours a hazy gold with light head and lace. Notes of honey, wheat, floral hops, pretty grainy.