DrnkMcDermott (2738) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I didn’t put this in my beer cellar list, so I’m not sure when I got it. If I had, I’d have cracked a low-alcohol hoppy beer much sooner. Pour is just noticeably darker than the usual golden Belgian pale lager. Lots of floaty bits, I’m guessing hop bits rather than yeast? Aroma is nice, but it’s nice for a sweet Belgian pale, nit much trace of hop. But then there’s the taste. It is bitter as advertised, just the peppery noble hop bitterness. Backed by a dryly fermented malt that just gives this the nice feel of a beer. Something your Bud-drinking uncle might enjoy if he gets curious about those funny looking beers you have.
Lukaduke (1679) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy pale golden color with a finger of white foam. The nose is full of grain, stale grass, some buckwheat honey, citrus pith and a touch of musty funk. The palate follows the nose with less stale grass and more citrus, great earth malt bill and a lingering funky tartness. Delicious !
flip_soeperman (439) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is subtle, but beautiful head with tiny bubbles. Very creamy clean nice bitter taste. Very good beer.
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Ozckr (169) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
grass, hay, orange, amber, cloudy, hazy, minimal head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, creamy, lively, bitter,
lux_edwards (65) - - MAR 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle. Fresh hops, grass. Pours a light yellow with nice white head. I tsstes slightly bitter like fresh lime. It.is smooth, light and leaves a mild bitter aftertaste. Overall: good ale
Steve_0 (2122) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pour is slightly hazy golden with a big white head and great lacing. Herbal, fruity, noble hoppy, crackery, biscuit, grassy, doughy, and floral aroma. Taste is grassy, minerally, cracker, doughy, straw, light spice, and herbs with a crisp dry finish. Medium body with fizzy carbonation. Easy drinking hoppy Belgian with a great noble hop presence.
sulawang (527) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Visual: Lovely art deco style label. Unfiltered, pours cloudy golden orange with a large lasting foamy head, sticky lacing, lots of activity.
Nose: Sour pineapple-tangerine with some puke. (5/10-pungency)
Attack: citrus fruity, impending hops
Mid-palate: fizzy-bubbly mouthfeel, citrusy (3/10)-sweetness, (MAIN) malt, grapefruit peel, bitter citrus oils
Finish: burpy, razor-sharp off-dry grapefruit bitter hoppiness,
Summary: Although a relatively low ABV beer, this has structure and a lot of bitter hoppy bite. Mix in some citrus and malt flavours, this is a decent a brew for hopheads. Not my fav style, but I can appreciate the brewmaster’s prowess.
Garrold (632) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beermoth, Manchester. Cloudy, pale straw colour. Thin, white, lasting head. White bread. Yeast. Light lemon. Light spice. Taste is flint dry. Lots of mineral. Light, sharp, zesty palate. Finish is dry and mouth puckering bitter. Very nice.
jcartamdg (1600) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a hazy milky gold with a thick white head. Aroma of belgian yeast, citrus, bitter hops. Taste is bitter with peppercorn and a slightly sweet finish. high carbonation.
tmplerns (6) - Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2014 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong head, cloudy dirty light yellow colour, sharp tangy lager like taste. Aroma quite stringent. Quite fresh tasting, but quite light, not particularly tasty.
Overall if you like Belgium Golden Ales, I guess this is a pretty good one. Personally prefer less tang and fizz. Too much like a lager for me.
NielsenRatings (8114) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Avenue Pub New Orleans. Pours a cloudy peach orange appearance with a thin white head. Tropical fruit, bubblegum, mango, herbal aroma. Soft mouth feel. Lightly sweet. Candy, mango, orange fruity flavor. Pretty dry. Tons of herbal hops. Rustic. Tasted next to Vermontoise and both were excellent. Grate.