KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml Bottle. The pour was a sparkling clear pale yellow with a small (less than 1 finger) white fizzy head that diminished in a matter of seconds, and had virtually no lacing at all.
The aroma was of a light grain malt, mild grassy hops and a musty horse blanket yeast with notes of citrus (lemon) and green apple.
The taste was a tad sweet and lightly grainy with a good fruity presence early on, becoming a bit yeasty and very lightly bitter with a hint of citrus and a funky fruity ending. The flavor lasted a very short time proceeding the swallow, with a funky fruity grain aftertaste lingering on for a short while longer.
Mouthfeel was extremely light in body and watery in texture with a strong fizzy champagne like carbonation.
Overall I found this to be a very interesting style of beer. It is a lot like a fizzy light ale, but not, with a nice fruity undertone. I am not a big fan of Champagne, so this is a perfect sustitute to have on hand for those holiday toasts..
KyotoLefty (7240) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2014 Bottle. Blonde, sweet, honey and biscuits, apples, Belgian yeast spice. Decent but not so impressive. Crisp effervescence.
UXO (696) - CANADA - NOV 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted at Willow Park Beer Bash 2014. Unfortunately, there was no time for detailed notes - and I only made it through half my list even so!
mkel07 (4028) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique. Rating from October 2013. Pale amber colour with a wispy white head. Quite a lot of summer fruit in the aroma and flavour.
jgb9348 (5008) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Crisp golden coloured body with a ton of bubbles rising from the bottom and sides with a thin, fast-dying white head. Aroma of pale malt, some light pear and apple sweetness and a very mild malt nose. Light to Medium-bodied; Subdued malt flavours at first with a more effervescent and tingly sweetness and crisp herbal flavour coming through. Aftertaste is light and airy with some fruits, a little grass and a hint of yeast. Overall, somewhat reminiscent of an italian or french sparkling wine, but a little dry and not showing enough conviction to even be a decent beer. I’m happy to have sampled it, but glad I didn’t fly home with this one! I sampled this 75 cL bottle purchased from Total Wine in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida on 28-December-2013 for US$11.99 sampled with friends on New Year’s Eve 2013 in Orlando, Florida.
DuffMan (7621) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 20, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Grippitis. Bubbly medium golden pour, with a lively white head. Aroma features prominent apple and cereal notes. Flavours of brewers cereal and sweet cidery apples. Lively carbo. We were not impressed.
joet (2347) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAY 26, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sweet, green apple, no cascading bubbles, bits of mineral, lightly metallic, fine white foam, deep golden, medium high effervescence. Slightly peppery finish. Probably more effervescence and more sparkling activity with higher abv and dryness?
olr1984 (1249) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle pours clear gold with fizz head. Fruit and yeast aroma. Grain light fruit and carbonation taste.
BMan1113VR (7898) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 25, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Elegant bottle. Pours with a clear yellow hued body and a white head. Aromas are of DMS, plastic, sulfur, doughy bread, soap and medium esters. Flavors are strongly of DMS, slightly oily, low esters, strong vegital and straw like malt. Lively carbonation and medium bodied.
bb (7305) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Straw colored beer with a whitish head. Fruity (melon) aroma with light yeast. Light yeast and light spice flavor with fruitiness. Medium bodied. Yeast and spice linger with hay and fruit.
DrSilverworm (8154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle, thanks to DanielCoor for sharing. Clear golden color. Thin white head, some loose, but good lace. Doughy, bready aroma. Baked apple, light spice. Medium to bigger body. Lighter, crisp carbonation. Light pear. Sweeter taste, in the way that a pear is sweet.. Light bitter. Light spicy bite. Decent, apply/pear belgian ale.