yespr (34303) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap at the Pike brewpub location. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is roasted malty and light yeasty fruity to spiced. Kept on the dry and phenolic sides. Dry malty and smooth fruity to dry hoppy into the finish.
omhper (20669) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled at Akkurat, Stockholm. Almost aclear golden, small head. Aroma of cardboard, starfruit and marzipan. Sweet and fruity with medium-full body and rounded mouthfeel. Slight cinnamon and pumpkin. Low bitterness. Lightly warming finish.
fiulijn (16144) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Alibi Room, Vancouver
Hazy blond color; small creamy head. Light aroma of dirty water and banana. Dry mouthfeel, wheat flavor, light banana; the ending bitterness is a bit too strong. Atypical, not Belgian, but ok.
Travlr (15054) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Hazy yellow gold color, small white edge head. Aroma of subtle pepper and hay. Taste has a sweet start with plain malt.
Oakes (13270) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The new Bete Blanche is amber, with a slight haze, and not much head. Lightly phenolic and lightly malty aroma. Has some strength, a peppery spiciness, and a firm, slightly bready and slightly crackery malt character. Not exciting but functional.
bhensonb (12130) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Harry & Davids in Medford, OR. Pours light orange gold with a foamy white head - but not much of a head. Aroma is lightly cooked caramel with some yeast/spice notes. There’s more than that, but hard to describe. Full bodied. There’s a lot of yeast/spice, but also there seems to be a lot of noble hop - not grass - more herb. The alcohol is detectable - seems to make figuring out the flavors difficult. Otherwise it’s ok. Finally it seems to go into light pitted fruit, kandi, and yeast/spice. Ending moderately peppery with all the other stuff. Extremely enjoyable.
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a lightly hazy golden body with a small white head. Aroma of yeast, candi sugar, banana, white pepper, and pear. Flavor of yeast, pear, candi sugar, coriander, clove, and light citrus.
jcwattsrugger (11359) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
’11 @New Belgium-22oz bottle prior to GABF session-pours yellow/gold with a white head. Aroma is clove/banana, some wheat/grain. Taste is clove/banana, some wheat/grain.
Ratman197 (10820) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber poured a clear yellow with a lasting white head. Aromas of pear, pineapple, yeast, biscuit and light spice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, straw, yeast, pear, spice and light pineapple with a smooth dry lingering spiced finish.
BeerandBlues2 (10606) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours nearly clear pale gold with a medium-small tight bubble frothy white head, short retention fading to the glass edge with light spotty lacing. Aroma is lightly fusel alcohol, medium pear and apple fruity esters, medium biscuit and Pils malt, no DMS or diacetyl, faint spicy hops, and light brown paper/sherry oxidation notes. Flavor is light sugar, light notes of dry and spicy/peppery fusel alcohol, light pear esters, dry and crisp biscuit malt backbone, faint hops and light spiciness accentuated by the alcohol and dryness, and a dry finish. Medium-full body, light carbonation, and medium-light alcohol warmth.