Frank (2380) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
My bottle had an extra thick layer of yeast and gushed a bit on opening but a careful pour yields a slightly cloudy orange beer with a voluminous and long-lasting head of small bubbles. This tastes as much like a big, juicy hefeweizen as it does a Belgian blond--- not that these styles are night and day. The nose is pretty mild with bread yeast and some grassy hop notes but this is one be where the motel really makes it come alive. It is creamy and just on the edge of overcarbonated which, along with some acidity, brings out the fruity character from the yeast. The finish though is unfortunately overly bitter which ends up making it taste a bit metallic. I think this is almost there but could use some polishing.
commonmac (196) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle purchased and poured into tulip glass. Very little head on a deep orange hued ale. Actually a very attractive beer. Aroma has a lot sugar and fruit to it. Plenty of banana and even a little tropical fruit. Really easy to drink. The sweetness carries throughout tip to finish. An enjoyable beer to drink with a soft, Belgian finish. The type of ale you can drink an absurd amount of at St. Paul summer beer festivals.
wlajwl (3546) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is Belgian yeast, bubblegum and malts. The flavor is lemons, fruit, mild sweetness, malts and a mix of mild alcohol and tangy in the finish.
MIBRomeo (2492) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy off amber pour small white dense very well laced head. Cloves wheat lemon zest and a hint of alcohol. Well coated palate. Finish is slightly sweet aftertaste is a bit dry and lingering spices white pepper notes. A good beer just a weird style interpretation
Fredis23 (480) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep Hazy Yellow Color, Huge Long Lasting Frothy Head, Some Lacing. Nice and strong aroma Peppery Coriander. Belgian Yeast. Taste about the same: Coriander, Orange, Belgian Yeast, Slightly Sweet, Peppery, Spices, Light Bitter Finish. Medium Body. Pleasant Surprise. Hides High ABV Well. Enjoyed It. Nice. Recommended.
beerbaaron (919) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy medium orange. Medium fluffy white head. Fruity, citrus, orange, apricot, banana, Belgian yeast, coriander, clove, wheat. Some peppery spiciness, balanced moderate sweetness with fair bitter and dry finish. Medium body. Crisp. A solid, well-made beer.
MarinEvelyn (464) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
yeasty, citrus, orange, a little banana, coriander. Taste has a little bitter spice in it, slightly bitter and dry finish.
camborne (655) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent belguim style beer. Nice orange peel and coriander palate. Some yeast and bread flavors also noticable
Maltser85 (144) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - OCT 7, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The beer pours a nice golden with a hint of orange. Hazy. White, rocky, two finger head. The aroma is huge phenolic notes from the yeast. A bit bubblegummy. The taste is a little astringent. Almost a little sour from the wheat. Bready malt notes, phenolic notes from the yeast, more bubblegum. Something that wants to be peppery notes but just isn’t. Tastes like there is a hop presence. Maybe a hint of hop citrus or grassiness. A bit of coriander on the finish maybe. The beer is medium light and the alcohol is slightly present. Not terrible, not amazing, something nice though.
DCLawyer (1312) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle->SA. Hazy orange/gold with huge frothy white head. Effervescent, high carbonation. A: strong Belgian spices and yeast, citrus. T: citrus, wheat, yeast, coriander. Somethhing odd and a tad unpleasant in here.