fiulijn (13000) - MalmŲ, ITALY - JAN 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Alibi Room, Vancouver
Cloudy blond color, with creamy head. The aroma is very mild, at least itís a bit spicy. Good flavor, malt, with a quite strong spicy character and delicate fruitiness; the mouthfeel is very smooth; strong bitterness too.
Quite close to a real Belgian, a bit more fruity and bitter than the average.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a cloudy golden orange body with a small white head. Aroma of orange, pineapple, papaya, and dried apricot. Flavor of orange, kumquat, papaya, cantaloupe, pear, and light earthiness with a moderately dry finish.
bhensonb (9837) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 13, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours orange gold with a foamy/creamy off-white head. Aroma has NW hop and a hint of sweatsox. This is a very nice aroma. Med body or better. The best thing - thereís a lot of earth/sweatsox at the start. Then it gets fruity and bitter. With some NW hop. This is amazing stuff. My tongue is feeling barnyard while thereís fresh fruit still. Frickin brilliant ale. If I had the skill, itís the beer Iíd make. Now I just had a mint choc stout, but that was good, so I donít think this is a relief rate. The aroma and flavor are to die for. Individual parts of the numbers donít qualify for high, but the overall does. Itís greater than the sum of its rating parts. :)
Ratman197 (8493) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured a hazy gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of straw, pear, lemon zest, grapefruit, yeast and light spice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, pear, yeast, grapefruit, lemon zest and a hint of spice with a smooth dry bitter lingering citrus finish.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Light malt andlight grapefruit aroma with light yeast. Yeast and spice flavor with light pine. Medium bodied. Yeast and spice linger with light pine and light earth.
Glouglouburp (5871) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In short: A very fruity, very refreshing, hoppy and Saison-ish ale. Excellent.
How: Bottle 22oz, consumed fresh a few weeks after purchase.
The look: Cloudy pale orange body topped by a large white head with medium retention and leaving lots of lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose offers freshly squeezed oranges, other fresh fruits. This very bright fruity nose does not smell hoppy-fruity, nor does it smell fruity yeast estery, a bit of both maybe, or neither, whatever happened here the fruity aroma comes out really bright and fresh. Nose is also freshly squeezed fruits (oranges, lemons, grapefruits, pineapples) over honeyed cereals. A bit acidic with the lemony and grapefruity flavors coming out strong without much rich sweetness to oppose them. A bit of a Saison thing going on here with a nice rusticity sensation coming from the yeast and a high attenuation. Excellent beer with undeniable high drinkability, underrated, and reading some of the retard ratings for this fine beer makes me yearn for the good old days of natural selection.
after4ever (5731) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22. Pours a murky medium amber with a loose white head that goes away. Big spicy nose, great combination of esters and hop oils. Piney, grapefruit, clove, cardamom. Creamy medum body with lively carb. Toast, caramel, oranges, pine, and estery spices on the mid palate. Long tangy finish. Nice beer.
5000 (5613) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle:   Towards the end of the bottle we get a very dark straw color, dirty, thick and hazy, moderate to large frothy off-white head, fairly nice lacing.   Soft sweet floral and ctirusy hop aroma.   Subtle spices.   Smells quite vibrant, and inviting.   A bit more muted on the tongue, dank, basement, musty.   Smells like a fresh Blonde Ale, tastes like an aged Blonde Ale.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finishes with a bit more spices than it started with, clean, musty, with some citrus peel and soft floral notes.   Better than I expected, and not really mealy at all.   Enjoyable!
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clove citrus floral hops touch of dough on nose. Pours hazy golden nice lasting white top. Flavors pf clove citrus light bubblegum and floral hops. Citrus is crisp and bright and quenching. Solid.
deyholla (5397) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy orange gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a nice light citrus and a touch of light fruits with backing sweet grains and Belgian yeast. Flavor has a good amount of floral and sweet grains with a light underlying citrus.