dwyerpg (4267) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 2, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Not much aroma and very yellow in color with lots of head. Beside the aroma and color though, I loved this. A good light Belgian spice, reminiscent of saisons. Nice and sweet, smooth.
stlrules (1) - Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2012 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Darn good beer. Spicey I wouldnít call this a traditional belgian but tastes great, is refreshing, good aftertaste. Suprisingly crisp and balanced.
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. Information on the bottle includes a short description of the beer, a "Bottled On" date and the abv% (7.8).
Appearance: The body has a light golden color with very fine sediment hanging around inside giving it a slight haze. The head is bright white, about an inch tall from the pour and slowly fads to a thin light cap. This cap hangs on well and it also makes some cool lacy fingers on the glass.
Smell: The aroma has solid fruity, yeasty and slightly funky character over a light pale biscuity maltiness.
Taste/Palate: The flavor reflects this with a fruity and dusty yeast showing notes of pear and spice with mild floral/herbal hop bitterness over a pale malty base. Dry spicy yeast and mild hop bitterness linger on in the finish which sets you up for the next sip.
Notes: I am very impressed with this great example of a Belgian Strong Pale Ale from Great Divide!!!
BoostIPA (976) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I was completely surprised by this beer. I was going in thinking, "well, another shitty American copy of a Belgian". Boy, was I wrong. For me, this beer rivals anything Belgian ale out there - except Orval. To me, clocking in at 7.3% (my bottle dated June 22, 2011 says 7.8%), this is almost a Belgian Strong Ale. Anyway, they only thing that detracted from this beer being world class is the appearance. No head, very clear, pale straw color. Looks like a Bud Light in a glass and if you put the two side by side without smelling them, you probably wouldnít be able to tell the difference. Other than that, this beer is exceptional in every way. Bravo! Well done, Great Divide.
Cobra (1100) - In a van, down by the river, Maryland, USA - AUG 6, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz. brown bomber bottle. No freshness date seen. Pours out a light straw color, with a fizzy white head.
Aromas are of sulfur, Belgian funk, musty basements, malts & earthy hops.
Musty tasting, some Belgian funk in the flavors, along with yeasty biscuits. Earthy hops round out the flavors. Decent mouthfeel, medium body. Great summer time beer overall.
thebusstop (178) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not sure why the reviews have been so mediocre with this beer. It was delightful. The nose was full of sweet and sour aromas perfectly balanced. The taste left a little to be desired as Belgian-style ales go, but still complex. The palate was crisp and dry with soft carbonation. I thought this was a very well crafted brew. Very drinkable, Iíll take another!
mensch (226) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A wonderful interpretation of a belgian strong golden ale. Very light yellow colored. Lacey white head, spritzy carbonation. Lemon, ginger and a lactic sourness on the nose and follow through in the flavor. Sweet/sour fruity finish. Like a Duval with more character.
Garito793 (239) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iíve never meet a Belgian woman, at least not that Iím aware of, but if there are anywhere near as superior to other women as Belgian ales are to regular ales, my ticket for Brussels is already booked, or would be, if I didnít spend all my money on new beers. Like this one! Anyways, the taste is definitely the standout feature of this one. Deliciously drinkable while still strong, it fuses the typical Belgian dulcitude with some fruitalicious yeast: citrus, and perhaps grape.
subs (14) - - MAR 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours light blonde with small white head that doesnt last long. Light aroma and a great taste. One of my favorite beers.
DenverLogan (685) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From 12 oz bottle into a Renegade tulip glass.
Pours a straw gold yellow with small head.
Aroma of straw hops, honey, banana, slight candy cane.
Medium carbonation and mouthfeel.
Flavors of sweet malts, powder sugar, grassy hops, banana, bubblegum, lychee, slight lavender and ginger. Overall flavorful with a significant body, complex yet tasty and refreshing.