KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The pour was a clear medium yellow with a small (less than 1 finger) white creamy head that diminished down to a thin film with a small collar and had some excellent sheets of streaky lacing.
The aroma was of a grain malt and a soapy Belgian yeast with notes of banana, citrus (lemon), pears, apple, a bit of clove and a mild alcohol presence.
The taste was mildly sweet and lightly acidic with notes of banana, apple and maybe pear early on, becoming very yeasty with a good note of citrus and a slight spicy/sour alcohol ending. The flavor lasted for a decent while following the swallow, with a slight sourness left behind to linger taste buds.
Mouthfeel was light in body with a dry and slightly watery texture and a medium carbonation.
Overall a bold, tasty brew with a decent alcohol infused citrus/fruity taste. That blended along with a yeasty sourness, makes this a nice refreshing quite drinkable Belgian Ale...
altonbrownd (4817) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11/24/2009 12:48:46 PM Bottle from Bierkoning. Nice golden body. Sweet, fruity and hoppy nose. Strong taste of honey. Some spicyness too. Taste of malts and toffee, with more honey in the end. Pretty good.
Floback (547) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Payless Liquor, where you definitely do not pay less for anything. Pours a golden body with almost no head. Nose of sour citrus, vanilla, and bread. Flavors include banana and cheese plus the others in the aroma. I may have to let this settle a bit because Iím getting an astringent alcohol bite all around the body. Light body and medium/full carbonation. As far as Belgians go, this is no where near the best Iíve tried, but itís drinkable.
laiti (7789) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle @ Delirium Cafe, Brussels
Aroma has apricot, moldy cellar tones and cardboard. Flavour has apricot, spicy tones, some moldy cellar and sweetish toffee. Quite well preserved, I like the spices here.
PartyFowle (791) - - APR 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Perfectly clear dandelion yellow. No bubbles. Large bubbles of head explode and leave what looks like a foamy white mountain range. The head recedes to a layer of film that leaves slight lacing. The aroma has bright floral hops, slightly metallic, with hints of apples and pear. The flavor tarts sweet with notes of citrus and grass dominating. Thereís also some spicy yeast in there, and a high hoppy bitterness throughout, but more so at the finish. Medium-light mouthfeel, pleasant carbonation level -- itís not too intense, just lets you know itís there. Enjoyable? Sure. Memorable? Not so much.
Slipstream (2319) - USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Here is an oddly named Belgian golden ale. Lightly lemony with a good amount of wheat malt/hefeweizen flavor. Pale pour with lacing, and a mild sour-sweet aroma. Another good GD release.
joejames (412) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours a quick white head, little lacing, a little retention on the sides. Aroma of wheat, yeast and anise. Taste is slightly sour, lightly bitter. Medium body, soft small bubble carbonation, slick mouth feel. Finishes dry with notes of wheat, yeast, sour apple and spice. Itís ok.
beastmaster (372) - Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour at great divide. Light orange pour with a pretty head. Aroma of apple cider, champaign. Great golden ale. Light crisp, reminds me why its one of my favorite styles.
slowrunner77 (8377) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"wow...underrated beer!! this beer was actually the surprise on day 1 of SF beer week. light and crisp, with noticeably spiciness and dry yeastiness. tangy and very refreshing. not super complex, but complex enough. fresh citrus hop and spice aroma. this would be an excellent warm weather beer."
ARH (1049) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap, poured into a sampler. Belgian aromas of banana, clove, and lemon come through on this one with a note of buttered toast. It pours slightly hazy, yellow-gold with a white, small-bubble, even head that reduces to a streaky wispy surface with a medium thin ring. The taste is a medium high, fruity sweet with a light bitterness. The medium-full, spicy and fruity body has a light, oily texture to it with a zippy carbonation. Definitely lemon and grass in the finish which is dry and spicy and leaves a moderately astringent, refreshing, lingering aftertaste.
ajnepple (4383) - Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from the Big Show mixed 12 pack. Darker golden and clear appearance with a white head. Belgian notes, spicy yeast, light hops and light alcohol. It was OK.