Drake (7843) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle from Wine Warehouse, Charlottesville. Pours a hazy lemon yellow color with a thin frothy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of dry citrus, nuts, oats, pale malts and a bit of pith. The taste is sweet malts, spice, caramel, honey, building citrus in the finish. Medium bodied, low carbonation, good balance. Solid beer.
bth122 (1110) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Chalkboard Cafe. Yellowish color with generous head. Aroma is coriander, Belgium yeast, and some orange peel. Medium light sweetness. Smooth tasting with a slight pepper spice finish. Medium body. Nice. Very nice.
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sonnycheeba (2964) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours cloudy, light gold with average, creamy white head; decent retention and spare lacing. Aroma is Belgian yeast, cookie and bread malts, oranges, floral hops, and herbs. Flavor is sweet malts, grassy notes, herbs, light floral hops, and light fruit esters; dry, lightly sweet finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
jtclockwork (6919) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy gold with white head. Nose and taste of coriander, banana, wheat malt, rye, orange zest, spice and slightly herbal notes. Medium body. Finishes slightly dry orange rind/spicy rye.
notalush (4584) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was excited to try this beer, as I had a tripel on their pilot system recently that this beer was supposedly based on and quite liked it - now I don’t know what to think - this doesn’t seem quite the same - the spices in particular seem unnecessary and overdone, especially in the nose, and the beer is quite sweet - just not very to style - the nose has a lot of coriander and honey sweetness, as well as hints of the orange - some apparent alcohol - body is creamy - quite sweet up front - the spices come on strong in the middle - some peppery and lightly earthy phenols late - really not a tripel - at all - but if you get past that, it’s actually a pretty good beer - whatever.
drowland (5893) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2/1/13. 12oz bottle from Grassroots. Hazy golden orange pour with a nice khaki head that fades to a ring and barely laces. Fruity esters, lots of orange, and wheat in the aroma. The flavor boasts more orange, some sugar, a touch of spice, and a hint of lingering dryness. Somehow it reminds me of a fancier, stronger Blue Moon. Not bad.
flylikeabanana (177) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy yellow pour with a medium white head. Taste is wheaty with a bit of fruit on the aftertaste.
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BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light hazy yellow pour with a white head. Light and fruity. Yeasty. Nice.
Blairgus (2360) - California, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
6 Feb 2013, bottle. slightly murky yellow, faintly hazy, lacy thin head. nose is big bananas, coriander, sweet belgian yeast. med/thin body and mildly fizzy. belgian strong ale yeast and alcohol, bananas, oranges, some faint coriander. slightly dry/dusty, maybe even vegetably finish. shame it doesn’t live up to its delicious nose!
Brouwerij (846) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy gold with a finger of fine white head. Good retention and plenty of thin lacing. Aroma is fruity, ester, banana, yeasty. Flavor is citrus, fruity, slightly tart. Fading into mild malt, wheat finish. Very slight bitter that lingers. Very fruity and sweet throughout. Soft carbonation, medium body, smooth texture, and a slightly crispy dry finish. Strangely it is even better than I remember on tap. Not necessarily authentically belgian, but a very good beer with strong belgian yeast influence.