Steve_0 (3155) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2013 Bottle erupted when I opened it. Poured a hazy, copper with a huge three-finger head. Smell is floral, herbal, medicinal, spicy, huge tropical fruits - pineapple, mango, papaya - bretty, band-aid, and citrus. There is a ton going on in the aroma of this beer, bright Orval characteristics. Taste is herbal and floral, hints of citrus, medicinal, band-aid, yet hoppy, sweet tarts, grassy, lemongrass, yeast, and spice with a medium bitter finish. The bitterness seems to linger but it is enjoyable. Mouthfeel is lively with fizzy carbonation. Very well-balanced beer and highly complex; really enjoyable and rivals Orval very closely. Great belgian, especially for the price.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
In short: A floral brett bomb. Superb beer for those who like the style.
How: Bottle 12oz at Farmhouse Tap & Grill, Burlington VT. Consumed fresh soon after the beer release
The look: Cloudy golden-amber body topped by medium off-white head with medium retention
In long: Nose is superbly wild/bretty, very bright, plenty of flowery funk. Wow that’s brett used right. Taste has a solid semi-toasted cookies like malt backbone over which lots of brett flourishes, bitter grapefruits, flower petals, farmhouse. The beer seems to be generously hopped and with aromatic hops mixed with the floral funk, the beer becomes a big semi-bitter flowers bouquet. A bit reminiscent of Canada’s Driftwood Spring Rite, those American brewers always copying Canadian brewers…:) A great cheap beer sold in 4-packs. Excellent beer, underrated, people who gave this beer a bad rating are just plain dumb… but before you get all upset about my comments please know that most of the time I’m just joking around, I’m only occasionally condescending… and you probably need me to explain the difference to you.
jjuf1853 (1258) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. It pours a cloudy, golden copper color with a huge, billowing white head. Very nice lacing along the glass. The aroma is heavy on the spice and yeast notes with a bit of funkiness in the background for good measure. The flavor has a nice balance between the herbal Belgian yeast notes and the pure hoppiness. Quite drinkable at 7%.
cbirker (42) - Fullerton, California, USA - MAY 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very carbonated, pours with 3 to four finger head,. Appearance is golden leaning more towards amber. Aroma consists of mostly malts but hints of floral hops. Taste is more balanced than aroma....got more hop profile in the beginning and nice bitterness bite. Medium mouthfeel which is good for a 7%ABV. Overall very nice, drinkable Belgian Pale Ale with a west coast twist.
markwise (4605) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Bottle Rack. Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a white head. Nose is light caramel, some funk, definite brett, and some citrusy hops trying to come through. Flavor is similar with barnyardy brett, some caramel, and some citrusy hops. Finish is dry with some lingering brett in the finish. Light to medium in body, and it drinks like a 3-4% beer.
JStax (3421) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a miniature snifter. Appearance is a light, hazy copper with a thick white head of foam with great retention. Aroma is in your face with hop bitterness with notes from grapefruit to herbal pine and into an estery sweetness. Taste is bitter initially, but as you progress to the swallow, the esters kick in and provide for a semi bitter finish.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Canal’s in Lawrenceville. NJ. Initially pours clear sunflower/amber but as the delicate white head builds, a mild haze appears at the center. Bright citrus aroma with telltale brett funkiness. Extremely crisp floral flavor an earthy note at center stage throughout. Mildly sour but pleasantly so. Light, prickly, satisfying texture and an incredibly dry finish. Just a great brew.
Foxbush (1428) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle This was tasted at Mekong in Richmond. This restaurant has a wide selection of beers and ales. They focus more on Belgian ales than on pale ales. This was not a good experience. The ale poured with a huge white frothy head that overflowed the glass. The hazy golden color was inviting. There was some citrus bitterness with a lively carbonation. There an astringent taste throughout and in the finish that was undrinkable.
wchesser (1339) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yum....new favorite summer beer? Lots of carbonation on a big fading head with some lacing. Nose is mostly IPA florals and citrus with a bit of funk. Brett shows through more in taste, but everything is really well balanced out and the brett adds a great extra dimension to this.
Gription79 (2423) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Craig. Very perfumy, spicy, and floral. This is a tasty beer. Solid hop notes throughout this beer. An easy drinking spicy IPA.