hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours gold with THICK offwhite head. Retention is amazing, with lots of carbonation as well. Aromas are grass, bread, and lemon. Tastes are lemon, bready undertones, some earthiness, and a nice crisp bitter finish. Not as sweet or Belgian like as Raging Bitch, which I thought this might be like. It is a great beer and one I will drink when available.
StefanSD (2070) - Lakeside, California, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from a 4 pack. Pours a translucent copper color with a big luxurious off-white head that has good retention. The aroma is rather pungent with medicine chest, salt, sweat, pepper, apricot, Belgian yeasts and some mild funk. The flavor follows the nose, with apricot, white pepper, biscuit, salt, urinal cake and some funky yeasts. The palate is full and smooth with soft carbonation. The finish is long and dry. Overall: Very interesting, but I get urinal cake/medicine chest flavors in this one, and I know some people love those flavor profiles, but I am not one of them.
malrubius (1639) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pale copper with dense lasting head and lace. Lemon pastry sweet tart mildly sourdough aroma. Very subtle fruity sweet apricot with assertive citrusy floral grassy hop bitterness and tangy tart bretty dry finish. Almost too good. This could be my every day brew if I could afford it. Nailed.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquors - Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a huge ass off white head. Lots of layered lacing. Aroma is spicy and fruity with a hint of something. Not quite sure what. Flavor is lightly sweetened toasted malt, floral hops, spice, and esters. Light body. A good, easy drinking beer.
BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bronze-bodied, with a luxurious, lacey white head, and an effervescent body--as advertised. The layers of bouqet are almost overwhelming in complexity. A volcano of esters, some Bret, mysterious Belgian hops, evergreen needles, and biting phenolic yeasties. Amazingly, the flavor matches the bouquet in splenderous wonderment. At the forefront are evergreen needles and Brett-clove yeasty majesty. Full bodied, bursting with complexity, puissant, yet restrained and artfully mixed. The Green Flash artisan’s magic leaps to life in the glass.
dumontn (529) - CHICAGO, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2012 Re-Rating; Bottle purchased in early January cellar aged for 4 months and consumed on 4/8/12. Pours beautifully razor-clear copper with a few particles visible when held to the sun; streams of effervescence and a long-lived rocky head that just won’t quit produces a lovely lace as the glass diminishes. Aroma is pineapple, cherry pie, a hint of sweaty funk, some caramel, mango? Taste is tropical fruit by the truckload. Pineapple, mild lemon peel tartness, funky hay, some grapefruit, long funky mildly spicy complex finish. Body is thin but with an explosive effervescence and a bone dry complex finish. Overall, this one has gained loads of complexity since it was fresh. Sure to be a permanent fixture in my cellar from now on!
Pours deep amber with slight haze and a huge rocky long lasting head. Aroma is very faint-- some tropical fruit, "clean" barnyard, caramel, champagne-like dryness. Taste is champagne-like caramel candy, minor tart funkiness, lemon peel, overall pretty clean-tasting, relatively hoppy. Body is light, super effervescent and frothy, finishes dry and complex, minor tartness. Overall, this lacks depth and character but is still quite enjoyable; a good introduction to the world of wild yeast. Would be interested to see how this ages.
Danyel (574) - Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Fruity, rubbery nose. Taste like plastic. A little spicy. I really don’t like this. Very boring. Bleh.
mar (4778) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
crisp amber pour with a thin cream head. nose is pineapple, frutis, fresh hops, yeast, and funk. excellent on the palate, great dried fruit flavor, followed by yeast, and brett, awesome finish. need to enjoy this one not rate it.
Scrapersnbeer (1465) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2012 This beer has a massive odor of dry hopping, Belgian yeasts and the unique Brett yeast strain. Peppery notes, hell, rubber air mattress notes too. Hazy copper with moderate suspension and big foam that settles to a tenth finger blanket and lacing. Sweet flavor - herbs and spices- and balanced bitterness - a nice dose of hops. Smooth and sleek, but zesty on the front and the aftertaste of breathing behind a car doing break stands. Unique and amazing.
HopHeadinAZ (180) - Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz Bottle: Pours a cloudy dark golden with a medium white head. Once the head settles it displays nice lacing. The aroma is yeast driven with some spices coming through. The taste is good with some citrus coming through. The taste definitely grows on me. I get a good mouth feel that I would call medium. Overall I would say this is a good beer and one of the better Belgian Pales that I’ve had.