Leighton (10483) - London, Greater London, - FEB 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the Funky 8, Brooklyn, NYC. Plenty of pale malts, dashes of citrus, hay and cereal. Nothing really wrong with this one, it’s just pretty simple and not especially exciting. Pleasant to drink.
Caytinator (894) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 7, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pint on tap. Lighter than I expected, clear, no lacing, and minimal bubbly head that burns off quickly. Average citrusy aroma, nothing that good. Somewhat weak tasting, almost watered down. Very soft palate, to a fault. Tries to be complex, but it’s not great.
Sammer (1025) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap in Garden Grove, CA. Taste is lemon peel, hay, earth, bubble gum, clove and spices.
SlimHabib (114) - California, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pour. Cloudy golden with large white head but fades quickly. Lots of different aromas, bread, banana, lemon, bubblegum, apple, and light spices. Light body. Strong lemon taste. Lasting sour aftertaste. Some good qualities, but not a great finish.
daknole (8867) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold pour, white head. Quite tasty. Spice, yeast, light grains, creamy body. Nice summer brew.
superspak (2419) - Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Got in a trade with swingracex. 22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours hazy golden straw color with a 1 finger fairly dense white head with decent retention, that reduces to a ring of lace. Minimal lacing on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon zest, pear, apple, white grape, banana, wheat, bread, clove, light pepper, bubblegum, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of pale malt and fruity/earthy yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, pear, apple, white grape, banana, wheat, bread, clove, light pepper, bubblegum, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light amount of bready tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, pear, apple, white grape, banana, wheat, bread, clove, light pepper, bubblegum, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and robustness of fruity/earthy yeast and pale malt flavors; with crisp malt/yeast/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly bready/acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice Belgian pale ale. Good balance and robustness of pale malt and fruity/earthy yeast flavors; and extremely smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
bb (6784) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden beer with a cream head. Yeast and light hay aroma with light spice. Malt and light estery flavor with yeast. Medium bodied. Yeast and light spice linger with light esters and light malt.
joeneugs (3108) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Livermore Saloon. It pours clear golden with an off white head. The aroma is big summer fruit…melon, strawberries and bread. The flavor is bready with light yeast, pear and melon. Pretty sessionable, subtle and tasty.
oRos (1049) - sacramento, California, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at winters tavern in pacifica California. Has a honey flavors with Belgium yeast bananna. Easy drinking
GT2 (8184) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Slater’s 50/50 Rancho Cucamonga. Clear golden pour. Weak foam to none. Sweet vanilla and estery nose- gives more cidery as it warms. Taste is sweet and sugary with yellow apple and baked pear, cidery with sugar. Mealy apple palate. Not a fan.
htnicholas (49) - California, USA - JUL 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Out of Ice Cold 12oz bottles purchased at H24 brewery in Redlands. Beer was overly cold after spending an hour in a sloshy ice chest. Thin cloudy yellow pour with a white weak and short lived head. Fragrance is of orange peel, grapefruit, cloves, and a little ginger. Well carbonated. A very clean and lite initial taste mainly of citrus with very very little hop bitterness. A slight bitterness due to is ample carbonation and hints of grapefruit linger thru the finish. Enough malt flavor in the backbone to balance it out. Very drinkable and very refreshing. It is very approachable without being too sweet and is a very appropriate palate cleansing counterpart to almost any meal. This beer is subtle, not earth shattering, but not for lack of complexity. It successfully balances a creamy/sour mouthfeel indicative of Belgian Yeasts, and provides a very restrained sour taste which evolves to manifest the flavors of creamy vanilla on the finish. The vanilla nicely complements the thin, but detectable malt backbone. The finish feels lite and, if anything, does not linger long enuf on the palate leaving one wanting yet another sip. Initially this is a good session beer which acquires the attributes of the perfect session beer only after repeated drinking sessions. Highly recommended, if you are willing to discard conventional american pilsner preconceptions of a session beer. I wish this were not a seasonal but were available year round.
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