BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a friend. Poured a cloudy golden-orange color with a fluffy, dense white head that clings to the sides of the glass as it slowly recedes. Soft, delicate apricot and white peach pair with tart lemon notes alongside a dusty, earthy yeastiness and a soft, honey-tinged doughy sweetness offset by a lightly spicy hoppiness. Smooth, lightly sweet doughy entry with hints of honey leads into a moderate earthiness paired with a lightly spicy, drying hoppiness with undertones of soft fruits in the form of apricot, peach, red apple that linger into the dry finish where they are offset with a soft, slightly chewy yeastiness. Moderate carbonation, and moderate yet crisp mouth feel. They did a good job offsetting dryness with sweetness, all the while remaining delicate, creating an incredibly drinkable beer. Overall, I absolutely dig this stuff, one of the best American Belgian pale’s I have had in recent memory.
Ernest (7283) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Tria Taproom, Philly. Head is initially average sized, creamy, white, fully lasting. Body is clear medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly yeasty (basement), with notes of banana, taffy, bubble gum. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, syrupy/creamy/watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
A banana - bubble gum bomb, unfortunately. Smells more like a Weissbier than anything else, a rather artificial one. Overly sweet in the mouth. Not very good and certainly not very Belgian.
Benzai (13619) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared @ ChrisO after GBBF Day 2. Clear pale golden color, small to average sized white head. Smell and taste malts, wheat, yeast, sweetness, floral, slightly herbs or spices, a hint of banana. Average to decent body and carbonation. Mwah, drinkable in the end although it started of a bit bad.
Beerhunter111 (16416) - Hasborn, GERMANY - AUG 10, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 fl.oz bottle. Pours clear pale golden colour with a small most good lasting white head. Aroma of pale sweet malt and belgian yeast. Taste of sweet pale malt, belgian yeast and some herbs.
altonbrownd (5452) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Chevy Chase Wine and Liquor. Light golden body with medium head. Nose is hoppy, seasonal and citrus. Taste is straw and hoppy. Nice creamy texture. Smooth finish.
drfabulous (6419) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 7, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle. Light in taste but slightly orange. Yeasty with some Belgian notes. Nice.
climberbob (420) - Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2016
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle into tulip. Golden. Mild aroma of hay. Taste malt forward w some Belgian yeast fruitiness. A hint of funk. Slightly sweet. Decent blond.
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r464 (2257) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Distinctly Belgian. Punchy, very citrusy, and malty. Crisp with a full finish. Spice and earthy qualities.
OnTheTrail (333) - Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy yellow. Big fluffy head. Aroma is fruity, banana, mango. Some flowers. Spicy hops more noticeable in the taste, still loads of fruit, carbonation. A tasty beer.
kramer (5800) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy yellow body with a small thin and fizzy white head that faded to a thin film. The nose is pretty nice, lightly fruity with some pale maltiness, light hoppiness, and some banana and passionfruit like esters. The flavor is light and delicate, some Hefeweizen like fruity esters and clean pale malt. Just a little hop bitterness on the finish that helps keep the sweet and fruity flavors from getting cloying and overbearing. Light bodied and easy drinking with soft active carbonation. Pretty nice stuff, I wish the ABV were a bit lighter, but ya can’t have everything.
Bamsen78 (5003) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ Lemon, Richmond, VA. Pours clear golden with airy white head. Clear aroma of malt and yeast, with fruity hints. Bitter flavour of hops, with notes of fruit and yeast and malty touches. Bitter and slightly citric aftertaste. Okay but quite synthetically fruity.