drewbeerme (3838) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2012 draft at brewery. pours very hazy straw yellow with white head. nose is very yeasty and wheaty, some lemon, flavors are tart wheat, a bit puckering. Yeasty grainy, and very wheat forward., lemony and very mild pine notes, odd beer, not really drinkable. 2.5
2/12/12, rerate cuz Derek said it was so good. Itís true Pete has cleaned up or learned from his earlier batches as the yeast fermentation and hopping are working much better here. I still donít think itís amazing, ti Jean was way better but this serves a nice purpose being low alc and well hopped. Body is really thin.
8/5/12 another 12oz pour at the bar and Iím a pretty big fan. Thereís lots of flavor for 4.5% and $3.75. It really canít be beat. Clean citrusy, bitter, crisp. I could and want to drink this for days. 3.7
drfabulous (3575) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at brewpub. Light in body and taste. Nice aroma. Hoppy with yeasty finish. Some banana.
vyvvy (3565) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the Midwest Belgian Beer Fest 2012 - pours hazy golden with a small white head. The aroma has tropical fruit, mango, pineapple, fairly toasty malt and fruity Belgian yeast. It has a medium / full body with semi-sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with the aroma hops, bready malt and Belgian earthiness. The finish adds some spiciness and dough. Nice Belgian pale.
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap the pub...A super murky neon straw, strangely reminds me of a glass of yeast. A couple fingers of white head, good lacing...Yeast and lots of it, yeast, and lemons. Not bad, needs to be a little sweeter...The taste starts off very yeasty, but brings about some nice sweet notes.. The finish is chalky and surprisingly alcoholic, which is a big detractor.
Besides the finish this is pretty easy to drink. Iíd have it again.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Haymarket. The first of many from Peteís new shop! Pours a very turbid pale yellow, appearance is closer to a witbier than BPA, imo. Nose is tangerine, sulfur & marmalade. More estery than phenolic. Smells green. On taste, solid structure, actually has fermented pretty well (though the sulfur notes pervade) and mostly clean. Taste is still a bit green. Pleasant bitterness, full body and a bit yeasty. More of the citrusy notes as well. This could be good, just needs a couple more days in the conical, I think.
pantanap (3340) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2011 4oz sampler at the brewpub... Pours a cloudy somewhat murky orange hue with a rhin to medium creamy white head... Aroma hefe type of yeast character with banana bubblegum and very light on the hops... Flavors are much of the same earthy somewhat green with Belgian yeast profile, somewhat muted in nature with very little hop bitterness coming through. Carbonation is semi-lively with a light to medium body. Flavors are somewhat muddled but I think theyíll work out the kinks with the brewing system soon to sharpen things up.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clouded, golden-orange colored body with an inch thick, dense and frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is banana with a good amount of citrus and Belgian yeast. Fairly lemony with a light wheat tartness as well. Flavor is similar. Banana and lemony citrus up front with a light wheat. Some yeast and a light tartness in the middle before the hops kick up towards the end and dry this out completely with a moderate, earthy and piney bitterness along with a slightly tart lemon, peppery yeast, and Belgian yeast. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and carbonation. Overall, a solid Belgian pale ale. Nice flavor and well hopped with a distinct Belgian yeast. Easy drinking and very flavorful for being only 4.5% ABV.
burg326 (3090) - Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at brewub poured a murky light yellow color, aromas of grass, caramel, light fruit and some toast. Flavors are the same with some nuts. Ok beer overall.
DrnkMcDermott (2738) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Going to have to assume this is what was being poured under the note "Belgian Pale " at the FoBAB documentary party on Jan. 10. Malty pale ale smell. Not much hop in the nose, but then thereís a tangy, hoppy taste to it. Like its cousins Orval and Maltida, has over savory components that set it apart from the average pale beer.
holdenn (2077) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2013 On tap at the brewpub. Belgian pale yeasty nose. Murky yellow body with a white head. Dirty belgiany flavors. Thin body. Dry. Kinda messy. Bitter finish. Like the other Belgian ones Iíve had here, I think the yeast just needs a little more time to clean up and turn into a simpler more palatable beer. 6/3/6/3/12
On tap at Belgian fest 2012. Hazed yellow. Light lemon crisp. Bitter tasty effervescent. 7/3/7/4/15