DrnkMcDermott (2997) - 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.
Frank (3971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a pretty mild and nice hoppy Belgian. Itís cloudy blond with a creamy head. Yeast character is nice and spicy and works well with the fruity hops. Itís dry and fairly full bodied with a pleasant smack of hops in the finish. This is one you can really slug down. I like it.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a very hazy, bright golden orange color with banana yellow edges and a one finger white head that quickly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Decent retention with sporadic spotty lacng left behind.
Earthy floral hop aroma with pale malt and light fruit esters. Grassy hops with some pine needle and sticky resins followed by strong melon sweetness and tart grapefruit. Some bready yeast with biscuit and a touch of apple and pear. The sweet melon presence is nice but otherwise the nose is kind of standard.
Light body with crisp carbonation and a blast of dry bitterness that lingers over the pale malts into a dry finish. Watered down and pedestrian aside from the hop profile. Again, melon sweetness stands out along with some citrus zest, bread and light fruit esters. Mediocre.
theisti (3856) - Kansas, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz draft pour at the brewpub in Chicago, Illinois. The pour is a slight haze golden with a smallish white head. The aroma is bright fruit hop along with fresh floral Belgian yeast. The taste is a nice blend of the fresh clean fruit hop, light cracker malt and the floral Belgian yeast spice. The palate is light bodied with active carbonation and a dry finish with Belgian yeast that lingers nicely. Nice one.
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, hazy golden pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of grass, herbal, and floral hops, slight orange, white fruit into a bit of biscuit, sweet vanilla. Taste was a mix of grass, herbs, some earth into a bit of floral, orange hops, slight white fruit, finishing with some spice, slightly bitter but pretty sweet.
miyauchi38 (1096) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (12776) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A gold ale with a thin lacing white head. In aroma, beautiful candy sugar malt with citrus hops, floral in character, alcohol warmth. In mouth, a nice fruity malt with floral and citrusy hops, well done. On tap at brewery.
Christpuncher (2737) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
One if the better belgium pale ales I have had. Slightly fruity with a nice hop backbone. Smells lightly of fruit. Pour yellow in color. Had at haymarket
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brokensail (15754) - Dublin, California, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Haymarket. Golden pour with a white head. A bit of tea, floral hops, and a bit of melon. Some pear, peaches, and a nice bready note. But, lots of sugar/caramel. Flavor is just too sweet for me. Tons of fruit and sugar notes. Big caramel, bread, and peach. Canned pears, floral hops, and a touch of tea leaf bitterness.
nuplastikk (5742) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Haymarket. Hazy unfiltered orange-tan. Thin, steady oily white head. A really pleasant, well executed beer. Big hop and yeast tones, but a subdued malt backbone creates a smooth nice balance. Melon hop tones, maybe some amarillo. Nails it, well done.
Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Haymarket. Hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma and flavor of dry hops, toasted grain, pretzel crumbs, floral, and wheat. Finish has a bit of caramel sweetness.