firstsip (720) - Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Dark amber. Lingering, thin layer of head. Lacing. Piney nose. Honey sweetness balances with piney hops. Like Hopslam!
kevinator (1541) - The Colony, Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting and hard to distinguish a style. Pale ale or Belgian? The aroma was hoppy with some Belgian yeast character. Fruit esters as well. Deep copper color with a thin head. Average weight with strong carbonation. Citrus hops bitterness followed by average malt base. The Belgian yeast threw me for a curve with some interesting after flavors. Good and different.
alliance100 (1050) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler - pours a deep rusty orange . Big yeast aromas , tropical fruit , banana , mild spice . Taste is bubblegum with some mango . Very good Belgo .
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wchesser (1573) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Notes from GABF 2013. Pretty agressive head, nose of pine, orange, some grapefruit. Belgian yeast muddles everything up though for the hops. Didn’t work for me.
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy gold color with a big white head. Aroma is piney hops with a big gassy hay-like sugar sweetness coming out underneath. On the palate, the beer is sweet, but finishes with a biting astringency. Hops are strong on the open, but come and go immediately. Not impressed.
Bov (10913) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
draught@Erzbierschof - hazy dark blond-orange beer with a persistent white foam; nice lacework; chewy fruity aroma, estery, perfumy and with notes of honey; very sweet malt backbone; full-bodied; decent bitterness, resdiual sweetness and a long fruity and perfumy finish
arminjewell (8842) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour on tap at GABF, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of grass, nice orange, grapefruit, hints of lemon, slight spice in there going into some caramel, toffee notes, pretty nice. Taste is a mix of caramel, toffee, lots of nice orange, orange peel, hints of lemon, grapefruit in there, going into some earthy spice, finishing bitter, slightly dry.
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured dark amber with fluffy two finger head.
Nose was sweet, with a hint of citrus
Clean taste, refreshing, nice balance of hops and lightly resinous
merc7186 (2706) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Most Light, White Head, Some Lacing
S: Belgian Yeast, Blend of Tropical Fruits, Mild Belgian Sugar
T: Belgian Sugar, Mango, Peach, Mint
M: Decent Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Semi Sweet
Overall, I was a little caught off guard because I got very little hops that were eventually overwhelmed by sweet flavors.
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at GABF 2013, some pine aroma and taste, the Belgian yeast takes over and masks the simcoe.