Masterkush7 (507) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aromas of fruity yeast, citrus and wheat. Flavors are much the same, citrus hops up front with caramel malt holding down the base of the beer. Some moderate bitterness
Evolutionary (284) - Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at mellow mushroom. Nose is citrus and pine. Smooth and hop bite up front with some malt to balance. Hint of raisin too maybe. 8% fo' real. Good but not great. Still I wouldn't pull out before im done.
---Rated via my mouth
ARH (406) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2014 12oz bottle poured into a stemmed tulip glass. Smells doughy, but sweet - oatmeal raisin cookies were the first thing that came to mind. Orange peel is the dominant scent, but some grape (maybe I just had cookies stuck in my head?), as well as grassy, floral notes. It pours a hazy pale amber (on the yellow side of amber) with a thick white head that could easily be scooped out with a spoon. A medium heavy dose of bitter and sour hit the tongue initially with a healthy sweetness washing over the mouth. Some more of the yeast aroma comes out at first sipping as well as a whiff of alcohol. The taste is predominantly hops, but there is some sweetness to it in the form of grapes and/or sour cherries (maybe both?). There’s a rye-spiciness too, which very well could just be the hops. The relatively dry, medium body beer doesn’t technically finish clean, but it’s surprisingly refreshing (almost minty) considering how strong the initial flavors come on. There’s a prevalent rye flavor in the finish. A nice puffy, cloud-like lacing remains on the empty glass.
JustDrinkIt (261) - Arizona, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orangy pour with white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, and stone fruit. Flavor is lemony citrus, mild hops, and subtle sweetness.
jsquire (3468) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold color out of the bottle with a foamy white head. Nice aroma of orange peel, spice and hop resin. Bitter orange peel, spice, bready yeast and tropical fruit hops. Interesting combination of flavors...
SDalkoholic (2146) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Fresh N Easy: Aroma is fruity and floral with a spicy whiff of hops while the spice is then multiplied by additional spicing from Belgian yeast. Liquid was a golden elixir with a soapy textured head. The drink has a delicate spicing that is started by the Belgian yeast but pairs nicely with the carbonation levels. Decent beer that plays well off the Belgian influence and still taste heavy bodied as do most Lagunitas beers.
marv3mania (185) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. RateBeer calls it a Belgian, so I poured it into a trappist glass. Appearance is a pale golden color with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is very interesting, like a Belgian ale mixed with a west coast IPA. There are citrus and pine scents along with banana, bread, and Belgian yeast. Delightful. The taste has a Belgian front and IPA back, with plenty of hops bitterness. Lagunitas is the master of west coast hops, but I didn’t think they could make them work in a Belgian. I am pleasantly surprised.
AirForceHops (3199) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Mostly clear gold with an orange hue, lasting head in the snifter. Aromas of fruity yeast, citrus and wheat. Flavors are much the same, citrus hops up front with caramel malt holding down the base of the beer. Some moderate bitterness that I can only call citrus pith. The Belgian yeast the brewer speaks of is very subdued. Lots of fruit and plenty of bitterness. I need to take a trip the the west coast and drink some of these fresh from the source, it seems like this brew is just missing something. It doesn’t remind me of a Belgian strong ale at all. Good but nothing about it makes me want to drink it again.
EtTuCthulhu (1049) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The color is a pure hazy golden with a medium white head that fades quickly, and the aroma blends Belgian ale yeast with floral and citrus hops. The taste is nicely blended with a mild bitterness, slight sweetness, and a touch of sourness, and the superb palate fuses a medium body, slightly bitter finish, slick texture, and soft carbonation.
skibumphishead (259) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
mmm.. Aroma is peach candy and brown sugar. There is a pleasant basement-funk aroma also. The first cold sip is bitter with nice notes of citrus. It is very dry and has hints of hop flavors: pine cones, citrus, fresh cut grass. It is sweet, but very dry and earthy. Very nice complex beer on a Sunday afternoon.