Belgo (154) - Køge, - APR 25, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Perfectly crystal clear amber color (the bottle had been stored upright in the beer fridge for about a month, so....) with a nice, lasting white head.
The aroma is clearly one, where the maturation in oak casks as well as something else than just brewers yeast has a play ;-) A lot of grainy maltiness, complemented by fresh, flowery hops, notes of newly cut grass and some barnyard, horsy aromas. Very complex.
The flavour goes along the same lines. Very lean on the palate with a nice bitterness and just a hint of sourness at the end. An unusual and truly great pale ale.
SpongeRuiner (526) - Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to HisBoyElroy. Huge carbonation. A deep funky sour smell. Really dry lemon zest flavors. Big funk in the back end. Pretty good stuff. The giant carbonation on the sip is the low point.
HisBoyElroy (389) - Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty good beer. Lots of carbonation, but a very good taste. Would drink some more of this.
kramer (4550) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange copper body under a one finger foamy off-white head that had very nice retention. The nose is quite funky and tart with a lot of oakiness and some minimal hops. The flavor is bone dry with a nice raw oak flavor, a nice tannic and vinous quality to this. Some light cheerio like cereal grain notes on the back end. Rather refreshing and drinkable, there’s a little bit of tartness under the oak that gives it a nice vibrancy. Lighter bodied with a drying tannic quality and lots of fizzy carbonation. Pretty good stuff, it really screams Jolly Pumpkin.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden body small white head.
Tart fruit and light caramel aroma.
Sweet fruit, tart, funk and light malt.
Medium light body high carb.
shigadeyo (2959) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
8/07/2010: Leelanau Petoskey Pale Ale... Aroma: Funky citrusy hop aroma. Appearance: Yellow color; thin, frothy, off-white crown. Flavor: Bittersweet plae ale; slightly tart in the finish; betterness comes through in the finish along with a hint of spice. Palate: Smooth, calm carbonation; medium-light to medium body. Overall: Meh.
One pint 9.4 fl. oz. bottle (5.5% Alc./Vol.; Bottled 2-25-10) shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #142 for this beer.
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The pour is hazy orange with a nice white head. The nose is typical jolly pumpkin yeast smell, cirtrus, wood, vinegar funk. The taste is high sweet, medium high tart and low bitter. The texture is sharp and clean, the body is light with a long finish. Not bad at all.
tom10101 (2086) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (750 ml). Shared by BeerGolem, thanks! Golden/orange with a medium white head and good lacing. Aroma of citrus, funk, Jolly Pumpkin presence here (!), fruits and Belgian yeast. Taste is slightly to moderately sweet with citrus, oak, funky notes, slight underlying malt presence and nice fruity notes. Medium body. Drinkable and refreshing, but also quite complex for a low abv Belgian Ale. Loved it!
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - APR 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle at Torst shared with jtclockwork. Batch 996, Bottled 3-12-2012. Pours peachy amber with thin white head. Aroma is terrific; of grapefruit and passionfruit and other tropical fruits. taste is bright, tart and acidic with some hoppiness and notes of wood and oak. Really excellent.
GT2 (7691) - Carlsbad, California, USA - APR 6, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL thanks to jtclockwork. Hazy orange pour. Weaker head than expected. Wispy white lacing. Nose is extreme Brett B smackdown. Oval esque with fresh cedar, bright farmhouse hay and leather. Taste is lighter, lemon tea. Refreshing, lactic. Fresh and light bodied. Great Orval clone.
jtclockwork (6881) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Torst. Pours reddish orange. Nose and taste of oak, wild yeast, tangerine, orange zest, dried citrus and soured malt. Medium body.