robertwb (1) - Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Beautiful balance in nose between wild grape, malt and all around Belgique. Assertive bitterness balanced by a very full and round body which sets it above many other American/Belgian ales which can be overly lean.
obguthr (3859) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Apricot and coriander nose, candi accent. Cloudy ochre, medium firm yellow head, good lacing. Fruitiness is more subtle and drier on the palate, thankfully. Maltier and spicier, but in just the right proportions. Bitter twig finish. Fantastic balance. Body is thin, alcohol very well concealed. Hoppy, but not to excess and not in the usual way. Quite nice.
Beergeek23322 (2283) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
10/6/2013. Sampled at the VA Hop Fest. Pours cloudy light amber with a white head. Aromas of citrus, pine, malt, Belgian yeast. Light caramel flavors with citrus, yeast and malt showing through. Finishes strong with hops. Great balance all the way and a very nice way to start off a new brewery. Looking forward to more from this brewer.
GenDV138 (1370) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2 ounce bottle pour at SAVOR’s Friday night session. Pours a hazy golden brown color with off-white head. Aromas of floral notes, herbs, citrus. Tasting notes of citrus, caramel, floral notes, herbs, hops. Medium body with a dry finish.
ben4321 (3947) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: Draft at Lickinghole Creek, 5/3/14
Aroma: The aroma has a nice mix of Belgian yeast and pine/resin hops, tropical notes too
Appearance: It pours an unclear orange-red color with a thick beige head and good lace
Flavor: The flavor is much the same, yeast/spice pairs well with the plus hop bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, it has a clean, easy drinking feel, and a clean, dry finish
I’ll resist the urge to comment on the ridiculousness of the name. Anyway, I thought this was a very nice beer. Probably my favorite thing I tried on our trip there (waaaaayyyyy out in Goochland). Style-wise, it’s nearest to a Belgian-style Pale Ale or IPA, even if that isn’t exactly where they classified it.
BeerdedDave (352) - - JUL 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cloudy amber color; floral hop aroma; a good deal of bitter, piney, citrusy hop flavor with a medium bodied malt base and a touch of fruity Belgian yeast; nice, bitter, hoppy finish; a very enjoyable beer
Westmeister (1764) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Grant. One of the better belgian pales I’ve had in recent memory. Yeasty esters and and citrus hops smell beneath the large foamy head. Taste is nice citrus, belgian yeast with a semi dry finish. Could drink quite a bit of this.
Roser (33) - Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance- hazy, opaque, honey, orange, amber. Nice big foamy bone white head that remained for a good while. Superb lacing.
Smell- clean, spice, clove, malt, Belgian yeast aroma.
Taste- bitter, spicy, (slight) sour citrus bite. Tangy.
Mouthfeel- creamy, medium body, well balanced.
Overall- an excellent beer! A very good U.S. version of a Belgian pale. Highly recommend.
Dogbrick (8149) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the DBLDP on 08/31/2014. Pours a hazy amber-gold color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily to a film. Stringy lacing. Aroma of yeast, malt and fruity hops. Light-bodied with flavors of tropical fruit, yeast and earthy malt.. The finish is fruity with a citrus and yeast aftertaste. Decent overall.
Drake (8613) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery, 11/15/13. Pours a hazy amber color with a medium sized frothy head. Good head retention. Aroma of grapefruit, citrus, stone fruits, earthy notes. The taste is citrus and earthy hops, pale malts. Medium bodied.