GT2 (8742) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL from Whole Foods in Bend, OR. Pours a low haze, bright straw with ridiculous white foam. Huge volcanic retention and lacing. Nose is much better than expected- light, doughy, fresh yeast, fresh bread, pineapple yeast starter. Taste is thicker apple, pear. Palate is dry, a bit drained, very little sugar for style. Very low body, agree that it feels a bit pilsner like. More in the "imperial saison" area than BSA. Still enjoyable.
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2013
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours hazy golden with a big pillowy white head.
Smell is typical of a Belgian Strong, banana, clove, belgian yeast, gum.
Taste much the same. Bit of mild heat, hay, straw, and wheat.
Light to medium bodied.
Too unbalanced and boozy.
brokensail (11600) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Provisions. Golden orange pour with a white head. Sweet apple, apricot, and sugar on the nose. Notes of alcohol, yeast, banana, and orange. Sweet, sugary flavor, too. Apricot, apple, and banana fruit notes. Pear, some orange, yeast, and a subtle spice. Light alcohol tartness. Not bad.
Dogbrick (8682) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at Brouwer’s Cafe during Logsdon Brewer’s Night on 09/10/2013: This beer pours a cloudy golden color with a medium thin white head that dissipates slowly to a film. Sticky patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of yeast, citrus and spice. Medium-bodied with flavors of earthy yeast, grapefruit and spices. The finish is tart and fruity with a citrus and yeast aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
jtclockwork (8961) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear yellow gold with white head. Nose and taste of dried apple, yeast, old citrus, earth, jicama, white sugar and touch of hay. Medium body.
marcus (6785) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours cloudy yellow with a foamy attractive white head and a floral aroma. There is a funky bitter earthy, yet fruity light malt flavor with a sour finish. A strange combination of tastes, but it works pretty well. It’s all explained in the beer’s name.
bhensonb (11531) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Capped 750 from Bine & Vine. Pours somewhat dishwater gold with a creamy white head. Light aroma of citrus and yeast/spice. Med body. Flavor is very earthy with unusual fruit ester. Runs from earthy to fruity tart to less than dry finish. Very unusual. And good.
thirdeye11 (5635) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle thanks to Nellie) very cloudy, bright gold-orange, excellent very-finely bubbled white head, lasts the entire drining session, and laces the glass like none other. Nose of pineapple, solid Belgian yeast, stone fruit, lightly reminiscent of Brett but this white labs guy has his proprietary yeast strains so it’s something different, lacks a bit of complexity aside from the very neat yeast/brett profile. Taste of pineapple, other stone fruits, lightly tart, unique brett/wild yeast strain here again, other tangy citrus fruits too. The carbonation is absolutely perfect, the finish is dry and tart. Really a very well done Belgian-style beer.
Sarlacc83 (949) - Oregon, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL bottle, split.
A: Pale translucent gold with a fluffy white head. Nice lacing.
N: Pilsner malt, ester and yeast, hints of banana. Very peppery and floral. Earthy.
T: Very leafy with a sharp bitterness. Yeast is prevalent as well. Not particularly sweet which is a shame. Has an unpleasant greenness.
M: Well carbonated and light on its feet.
O: A bit like an overdone pils. I really wanted to enjoy this because of how much I like the brewery, but it’s too unsure of what it wants to be.
One2remeber (150) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Minty, bark, spicy yeast. Sweet Belgian malts. Straight forward. Light bubblegum. Lacking character.