thegreat78 (32) - San Marcos, California, USA - NOV 2, 2007
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Decent bready malts, a rather full mouthfeel - really hits the the entire mouth with flavor. A big rush of hops - flavor and bittering. The yeast flavors provide more balance against the hop than the malts, but I found the beer to have enough malt to hold up. Long fresh hop finish. Fresh cut grass, a bit of citrus. The hops tasted freshly harvested, maybe the label is effecting me....but that fresh hop flavor really came through. As with so many of Tomme’s beers - complex, flavorful and perfect beer for rish cheeses and crusty bread.
Em (102) - USA - MAY 22, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very citrus with banana flavors added to it. Drank on tap. A hint of coriander taste to it.
RoodMormel (48) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a nice golden hazed color, 2 fingers foam. Very VERY nice beer! has a very distinctive smell with lots of differents smells. the taste itself is very. Distinct as well.. So many flavors of different things which come together perfectly. a "DAYUM" good beer! have to get a couple more bottles of this!
commonshawn (264) - - JUN 4, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap. Nice lacing. Very little aroma. Incredibly smooth for the style. Subtle flavors, citrus, floral.
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2010
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
. 750ml bottle. My first official LA beer. Thanks!
A- Body is a very hazy golden yellow. Pours with a 1-2 finger creamy eggshell white head that eventually fades to a thick collar. Plenty of lacing is left all the way down the glass. When held up to the light one can see bubbles and a litle bit of yeast sediment floating around the glass.
S- Belgian candy sugar comes through first followed by tart lemon, sweet, bready yeast, and a healthy dose of floral hops.
T- Lots of citrus flavor upfront with a moderate sweet bready yeast backbone. The finish is all floral hop flavor though a very mild Belgian candy sugar comes through also. A moderate strength residual floral hop bitterness lingers.
P-Medium to high carbonation and a light, fluffy body with a good dose of yeast. Nice, but could be smoother.
O- This is a great, complex Belgian Pale Ale. It’s really good and very drinkable. It has a moderate ABV so I wouldn’t expect any noticeable alcohol and there is none. This one is somewhat heavy on the hop bitterness...but its so good. Really one of the best Belgian pales I have had. Can’t wait to try other LA beers and I would definitely trade for this one again!
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-26-2008 03:30:33
vivalabeer (20) - Collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mild sweet dry aroma. Beautiful yellow with small champagne bubbles. Peppery yeast and mellow hops malt backbone. Smooth palate. Really refreshing belgium style. This is summer beer.
jstraw (1900) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2010 Bomber at Jerry’s. Orange with good, creamy white head / Austere, vinuous, nose of orchard fruit, banana and spice / Light to medium body, hoppy, creamy, and dry, with very good, bitter finish / Dry, bretty flavors of banana, apple, orange, cream, hay, and resin / Very nice in a lighter style.
ClubGonzo (3509) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 20, 2011
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, shared with Palme. Finally a LA to Bergen! This is a brewery who rarely lets me down, and I’m very pleased to have this series on the shelves. Pours a hazy light orange with a gargantuan creamy white head. Damn, this is how a Belgian (American) blonde should look! :-D Aroma is citrus, Belgian ale yeast, hints of orange peel and alcohol. Taste is much more impressive; citric tones, hay, light malts, hints of ale yeast and apricot - all extremely tightly interwoven. The balance makes it really hard to discern the individual flavors, they all get blended into a massive entity of taste. Impressive. Easy to drink, despite spritzy carb which only serves to make the experience fresh and super nice. A truly great Belgian blonde (should be in a separate category, btw: the "Belgian Ale"-thing is just too wide a genre) and a must-buy if you get the chance. Two thumbs up! :-)
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JUN 9, 2007
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. I was pleasantly suprised by this one. Tomme Arthur does it again. Based upon the ratings I wasn’t expecting much, but boy this was a good one. Think West Coast IPA w/ a Belgian twist. Spicy finish from Tetnang? Reminds me of all those other excellent IPA’s that Tomme has brewed over the years, but w/ a twist.
jmagnus87 (2220) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle from Westroads poured into my Chimay Trappist glass. Pours a slightly cloudy orange with about 2 fingers of white head. Aroma of citrus and floral hops, spice and hay. Taste is light sour and medium-light bitter. Taste of hay, citrus hops, grapefruit and wheat. Medium bodied with a thick yet oily texture. Lively carbonation and a long bitter finish. Overall, very very good. Something I would really love to drink again.