chimaybier (71) - California, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ML bottle purchased at BevMo in Redding, CA. APPEARANCE / THE POUR: Dark golden color, looks similar to a pale ale. 2-finger white head that starts out dense, but collapses somewhat quick. Nice Brussels lace in trappist glass. Meniscus is fast rising, characteristic of a beer at 6.5% ABV. AROMA / BOUQUET: Grassy, hay, hops are in the forefront of this beer, with the 3 different yeast strains in the background. TASTE: This is more of a Belgian-style pale ale to me...Big hop presence, yet the Belgian character gives it a softness in the yeast character. PALATE: Dry entry, full-on hops astringency, black pepper mouthfeel. OVERALL: A well made Belgian ale (again I think its a Belgian-style pale ale) It is a well made beer. A good session beer.
supersournhops (17) - - AUG 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Banana nose buttery OK for that but not my favoraite but balanced with it. Not much but a little phenolics. Good beer
stevoj (2083) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Agree with tderoeck, spicy/fruitiness lends itself towards being a saison. Pours out a rich orange color with small, clingy, soapy head. Cinnamons, cloves, citrus all come through mildly in the aroma. More citrus peel in the taste, oranges, tangerines, and some dry spiciness. Belgian ale or saison, it’s pretty good stuff.
ansalon (1339) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy orange with a fairly large foamy white head. Aromas of citrus, lemongrass, melon, peach, hay, gooseberry, slight funk. Taste is citrus, melon, lemongrass, funk, gooseberry, slight esters. Mouthfeel is sprightly with high carbonation.
MWMBeerguy (104) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fruity, peppery aroma. Not quite like a saison. Slightly fruity also. Think head though. Smooth beer with a creamy body. Finished with a hint of orange rind.
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micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The color is that of golden straw, with about a good one finger thick foamy head atop a beer that has above average carbonation.
The aroma is like a dry pilsner malt with a touch of beligum yeast and subtle nuances of fruity esters, pears seems about right.
Balanced flavors of slightly dry malts, fruity esters.
Somewhat thin mouthfeel dry tasting with bitterness well into the aftertaste.
A well made beer that has a bit of a pilsner taste and aroma quality to it.
Very drink worthy.
miquelcrush (1362) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.
beerbaaron (1210) - Arizona, USA - JUN 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy golden. Large frothy white head, lasting with lots of lacing. Very pleasant Belgian aroma, not too sweet or spiced. Likewise with flavor, not too sweet or spiced or fruity. Love the balance. Lighter medium body. Soft. Nice dry grassy finish. Well crafted. I really enjoyed this.
MarinEvelyn (544) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 23, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
light, a little frothy, lemony, refreshing. A great summer beer. Beautiful golden color and large, frothy head. I really enjoy this beer, nothing too complex, just delicious.
williamstome (851) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange-gold pour, small white head. Great aroma of tropical fruits, spices, and yeast. Flavor is of fresh peach and other sweet fruits, with some nice spiciness.
Modularman (121) - - JUN 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smell of yeast and spice, appearance is gold with white head, taste is slight floral and pepper with a slight sour and dry finish