BBB63 (6543) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Stubby bottle and served in an Ommegang tulip: Coppery amber hue with a fading frothy head and spotty lace. The aroma has notes of caramel, pils, and aromatic malts along with a hint of noble hop, pepper, and lemongrass. Even some meaty esters countering some bubblegum esters that I am digging quite a bit. A touch of honeycomb is found dancing here and there. The taste is a tad sweet but hardly overwhelming, some fruity notes (peach and apricot) and very light spice adds to the complexity. The only issue is the finish is a bit short and fleeting. The mouth feel is oily and properly carbonated, again a bit of watery short finish kept this down but then methinks that is sort of what the brewer was going for when creating this. For the genre this is indeed quite drinkable and a nice entry brew for those not familiar with Belgian Ales. Damn shame Mad River never gets enough love by beer geeks.
travita (4804) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Backlogged rating thanks to some kind and generous soul. The smell is very grainy, cereal, malts, and dusty. The look is deep golden in color, no white head, and cloudy. The taste is caramel, some sweetness, light fruits, grain, and malt.
slowrunner77 (9620) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
"decent light-ish belgian ale. nothing that stands out, but nothing done wrong either. light florals and fruity aroma, dry, bitter-sweet fruity finish. body lacking just a little, but a pleasanr spring/summer beer."
mkel07 (4982) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique September 2013. Very good golden ale with a lot of fruitiness in both aroma and flavour. Clean and crisp.
SDalkoholic (2331) - Linda Vista, California, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from South Bay Drugs: Created a thick fluffy development of foamed head while the liquid appeared as a dense golden honey color. As for the aroma, there is a bold presence of Belgian yeast and spices that instantly gratify my nose once the cap is removed.
Patrickctenchi (5858) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy, orange with a moderate beige head.
Caramel, spice aroma...
Caramel malt, fruit, mildly yeasty, honey flavour.
hotstuff (4839) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer poured from a bottle has a small tan head with good retention, hazy body, very little visible carbonation, very little lacing, and a golden hue. The Aroma is malty, some hops, caramel, sweet, and honey. The Taste is semi-sweet, lightly bitter, fruity, malty, and lightly hoppy. The Palate is tingly and semi-dry and this is a medium bodied beer. Overall, this beer is quaffable, worth trying and a beer I would drink again.
nealblind (1648) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - APR 16, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark opaque brew with a rich orange brown color approaching a dubbel in appearance. Thin foamy head. Aroma of apple cider (tartness)and butter. Tastes of cereals, tartness, roast malt, and medicinal hops. Dry finish. Not a typical belgian. I didn’t really like it though. Too much acidity and not enough yeasty flavors.
drowland (7868) - Georgia, USA - FEB 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2/8/13. 12oz bottle from my main man Steve (Kickback’s)! Murky copper pour with a very small, loose, frothy head that fails to linger. Burnt caramel, a bit of sugar, and oxidation on the nose. Lightly sweet burnt caramel in the flavor with a bit of cardboard, sweet sugars, and a lingering dry aspect. Eh.
maxwelldeux (4322) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2012
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber color with very little head. VERY sweet nose on this. Too sweet for my tastes. Really don’t like this one.
Dorwart (2509) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
1 cm thick head of fine off-white bubbles. Spicy aroma with some pears, pepper, caramel malts and some cereal grains. Color is a hazy copper. Dry palate with a bit of fruitiness, more spicy hops, some dry straw and more cereal grains. Bit of bitterness late swallow. No real alcohol presence. Ehh. ot a brew that I would seek out again.