jake65 (2901) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 2012 vintage picked up around Christmas last year that I had forgotten about or likely would have opened much sooner. Still lively carbonated, a light orange/copper colored pour with a modest white head. Mild nose is lightly fruity and mainly the yeast. A little dry and floral too. Overall a nice flavor profile of fruits, yeast, and florals. Some swirling pittedfruits… maybe apricot and/or tangerine. I’m picking up some floral bitters in the tail, which I perceive as odd, but enjoyable. Comes together well, but falls short of justifying the $9.39 price tag.
superspak (3506) - Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy golden amber color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big pear, apple, apricot, grape, clove, pepper, banana, bread, candi sugar, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and nice complexity of fruity/spicy yeast notes with a moderate malt balance; and good strength. Taste of pear, apple, grape, apricot, banana, clove, pepper, bread, candi sugar, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Light fruity tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, apricot, banana, clove, pepper, bread, candi sugar, herbal and yeast earthiness. Very nice complexity of fruity/spicy yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly slick and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Belgian strong pale ale. All around nice balance and complexity of yeast ester flavors with a balanced malt backbone; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.
kenwall17 (232) - new york, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange pour with a thin head. Notes of citrus. Not sure that I can compare this to another. It is unique and good.
thorongil2 (1779) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(tap) cloudy yellow colour with a small white head; aromas of lilies; balanced flavour with a long light bitter finish
jgb9348 (5124) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great hazy and vibrant orange coloured body with a thick, three centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of yeast, honey, wheat and a very nice curacao and bubble gum sweetness. Medium-bodied; Strong yeast and wheat flavour with a great sweetness of honey, caster sugar and even some light fruits. Aftertaste shows a good wheat and yeast vibe with a fairly good complexity, some coriander seed notes and a little bit of other spices. Overall, another great beer from the brewery - and of course, makes me happy to be in Alaska again! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Brown Jug in Anchorage (Northern Lights Blvd), Alaska on 22-May-2013 sampled later in the evening on 22-May-2013 in my hotel room here in Anchorage.
tgncc (3020) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fairly typical for the style. The aroma is fruity, peper. The color is gold, sl hazy, white head. The flavor is like the aroma, sweet fruit, spicy pepper, yeasty. The finish is peppery, spicy. Medium in body. There is nothing wrong with this beer. It is just really unremarkble.
jtclockwork (11058) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours orange gold with white head. Nose and taste of yeast, lemongrass, spice and lemon bread. A little spicy malt and booze in the finish. Medium body.
arminjewell (8674) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, hazy orange pour with rocky fluffy white head, aroma brought notes of bright esters, some phenolic notes, some biscuit, bready notes, hints of grass, earth, spicy notes come through as well, touch of grain. Taste is a mix of white fruits, sweet biscuit, honey notes come through, phenolic and esters with some spice, coriander, hints of earth, grassy tones, finishing sweet, slightly bitter.
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Grumligt gul i färgen högt vitt skum. Doftar smörpopcorn, majs, gräs, syrligt med citrus, jästigt. Smakar jästsigt, syrligt, citrus, gräs, söt ton av gula frukter. Torr avlutning
PhillyCraft (4072) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a lightly hazed, shimmering golden color with soapy white head. Really a nice looking brew. Aromas were sweet fruits, pepper, flowers, and more hop notes. Taste was toasted malt, citrus hops, pine, and some sweet caramel toffee at the end. Medium bodied with lots of carbonation. Good belgian.