BeerandBlues2 (10616) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Ratman. Pours hazy gold with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is fruity esters, spicy hops, black pepper, ginger, horse blanket, and straw malt. Flavor is medium malt, light esters, spices, earthy hops, low bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.
drfabulous (4654) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 ounce from Northwest Liquid Gold. Big golden color. Yeasty banana flavor dominates. Really tasty Belgian ale.
mike12da (75) - Osaka, JAPAN - NOV 2, 2011
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bright golden color with white sudsy head, what I would expect from a Belgian Golden. Yeast aroma. Wonderful mouthfeel... carbonation is not as sharp as many belgians, and itís very smooth and easy to drink. Very clean smooth taste, the aftertaste disappears quicker than I would like. Nice beer from a great brewery.
nbutler11 (1267) - Wiesbaden, Hesse, GERMANY - OCT 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Atlas Bistro. Pours a cloudy mango color with a thick white head. Smells and tastes of crab apples, flour, caramel, and yeast. Unified and easy drinking for the style.
adnielsen (10028) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2011 Bottle @ home. Hazy, yellow-orange appearance with a big, fluffy, white head. Light citrusy, belgian yeasty, light barnyard, crisp, peppery aroma. Crisp, slightly grassy hoppy, sweet belgian yeasty, somewhat citrusy, belgian golden ale flavor. Solid Belgian golden ale.
douglas88 (6960) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours a clear golden color with a large white head. The aroma is sweet Pils malts, some spiciness and mellow Noble hops. The flavor is very nice; I get some tropical fruit, very sweet Pils malts, light spices. A great example of the style.
cpetrone84 (1664) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazed golden orange with ample tight off white head and big lace. The nose is balanced and interesting, bright yeast notes, lemon and candied sugar, notes of ginger, some light doughy malt, with notes of white pepper. The taste is similar, smoother and creamier than expected, lemon, ginger, white pepper and some dough notes. Rather dry finish, assertive carbonation, lively palate. Very tasty and balanced.
OldGrowth (2875) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, on Celebrity Infinity, rendevous lounge, as part of beer cruise. Good aroma, Tart and sweet. Yeasty, spice. Clove, barnyard, grassy. citrus, grapefruit. 1st pour was clean golden yellow, good head and lace. 2cd pour was very foamy. some floaties. Head settled down quickly. Tart flavor. Medium body, creamy smooth mouthfeel, Dry bitter finish. Very Nice. So smooth for 8%. finish has nice bite about it. Cruisin and Midnight Sun, good living.
thome50 (1198) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - SEP 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from a 22oz bottle. Light and orange with a minimal head. Taste is overwhelmingly grapefruit. I get nothing but grapefruit here. I am happy to see something different from this style. I wouldnít get this again but not because of the beer but rather the style.
bhensonb (12171) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours orange tinged lightly hazy dark gold with a 2 finger creamy near-white head. Aromas of yeast/spice, lightly cooked light stone fruit and a little citrus. Definitely some barnyard. Med body. It starts lightly sweet, yeasty/earthy, fruity. Goes more towards barnyard quickly. Finishes on the dry side. Didnít get pear/apple at first, but after awhile itís arguable cause the light stone fruit seems to have left. More than arguable. Itís turning into quite a different ale than it started. Really good stuff.