Tmoney99 (9635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a clear yellow color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy sour citrus, wood and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
jandd1983 (1911) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It poured a cloudy yellow/gold color with a white head. The aroma was of oak wood chips, Chardonnay, light honey and floral notes. The taste was similar with light apple notes. A very good Belgian Ale.
JPDurden24 (1384) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At FWIBF. Pours a Golden yellow with a white head. Aroma is fruity and oaky vanilla. Taste is dry and acidic with some sweetness and a little Chardonnay. Another enjoyable brew.
FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a pale honey gold with a milky, dense few fingers of head... perfect retention and healthy abundant beading.
The nose is pretty imposing - ripe figs, white grapes, soft woods, faint cherry, lilac, boozy honey, delicious.
Translates quite nicely onto the tongue. Big white grape notes, some vinegar-y booze that doesnít dominate, light fruits, floral bits. I canít even begin to dissect the flavors without considering the PERFECT mouthfeel. I canít stress this enough. All these flavors occupy the best consistency Iíve ever encountered in the style. It makes for such a lovely beer to drink.
Extremely well done.
jcos (1362) - Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted on 6/8/2012 at SAVOR 2012. Poured gold. Nice amount of oak and some chardonnay on top of a blonde ale. Really enjoyable.
dbarnold (1106) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JUN 10, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
If you like chardonnay you will love this one...super dry! Looks like a normal belgian golden, yellow and cloudy with a large white head. Very dry, acidic, oaky, much like a good chardonnay. Itís balanced with the sweetness of a strong belgian ale. Truly a great beer and great with food. Should be drank at around 50 degrees, not too cold.
radagast83 (3794) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle at SAVOR. Poured a slightly haze light orange color with a white head. Aroma was some nice light fruits, touch of vanilla and woody oak. Alcohol isnít too overpowering. Very tasty.
pras (353) - Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted at Savor. I knew that this is a brewery I had to sample. Surprisingly, there was no line at their table. Enough of that, now to the beer. Poured a light yellow. Oak came through along with the white wine notes. Sweetness comes through but isnít overpowering. Beer is nice and in balance.
brokensail (9202) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The pour is a pale straw color with a soapy white head. Heavy on the lemon zest aromas with a touch of oak, coconut, and vanilla. The wine is there, too. Some sugar and fruit notes, though there is a bit of fake lemon character to the aroma, too. The flavor is a bit sweeter than expected, but nice. Sugar and bready malt to go with a fair amount of oak and barrel character. A subtle tartness and lemon peel flavor to it.
jcnielsen (1324) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - APR 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pours a hazy golden-orange with white head. Tart, peach, grape, strawberry aromas. Flavors of champagne, oak, and vanilla. Great beer. You can definitely taste the white wine influence with the wine barrels, but it complements the style very nicely.