blutt59 (6236) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, golden colored pour, small foam, aromas of celery seed, mint, spices, flavors of mint, cepacol, spice, woody, finish can be a bit strange
PorterPounder (6215) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle - Central Market - Austin,Tx. Pours a murky light peach color with a thin but long lasting white head. Aroma has a bit of a lemony zest to it. Flavor is pleasant, but muddled. Has some citrus notes, with a bit of white grape in there. Some yeasty notes make their way in the back end as well. Mouthfeel is fairly thick for the style. Overall, decent, nothing to write home about.
TheAlum (6193) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle courtesy of Binnys South Loop and shared with a couple friends. Pours a well carbonated sunshine amber, decent white head that laces pretty well, fairly lively carbonated body. Aromas throw a combo of belgian yeast, a touch of spice, vanilla and honey. Initial is a bit floral, a bit funky but that doesn’t play a huge role. Vanilla, honey, belgian yeasty spice.. Flowers. Light, a touch of cinnamon, clove. Finishes dry, lightly bitter. Underlying sweetness and spice sticks to the palate. A decent effort, just a strange mishmash of styles for me.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A nice barnyard almost funky golden ale. Highly sessionable pleasant surprise..
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed fresh the day of purchase
The look: Almost clear light golden body topped by a small persistent white head
In long: Nose is pleasantly farmhouse/wild and osier basket. Taste of vanilla cookies, funky barnyard, leather, horse saddle, citrus fruits. I could drink pints and pints of this stuff. Ridiculously underrated. I bought this beer to drink at the hotel when I had to spend a night in Atlanta because my connection flight to Rome was delayed. This was because of the infamous 2010 Eyjafjallajökull volcano eruption. Better known as simply the 2010 Iceland volcano eruption. For obvious reason.
djd07 (6056) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a clear orange copper with a small frothy white head that diminishes quickly leaving decent spotty lacing along the glass. The aroma is a strong clove, citrus, and light floral. Medium mouthfeel with a spicy fruit with wheat and lemon. Easy to drink, very refreshing a very good Biere de Garde from New Belgium.
Sledutah (6040) - Utah, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap during a brewery tour, GABF weekend
Appearance: Cloudy golden with a small white head
Aroma: Banana, spices and lemon
Taste: Banana and citrus
Braudog (6014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 20, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2012 Update, bottle, LOF version, April 2012. Makes me wonder if my original rating below was really for the same beer. This is richly orange, highly carbonated, with a firm but thin head. The beer emits quite the aroma -- robust and weighted with fruit, yeast and herbs. The beer drinks with a warming edge, flavored with a bit of orange rind, and garden freshness. Numbers updated/upped based on this latest impression. <<Original rating, Feb 2004, from a non-LOF bottle: Hazy orange-yellow with a decent head (if poured down the middle of the glass). There’s honey on the nose. Decent yeast-weighted flavor with a wheaty character, smooth but not overbearing. Not as full-charactered as a good Belgian wheat, but not a bad interpretation for the US market.>>
Mora2000 (5931) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden orange with a white head. The aroma is light brett funk with some chocolate and caramel malts. The flavor is caramel malt with yeast and brett funk. You also get some citrus fruit and toffee. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation.
nimbleprop (5892) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 4, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle pours a hazy, copper amber with a thin white head. Nose is bretty, spicy, malty, sugary, yeasty. Flavor is fruity, sweet, Belgian yeast, some coriander. Medium bodied.
jackl (5804) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg @ Billy Jack’s. Hazy light amber, small head. The nose is sweet caramel, malty sweetness. a bit of vanilla and marshmallow. The taste is spicy Belgian yeast. Dried wood.herbs. Some
Mint. Caramel. Not much in the way of hop flavor. Full body, a bit hot. Overall, solid.