JDBaker11058 (1274) - Maryland, USA - MAY 25, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Appearance: clear light orange, with a scant, bubbly near-white head, no lacing, slightly syrupy legs. Aroma: mandarin orange, green tea, vegetal/floral notes, hint of honey cough drop. Taste: grassy and marmalade-y, sweet clover, herb garden, coriander, yeast. Finish: lingering syrupy sweetness, hint of tart, lactic wood, lasting vegetal. Notes: Not for me. Overly sweet, herbal, and weird.
ketchepillar (1075) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at gecko's. Light, a little tart, refreshing. Something is a little weird about it, but it's minor.
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jdb288 (523) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy pale yellow with a bit of white head. Aroma is vibrant, floral, slightly woody. Taste is bright mix of floral sweetness, some subtle, grassy hops, spicy belgian yeast notes. Interesting and complex mixture but it definitely works for me. One of the favorites of our bottleshare.
ryecatcher (790) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Pours a murky, burnt orange, smallish white head with average retention and lacing. Nose is a bit of funk with somewet cardboard. Mouth is medium bodied, more tart than anything else (not getting really any sweetness at all), fruity yeast, grassy, some bread dough, drinks more like a sour than any of the reviews I’ve read on here (not getting any peaches or sweetness at least) the bitterness is there but there is also this odd prickly tingly sensation at the finish like my tongue is falling asleep. After reading up, I had high hopes for an interesting brew, but now that I’m drinking it, I gotta say that while it’s not terrible, I am a bit disappointed.
Oakes (12626) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dandelion greens for bittering. Aroma is a little bit floral and grassy. Herbal, sweetish with slightly sticky malts.
monk191 (930) - California, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice and uncomplicated, good for a summer day, not the most memorable though. Pours a cloudy orange with a red hint and a white head. Not too much smell, some apple and peach. Taste is creamy with lots of peach, but not too sweet. Nice Hef finish. Had in the bottle.
Damico (2579) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours unclear hazy amber lemon with a decent grayish white head. Aroma brings fainter empty fruit plus a yeast sweetness. Flavors brings perfumey and floral notes that suggest peach and the bitterness from the greens is unique, not overpowering, and settles positively with the peach juice.
maddmatt639 (243) - Pacifica, California, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
No retention and good lacing. Smells of peaches, lemons and grass. Tastes of lemons, sour dandelion and peach. Sour aftertaste.
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nakedwhendrunk (2139) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance has a hazy golden orange colored body with a one finger white foamy head that quickly dies and leaves some slightly clingy lacing.
The smell has peach, apricot, pear, apple, orange and coming through in a sort of floral yet somewhat herbal way. There’s also a little bit of a white wine sort of smell and slightly mixed with a woody/oaky sort.
The taste is tart and kinda sour yet sweet sort of Belgian-ness, slight element of apple juice in the flavoring, but coming through in a good way, dry sort of tart apple/pear aftertaste, super dry earthy sort of finish.
The palate is about a light to medium and slightly sessionable. Carbonation seems to be good for the style and for me, nothing obscure.
Overall, this is a good Belgian Strong Pale Ale, good job New Belgium, I’m pretty sure I’d have this one again, and it went great with my chili I had for dinner, however I have to mention this thing drinks like fruit juice.
cards04 (1765) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A solid Belgian ale. Pours a hazy orange with white head and lacing. Aromas are sweet Belgian candy. Yeast. Maybe a touch of peach. I get a bit of that dandelion bitter at the end. Nice stuff.