chickenflea (350) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Let this beer age for about 9 months. Lightly hazy gold with a short white head. Aroma cold is not that bold. Allowed to warm, it blossoms. Yeast is most prevalent followed by equal parts peach and dandelion. The dandelion is muted. A little wet hay as well and a very mild funkiness. Taste ups the yeast and candy sugar, light woody notes, pineapple. Body is medium with a strong early carbonation. Beer has little alcohol burn at this age despite its high ABV. Finish has kind of a melon quality. Not exactly dry, but ending on a sweet flourish. An excellent beer.
rdixon77 (1403) - Georgia, USA - MAR 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Old rating. Hazy gold. Floral, herbal, a little chewy, a little bit of Belgian yeast. Remember it being nice and light for the ABV.
GarrettB (1164) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
July 18th, 2013 - Dandelions in beer - it has all the trappings of a hipster, super sustainable, grown-in-my-backyard kind of brew. The whole dandelion angle reminds me of a foraging phase I went through a few years ago, walking through parks and along green belts, keeping an eye out for edible plants in an urban environment. Dandelion greens were one of the easier finds, and made a nice bitter counter note in some homemade muffins. Its sensible for the stuff to appear in a beer, too, where bitter and botanical flavors are often tasty complements to sugars and alcohols. Though I think this bed isnít bringing in the greens so much as the petals, which I also find more than edible. The color of the brew is much darker and more orange than a dandelion proper, with a deep blush of red in the center of the glass. The aroma is light and sweet, with touches of tangerine and cream, as well as the cream-custard you find in Japanese shu-cream sweets, followed by a brief whiff of almonds and marzipan. The flavor is much sweeter than the aroma, and with little to no detectable alcohol. It begins with strong flavors of mango and papaya until I reach the mid-taste, where the fruit notes drop to a much lighter, airier passion fruit flavor. Itís a tropical farmerís market in a glass, and Iím impressed. Treat this as a dessert beer, though it isnít that overwhelmingly sweet. But it does bring a lot of nice fruit flavors to bear which might go well after food, or paired with a light, sweet treat at the end of the day. As for the dandelions, I canít find any to pluck in the aroma or the nose, but they must be doing their work. As the flavor is unique, so is the defining ingredient.
gramity (1530) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 19, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden beer with a white head. Some fruit and grain on the nose. A bit of wood and leafy or vegetal smell as well. Taste was nice. Some nice bitterness from the dandelion. Alcohol is well hidden.
madmitch76 (17146) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
5th October 2014
Hazy gold beer, decent off white head. Smooth palate, slightly dry. Mild fine carbonation. Mild and sweet generic tinned fruit juice. Floral sweetness. Super mild spice. Light semi dry finish. A nice idea but itís borderline stodgy, really wants something to give it zip. Hides the abv well though!
rondphoto (2615) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle @ Party Source / Bellevue KY --- enjoy by May 2014. Cloudy medium amber with a full head cover, broken curtain of lace. Taste is caramel malt doused with light spice and yeasty biscuit, moving to a bitter grass finish that is light and proper for this brew. A solid light Belgian - doesnít earn the 9%abv with taste.
gschrade (797) - Collinsville, USA - SEP 17, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours gold with a white head. Taste belgian yeast, floral, sweet. I thought this was pretty good. I would definitely drink this again.
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slowrunner77 (6580) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Cloudy bright yellow, sweet aroma and flavor, and a good body letting you know itís a hefty beer. Floral and slightly sugary, with a little grassy bite from the greens, and a touch of tart. Really different, good brew."
BarefootMaiden (2) - Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2014 does not count
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
At first pour, Paardebloem is a beautiful, dark, almost creamy looking orange, with an extremely frothy head that lingers. It is floral/grassy and citrusy, even a little woodsy. It says íbest enjoyed by May 2014,í and I believe this is why the beer appears to be so flat to me. Itís a fairly light beer, the more I drink the more flavors I seem to notice. Overall, this isnít my type of beer, I donít think I would purchase it again.
AndySnow (4512) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where: Babajan, Stockholm.
Appearance: Golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Hops, floral, grass, citrus, grapefruit.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Hops, floral, grass, citrus.
bluejacket74 (1485) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle, says Best Enjoyed by May 2014. Guess this was in my fridge longer than I thought. Served in a DFH Signature glass, the beer pours a hazy dark golden/orange color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. It smells like peaches, herbs/earthiness, white grapes/wine, citrus, and some bready malt. Taste is similar to the aroma, but with the addition of a bit of clove and grassiness. Itís fruity, tart and bitter. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit coating and has a good amount of carbonation. I thought this was a good brew, I liked it.