TomTron (392) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear golden with little to no white head. Smells like someone just got done playing a round of golf and then tried to cover it up with some fruity cologne. The flavor is slightly tart and the fruit isn’t as overwhelming as I thought it would be, but damn if it still isn’t really sweet. My lips are losing more and more faith in NB with each one of these offerings they are producing. Just nothing that really works well in this one.
hopscotch (9489) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... Pours clear and deeply yellow with a small, creamy, white head. The nose is juicy and fruity, but offers yeast-driven spiciness and light breadiness as well. Medium-bodied with lazy carbonation. The flavor is fruity, mildly tart and moderately sweet with a slightly phenolic, spicy note. Finishes juicy, tangy and lightly spicy.
radagast83 (5038) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a golden color with a small white head. Aroma was strange fruits, a little sweet like pitted fruits, some apricot. Flavor was strange fruits, some funky notes. Alcohol is there.
slowrunner77 (6081) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Thicker than expected with a good dose of belgian yeast. Only slightly funky and tart from the brett with ample fruity sweetness. While it may have been even better at, say, 7-8%, this was yet another LOF beer that we all enjoyed."
thomat (2160) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Haket Bar. Golden with a tiny white head. Fruity and hoppy tones. Fruit, malt, spices and hops. Full body with a nice, bitter / sour finish.
KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz Bottle. The pour was a clear pale orange with a small (less than 1 finger) white fizzy head that diminished in a matter of seconds, leaving nothing behind and having no lacing to speak of.
The aroma was very mild of pale grain malt and a mild Brett yeast with hints of green apple, banana, plum, pineapple, a light vinous scent and a touch of spice.
The taste was sweet and fruity throughout, progressing slightly with a moderate yeast presence, a mild tartness and a hint of alcohol at the end. The flavor lasted only a short while after the swallow, being somewhat sweet, fruity and lightly tart.
Mouthfeel was light in body and watery in texture with a very soft carbonation.
Overall I was expecting bit more from this brew, although the taste was pleasant it seemed to be a watered down version of a Wild Belgian Ale... www.facebook.com/KAJIIsBeerReviews
rdixon77 (824) - Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad at all. Hazy golden pour. Floral aroma. Sweet - plum and apricot and yeast all there, fairly well balanced. Real clean and light especially for 10%. Good summer sipper.
Bulk_Carrier (2247) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance had a nice hazy golden yellow to ruddy orange color. There was a small white head that dissipated within less than a minute. There was barely any lacing.
The smell had a nice sweet fruity aroma, slightly peachy but also allowing the pluot fruit itself to come in. After a bit of warming, a nice light white pepper helps to balance it.
The taste was excellent by having a nice sweet fruity blend to make a slight sticky sweet aftertaste that lead to a sweet refreshing and somewhat watery finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was good to me.
Overall, lately, New Belgium has been a hit or miss with me, but this one was quite enjoyable to me to make it well worthy of having again.
nick76 (4257) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is fruity and yeasty with malty qualities. The appearance is gold with almost no head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is thin. Overall OK.
obguthr (4072) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Persimmon nose. Hazy amber, thick head. Vinous, a little warm but pleasantly so. White grape and persimmon flavor, good intensity. Nicely balanced, soft carbonation. I fully expected to dislike this, but it was clean, well made, and quite enjoyable.
solidfunk (4474) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A little underrated - I don’t think it’s as bad as the rep. Alcohol well hidden, with some floral yeast. Plum and apricot is not badly integrated, but the palate is quite light here. Blonde pour, ok head and lacing. Tap at Monk’s Cafe.