chickenflea (332) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
OK, first, I love this series. Very creative collaborations. This is one of the better ones. Let this age in the bottle for almost a year. It was a good decision. High ABV is unnoticeable except for a slight warming in the stomach. Nose is Belgian yeast, plum and candi sugar. A slight farmhouse funkiness is present as well. Pour was a beautiful light golden color. Small fizzy head. Lots of tiny bubbles in a slightly hazy body. Taste is perfect. Lightly sour with candi sweetness. A little grape seed bitterness on the finish. Medium heavy body is mitigated by effervescent mouthfeel. A very nice beer. One I would drink again in a heartbeat.
KajII (782) - 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 (664) - 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.
hockeybeerguy (1943) - 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 (4213) - 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 (3763) - 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 (3889) - 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.
devman171 (949) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft pours clear yellowish orange with low head. Aroma is sweet stone fruits. Taste is big sweet fruits, overwhelmingly sweet
beerguy101 (5278) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on 5/26/2014. This fruit beer pours a slightly cloudy apricot orange color from a 22oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet, apricots and plums, a touch of brett and some tartness. A medium bodied fruit beer. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are earthy and floral. Decent carbonation. The apricot flavors really shine in this beer. It’s a touch tart and a touch dry. Definitely has a Belgian influence, in the yeast and the spiciness. There is also an earthiness that matches well with the apricot flavors. Not too sweet, yet very fruity. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
TomDecapolis (4473) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a translucent golden with a creamy white head. Aroma of plums, light Brett, tropical fruits and cherries. Flavor of cherry candy with light Brett notes.
yngwie (13350) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 22oz. A clear one, except lots of micro floaties. No head to speak of, just some white bubbles. The aroma is very fruity, with a vinous touch. Some hoppy notes. Peaches, pine cone notes and a distinct fruity sweet touch. It feels quite sweet on thep palate, guess it’s the alcohol kicking in. Full body, slightly warming and with a nice carbonation. Lasting warming, sweet and fruity finish. Sort of cloying this one, without being that. Still not a favorite of mine. 140522