cbfobes (1671) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Dexters in Madison, pours a clear dark golden red with a thin soapy head, the aroma was extremely sweet with a ton of fruit, the flavor has a fruity finish that does not hide the 10% very well at all, very boozy finish, oily mouthfeel, really didnít like this one all that much.
arondee (447) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a thick caramel brown with a very tiny head that fades away quickly. Aroma is pear juice, honey, and thick sweet malt. The taste is much of the same, pear juice, sticky sweet malts, and a slight funk from the belgian yeast. Interesting but a little too sweet for me.
jmagnus87 (1381) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber poured into a tulip. Pours a lightly cloudy dark orange with not quite a half finger of white head. Aroma of sour yeast, citrus fruits, green apple and bready malt. Taste is similar. Light sweet with a hint of yeasty spice and some sour green apple. Medium bodied with a somewhat sticky texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, pretty good. I would drink this again any time.
ChiefBeer12 (81) - Irvine, California, USA - JUN 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Lots of fruit on the nose, some malt. Itís orange in color, light tan thin head. Taste is almost all pear, very nice - refreshing. Excellent finish with some black pepper along with the fruit.
Travlr (7973) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 17, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Hazy golden amber color, huge tan head, solid lacing. Aroma of sour fruit bubblegum. Taste is sourdough bread dough, summer fruit, funk. Nice.
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a semi cloudy golden yellow. Aroma of pear, soured fruits and funk. Flavour the same. Medium bodied, fruity. Average.
Steve_0 (1236) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home with Greg. Poured a hazy orange, with a frothy off-white head. Smells of yeast, malt, bread, dough, coriander, and light banana, with a hint of alcohol burn. Taste is bread, dough, some yeast, a little bit of spice through the middle and I am picking up some raisins as it begins to warm, with a light alcoholic burn on the finish. Not overly sweet and the alcohol helps balance it out. Sticky mouthfeel and lively carbonation. A nice interpretation of a Belgian ale, and underrated IMHO.
drpimento (1936) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good, but not great. Poured at a good temperature with a nice, foamy, tan head that soon settled and a little lace. Color is a clear orange amber with plenty of tiny bubble trails. Aroma is somewhat muted, but with yeast, bread dough, malt, hint of fruit. Flavorís similar to nose; good balance between sweet malt and yeast products, carbonic tang, and hop/yeast bitter. Body is good; ditto carbonation. Finish is like flavor with tang and alcohol warmth finishing.
travita (3034) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Holy Grail. The look is orange to red in color sort of a deep amber, nice cream colored head. the smell is ripe fruits, yeast, banana, very heavily estery. The taste is more of the same, yeast, belgian, sort of heavy, and not as good as expected.
unclemattie (3704) - Georgia, USA - APR 26, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2012 10oz pour, TacoMac Prado. Rusty orange color, white foam. Sweet malt, Nice balance. Smooth, Belgian flair. ABV well hidden. Best New Belgium Iíve had. So easy to drink. So smooth.