thirdeye11 (5378) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught at New Belgium) rich golden color with soapy white head and excellent lacing. Nose of coriander, grass, spicy, yeast, florals, and a bit of apple. Taste of light butter, cracker, grain, coriander and spices. Soapy/oily body, cracker finish and really a pretty good blonde Belgian ale!
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at NB. Pours a clear golden with a thin white head. Aroma is lemon citrus, grass, earth, light honey sweetness, and bready malts. Flavor is mint, grass, earth, light spicy phenolics, cracker with a bit of DMS, and even some celery with light floral hops in the end- a bit weak.
notalush (4583) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grabbed a sample of this at the brewery before heading to Odell for a much more extensive selection of brewery-only beers - I quite enjoyed this one - very dry and crisp throughout, with a crackery malt base - very mild phenols - spicy/peppery through the middle - floral notes and moderately bitter hops on the tail end - dry, crisp finish, with lingering bitterness - easy drinking and tasty.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of apricot, toasted grain, pear, and cereal. Flavor of herbs, grass, cracker, florals, and pepper with a dry finish.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2010 Tasted on tap at Cafe Vino in Fort Collins, Colorado. Another experimental Belgian beer by New Belgium. This one is a Belgian-style blonde but it’s nothing all that special.
BeerandBlues2 (8988) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at New Belgium. Pours clear gold with a large, frothy white head, high retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (grainy, straw, cereal), light hops (spicy), light esters (apple/pear) with notes of dust. Flavor is heavy malt (grainy, meal, cereal), light hops (spicy), light esters (apple/pear) with notes of dust. Light body, low warmth and creaminess, high carbonation, and a dry finish.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bread, hay, a hint of spicy yeast and earthy hops. Light sweetness. Pale golden, thin head. Flavor is lightly spicy and yeasty with a hint of sweetness, light bread, earth, straw, and a lightly bitter finish. Light and easy to drink, not mind blowing but well done.
Ratman197 (8840) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at New Belgium poured a clear gold with a lasting off white head. Aromas of straw, earthiness and spicy hops. Palate was light bodied and crisp withj a dry finish. Flavors of straw, earthines and spicy hops with a crisp dry finish.
BOLTZ7555 (2656) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Live rate at the brewery! Light 14 karat pour with moderate lacing from an ivory head. Quite grassy and fruity. A bit sweet.
beerguy101 (5250) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on 9/14/2010 at the brewery. This Belgian Ale pours medium orange gold color from the tap. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is floral hops and sweet. A medium bodied Belgian Ale. The malts are fruity and sweet, touch of apricots. The hops are citrusy and floral. Nice carbonation. Good balance. A touch dry at the finish. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.