jake65 (2810) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
When a beer smells like dish soap, it doesn’t set the tone for a good experience... this one did, but it ended up being alright. Served too cold initially, the aroma opened up to more floral, albeit perfume/potpourri comes to mind, and light citrus as it warmed. Flavor is reminiscent of a pale ale, along with a little Belgian yeast. Lightly floral, but a little fruity goes well with the yeast. Mild intensity. Definitely a better experience after it sat on the kitchen counter for an hour or so.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drinking this one at romp 2013 Smells of New Belgium style. Nose is of citrus, fruits, just a touch of spicy bitterness, sweet malts, peaches, and pineapple. Flavor is dry, lightly tart, citrusy and medium(ly) bitter. Good beer, good times.
superspak (3070) - Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle into signature globe glass, bottled on 5/14/2013. Pours fairly crystal clear golden straw color with a nice 2 finger dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Dense foamy lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of apricot, peach, pear, orange, lemon, floral, grass, bread, cracker, clove, herbal, lightly tart funk, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, malt, and fruit notes; with solid strength. Taste of pear, peach, lemon, orange, cracker, bread, floral, clove, pepper, grass, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Slight earthy tartness and spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, citrus, floral, cracker, bread, clove, pepper, grass, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a bit. Good balance and complexity of malt, hop, yeast, and fruit flavors; with a fair amount of robustness and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a good Belgian pale ale. Very unique with good flavor balance; and extremely smooth to sip on. A pleasantly enjoyable offering.
Cavie (3898) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Gman. Pours a very clear golden yellow color with a light amount of head. Aroma is pretty light and faint. I get some citrus lemon elements but not a whole lot else. Flavor is a bit tart with some aged notes, sugar, fruit and tartness. Finishes a tiny but bitter. Interesting.
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gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this one bottled, thanks Arnie! Beautiful bright yellowish pour with a foamy white head. Slightly tart, refreshing, with grassiness towards the finish. I really enjoyed this beer.
Butters (3916) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very clear pale yellow with good, but quick fading white head, with some sudsy lacing left clinging to the glass. Smells clean with light sweet fruit and a slightly perfumy character. Flavor has more of a slight grassy bitterness that balances the sweetness quite nicely. Very so slightly reminds me of a radler. Good and refreshing and very easy drinking.
brinehart (212) - Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very pale, easy drinker. Not bland though...fruity and malty. Well balanced. Some citrusy fruit and yeast esters dominate.
brokensail (12169) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale straw pour with a white head. Grassy and grainy aroma. Some floral notes, a bit of citrus peel, and white pepper. Pale/cracker malt note and kind of dry. The flavor is lightly sweet up front. Some floral and grassy hops, citrus peel, and white pepper. Yeast, cracker, and a dry finish.
Itzjerm (1542) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very average beer with good head and sweetness. Light fruit aroma nothing special. Golden in compr. Light hay and toast in flavor.
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wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 fl oz / 355mL bottle at a craft beer tasting.
Aroma: Kind of a bready, biscuity malt with a pine-y hop profile. A little grapefruity?
Appearance: Clear sparkling yellow, no real head.
Taste: Along the same lines as the aroma, pretty biscuity, and the hops are mild. Eh.
Palate: Light bodied and fizzy. Insta-finish.
Overall: Not a huge fan. Nothing bad, just not very great.