PorterPounder (5557) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chattanooga, TN - Riverside Wine & Spirits - 12 oz bottle. Hazy light golden pour with nice bubble action and a soft silky snow white head - just looks so damn refreshing. Sweet aroma with a hint of honey, some sugar wafer cookies, a touch of lemon. Flavor is crisp and refreshing with hints of lemon, some light clove accents, a touch of light all-spice spiciness. Mouthfeel has a nice spritz to it. Good summer refresher.
rougeau13 (2003) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Whole Foods. Clear golden with a soapy white head. Fruit, bready malt, and light yeast aroma with a lightl malty and fruity taste. Light-medium bodied and pretty good for a summer beer.
seymour (1435) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted from 12oz brown bottle into nucleated schooner glass. It poured a clear straw colour with deep, sudsy white foam and lots of lace. For the record, I have no idea what monk fruits and soursops even are, but "delightfully easy summer ale" is right, and an oddly complex one at that. Iím loving the strange fruity, tart, earthy, vaguely acidic but not quite sour, very faint musk, almost brett-like qualities. Light body, strong carbonation, slight residual sweetness in the mouthfeel, but then a surprisingly dry, hoppy finish. I absolutely did not expect to enjoy this so much. New Belgium can be hit or miss with me, but I give íem huge props for audacity, and when they get a recipe right like this one, itís really quite tasty. More, please.
rumproasts (2879) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Golden with one finger head. I wanted to like this way more than I actually did. Pretty boring. Fruitiness is hard to detect.
JHeath99 (957) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUN 19, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a transparent gold. Aroma of a sweetly sour. Tastes of lemon and bread. Taste is fleeting and doesnít last
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Clear straw body topped by medium white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, lemon, apricot, some bread. Taste is medium sweet, straw, some bread, apricot, light cantaloupe. Light body, some effervescence, nicely drinkable.
Christpuncher (1173) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A refreshing summer beer. Little wheaty and citrusy. Pours a light yellow and goes down smooth. Not much aroma.
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chinchill (1887) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle - $1.69 - dated Best Before: 15Sept.2013. Served in a snifter.
Appearance: This ale looks like a typical lager, with a pale yellow body and a smallish white head.
Smell: This ale does NOT smell like a typical lager. Instead, there are notes of soursop and monkfruit - honestly, I donít know what either of these ingredients smell like, but the aroma is certainly unusual and these are likely suspects. Hints of lemon pith and light biscuits. More odd and interesting than appealing.
Taste: Lightly tart and fruity, with the odd flavors I again suspect stem from the use of soursop and monkfruit.
Mouthfeel: Near medium body. Medium carbonation. Dry, crisp finish.
Overall: A distinct, intriquely and lightly fruity ale. Not sweet but instead mildly tart with a bit of bitterness.
ttutony (655) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Straw yellow in the glass. Has some citrus aroma accompanied by a slightly nutty fragrance and flavor as well. Medium-light body. Interesting to have one, not sure I do several of these in a session.
robgibbens (412) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale gold color, can see clear through the glass. Short white foam. Grassy, citrusy aroma. Slight bitterness in the taste with a clean finish. Overall a nice refreshing citrusy brew.