Fatehunter (1754) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured two fingers of head on a clear, golden colored body.
The smell is interesting, but hard to place. It probably smells like soursop and monkfruit but I wouldn’t know. There is a hint of lemon though.
The taste is quite interesting. It is sharply sweet and sour at first and then quickly changes to a mild bitterness. A bit abrupt.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
Worth trying, but I’m not getting anymore.
kidmartinek (3974) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flashy clear yellow with a big white head.aroma is tame and clean and crisp but a little malty. This beer.tastes good. Surprise NB. The flavor is smooth light woody, oak, light gum, crisp refreshing full flavored with a light body. Good stuff.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a clear-pale gold, with minimal head. Aroma is light herbal and grassy with some light lemon and citrus notes. Taste is light bitter and follows aroma with the lemon and citrus being more prevalent. Light bodied with a thin texture. Lively carbonation with a decently long finish. Overall, not bad for a summer seasonal. Not mind blowing but quite drinkable.
ChainGangGuy (4564) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Best Before: 25AUG13.
Appearance: Pours a light, pale yellow body, great clarity, and a tall (albeit brief), white head. Looks nice, if nothing else. Good lacing on the drop.
Smell: Particularly pale malts, giving a hint of white bread sans crusts, light lemony citrus, little kiss of dried herb, and some subtle, soft fruit notes.
Taste: Gentle, agile malts, faintly bready, with a medium degree of powder sugar sweetness. Herbal, lemon peel tastes intertwined along with a little peppery bite. Medium bitterness. Though unfamiliar with soursop and little experience with monk fruit, the fruity hints, when coupled with a the sweetness remind me of a few diluted drops of Midori. Drying, crispish finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: A pleasantly crisp, lightly fruity ale with a bit of complimenting bitterness. Though I doubt I’d revisit this, it made for a pleasant bottle of suds.
Thewade (340) - USA - APR 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent beer while grilling or working in the yard. Not my favorite style, and probably won’t buy again, but OK nonetheless.
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is spicy belgian yeast pored semi hazy golden yellow aroma also had citrus and corriander. Taste is excellent ...light citrus, pepper, corriander and finishes tart pinneapple.. enjoyed this one
emacgee (4422) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clean sharp pretty lemon rind yellow with one finger of frothy white head. Nose is lightly earthy w/yeasty notes and a touch of funk and tart fruit, peppery notes with a touch of citrus zest. Clean flavor with a touch of delicate toasted grain on the breath out. Subtle fruits show along with a very mild acidity. Lightly grassy/spiyc/zesty finish. Light/crisp mouthfeel/body. Really enjoyed this one.
Brouwerij (957) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear straw with a half finger of white head. Decent retention and rings of lacing. Aroma is sour, slightly fruity, mango, bitter, mildly hoppy. Flavor is mildly bitter up front, tart, slightly citrus, pineapple with a sour finish. Could be a little sweeter and a little less bitter. Not a whole lot of discernible belgian character. Flavor is slightly fleeting and reminds me vaguely of soda. Moderate carbonation, light body, and crisp texture, but surprisingly smooth finish. Drinkable, light, tart, fruity, a decent beer but not much of belgian.
crossovert (9721) - Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Its an awesome summber bee.r Extremely light in color, mild fruitiness, Delicious.
jefcon (1518) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A summer beer I can get behind. The sour citrus is refreshing, yet the beer has enough weight and mouthfeel to render it a fine companion to food or just as an enjoyable afternoon quaff. More importantly, this is a great introduction to sour beers. Not biting or bacterial, the sourness adds to the beer without becoming the beer. Best summer offering from NB in some time.