malvrich (110) - durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle > Stella chalice
A: A gentle pour yields little head of a beige color quickly receding to a ring and center pool. Great clarity in the light orange gold color. Few bubbles seen. Laces nicely. Very nice looking beer
S: Lightly toasted grains, pale malt. Faint floral hop note.
T: Dry crisp flavors of sourdough or pretzel maltiness with a light, fresh citrusy sharpness to the hop bite following very closely. Very nicely balanced and the flavors seem to pair nicely together. It does taste a tad watery though.
M: Light of course with more lively carbonation on the palate than expected from the look.
O: Pleasant surprise here. Iíve been enjoying summer ales this season and this is one of the nicest ones Iíve had. It is also well priced and widely available. I will purchase this again while it lasts.
KamGoPro (161) - Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2015
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
No nose, pilsner look. Very light. Not much flavor. Hard to distinguish. Fresh mild grains.
Emeister84 (1607) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Soft lime aromas. Slightly hazy orange-gold with a mostly lasting white head. Bready and limey, with faint earthy hops. Light bodied, very crisp.
jcnielsen (2681) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a copper color with white head. Grainy, spicy, malty, slight fruity aromas and flavors. A solid brew that takes me back to the old days with New Belgium.
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUN 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap, gold pour, white head, nose and taste are citrus, some banana, belgian indeed
tia (1310) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Orangey golden with.a foamy head. Dry rubber bandy aroma. More hop character than expected a little spice.
Venious (1) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2015 does not count
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
The latest 2015 release just isnít as good as the previous years. Kaffir lime leaves made it perfect to me, and they removed it.
beer_rookie (146) - Arkansas, USA - JUN 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a copper color. About a one finger head. No real lacing. Nothing impressive thus far. Iíll give it an extra point for the cool bottle.
Aroma is weird. Itís citrusy and spicy. I donít really like it.
Taste is pretty good. Itís somewhat hoppy. Thereís some citrus in it. Itís light but has a full flavor taste. Iím not really picking up anything thatís distinctive in flavor. Itís supposed to have peach juice in it...oh yeah, where? Doesnít taste bad. I like it okay.
Palate is medium-light. Very drinkable. Itís crisp, itís slightly dry. The hoppiness shows up more in the finish.
Overall, I like it. I really donít want to like it. I donít know why. Thereís something about thiis I hate, but looking at the score I have given it, I guess I do actually like it. I guess the best feature is that New Belgium has achieved a full flavor in a light style beer. Itís surprising really. Itís not great, but itís pretty good. I would have this again.
weitz15 (406) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 30, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Gold pour with a white head. Lightly bitter with a hint of peach, but not much. After taste and palate are floral, which doesnít go well here.
hfmejias (1057) - Dover, Delaware, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 Fl. Oz. bottle. Poured Clear, golden, nice white head and nice lacing. Aroma of lemon, spices and some malts. Taste is also malty, some fruit and some floral notes. OK but not great.