Nuffield (3905) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I’m among those who were really disappointed with this. Why even bother brewing this beer? I don’t know if they just call it a Belgian ale to dignify it, but it is a meaningless expression that risks the great name that New Belgium has built up around their really good beers. This is a clear yellow beer with a moderate bitterness and a flat flavor profile that appears to exist merely as a "market share" beer--trying to get people to buy a sixer instead of some other, more deserving product. I drank this for a bit and then poured the rest down the drain. Utterly forgettable beer, not worth their effort or mine. Bottle.
strattonspeaks (113) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2014
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
I am angry at this beer. Clear golden macro pour. Smells like Heinekken less the skunk plus some yeast. Tastes of corn and water. Boo hiss.
kaser (4569) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Yellow pour. 12 oz bottle. Lemon taste and smell. Walnut and fruits. Weird. Just ok
blutt59 (6286) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, golden orange color with fine white foam, aroma is bready citric, flavor of bready lemon zest, buttery, light finish
bagalagalaga (151) - Indiana, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Kind of odd that I found this spring seasonal, but the store no longer had Snow Day even though it was an actual snow day from school. But anyway, it’s about as lemony as you can get in a beer without being disgusting. A little hops to balance it, but still dominantly lemony smell and taste.
Bill Becker (610) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It pours a straw yellow that is almost blindingly bright and clear, with over a 1 finger head of foam. Lacing is great as per NB usual.
The smell is kind of earthy, has some distinct lemon thing going on, light aroma of yeast.
I have to say the smell translates to the taste and is nice. I think the lemon flavour does a good job of making this interesting. A bit earthy, light hint of pepper, kind of bitter in the finish.
Medium bodied though in the finish, it does get very light, almost watery.
A good brew here. I’ll enjoy the other 5 bottles.
Brandon1989 (442) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a clear golden yellowish color with a thick fluffy white head. the aroma is very bready and there is also slight citrus in it. the taste is very bready, some sweet malts, some hops, pine, and lightly citrusy.
tmongoose (1865) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle pours bright yellow with white fluffy head. The initial aroma is mild Belgian style esters but very mild. The flavor for me taste like hay with stuff thrown into it. Get a very mild citrus on the back end. This is another beer I don’t understand from them.
wxman (1610) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear pale golden with an initially full white head that soon becomes a thin layer with plenty of lace. Aroma is bread dough and mild hop cones. Taste is sweet pale malt, bread dough, grass and mild bitterness. Decent.
Tac (156) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours clear golden color, almost no head. Minimum lacing, quite highly carbonated. Aromas of hay, cereal, some fruity apple notes. Taste is somewhat sweet with bitter finish.