notalush (4795) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear gold pour - lively carbonation that eventually produces a frothy lace - fairly sweet nose of honey, pear, apple, with a slight lemon tartness and mildly floral hops - quite sweet up front, with a syrupy texture - innocuous pale malt sweetness - no Belgian character to speak of - the New Belgium website states this is brewed with Nugget hops and a "hybrid ale yeast" - not sure what that means, but here we have a beer with lightly resinous hops, moderate sweetness, and little yeast character to speak of, tasting more like a clumsy american "craft" lager than a Belgian ale - pretty poor showing.
Hanan (78) - NW Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
6r from Walmart n Phoenix. Poured cold mug. Sunny spring like day in January. Lemony as advertised. A little too much lemon for me but not a huge lemon fan here. Maybe a touch of grapefruit. It's no somersault; but, a good blonde. Bit of barley. A little spice. Has the new belgium underly synonymous with all new belgium. That little nutty aftertaste like in fat tire, a bit of that. Very much like a fat tire blonde.
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bhensonb (10814) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Orlando, FL. Pours gold with a large creamy white head. Aroma is softly yeasty with a citrus note. Flavor is bready with citrus and a minimum of spice and yeast. Starter Belgian.