fiulijn (15436) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Blond color, with compact head. Mild aroma: some Belgium here, light spices, light fruits, but also a bit of stale waters. Off-dry mouthfeel with high carbonation; pale malt flavor, with a hay accent and light late sugars; some spices, very light fruits; correct bitterness.
A pleasant and refreshing beer, with a rather true Belgian character.
bhensonb (11789) - 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.
jcwattsrugger (11310) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle-white-yellow. A-hay/grain, hint of floral. T-lemon/floral hops, hay/grain.
Ratman197 (10438) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured a clear yellow with a lasting white head. Aromas of straw, yeast and light citrus. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of straw, yeast and a hint of citrus with a smooth finish.
adnielsen (9619) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2014 Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Pours a fairly clear yellow with a white head. The aroma has some spicy yeast, lemon, light pepper, and cracker notes and is clean. There is a bit of sweetness in the flavor but it dries out well in the finish. Cracker and dough dominate the flavor along with some grassy and light citrusy notes. Some bitterness on the finish. Nothing too flashy and sure, it’s a little boring but it’s clean and dry. That’s just fine with me. Update: Three weeks later it tastes like veggies.
Drake (9433) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a medium sized frothy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of floral, herbal hops and pale malts. The taste is pale crackery malts, herbal hops. Medium bodied, high carbonation, simple, well balanced.
3fourths (8341) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear gold. From bottle. Simple, starchy, lightly sweet, minimally bitter, little life to the nose, light lemon, grass / herb hop aroma with notes of notebook paper and potato starch. Later develops touches of creamed corn / DMS. Light maltiness, grainy, lightly toasty in a baked cracker way. Light body, medium acid, short finish. Not as bad as some of the other recent offerings from NBB, the malt is especially good for them, richer and more melanoidin-like than usual, there’s no overt flaws and just enough noble hop life in the nose to make it serviceable.
shrubber85 (8206) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Lactic lemon malt aroma. Medium yellow with large head. Lightly sweet milky barley malt flavor. Lightly bitter herbal finish. Not bad but pretty average.
gnoff (8035) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at New Belgium Brewing Company in Fort Collins, on April 6, 2014.
Clear golden color, white head. Sweet, malty, floral, hibiscus taste. Sweet, floral aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness. Sweet, floral scent.
DrSilverworm (7657) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Best by: 22/june/14. Pours a clear golden color, with a bigger white head. Leaves decent reaches of lace. Medium body. Kind of sharp, light to moderate carbonation, dry finish. Kind of a lightly spicy flavor, some light belgian yeast funk, and yes, some lemon citric qualities. Moderate bitter taste, light sweet, kind of spicy overall. An OK belgian blonde. Does get smoother as it sits and warms. Some nice bready biscuity malt comes out, that has an enjoyable but brief finish.