polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Aroma is spicy rye and citrus hops with a sweet fruity maltiness. Medium to light orange hue with an average white head that left great lace. Flavor is very bitter and medium sweet. Palate is medium bodided and oily average. Overall nice and spicy.
jmohno (1102) - Iowa, USA - APR 13, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy light pale orange,good lace,somewhat frothy.
Pretty good hoppy nose complex with belgian yeast probably.Rich fruit pungency white peppery spice and floral.White tea.
Taste is good,with good body good complexity and very matching hops,very well blended flavor/complexity.I havent like any of the others from new holland much,and this style is one of my least favorate but this is pretty good to me.Its balanced and complex with a lot of good rounded flavors that blend well into a good taste.Grapefruit,some mild rhindyness.
EithCubes (5000) - New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2013
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle. Nose of light white grains and a good deal of spice, most obviously coriander and orange peel, grains of paradise. Golden body with a thin white head. Taste is dry and very tart, grains of paradise taking the lead and followed by puckering floor cleanser. Slightly rubbery full body, hops are cleansing but there isnít a ton to like there.
ChainGangGuy (4391) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Pours a hazy, gold body with a smallish, brief, white head.
Smell: Soft, faintly toasted wheat malt notes and a touch of yeasty dough with the range of spices utilized here atop the floral, citrusy (in addition to the citrus peelings in the spice repertoire) hops.
Taste: Malted wheat in the fore with a thin sliver of sweetness and slight dough accent before the blitz of spices, hop flavor, and bitterness crackled over the tongue. Feels like there are a few too many members of the spice blend, then, when added to the resiny, leafy, citric hops, the flavor ends up a bit muddled and a bit medicinal. Drying, bitter, spicy finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation, modestly effervescent.
Overall: Itís a hopped up, overly spiced witbier.
MadRobin (1989) - Silver Spring, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap 5 oz. pour at Whole Foods at Market Square in Fairfax, VA.
Hazy, golden amber with an off-white head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of citrus, wheat, coriander, pineapple, tangerine, mango and yeast.
Taste of spices, floral, wheat, mango, pineapple, tangerine and yeast. Lots of fruit, but with a lingering bitterness.
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ESBob (358) - Indiana, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, at a tasting....6 ounces. Poured a light cloudy orange/amber. Fluffy white head. Aroma was a bit of yeast and citrusy pepper spice. Taste is ripe banana and grapefruit blend, but very light. Finish a bit of grapefruit bitterness.
unclemike (2269) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a hazy orange/gold with a fuller fluffy white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, pepper spice, over ripe banana and a touch of garlic. Fuller bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and average carbonation, a bit too full for a hot summer day. Flavor of dry citrus rind, wheat, bad oranges, toast, yeast. Good stuff
maxwelldeux (3688) - Everett, Washington, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark copper color with a moderate white head. Nose is light and hoppy with some great floral and citrus notes. Tastes nothing like a Belgian ale to - much more like a light IPA with just a subtle hint of sweetness underneath everything. Good brew.
auerbrau (3177) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz Bottle. Thanks Sean! Yeast, warm fruits with paw paw, override banana, and orange slices. Light, airy body brings out some rubbery phenols, almonds, and bitter dry grass. Dry body overall. I expected this to be hoppy and strongly bitter, but am pleased to have it show a little more laid back and relaxed. Iím having a hard time getting into the Belgian yeast products, but the dryness and malt-mineral profile are enjoyable.
EtTuCthulhu (1072) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma smells like citrus hops, coriander, and orange peel, and the appearance is a dark golden color with a medium white head that fades at a semi-slow pace. The taste is quite bitter, slightly sour, and slightly sweet, which is quite a bold flavor for the light color and palate, which combines a thin texture, light body, average carbonation, and bitter finish.