commonmac (543) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle during Lolla Prediction Reveal Party. Cloudy orange appearance with minimal head. Attractive. Aroma is Belgian yeast, slight floral notes, and citrus. Muted and not all too pleasant. Taste has a mild bitterness and a floral characteristic. Malt sweetness is present but not forceful enough. Aftertaste is not great. Like it stops short of being balanced or appealing. New Holland should stick to the darker efforts.
Bif (1624) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Served a hazy golden color with a nice head and good lacing. Aroma of citrus, light fruit sweet bit of malt and yeast in the background. taste of citrus, malt sweetness, fruit and a bit herbal. Mild bitterness and a fairly clean finish. Fairly light body, nothing fancy. Typical Belgian style ale,
drjay44 (2868) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a thin, but well retained, off white head, with slight lacing over a hazy gold (SRM 5) body.....nose is pine, resin, grapefruit peel, lime, orange, heavy herbs, light cereal, balance to the herbs......taste is pine, resin, light wheat, a melange of herbal notes from the additives, balance to the additives.....mouth feel, light body, no alcohol, carbonation makes a foamy mouthful. This is a totally muddled beer, with coriander, orange peel, chamomile, grains of paradise, and more American type hops all in competition. Nothing stands out in the crowd. It is not a badly made beer, except it is just totally somewhere else. Coriander and resin do not occur together historically except here. Simplifying the additives might make a better beer, as this experiment is a bit off. BJCP 6/3/10/4/4
arkurzynski (1692) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy deep amber. Nose of soapy orange citrus and faint Belgian yeast spice. Flavor is more soapy orange citrus, caramel malt and light Belgian character. Lingering bitter/malty mix. Decent, but choppy.
felsenpils (122) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 31, 2015
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours hazy orange from the 12oz. bottle. There is a good deal of caramel malt in the aroma. The flavor starts with spice, I will call it coconut, followed by a sharp bitterness from the hops. Very strange tasting ale. It seems that everyone is trying to reinvent the wheel, but this one does not work.
Blairgus (3009) - California, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 Jan 2015, (6 month old) bottle. dirty yellow/gold, lots of brown sediment. nose is sweet, granola malt, floral yeast, faintly spiced. med body and mildly fizzy. lightly spiced (cinnamon?) belgian ale. alcohol isn’t noticeable, yeast is mild. sweet overall with floral and candy hints. decent.
ads135 (3302) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty decent take on the white IPA. The choice of yeast spicyness benefited from the hops heat. Very flavorful.
Block (1650) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange pour. Light aroma, some lemon. The flavor has a lot of lemon upfront, sweet, some citrus, a finish of lime. Very light, refreshing. Overall its pretty nice, kind of interesting.
GreatDane1632 (708) - USA - DEC 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass -- Pours ok. This beer tastes better than its style indicates. A nice malty beer enhanced with phenols completely backed with hops. Very enjoyable.
ADfan (648) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours a golden color with a small head. There is some mild fruit of mangos and papayas along with some herbs. The taste has more fruit like lemons and pineapples along with some herbs and then mild bitterness. Average beer.