MatthewHinz (11) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2012
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
If you love Belgian Whites like I do, get this beer. It’s one of the finest examples I’ve ever had. Lucky for me it only has to travel an hour to go from brewery to store.
AdamMY (3) - Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is incredible. Assertive and very plesant, think baked bread, and some slightly cooked fruits, the hops come across as tropical fruits instead of pine.
Taste is very good, a lot of banana toffee, and a fresh baked white bread. It is very good but I just feel like something is missing. Palate is nice too not perfect, but coats nicely.
Overall a stellar beer!
superspak (1895) - Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, 2012 vintage(June release). Pours hazy golden amber color with a nice 1-2 finger fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big lemon, orange peel, grapefruit, pepper, wheat, coriander, herbal, and yeast spiciness. Fantastic aromas with great strength and balance. Taste of lemon, pepper, clove, orange zest, herbal, wheat, earth, floral, coriander, grapefruit, and yeast spices. Lingering notes of citrus, pepper, coriander, wheat, clove, earth, floral, and yeast spices on the finish for a good bit. Medium high carbonation and medium body; with a slightly sticky and quite crisp mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with pretty much no warming noticed after the finish as expected. Overall this is a fantastic Belgian White. Awesome balance of hops flavor, spices, and yeast character; and extremely crisp and smooth to drink. Fantastic, and I really did not expect it to be as good as it was. A welcomed surprise.
obguthr (3311) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Classic orange peel and coriander nose, good strength. Clear amber, medium head, fair lacing. Coriander and bread crust flavor, hints of rosehip. Breadiness intensifies then fades to a lengthy finish.More spicy when quaffed. Not dull at all, very good wit.
mcnealc31 (242) - Elida, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a cloudy orange with a fluffy white head, as expected, that dissipates quickly. Orange, coriander, and chamomile in the aroma. Light, crisp, and very refreshing. Mostly citrus fruit flavor, but piney hops come in at the end. Especially noticeable in the bitter finish. This is a sacchariferous and subtle beer, with balance from the hops to keep it from getting cloying. Clocks in at just 5.5% ABV, so several of these on a warm summer night would do quite well.
SPDickerman (823) - Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy orange with a medium soapy white head. Smells hoppy, like orange peel or perhaps grapefruit, and coriander, and Belgian yeast. Taste is bitter, citrus, has some spice, and has hints of tropical fruits to it. Medium-bodied with a smooth, creamy texture and mild mouth-carbonation, New Holland White Hatter finishes quite bitter for a "white pale ale."
RABinVA (989) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I REALLY like this one, a lot more than I expected. From a bottle, pours a slightly hazy, pale hay with no real head. Aroma is citrusy hops and belgian, bready yeast. Taste is an excellent blend of spicy, citrusy (lots of lemon), and yeast. It’s a changing tastes too, and goes in the above order before all settling together on the tongue. It doesn’t last too long on the palate though. Excellent summertime addition to this always great series.
jmohno (963) - 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.
joshwoodward (409) - - JUN 12, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasty, light and refreshing, but nice and hoppy and just a little funky. Not overboard in any direction.
bagalagalaga (83) - Indiana, USA - JUN 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kind of confused me, I got a six pack and one day I thought it had some nice Belgian ale qualities with just a little extra hops, but then the next time it seemed like a hoppy IPA with a hint of Belgian ale qualities.