Ratman197 (11540) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml cvorked and caged bottle poured a clear gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of straw, yeast, spice, light fruitiness and a hint of honey. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of bread, yeast, honey, spice and light fruitiness with a crisp lingering spiced finish.
smith4498 (3285) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at our Christmas tasting a friend from NY brought down. Pours cloudy golden color with white head. Floral and biscuit aromas with some dough and spices. Similar flavors. Medium body with lively carbonation.
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample from Raleigh Rare Beer: First its a golden lager which is meh at best and it met my meh expectations to the tee.
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Blippsmas! Pours a hazed gold with a thin white head. Soft musk with a bit of grain. Medium-bodied, grainy, a bit sweet and musky. Soft musk, a bit of grain, chewy with some hints of lemon, a bit of alcohol shows up. Warm and grainy on the finish, musk and a bit of yeast.
jcwattsrugger (11613) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 bottle at Blippsmas-thin white-yellow. A-floral, lt malt. T-floral/spice hops, lt malt-some sweetness.
jtclockwork (11281) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Blippsmas. Pours cloudy gold with white head. Nose and taste of honey, wheat, spice, lemoncake and lightly spicy malt. Medium body.
vtafro (5090) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Light golden pour with white head. Apple and light spice, honey and spices aromas. Light fruit honey and spices flavors, not awesome but still ok.
merc7186 (2660) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Mild Lacing
S: Mild Belgian Sugar, Mild Honey, Mild Lemons
T: Honey, Mild Lemons, Mild Belgian Sugar, Mild Belgian Yeast
M: Average Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mild Sweet
Overall, you definitely dont get the 8.5 ABV but the flavor is a little too mild.
berntholer (1476) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 30, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
ivory white head that disappears quickly without lacing. gold blonde colour. aroma of spices, alcoholic, anise, coriander. taste is sour, yeasty and spices. over-carbonated, quite thin body and watery mouthfeel. big gusher on opening.
swoopjones (7008) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Blonde pour, sweet notes, active carbonation, light straw notes. Grassy. Kind of boozy. Decent