dayth (23) - - SEP 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Classic Belgian strong. Crisp and clean with warm, slightly coriander flavor Slightly hazy appearance. Low yeast and hops bitterness with plenty of rich body from caramel malts.
zoucrew102 (1167) - - SEP 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Banana aroma with clove and wheat malt notes. Pours cloudy golden colored with a thin white head with decent retention and some lacing. Starts with sweet banana and wheat malt flavors. Finishes smooth with spicy clove flavors coming through with the other flavors. Nice Belgian.
bartlebier (3167) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - SEP 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz Rudat via Derer Imp. ("MHD 10/2015", but what about the original BB date?). - Odd starchy pollen nose, green banana peel, mild honey, thin clove. Tastes transported on a thin and almost too clean mouthfeel for a Belgian ale (although I do welcome the lack of Liquid candi sugar-powered Belgian slick-oiliness on the palate here): honeyed malts, banana peel, sweet grapejuice, an odd tinny hop bitterness. Feels deliberately "composed" instead of grown into an organic whole, but is actually quite drinkable and very dry, without those style-defining fuming phenols.
60minuteman (1213) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pour a light reddish-orange. Sediment abound. A confusing ale. Smells of starch and grapefruit. Wheat and malt and citrus and spice. Feels holiday-like. Unpleasant like one too.
Sdaniel90 (744) - Mexico City, MEXICO - SEP 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
3oz sampe at Cerveza Mexico 2015. Clear light golden with a minimal head. Sweet citrus and sour tart and barnyard aromas. Sweet and sour as expected, with a strong Belgian malt character and a fruity and stinging bitter finish.
MoritzF (9094) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle, 35.5cl) Slightly hazy, golden colour with a blond medium-sized foamy head. Yeasty, delicately sugary malty aroma with spicy and subtle fruity notes. Moderately sweet and slightly bitter flavour, medium to full bodied with a soft carbonation. Slightly biscuity and sugary malty base with yeasty spice, delicately fruity notes and a whiff of caramel; sweet malty and moderately bitter, spicy and slightly alcoholic finish. Not a must. 04.V.15
spacecube (1561) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle, pours gold, hazy, with a small white head. Light medium caramel malts, nuanced floral notes, spice and banana, light bodied, creamy with a dry, crisp, slightly sour finish. Soft carbonation. Very nicely balanced.
hopwine (663) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Banana, pear, clove, floral/nectar, mild grainy sweetness, mild candied lemon, Chardonnay grapes.
MetalNHopHead (1144) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUL 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
PranQster? I only just met her! Sorry. Unlike that joke, a pale Belgian-style ale never gets old. This gold-colored beer looks lovely in a tulip glass with its effervescent body and fluffy head. Aroma gives off yeast esters that are fruity, earthy, bread-like, and a bit spicy. The flavor is a balanced mix of banana, crisp clove, and rich malt. Does it taste like something that comes from Belgium? Sure. Is it one of the best Belgian-style brews to be made stateside. I think so, yes. Was the 4-pack a good idea? Definitely. Why the hell am I asking so many rhetorical questions? This has to be better than the -er jokes, right? Damn, that’s another rhetorical question.
gegwilson (2723) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in the Marketplace Ale House, Doncaster. Pours golden with a thin white head. Fruity peach aroma. The taste is lightly spicy booze with a little peach. Caramel, tea and orange peel too. OK.