bbbeer (586) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden yellow, medium white head. Aroma hay, malt, citrus. Medium light body, lightly carbonated. Flavor off dry, herbal hops, touch of citrus. Good.
rumproasts (2846) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap. golden with one finger head. rather light body with mild spicing and fairly light hops. it’s a bit subtle, but there’s a very solid beer here.
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - APR 4, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light Belgian-style ale. The flavor is a mixture of lemon, straw, bread and light spice. The overall flavor is not very strong. Medium body and lots of carbonation.
Spab (2337) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Monk’s Hearth. Pours a hazy golden yellow with average-sized white head. Aroma is full of fruit with some Belgian yeast character. Flavour is also quite fruity with lemon and apple and some spice. Didn’t find it all that hoppy. Decent enough though.
rondphoto (1897) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@ Party Town / Florence KY Pale amber with a frothy head that never goes away, globs of lace. Acquired taste - first swallow doesn’t seem right. By the third swallow, the brew has established its identity: wheat and malt with a hint of spice and banana, cut through the middle by floral hops. Each sip was more interesting and satisfying than the last. Unique, beautifully presented. Recommended.
kerenmk (2260) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at an Ommegang tasting at the Beer and Beyond store. Cloudy golden blond with a thick white head. Leafy bubblegum aroma, yeasty bitterness that’s rather delicate. Full-bodied and chewy, bitter finish.
smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Here’s my updated review from having this on tap:
Modest head but it leaves a combination of blanket and ring lace. The color is dark gold and is lightly hazy.
The smell is a blend of pale malt, Belgian yeast and a touch of hops.
Fits the category well with a superior balance of the pale malts and a (stronger than the smell) hop pepper. Distinctive Belgian yeast is present but not overpowering. The finish features clove and white pepper.
Here’s from the bottle:
Huge starting head. As it settles, it leaves less lace than one might expect. Leaves a dome. Still, there is plenty of spots on the glass side. Hazy, golden color.
Fresh pale ale smell consisting of lighter malt and floral hop. Very mild Belgian yeast in the background.
More yeast in the flavor. Starts with a mild grainy malt flavor but ends with a sizable hop bitterness bite. The body is on the full side but the carbonation is also high. There’s also some tartness to the flavor.
Narnad (1458) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy orange color with a very large, white, bubbly head. Aroma has a strong lemon and orange nose with a modest spicey note from the yeast - light coriander. Flavor starts off with a strong hoppy presence with a lot of orange, grass, lemon hop notes and quickly moves to a spiciness imparted by the yeast (mostly coriander with a light clove). Body is light and at times feels a bit watery due to the high spicy presence. The beer has a ton of carbonation. Overall a pretty good brew but I wish the citrus in the nose translated just a little more to the flavor to help balance the spice presence.
hawthorne00 (2399) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 7C. Hazy gold with a large white head that lasts. Aroma of oranges, grapefruit, herbs, dough, peach. Moderate carbonation, lightish bodied. Sweet peach and orange gently giving way to zestier citrus, pine and a little pepper. Good beer - tasty and well balanced - but it’s almost too well turned out to be that interesting.
NoCSbrew (15) - - JAN 1, 2014
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Good looking brew with big foamy head and nice aroma.. Taste took a few sips to grow on me but eventually enjoyed it