Dorwart (2341) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good sized frothy white head of fine bubbles. Light carbonation. Very aromatic with lots of oranges, spices (cinnamon), yeast and some grains. Color is a very hazy dark orange. Zippy mouthfeel with some oranges and lemons backed by some dry spices. More cinnamon and nutmeg along with some floral hops. A tad of sourness also after a couple of sips. Slightly dry and puckering. Definate belgian qualities to the yeastyness and distinct bitterness from the hops. A decent Belgian ale.
1FastSTi (3283) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Sugar Maple. Pours to a glowing amber body with a dense white head that dissipated rather quickly. Aroma is bitter grass and basements. Flavor if dry grass, papaya, apricots, and Belgian yeast. Palate is silken and mouthwatering.
JulienHuxley (2515) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Fred. Aroma of belgian yeast citrusy hops; mango, pinneaple and grass. Nice belgian twist added to it. Flavor is a mix of fresh hops, belgium yeast and bready malts with a somewhat dry finish. You can feel the alcohol but this isn’t a bad thing in this case. Medium/full body for the style with lively carbonation. This is a very enjoyable hoppy belgian ale that I would drink on a regular basis if I had the chance, especially in the summer.
eaglefan538 (2828) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from SL. Pour was straw colored, big huge pillowy white head, solid lacing. The aroma was bready yeast, some lighter fruits, citrus. The flavor was much the same, phenolic spiciness, some pears and pineapple-ish character in there too, hops present but could have been fuller. Mouthfeel was a little too sticky (more like a BSA) vs. dry and clean on the finish.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy golden orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of pineapple, mango, herbs, grass, and citrus. Flavor of grass, pineapple, citrus, herbs, yeast, earth, and florals with a soft mouthfeel and dry, crisp bitter finish.
dbarnold (1125) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - MAY 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2012 Really a moderately hopped belgian ale. Very tasty...slightly sweet, slightly hoppy, light body. Hoppy finish. Refreshing and simple.
Ughsmash (7005) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle. Poured medium peachy golden with a nice cap of white head.. lively pour. The aroma picked up spicy pineapple and catty notes over a well-presented bready base.. touches of honey down there too.. dry, white peppery yeast tied it all together.. excellent nose. The flavor found honey and bready notes at the core.. black pepper, pineapple, and floral bitterness surrounded along with some wet cardboard that wasn’t as welcome.. dry, toasty pineapple and peppery yeast over a pinch of honey on the tasty finish. Medium-bodied with a huge amount of carbonation on the palate.. fine balance between the components.. spicy and engaging, but there were some sharp points.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle w/ hefty price tag of almost $10 locally; pours clear bright orange with billowing white head fading slowly; certainly looks the part with the big head giving way to aromas of light lemons, creamy cloves, grassy hops and white sugar; first sip gives an almost sharp citrus zing on the tongue with doughy yeast, lemony malt and some definite bitterness in the finish; quite smooth for 6%+ with a tangy crispness; almost a lemony sourness too; light bodied overall with little yeasty complexity that I was hoping for; mineral phenols and more doughy as it warms; was hoping for me; more hoppy american pale ale and belgian pale IMO
Zymurgeist2 (873) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy honey-orange with a bright white head.
Subtle hops on the nose.
Full bready mouthfeel. Taste is crisp with some sweet maltiness. The hops are more muted than expectrd. Some bright fruit on the finish.
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Apricots, lemons, and fresh dough on the nose. Slightly hazy, tarnished gold color, big frothy head. Light biscuit sweetness, tart, spicy bitterness kicks in for a nice balance. Huge carbonation, fluffy mouth feel and medium body. Finish is spicy, citrusy, and has some nice late warmth. Really nicely done, great combination of fruitiness, spiciness, all wrapped up in a solid hop bitterness.