shigadeyo (3296) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
4/29/2010: Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale, Dry Hopped)... Aroma: Dull yeast and weak citrus peel (nothing distinct). Appearance: Big pop on opening; bright, sunny gold color with a slight haze; ample white white that leaves puffy lacing on the glass. Flavor: Soft grains, a bit doughy; Noble-like, floral, earthy, and slightly medicinal hops with a soft bitterness; a bit muddy overall. Palate: Medium-light; nice and airy; smooth (nearly cask-like mouthfeel) and easy to drink. Overall: Terribly unexciting and a somewhat disappointing offering from Ommegang; reminds me of a traditional pub bitter, but lacks definition.
750 ml corked and caged bottle (Alc./Vol. 6.2%) shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #107 for this beer.
djd07 (6275) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow golden with a large frothy white head that lasts awhile leaving good sticky lacing. The aroma is a fruity malt with yeast and coriander. Thin mouthfeel with a spicy hop with pepper and lemon zest. Easy to drink, a good Belgian ale from Ommegang.
marcus (7682) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of bhensonb. Pours cloudy golden with an attractive off-white head and a toffee and yeast aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor with some citrus and a lot of yeast presence. The finish is pleasantly bitter. A nice brew.
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled on 01/19/10. Wish I had gotten to this a few months ago. Pours with a huge rocky head that has good lace over a hazy glowing sunset hued body. Aroma of appricot, tangerine, husky, grainy, sweet, savory zest, estery. Taste, tangarine, mango, Candi sugar residuals, grainy, dry. Very dry with very lively carbonation.
bleeng (1584) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Light gold and hazy. Nose is yeasty with a tinge of hops. Taste is mild hops, Belgian yeast apparent, very effervescent, light body. Very drinkable.
Ratman197 (11380) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a hazy tarnished gold with a lasting off white head. Aromas of biscuit, yeast, grapefruit and light earthines. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, grapefruit and light yeast with a crisp lightly biter finish.
AskForJenny (1037) - Ontario, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.75l - Too often I find when a brewer steps out of its comfort zone it clings too much to the basic style. This ale combines the sour, yeasty notes with the malty, floral, hoppy character of a Pale Ale without being one more than the other. This was truly a blend of two styles.
TURDFERGUSON (4024) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep cloudy orange with a solid, slightly pillowy small bubbled head. Nose of leather, lemon, light phenols, some spice, citrus hops. Flavor is nicely dry hopped, lemon peel, toasted malts, light bread. Body feels a little heavy for style. I would drink this again, but wish the flavor was as lively as the nose.
BeerandBlues2 (10839) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy dark yellow with an average, creamy white head, mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, hay, straw), average hops (flowers, grass), average yeast (dough, earth) with notes of alcohol and pear. Medium bodied, creamy texture, and average carbonation. Average duration, light sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.
rocbyter (1958) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAY 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yeasty aroma with hints of hops. Cloudy golden color with a small white head. Light bitter beginning with a tart finish.