17thfloor (2437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. I’m not so sure about the citrus and tropical fruit stuff. It seemed like straight noble to me. If someone had told me this was from Belgium I would have believe it without doubt. Not super hoppy but really in a great balance, plenty of banana all the way around. Would love to have this one draft.
Pailhead (5746) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of banana, pineapple, pepper, citrus and floral hops. It pours a mostly transparent amber, just a touch of haze, with lots of fine sediment and a half inch off-white head with decent retention. The flavor with pineapple and a some light lemon. There is some faint banana in the background. The finish is light-moderate citrus and floral hops, pepper, and light acidity. Light-medium bodied with lively, but mostly soft, carbonation.
bhensonb (12585) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 c&c from Monument in Concord, CA. Pours hazy orange gold with a good foamy off-white head. Rich fruity aroma with a touch of spice. Medium body with harsh, foamy carbonation. Flavor is a rush of fruit, then something spice, then quite bitter. It all goes pretty fast. Very good beer.
smith4498 (3270) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours slightly hazy golden orange color with white head. Aromas of pineapple, oranges and bread. Citrusy flavor with light maltiness and a dry finish. Medium body with lively carbonation.
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy orange with tall white soapy head. Beautiful in the glass! Picture perfect. Aroma is fruity esters and citrus. Light, creamy mouth feel with crisp carbonation bite. Orange peel and some spices. Alcohol is masked by smooth slightly bitter finish. Delicious...a great way to end a summer evening on the patio. Looks as beautiful as it tastes.
Fred82 (2116) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Winooski at a tasting
Appearance : Hazy yellow.
Aroma : Yeasty with floral hops. Citrusy notes as well.
Taste : Hoppy and yeasty. Quite fruity.
Overall : Very drinkable and refreshing. Nice summer drink.
Dorwart (2451) - 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 (3344) - 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 (4319) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - 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 (2958) - 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.