beerfest5 (1059) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 26, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
really nice version of a belgian pale ale. citrus zest, coriandor, like a belgian, perfect coloring and massive white head that stayed forever. very refreshing and perfect abv, not too high that i had to nurse it, not too little that it wasnt present, great beer from a very good brewery
tastybeer (1607) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours golden with a big white head. Flavor is light dry hopping, sugar, yeast, and booze. Solid belgian ale.
GT2 (7870) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAR 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml shared with tastybeer. Pours a cloudy yellow with a relatively thin white head that leaves very nice lace. Aroma is very yeasty: musty, old closet, esters, some candi sugar. Loads of spice. Taste is dry, slight booziness and candi sugar coming through but mainly doughy malt, dryness. Not too much dry hoppiness coming through. Very good still.
swoopjones (5329) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Coles in Buffalo NY> Pours a slightly cloudy golden orange (Houblon Chouffe). Nice lacing. Aroma is tangerine, citrus, belgian yeastwith mild hop presence. Taste is dry, sweet malts, citrus hops. Pretty balanced & quite drinkable. Good beer
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml from Sam’s, Durham. Always nice to see a new brew from Ommegang. And the brew doesn’t fall short of the mark anywhere. But while I appreciate its look (an appealing cloudy pale gold, with roiling carbonation and a fluffy, long-lasting head), its aroma (vague yeast and bright hops, with a touch of bread like a biere de garde and a dry musty saison-like frame), and the taste (gently fruity, with a ripeness or gamey bit in the center), nothing about it knocks me out or even seems altogether too distinctive. Was a bit surprised, but could have been the wrong circumstances or something? Possible rerate for sure.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - MAR 23, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle from chevy chase. limited edition, and it looks like a blackthorn cider bottle so my eyes missed it the first few times i looked. pours orangey with a tan head. nose is sweet with candi sugar and a light syrupy hoppy vibe. taste is sweet light and very quaffable. this is very good and very drinkable
drewbeerme (3869) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. pours a murky golden-amber with foamy white head. aroma has nice hoppy notes that are floral, herbal, and peach. the malt brings a semi sweet stiff biscuity flavor while the hops are spicy, mint, and tangerine. dry finish. a very sold belgian single that i only wish could be sold for at their lower end price point.
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle… RBWG ‘10… Pours cloudy yellow with a small, creamy, white head. Excellent retention. Spicy, fruity, citrusy-hop nose. Light to medium-bodied with fizzy carbonation. The flavor is a little spicy, fairly hoppy and crisp. Lightly bitter finish. Bottle courtesy of growler!
SSSteve (3661) - - MAR 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. super pop cork rigged. clear gold with lots of bubbles under a very large foamy white head. floral and musty hop aroma that is far from bitter or citrus. the flavor is yeasty with soft tropical and floral hops. soft to moderate carbonation paves the way for a creamy palate. grassy, harvested cereal grain finish. solid.
satan165 (1018) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
aroma is pineapple, coconut, beach, ocean, suntan lotion, salty rocky yeast. appearance is ultra hazy golden sunshine. flavor is big dry yeast and more soft peach and pineapple bomb hop note devoid of harsh pine or acidic elements. mathematical formulas could not possibly contrive a better ABV for this already sessionable beer. a simple wonder, even for ommegang whose roster is already filled with beers of this nature.