blipp (5974) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Fruity apricot like aroma with some spicy beligian notes. The flavor has fruity belgian yeast, apricot, and floral hops. Really good.
popery (1392) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap, City Beer Store. Good enough but kinda boring. Bright light brown to gold, just a bit cloudy. Nice white head. Fairly subdued. Mostly Belgian yeast, light grain and mild citric hops. Some fruitiness and spice. The yeast is fairly earthy and it probably would have more complexity in a bigger beer, but it seems sort of restrained here. Well-balanced but no real hook. This beer just isn’t quite up to better versions from Belgium. Good, clean feel. Very light hop bite. Quite drinkable. Again, I just would have preferred a bit more to make me want a second glass. Somewhat forgettable, ultimately. I don’t mean to be harsh - there’s very little to criticize specifically about the beer, really. It just didn’t hook me in.
sebletitje (6624) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft @ OTH.
Pours golden, thick white head.
Aroma, nice citrus, yeasty, mild tropical nose.
Flavors, bitter hops, pale malts, Belgian yeast, touch of roasted malts, grassy hops and possibly hint of malt sweetness that blends perfectly with the Belgian yeast. This is one tasty pale ale, one that I wish more Belgian breweries could brew as savory as the one Ommegang did.
tmoreau (2366) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint served at Brixie’s in Brookfield, IL. with a slightly hazed orange/golden color, silky, white foam to the head, and lasting, curtainy lacing. The aroma was a pleasant blend of citrus, mid-fruit, and floral notes. Added to the mix was some smooth, biscuity malt and light sweetness. The flavor continued the aroma notes, adding moderate bitterness/dryness, and a little spice to the medium body. A very flavorful brew!
LilBeerDoctor (3429) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy light orange with a thick white head. Aroma of light citrus hops, light fruits, orange peel, Belgian yeast, and bready malts. Flavor of sweet fruits and Belgian yeast with some citrusy hops in the finish. Not overly hopped but rather the hops blend well with the base beer. Quite enjoyable!
Suttree (5122) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, downstairs at the Thirsty Monk. Cloudy orange, nice fluffy white. Very spicy aroma. Surprisingly clean palate. Nice and tasty - some yeasty notes, some bubblegum. As it warms, some notes of rosemary emerge. Very nice stuff.
beerbill (3370) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy honey gold with a moderate, somewhat fluffy, linen white head that lasted until mid-glass and left considerable lace. Pleasant aroma of orange and Belgian yeast. The flavor is malt along with a very solid dose of spicy Belgian yeast. There is a slight mustiness to the flavor as well. Dries out towards the finish. Solid beer.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Date: March 11, 2010
Source: Redlight, Redlight
Appearance: opaque orange, fine white head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet spicy aroma, lots of spicy hops meld well with the phenols
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of floral hops, great spicyness, nice balancing bitterness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
notalush (4823) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lively pour - turbid golden body, with a well-sustained, soapy head - aroma of dry, crackery malts, citrus fruits, banana and other more mild phenols, a hint of wheat and toasted grains - carbonation is a little abrasive at first , but as the beer settles in the glass, it becomes much more soft in the mouth, despite how full it is - taste is semi-dry - a light, tropical fruit sweetness quickly makes way for some dry, biscuity malts, spicy/peppery character, fairly strong hop bitterness (for the style), mild belgian phenolic character (some plastic-like quality way in the back) - despite how dry it is, it is lacking a sturdy crispness that you would want in this style - instead, it is a bit "wet," with a body that kind of falls apart by the finish - still, it is decent, but I am sticking with Hennepin - it’s better, and quite a bit cheaper.
beerfest5 (1147) - 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