pinkie (470) - New York, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a finespun hazy gold with refined foam and good retention. The nose is sour lemon with a little funk way in back. Soft creamy head. Banana, soft fruits, spice, toffee malt. Sparkling taste, very dry with medium carbonation. Itís a little heavier than it looks. The alcohol is not perfectly hidden but darn awful close! Itís a pale ale so the sour bite from the hops is just good punctuation. In an oversized wine glass this ale has graceful poise.
GG (2326) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle -
A really nice offering that seemed a little out of place being consumed on a cold winterís evening. Weather notwithstanding, this really is a nice beer. A nice mixture of sweet and spicy notes, leafy-grassy-herbal hop aroma melds nicely with some phenolic notes floating around too. Fruity and earthy tasting, like eating a dried pit-fruit. Belgian yeast profile does show up here too. Definitely Belgian in its delivery.
closey22 (970) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy gold with bubbly lacy white head; aroma is mildly grainy; Flava is rich sweet and then mainly spicy with notes of bitter herbs notes of medicine; feels medium semi foamy; finishes dry spicy and hoppy
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
"probably the best iíve had in this substyle. i expect O to be good but this was close to elite. standalone or a food (ie chicken) beer. bright floral hops, citrus, fruit, clove and belgian spiciness. super nice! 7/11 - 4 packs baby!!!"
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - MAY 23, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The body is hazy and has an orange/gold colored body with a creamy light beige head. Its head is tall and frothy which makes nice spotty and slippery lace on the glass. As I slowly drink the head slowly settles to thin cap of foam that lasts to the last sip. In the nose I pick up sweet fruity and funky yeast with some bready maltiness and light floral/citrusy and spicy hops. On the tongue there is a similar mix of what was picked up in the aroma. I get notes of fresh peaches, white grapes, dried apricots, and funky/doughy yeast. This has a sweet character that begins to dry out as some of the hops move in and adds there mild bitterness and floral, citrusy grapefruit flavor.
UXO (406) - CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours cloudy pale amber with a fat finger of dense pillowy light tan head, great retention and moderate chunky lacing. (4/5) Nose is caramel malt, dark fruit, herbal hops and mild spice. (6/10) Taste is moderate sweet, and mild bitter. (6/10) Medium body, moderate to low carbonation. (3/5)
Well, itís obviously way, way past its best before - the hops are way muted and altered, but itís not actually off. Still surprisingly drinkable, but Iíll rate this again when I see a fresh one. (12/20)
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A vibrant golden straw or copper beer. A dense thick white head awaits you after the pour.
Fairly aromatic beer with a nice sweet malt character spicy yeast and subtle hints of citrusy hops and banana.
A nice tasting malt bill with maybe even some toasted malts. Hops are present but not over powering, more soft and subtle.
with a lightly citrus flavor.
Medium mouth feel that doesnít get watered down or flat as you progress through.
Spritzy with above average carbonation.
Since Iím not that much of a wine drinker this would be an excellent choice to a BYOB.
beertholomeus (882) - California, USA - MAY 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a pale golden color with a white head. Yeast, floral, fruit, light hop and malt aroma. Floral, yeast, light fruit, light hop and malt favors. Medium body and lively carbonation. Light fruit finish.
osu97gp (663) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy copper color with a fluffy white head. Aroma of belgian yeast, citrus and malt. Flavor of citrus, fruit and cloves.
bartlebier (1965) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - JUN 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(US backlog 2012-13) 12oz bottles in NOLA SEP2012 and Madison/WI SEP2013. Dry and hoppy execution of a lower abv Belgian-style pale ale that I would like to see more of back at home: pleasant fruitiness stopped short before it verges into fuming esters, near-saison dryness, Liberty Ale-style use of Cascades. Does the BE "cathedral windows" of foam well. Best of both worlds.
TannerMidd (5) - jenks, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 7, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Appearance:Color is a bright orange/amber with a nice white head
Aroma:Smells of citrus with maybe a bit of lemon, quite pleasant.
Taste:Tastes of orange and a slight breadiness with a hint of white grape or pear flavor, and ending with the perfect amount of hop bitterness.
Palate:A very clean mouth feel with a light-medium body with a slight bitter note at the end.
Overall:This is my favorite pale ale to date, nothing offensive with just the right amount of flavor and bitterness. Definitely pick this up if you happen to see it.