nathan30533 (615) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2010
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great beer. Can’t find anything to give a -point to. Citrusy, wheat, but you will never know it. Great color, wonderful head, lacing. Smell, flavor, and feel. I couldn’t ask for anything better.
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.
WheatKing (1305) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 13, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I’m going to do it... here we go... 4.8!
Exactly what I want in a beer. I never thought Belgian yeasts and NW hops could be blended correctly, and this made me very sad. This beer completely changed my outlook on this, and the brewers somehow used Cascadian hops to enhance the flavour. I don’t know how they did it, but I’ve been learning how to homebrew recently and can think of no other beer which I want to emulate more than this. It’s quite expensive here in Canada but I’m planning to buy many more.
Love the balance between aroma and flavour so much, how they are at once completely new and unexpected, with the citrus hops on the nose and slight Belgian fruitiness on the tongue, yet go together so well.
BOSSbrewer (1692) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 27, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another great beer from this brewer. Had on tap at 28 Springs. Pours amber with a big head. Slightly sweet and malty with some citrus. Slightly bitter on the finish. Very nice.
obguthr (3919) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2010
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
Fantastic mixture of funk, marshmallow, clover, and mint on the nose. Cloudy golden, thick pale yellow head. A blast of funk followed swiftly by mossy pine, finishing with light lemon zest. Solid malt backbone. Great balance with distinct transitions. Well done with quality ingredients. Really, really good.
unclemattie (4221) - Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2011
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Caged and corked, 750ml bottle. Bottled on 09.21.2010, one month to the day older than unclemattiejr. Golden orange color. Huge Froth of a head. It resembles a newborn albino’s scrotum. Bright white and wrinkled. Next is the aroma. Wonderous floral bouquet. Herbal and citrus under big florals. The florals are so overwhelming. Flavor is a pure, clean malt. All followed by a resin, medicinal, floral, hop heaven character that again takes the marquee. Finishes very smooth, a mellow dry malt, lots of aromatic hops. Couldn’t ask for a better beer. So close to perfect, I feel guilty for not sharing this bottle just for the taste alone.
dwyerpg (4579) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 5, 2011
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I don’t get a lot in the aroma, but I sure get a lot in the beer! Has a nice light Sierra-Nevada like flavor but with added Belgian spice. Really quite good. After the Squatter’s Hell’s Keep (which I didn’t like) I’m glad I had one more to finish off the night.
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
very drinkable dynamic Belgian Pale Ale. I would pick this up again especially if I want something that is more on the belgian/pilsner malt side of pale ales.
pottygok (479) - Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Citrus--grapefruit, maybe?--hops, with hints of floral.
Appearance: Sparking gold with thick, white head.
Taste: Complex--Medium sweetness balanced with medium bitterness, light sourness and a hint of salt in the finish.
Palate: Medium body, lively carbonation, decent flavorful finish
Overall: Very beautiful beer. This is elegant with a lot of depth. Not my ideal, but a beer that certainly caught my attention.
BeerKurve (509) - - MAY 15, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very foamy 5 finger head that lingers for a while! Aroma gives the impression of a very hoppy beer, while the actual flavor is a very rich & well balanced combination of Citrus Hops, Yeasts, Bananas, Cloves, and Malts. Definitely one of my favorite Belgian Style Ales!