jmm635 (824) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy pale yellow with a large bubbly white head. Aroma of light malt, very earthy, and lots of yeast. Sweet fruity flavor, spicy yeast, light hop bitterness. Crisp, clean finish.
rocbyter (1859) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light malt aroma with a crisp fruitiness. Clear golden color with a medium white head. Light beginning with a moderate sweet late middle that slowly fades to a mild bitterness in the finish.
kwoeltje (2212) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(sample at Wolpertinger 2013) gold with white head. Yeast and citrus hops aroma. Flavor is dry, fruity malt, citrus hops.
bnielsen13 (219) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light yellow color with a white head. Sweet, malty, citrus aroma. Malty, hoppy, dry flavor. Pretty good.
Nephilium (1259) - Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Starts with an earthy aroma, pours a clear light yellow with a towering white head. The flavor is light, with earthy notes, more bitterness then I expected, and a touch of light fruit. Very light on the palate, with a lingering earthy bitterness. This is an interesting one, not sure Iíll pick it up regularly, but itís a decent change of pace.
bp (777) - Queens, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: pours a light straw color with a foamy white head, aroma of citrus and spices, taste is spicy, malty, hoppy, with a dry finish
tcane7 (1576) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle split with Devin at Erawan. Pours cloudy gold with a little white head and lacing. Nose of sweet malts, bread and honey. Does not taste like 8.5% not as boozy as Duvel. Sweet malt and honey, mild citrus, some spice and funk from the yeast.
solidfunk (3004) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Finally something from Ommegang that isnt overrated. Pours clear orange. Medium to high carbonation. Floral hops, light brett and spice in aroma. Taste has a nice tang and leaves with a touch sour and bitter. Nice, balanced beer. Tap at Slows.
Crispy34 (326) - Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Aroma is very apple and yeast. The appearance is a hazy golden. The taste is of crisp apple that rolls into a light, fruity yeast flavor. The palate is nice. Overall, a refreshing beer that would be good for summer. Would buy on draft, but prolly not bottled.
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drjay44 (2482) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml. corked and caged bottle. Pours a medium poorly retained, white, tiny bubbled head, over a slightly hazy, yellow (SRM 3), effervescent body....nose is pils malt, light pear apple....taste is light pear, apple, light cereal, leading to a peppery, bitter hop finish, finishing dry....mouth feel medium, minimally astringent, slight alcohol warmth, carbonation adds a foamy spritzy texture. The aromas, flavors and mouth feel of this beer are absolutely spot on for the style. This is no surprise as both Duvel and Ommegang are excellent breweries. The rapidly collapsing head, with minimal lacing is the only flaw. Maybe a slightly different hop or malt bill would change the head/lacing, or perhaps my glass has some fatty acids on it. BJCP 9/2/15/4/7