ttoadee (635) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy burnished yellow, thick white head. Nose is Belgian yeast and malted grain with a hint of bubblegum. Sweet on the tongue. Middle is slightly creamy citrus bitterness. Finish is dry and fizzy.
bconch (285) - - MAR 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells of clove and banana and grasses. Yeast in taste with nice hop presence. Good drinking.
Mora2000 (5664) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden color with a white head. The aroma is full of grains of paradise, citrus and Belgian yeast. The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of grains of paradise, coriander and white pepper as well as some biscuit malt, alcohol and orange citrus. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle into glass. Golden yellow pour with a nice white head. Smells fruity, yeast, some bread, pepper. Clean flavor. Some mild belgian funkiness, some sweet fruit notes, banana, pepper. Nothing outstanding but crisp and clean. Refreshing.
jhamp9 (1038) - Corinth, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cork shot out like a rocket. Clear gold pour with a huge white head. Aroma was spice, bread, and banana. Taste was intensely spicy with some banana and citrus way in the background. Soft on the palate.
legion242 (2174) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a clear medium yellow with a huge head. Nose is clean as is the palate. Just sort of pedestrian blonde ale, nothing special.
PorterPounder (5475) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 750 ml cage corked bottle. Dark golden, slightly murky with a bubbly white head. Aroma has a nice subtle spiciness to it, some lemony zest. Flavor is full bodied with a citrusy back end, some saffron-like spiciness, some yeasty notes, some passion fruit frutiness. Nice spritz to the mouthfeel. Pretty solid.
BigMalt (13) - - MAR 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had it on tap, pours a orangey gold with a nice firm head. Nose has Ommegang’s usual yeast, breads, a bit of banana. The first flavor profile is citrus and the Belgian yeast funk which gives way to pepper and enough hops to liven it up. Sweet honey maltiness at the end makes a very nice impression. The mouthfeel was more carbonated than I expected and combines with the lemon notes to give this a zing. Reminds me of Goose Island Matilda. Really liked it as a warm weather refreshing draft. The 6.5% ABV is hidden well. Very easy drinking, but not boring at all. Well done, Ommegang and Game Of Thrones!
adamhorror (83) - USA - MAR 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Head is thick and foamy. It holds about half inch until last sip. Color is an orangey pale and hazy amber. Aroma is yeast, wheat, very mild spices. Reminds me of a Hefeweizen is color and smell. Taste is of wheat, sweet malt, and mild hops. On the palate I taste mild citrus such as lemon. I'm also picking up mild peppery taste and wheat.
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thirdeye11 (5537) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle) cloudy medium orange, lasting creamy offwhite head. Nose of true Belgian yeast, spices, chewable vitamins, coriander, crisp. Taste of coriander, watery spices, cinnamon, aged hops, well carbonated, natural carbonation mouthfeel.