robertjm (830) - Albany, California, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(trade with OLking) - Only makes sense that I finish out this season with a bottle from the very first release of this series. Absolutely amazed the huge size of the white frothy head that poured out of the bottle. Orangey body. Lots of carbonation in the middle. Light yeast aroma. Still has a flavor of fresh yeast! This is easily the best of the three releases IMHO so far. "To Ygrette! You’ll be missed."
Ernesto987 (5165) - Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750, enjoyed this very much, lots of hops even though it sat for a while. The base beer is light and complex, fruity and belgiany. Not that american Belgian version.
neongolden (1012) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750mL bottle from LCBO, aged ~1yr) Pours a slightly hazy medium gold with a huge, densely frothy Duvel-like white head, very persistent loads of lace. Aroma has doughy combination of pilsner/wheat malts and yeast, a bit of pale malt sweetness, lemon zest, grassy hops, light spicing from yeast/additions. Flavour reasonably typical for a Belgian golden with additions, a moderately sweet and slightly doughy malt core balanced with fairly mineral crispness, lemon peel shows on the palate to lend fruitiness, along with fairly subtle spice notes. Towards the finish, some herbal/grassy hop character, more spice apparent, while it dries a bit there is still a fair bit of lingering sweetness. Average mouthfeel for the style, medium but with a creamy effervescence to the carbonation. This is a decent blonde Belgian ale, not really anything to make it stand out but certainly not bad either.
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Delicious and sexy golden Belgian beer. Had on tap a couple of times at National 10th Ave. Big head and spice yeasty brew.
Reynolds314 (3111) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty cool beer i suppose. Fruity and spicy with a lot of doughy character. Sweetness and light grassy hops on the finish but doughy sweetness is a bit too dominant.
halfonit (1281) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Battleship. Pours a light golden color with a thick white head. Aroma is of malts, yeast, caramel, lactic, tootsie rolls, and a little hops are present. Flavor is the same. On the sweeter side. Leaves a sweeter malt and spice finish. It’s like a Belgian IPA in my opinion.
burg326 (5093) - Florida, USA - APR 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a golden yellow color with aromas of grassy hops, light spicy yeast and some grains. Flavors followed suit with a light bread flavor thrown in.
Hair6a11 (1444) - Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; Pour is light murky golden with a frothy, two finger off white head into this glass. It retains well in this glass, with some light spotting present. The nose is spent grain, light florals, with a kiss of grass present, moving to a touch of lemon rind. The flavor is average for the style - its mineral water dominant, moving to some spent grain, lemon grass, and mild herbals. Like the second brew, it’s lacking heft.
maddmatt639 (330) - Pacifica, California, USA - MAR 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
No retention and no lacing. Smells of lemon zest, bready yeast and spices. Tastes of lemon, yeast and spices. No aftertaste.
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SuperTiti33 (832) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blonde très effervescente. Beau collet dense. Très levuré. Céréale. Pain frais. Citronné. Légèrement épicé. Rafraichissante.