phaleslu (5174) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from Dutch’s. Pours a little bit cloudy orange with a big off-white head that goes down somewhat quickly into a much smaller version and leaves some lace in the process. Aroma of banana, caramel, toast, wheat, oatmeal, apricot, and some lingering spicy rye. Flavor of banana, apricot, toast, candied nuts, wheat, dried grains, and a dry, spicy rye finish. Medium-bodied, with medium-high carbonation and a dry, spritzy, spicy mouthfeel. Good but not quite what I’d hoped for from their harvest ale.
Ericular (385) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy golden wheat with some sediment, huge head, and great lacing. Aroma is a quality balance of yeast, banana, and spicy rye. Taste is yeast, rye, biscuit, a hint of yeast sweetness, then a nice bitter counter, all with a wheat backbone throughout. I’m not big on yeasty beers, but this is by far the tastiest I’ve had. Palate is creamy and highly carbonated... maybe a slight bit too much.
GhostHardware (9) - Maryland, USA - NOV 3, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle into brandy snifter. Deep, hazy orange with thin bright white head. Carbonation appears high. Aroma earthy, spicy Belgian yeast with subtle citrus and floral hops. A touch of leather, straw and sweetness on the nose. Flavour - yeast notes strong but also mellow. Hops more pronounced in the flavour than aroma, and linger on the finish. Tangerine, pine and pepper. Carbonation high, mouthfeel thin. Pleasant but not exceptional.
BubbleBeerBabe (3) - Maryland, USA - NOV 3, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle purchased from Dawson’s market in Rockville, MD. The head is thin. Appearance is orange and hazy. Subtle pepper and apple fragrance. It is slightly sweet and crisp with high carbonation. The flavor reminds me of an apple picked off the tree in autumn.
rlpeeler (46) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap is light amber slightly cloudy with off white head. Taste is bread malts with floral hints all too subtle. Overall it is thin to my taste could use more body and alcohol.
merc7186 (1479) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Amber/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Mild Head
S: Biscuits, Yeast, Mild Lemon, Mild Rye
T: Yeast, Biscuits, Rye, Mild Lemon
M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Yeasty, Mildly Grainy
Overall, a nice bready, grainy ale from Ommegang...very yeasty if you like that sort of thing.
DialSquare (2046) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Fermentation Lounge. Copper pour, white head. Aroma is yeast, banana, clove. Tastes are straw, herbal, pear, rye, yeasty. Ok.
EvanFriend (197) - New York, USA - OCT 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
I generally hate wheat beers, and this has a little too much wheat for my taste. There’s also spicy rye notes and Belgian yeast, which saves it, but I won’t be buying this one again.
smashweights (29) - Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours hazy amber with copious head even when careful! Nose full of fruity Belgian yeast. Taste is big, bold, Belgian yeast-fermented heaven. Fruity, thick, gentle malt, mildly floral hops. My absolutely favorite fall seasonal!
EithCubes (4414) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle best by 07/2015. Nose is lightly sweet and dusty, has a strong yeasty component not unlike that of a Saison or Belgian table beer, though with less spice/flowers. Vibrant golden body with a dense, sudsy off-white head. Very crisp and dense full body, tastes sweet with light but not insignificant bitterness and a faint tang; sweetness is the strongest of those three. Citrus, especially lemon and orange, but not strong; more of a lavender and hyacinth florality under a denser wheat blanket. Touch of spice but but not strong, chalky coatig on the tongue and generally hollow impression. Enjoyable enough, but seems like something of a missed opportunity.