dmac (5233) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle from Xroads. Poured a bright amber with a creamy light beige head. Aroma of dough, yeast, nut shell, banana peel, bubble gum, old oranges. Medium mouthfeel with stronger carbonation. Flavor of grain husks, sweet dough, touch of orange peel, banana peel, bubblegum and yeast. The house yeast really shines through on this one.
Earlier Rating: 9/29/2012 Total Score: 3.3
12 oz bottle from Canal’s Hainesport. Poured a very clear deep amber body with a larger bubbly off white head that leaves spotty lace and pools of foam on the edges. Aroma is odd with lots going on, initial burst is sour wet bread followed by a hint of butter followed buy nut shells, earth some rye spiceness and butter toasted wheat bread along with Belgian yeast. Thin watery body with very strong carbonation that almost stings your throat. Falvor is much like the aroma with lots of grain notes all accented with a touch of butter and some belgian yeast. Odd but good in a weird way.
spokeydonkey (77) - Albany, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy copper ale with a white head fading to lace. LIght belgian character: pear and pepper notes. Some spice from the rye and earthy hops to back it up. Very drinkable beer.
Westchesterco (1671) - mclean, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
On draft at the brewery it is a cloud orange color with a slight head. The aroma is cloves and the taste is a slight bitter orange flavor
Iphonephan (5682) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the brewery. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Light banana nose. Flavors of tropical fruits. Light bitter finish.
Earlier Rating: 9/15/2013 Total Score: 3.7
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy copper with a thick white head. Yeasty nose. Flavors of bread dough and light citrus. Very tasty.
TheBeerGod (5872) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Murky, clouded amber with a tall, fading tan head. Aroma is sweet malt, light hops, yeast and grains. Taste is malty and sweet with grains, light hops, dried fruit notes, spicy rye and yeast. Body is medium with a dense, creamy carbonation on the palate. Ends with more sweet malt, grains, light caramel, light hops, fruit notes and yeast.
Earlier Rating: 9/23/2012 Total Score: 3.3
Bottle. Orange-amber pour with a tall, foamy white head. Aroma is herbal and floral hops, soft grains and fruit notes. Taste is strong herbal hops, light mint, floral notes, tropical fruit, soft citrus, grains, sweet malt, soft spiciness and light caramel. Body is light-medium with a soft bubbly carbonation. Ends with more herbal hops, soft spiciness, caramel, toasted grains, light wheat, fruit notes and hints of toffee.
ajnepple (4702) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Barrels and Bottles. Deep orange and hazy in appearance with a lacy beige head. Aroma of fall spices, toasted grains, rustic yeast, earth, herbs (clove), floral notes and banana. Similar flavor, with a medium body. A bit of a letdown overall.
Earlier Rating: 10/8/2014 Total Score: 3.6
On tap at Falling Rock. Amber-orange and hazy appearance with a white head. Aroma of rye, wheat, light spices, herbs, yeast, bready malts and light hops. Similar flavor, everything comes together well. Medium body with a nicely balanced finish. Pretty tasty overall.
AWISLguy (2284) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Woodmans in Waukesha. Golden orange pour with an orange head leaving lots of streaky lacing. Aroma has tangy spices, citrus and some fruit. Taste is of orange juice, tangy spice, and some other fruits, with some biscuity malt underneath. Light to medium bodied with little alcohol presence, lightly sticky. Finishes fairly well blended between bitter and sweet. An interesting take, subtle belgian-y, but also quite citrus fruity 13.8
onceblind (6696) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very slightly hazy golden with a thin white ring of foam for head. Sweet blonde biscuity Belgian pale malts and a touch of semisweet Belgian tree fruits on the nose. Wonderful crisp Belgian blonde malty nose with plenty of semisweet tree fruity esters and a light English muffin and tangerine tones, dry semi fruity Belgian finish.
Earlier Rating: 11/13/2012 Total Score: 3.4
Clear golden, with a fluffy white head. Clovey yeasty light fruity aroma with some sweet earthy tones. Smooth up front yeasty fruitiness with some tasty banana and wheat, with a dry subtle finish. Not bad, but not really up my alley.
superspak (4312) - Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into signature tulip glass; bottled on 7/24/2015. Pours fairly hazy/cloudy orange/amber color with a 2-3 finger dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, orange, pear, apple, light banana/bubblegum, pepper, clove, honey, wheat, toasted bread, spicy rye, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, bready malt, and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of big lemon, orange, pear, apple, light banana/bubblegum, pepper, clove, honey, wheat, toasted bread, spicy rye, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange, pear, apple, light banana/bubblegum, pepper, clove, honey, toasted bready, spicy rye, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, bready malt, and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/yeast spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Good amount of dryness after the finish from carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Belgian pale ale style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, bready malt, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
Earlier Rating: 10/16/2012 Total Score: 4.2
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 8/2/2012. Pours a hazy orange copper color with an awesome 3 finger fluffy off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a thick cap that lasts. Nice foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big lemon, orange, pear, grass, pepper, herbal, clove, biscuit, rye, nuttiness, earth, and yeast spiciness. Very nice aromas with great complexity and balance. Taste of pear, apple, lemon, biscuit, rye, herbal, floral, pepper, earth, clove, and yeast spiciness. Light bit of peppery bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruit, herbal, floral, biscuit, rye, pepper, clove, and yeast spices on the finish for a good bit. Great balance and complexity of flavors; with no cloying on the finish at all. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a lightly creamy and very crisp mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Biere De Garde! Great balance and complexity of flavors; very smooth a crisp to drink. Highly enjoyable offering.
Jow (3237) - New York, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. More speciality grain or bier de garde than APA.gazed brownish orange small white head. Nose is nice orange peel, peppery, and candy. Tastes of oranges, light hops, earthy bitter, grains, peppery, sweet banana candy, straw. Lively palate sweet fruity finish. Interesting nice fall time brew.
Earlier Rating: 10/22/2012 Total Score: 3.7
Tap at the Smith in midtown. Pours copper with one finger tan soapy head. Nose of grains and orange peel. Tastes of rye, grains, oranges, green vegetables, pepper, and earth. creamy and dry one the palate. nice autumnal brew