LinusStick (2737) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A good beer. Different and tasty. Aroma was earthy with a slight metallic smell. Pour was a nice hazy burnt orange with a two finger off white head. Beautiful beer. Taste was very big and full for the low ABV. Spicy and malty with ginger, earth and wheat dominating. Very nice strong rye presence as well. A Belgian yeast undertone is present in the finish. All in all a very unique beer. Nice strong carbonation.
LilBeerDoctor (3297) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours a clear orange with a thin white head. Aroma of clove, grainy malt, peppery spices. Flavor of buttery grains, sweet fruits, spices including clove. Kind of weird, tastes Belgiany even though it’s not. Not offensive, just not what I was expecting.
phaleslu (5723) - 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 (429) - 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 (67) - 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 (1656) - 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 (2211) - 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 (248) - Pennsylvania, 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.