daknole (9044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper/amber pour, light head. Aroma of caramel malt, some light hops, yeast, and a hint of butter I detect. Flavor is sweet and spicy, some hops, lightly bitter, light(very)butter.
BBB63 (6011) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle bottle served in my Ommegang 10th Anno tulip: Pours a glowing amber with an initial huge frothy head and very good lace. The aroma has notes of the house Belgian yeast notes with a bit of clove and banana but plenty of grapefruit and mango esters from the hops too. Nicey spicy nose and the bit of rye and oat makes it more inviting. The taste is well executed with a balance of juicy hop bitterness, yeast profile and wheaty biscuity malts. What I am really digging is the spicy rye finish, a very nice touch. The mouth feel is a tad heavy for the genre and the rye does add that dryness to the finish. This is one time I wished the bottle was a 750ml, I drank this far too quickly and want more.
Ron (2493) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2012 Flour City Brewers’ Fest. Pours out a light golden-amber. Good head. After things settled down a bit, strong fruity-yeast aromas. Flavor is distinctively of Belgian-type yeast. Good malty backbone, some spice. Lots of fruity yeast. Well balanced and not too heavy. Nice and refreshing.
ericnixon (738) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 29, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bought a four-pack yesterday at Whole Foods. It poured a clear golden yellow with a thick creamy head. The aroma is yellow. Not in a good way but in an upscale American pale ale kinda way.
The fruit flies that were hanging out by the bananas on the other side of the kitchen immediately made the trek to the counter to try and rate this as well. I don’t know how I feel about that.
Wet mouthfeel that blended away to a fizzyness that stayed centered on the tongue until the swallow carried it away. The lingering bitterness nestled in on the edge of the tongue and was accompanied by a faint fizzy that trebled the lip ever so slightly.
After letting it sit for ten minutes the head dissipated down to a thin but consistent slick rife with bubbles. The large bubbles that were present after the pour faded and settled into something akin to a slow champagne, its tiny bubbles doing their duty to commute to the surface as dictated by physics.
Is it good? Probably for the style but it’s not what I expected (I wasn’t aware of what style it was when I bought it - I was hoping for something thicker darker and more tasty).
I am normally a big fan of Ommegang but this is easily my least favorite beer by them.
strongpieman (1473) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Caramel color, light head. Nice spiced aroma, creamy, malty. Very good balanced beer
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dmac (3990) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
b3shine (5319) - Indiana, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to taster. Looks decent; orange with lots of off-white head and carbonation. Smells solid; bitter hops. Tastes like it smells with a spicy Belgian undertone that’s good on the palate. Not bad.
Reynolds314 (2278) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ummm... Is this different then Rare Vos. Had then one after another and they are basically the same exact beer. Light yeast spicyness with maybe a slightly more complex malt bill with added nuttyness/leafyness. Pretty average and fine.
rbfishstick (141) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed via a bottle from Ray’s. Pours a medium brown with a tall white head that clings to the glass. Smells of wheat and clove. Tastes of wheat, clove and orange with a very dry, somewhat bitter aftertaste.
1FastSTi (3334) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours to a deep chestnut colored body with a super tall lasting foamy off-white head that looked like a Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere when poured. A sexy lacing to boot. The aroma is heavy on the grains. I’d say it’s pretty wheaty with oats and Belgian yeasts like a light banana and pineapple. The flavor is very malty. The rye is first and foremost in the flavor. Some earthy spiced malts and yeasts. Subtle banana. The palate is spicy. Very creamy. I don’t know why they call this an amber ale... Unfortunately, the spicyness on the palate makes it a little harder to drink.