queenholly (3609) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Three Fires. Caramel, Belgian yeast, sweet fruity - maybe apple, vanilla and spice aroma. Amber with a small creamy off-white head, nice lacing. Caramel malt, Belgian yeast, spicy rye flavor. Medium creamy body. Very enjoyable.
LeRose (73) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not sure I get this one. Nice color, coppery reddish. Not much head, but nice lacing. Lots of malt aroma and taste, some citrus, hops kind of laid back. Get the bready taste, not too much carbonation yet slightly refreshing. Good drinker for a Fall afternoon, but I don’t find anything special about it. Perfectly good product, though.
radagast83 (6786) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a copper color with a small off-white head. Aroma was sweet caramel malt, some spice, plenty of rye in there. Flavor is nice rye notes with a nice caramel, malt sweetness. Good grain flavor in this one. Very refreshing - something I didn’t expect.
crossovert (10760) - Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very floral, spicy, yeasty. Typical belgian golden ale, slightly elevated complexity in the malt bill. Easy drinker.
ilovedarkbeer (2688) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a orange golden color with a small bubbly head. Notes of earth, metal, rye, and ammonia. I'm not seeing this one at all.
jcr (2517) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Hazy deep gold/orange body. Frothy off-white head, slowly diminishing. Aroma highlights the yeast — clove, banana dusty cobweb. Also notes of bread, toasted grain, pepper, rye. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery turning sticky texture, soft carbonation. Leans toward sweet, but the yeast profile plays well with the biscuit and bread. Light lingering bitterness, but that’s really an afterthought.
drowland (7774) - Georgia, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
10/29/12. 12oz bottle from Grassroots. Hazy dark golden pour, not quite amber, with a nice khaki head that cuts in half but sticks and laces plenty. There’s a really specific aroma to this that I can’t quite place... slightly creamy, nutty, malty, spicy, bready, and more... wait, I just got it... hefeweizen! There is something about this that is distinctly creamy and banana-like, just like a German hefe. There’s more of that sweet banana and cream in the flavor as well, but with a more malty aspect including spice and caramel. Tasty and interesting.
ShawnC (76) - - OCT 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark gold with a clean slightly fruit inspired nose peaches and blossoms. Mouthfeel is great. Stone fruit and clean hop finish. So drinkable.
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rubbishystuff (2215) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2016 At Fork. Burnt Orange color. Warming rye flavor, some wheat tartness and oats to smooth it out. Citrus and piney hops. Well balanced. Serving: Tap
Maverick34 (2871) - New York, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brownish shiny pour from small bottle. Big head. Aroma is fruit malt grain. Taste is similar with yeasty Belgian edge.