blipp (7371) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with a fluffy off white head. Pale malty grains and wheat, with herbal and flowery hop notes, some light sweetness, and a light lingering bitterness. Solid stuff, very drinkable.
bigtaster (847) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle. Clear orange amber color with giant tan head. Nose with some floral Belgian style yeast aroma with a bit of funk, some oranges, sweet grapefruit. Light beer, sweet yeast flavor with nice light fruit undertones, medium carbonation. Very smooth beer, with a non-distinct malt flavor but all around good. Really good example of the style.
Johnsense (1080) - - OCT 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at pizza plant. Copper with a baby finger of offwhite head. Aroma of Rye bread, Caramel, slight spice and belgian yeast. Earthy flavour, Banana, rye, slight corriander, raisin, fig, yeast, slightly boozy. Medium bodied, slightly tart aftertaste.
daknole (10350) - 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 (6507) - 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.
ericnixon (742) - 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 (1618) - 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
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
b3shine (7140) - 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 (2989) - 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.