SamP01 (658) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark copper amber with a large white creamy rocky head, some lacing. Aroma of mild sweet spice fruity notes, grains, herbal notes. Taste same as aroma with some notes of yeast and dark grains and grass, some mild spiced sweet fruity flavors and hops bitterness. Palate is a medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp. Finish is mild spiced fruit notes, grains yeast with some herbal hops bitterness. This brew is well balanced. easy on the palate and good drinking.
Earlier Rating: 11/29/2012 Total Score: 3.8
Pours a dark hazy orange with a large beige head, some lacing. Aroma and taste of sweet caramel malt, some earthy spicy rye and fruity notes, yeast and lightly toasted barley. Palate is a medium body with sweet spices and good carbonation. Finishes with sweet malt, spicy fruity notes, rye, yeasty and bready notes with some spicy hops bitterness on the end for balance. Overall a very good and flavorful seasonal brew.
Cybercat (5121) - Georgia, USA - SEP 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear, bubbly amber with a thick and rather persistent eggshell head. Strong, yeasty, malty aroma grabs the ol’ sniffer from 30-40 cm away, and as you get close in reveals a subtle fruity note. Flavor echoes the aroma but with less yeast and fruit, and adds a hoppy undertone to the mix. It seems to get a little better with each sip. Fizz and body are only average, but it leaves a tasty finish. Happy harvest time - in the northern hemisphere, anyway.
Earlier Rating: 9/24/2012 Total Score: 3.3
Malty aroma is not strong, has an earthy undertone. Pours a nice bubbly orange-amber with a thick and rather persistent cream head. Flavor has malt, wheat and rye components with an earthy undertone and just a whisper of hoppy bitterness. Texture has about average body and a decent amount of tingle. Finish is earthy with hints of rye and wheat. Overall, not great, but interesting!
arkurzynski (2249) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange pour. Subtle Belgian yeast esters with a touch faint citrus. Flavor is lightly sweet grain and Belgian yeast and light fruit skins. Great carb level. Ommegang style.
Earlier Rating: 10/15/2014 Total Score: 3.7
Orange amber pour. Nose of Belgian yeast, mild toasted malt, and faint rye. Flavor is mildly sweet and fruity with toasted malt and faint rye malt. Mild body boost from the oats. Pretty good.
jb (2935) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good stuff. Fruity yeasty spicy nose. Dark hazy orange with nice lacing rings. Peppery yeasty malty palate with caramel. Tasty.
Earlier Rating: 6/2/2013 Total Score: 3.7
Bob had this in his fridge. I almost paid big bucks for a bomber at one point so this was a nice find. Dark amber, a bit hazy. Spicy, yeasty nose, very interesting and good. Hefty full palate. Ry and spice is there, the sour balances this as I don’t detect much going on in the hops department. Very interesting and good. Dry finish.
BrewBoxer (2593) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the Amsterdam ale house NYC. Pours an amber color with a thick foam head. Not sure why it's categorized as an American pale ale. Taste more of a specialty grain hence the name. Pretty good
Earlier Rating: 9/27/2012 Total Score: 3.3
bottle. light tan color with a huge head. really big. taste is sweet, bready and slightly fizzy. Not as good as i expected. but ok
Bulk_Carrier (3736) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - SEP 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated as a Belgian Pale Ale, not sure why its labeled American Pale ale on here, but anyhow, well, this was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a hazy bronzed to heavy burnt orange color with a large rocky foamy white head that dissipated within less than about two minutes.
The smell had some Belgian spices, slight yeastiness, some lemon/citrusy notes, slight dry savory grassiness, all combining really nice.
The taste took all of those flavors and combined in a sticky sweet fashion. The aftertaste was semi-sweet through slight grassy and citrusy goodness. It’s got a dry finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a good sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fairly light, feels good, slightly sticky.
Overall, as a Belgian Pale ale, it works, I’d have again.
LilBeerDoctor (3737) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy light brown with a thick white head. Aroma of light fruits, Belgian yeast, anise star and peppery spices. Flavor of dark grains, peppery light spices, light fruits, citrus, light pale malts, a touch of bitter hops and hop resins. Spicy, fruity, a touch hoppy. I’d call this a hoppy Belgian. Very good.
Earlier Rating: 11/11/2013 Total Score: 3.4
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.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6729) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2015 Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a cloudy vibrant dark orange-amber color with an enormous foamy orange-white head that lingered forever and left excellent lacing. The aroma was dryish, dusty, musty and had notes of tart citrus and perfume. The flavor was dryish and musty with tart citrus, perfume, pepper and chamomile. Long finish. Medium body. Ok.
malrubius (2587) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - SEP 3, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Meditrina. Golden orange with fizzy quickly dissipating head. Sweet marshmallow and graham cracker aroma with some herbs. Sweet toasted toffee vanilla marshmallow and peach fruitiness with herbal bitterness. Fizzy and medium body. Not sure what they hell they were trying for here. Tastes, feels, and looks like a first-timer homebrew. Texture is all off. Taste isn’t too bad, the sweetness is not unpleasant not is the herbal bitterness, but they are more than the sum of their parts. Not sure what to say--a mess but not a drain pour.
Earlier Rating: 12/8/2013 Total Score: 4.1
Bottle from Save On. Cloudy orange gold with beautiful fluffy head and lotsa lace. Bready grassy with some ripe fruit and spice. Mild peachy fruity sweetness with some graininess and grassy spicy mildly hoppy finish. Medium light effervescent mouthfeel. A delicate and beautiful beer.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at BCTC 2015, medium to fuller bodied orange/golden pour. balanced bitterness, grainy, oaty, some rye spice. decent
Earlier Rating: 8/28/2012 Total Score: 3.8
bottle. seems very similar to Rare vos, Burnt orange pour with white head & decent lacing. fruity yeastiness dominates the nose. Fruit forward flavor, orange peel, Belgian yeastiness, touch of bubblegum. Enjoyable beer