adamjackson (1733) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Acquired in a trade. Enjoyed at home in a wine glass at 60 degrees F.
A - Beautiful clarity on this. Burnt orange appearance. 4 finger head that fades to a finger after a few minutes. Nice lacing!
S - Smells gorgeous! Nice piney bitterness mixed with a sweet lemony texture. Bready and citrus.
T - Tastes almost like it smells. Thereís not as much bitterness in the taste. Pine Needles and Orange zest. Very earthy and muted citrus and bitter hops. Sort of a saison taste at the finish.
M - High carbonation, medium body. It really bubbles up on the mouth swish.
O - Very enjoyable! I love that itís under 6% ABV. Makes it an easy drinker.
madvike (2372) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from pantanap...thanks Kan! - Pours hazy light amber with a big frothy white head. Nose is a bit of plastic, dry, peppery malt, light toast, and a light herbal hoppiness. Hints of tropical fruit. Taste doesnít have the plastic note. Itís a nice balance between the dry, lightly fruity malt, light peppery spicing, and grassy, herbal hopping. A bit astringent on the finish, and a smooth, velvety carbonation on the medium body.
hombrepalo (1704) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at CBF. This brews character is grassy, herbal, and slightly dank. slight vegetal earthy tree note. malts are toasted dough with a touch of caramel. light belgian yeast fruit note. hop forward belgian pale ale.
scarletfire65 (826) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a cloudy orange, huge fluffy white head. Aroma of green tropical fruit, mango, yeast, funk. Medium bodied, vinous, good acidity, flavors of green table grapes, coriander, white pepper, barnyard yeast, fruity but not sweet, hoppy finish.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at Belgian Beer Fest. Pours a mostly clear amber with a thin white head. Musk, bright yeast, big citrus and hops. Medium bodied, spicy hops, bitter yeast and malt. Crisp lemon, toast, caramel. Long tart musk and earthy bitterness.
jcnielsen (1304) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2013 Bottle. Pours a golden-orange color with white head. Grainy, earthy, hoppy, flavor. Updated rating at Perennial. More refreshing on tap.
adnielsen (7555) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2013 Bottle @ Bradís house Minneapolis, courtesy of jcnielsen. Pours a touch hazy, orange appearance with an off white head. Fairly grapefruity, grassy, a touch piney hoppy, orange citrusy, a bit yeasty aroma. A touch funky, barnyard, somewhat spicy yeasty, somewhat bready, somewhat citrusy flavor. Pretty easy to drink and packs a pretty heavy hop punch.
tmoreau (1915) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the annual CBS picnic, and self served to clear plastic with a hazed, orangy gold tone, off white head foam that quickly diminished to a ring & film, and some etched-like cling to the lacing. The nose was floral and spice, light yeast, and light fruit & citrus. The flavor added mild malt, moderate but smoothed hop bitterness, medium to light body, and soft carbonation. Just sessionable for the occasion.
rlgk (8445) - SkŲvde, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden beer with a small but lasting white head. Hoppy yeasty aroma, spicy, hay, pepper, some fruits, citrus, floral notes, some banana. Hoppy spicy flavor, pepper, hay, clove, quite bitter, perfume, floral, herbal, peppery. I like the attitude in this beer, lots of hops but still remaining a belgo style beer. Long bitter finish with pepper, yeast, fruit and some hay.
BREWMUSKCLES (2088) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
full of fruitpunch and tropical fruit flavor not overdone and still beery with light enough balanced flavors of resinous pine and citrus hop with toffee barley malt. a bit of farina yeast for mouthfeel and dimension and a touch of fructose. marvelous and a treat.