PhillyCraft (3580) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Carlsbad Pizza Port, this was a collab brew with Hollister. Poured a mostly clear yellowish gold. Very carbís. Aromas of belgian spice, saison notes, sweet pepper. Taste is lemony with a witbier aspect, cardamom or some other spice. Hoppy and peppery on tongue. Very refreshing belgian pale ale.
bu11zeye (12040) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Draught) Pours a clear pale yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of grass, mustiness, Belgian yeast, florals, and citrus. Flavor of grass, citrus, pepper, coriander, and grain with a dry, bitter finish.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUN 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Port Carlsbad. Pale golden color with a billowing white head and tiny bubbles streaming up the sides of the tulip glass. Aroma is belgian yeast with hints of bubble gum and mint leaf. Flavor starts lightly sweet and yeasty followed by citrusy hops , a littlc clove and a dry peppery finish. Light to medium body is crisp with champange like carbonation.
theisti (3349) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUN 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz Tulip draft at the Pizza Port Carlsbad. Pour is a hazed golden copper, with a nice off white head. Pretty lacing left behind as the beer drinks down. Aroma is gentle resin citrus hops along with pleasant clove and spiced yeastiness. Taste is the nose, nice integration though more mild tasting than was expected from the nose, particularly with the Belgian yeast. Palate is medium bodied, unfiltered mouth feel, with a dry mineral finish. Nicely executed beer.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAY 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, lager like appearance. Big bubblegum aroma. Medium bodied, sweet bubblegum and clove, citrussy hop finish. Good refershing, easy drinking hybrid.
BMan1113VR (7884) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours with a clear golden body and a white head. Lightly estery, caramel, hoppy and floral and the nose. Flavors of pepper, hoppy, dry grainy and bitter. Estery. Lively bubbles dry and bitter finish.
brokensail (12022) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The beer pours a very pale straw color with a finger of white head that is rather short lived.
S: An intensely spicy nose with a lot of pepper and coriander. Some fruit esters come into the picture as I pick up banana, but otherwise most of the sweetness comes from the malt, which is heavy on the bread and toffee.
T: A pretty similar story on the palate, but more yeast driven. Fruity esters give the beer some pears, apples, and banana but there are a lot of spice notes such as the pepper that I noted on the aroma. Sweet toffee and caramel with a decent amount of bread.
M: The body is pretty light, maybe medium, and the carbonation is quite high.
D: Not a bad beer at all, and Iím not always a big fan of Pizza Portís Belgian style beers. Light and easy to drink.
jredmond (5817) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Pizza Port Carlsbad with Linh. Pours a hazy yellow golden body with thin white lacing. Aroma is sweet malts. Mouthfeel is thin to medium with notes of Belgian spice and candy.
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Stone after Saulís funeral. Had our own private wake. Light in the glass, and hazy. High light Belgian citrus, yeasty and lightly spicy. Not bad.
JohnnyJ (4677) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a slightly hazy golden color, with rocky white head. Bready malt, light banana, earthy, and herbal hops. Clean, refreshing, and nice flavors.