legion242 (2071) - Richardson, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another winner from the boys in Blanci. Nice spicy sweetness dominates and I would bet that it is close to 7%abv. Yummy, though a strange release for this time of year.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2005 Poured cloudy golden orange with thin white head...smell is very spicy with corriander and cloves and alcohol too...taste is sweet and smooth...mouthfeel great the bittersweet citrus thing went quite well with the alcohol sweet...
Kevin (2005) - Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2005
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice field smell with honey and lemon. taste is corriander and candy malt balls. smooth finish, very velvety on my tongue. creamy vanilla notes throughout this. each drink makes me want more, that is the sign of a great beer. nice balance of spices. a coconut flavor comes out as this warms, this is enveloping, and wonderful
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - APR 8, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Feel free to go ahead and start putting this stuff in bombers about now. You guys out in Blanco truly are pioneers of Texas craft brewing. Golden orange in color, small head, mild aroma. The sweetness was nice, but didnt overtake the creamy mouthfeel, the citrus, the hops, the belgian spice, the alcohol.....it all came together very well. I knocked out 3 of them at GMan Houston tonight.....a quality brew. Well done.
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 6, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Draught House. Pours burnt orange with a nice white head and very good lacing. Nice fruity and citrus notes in the nose. There is not as much aroma as flavor. Fruit/citrus with spicy notes in the flavor as well. This is a exceptional and very drinkable belgian blonde ale. Congratulations to Tim and crew at Real Ale. You once again have raised the expectation of what kind of beer can be brewed in Texas. I hope someday this gets put in bottles.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2005
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2007 On tap at The Gingerman in Houston. Aroma is a light citrus that doesn’t even begin to do this fine concoction justice. Pours thick and creamy like a good Belgian, and the head likes the party so much it stays around until the end. The malt and hops melt together to form a slight apple and orange sweetness; almost like a strong Hefe Weizen. Satiny palate. I’d sell my soul for this beer; it’s that damned good. In case anyone forgets, I rated it first!!!