asheft (2671) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is a nice blend of citrusy caramel malt with pine hops and butterscotchy diacetyl. Hazy coppper under a lacy, lasting off-white blanket. Citrusy caramel flavour that has some bitter pine and an almost household cleaner character. Subdued butterscotch accents come in late, accompanied by strawberry and faint apricot. Medium body, medium carbonation, lasting bitterness that is not quite astringent.
jkwood04 (4462) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the 2012 American Craft Beer Festival. A good combination of rya and hops in this beer. Definitely worth trying.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Novare Res Bier Café in Portland, ME. Pours a hazed, dull gold colored body with a finger-width, dense and frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is really nice with rye spiced florals and citruses as well as some light pines. Crisp and bready, grainy malts allowing the fruits to come out nicely. Flavor is solid as well. Bready pale malts up front with some graininess and lots of floral citrus hops. A nice rye spice comes along with a light pine before this finishes clean, smooth, and dry with a moderate bitterness and lots of floral fruits. Lengthy aftertaste following a very smooth and soft, medium body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a really nice pale ale. Lots of floral hops with some pines and plenty of citruses. The rye spice works nicely alongside the hops and everything is balanced with a bready pale malt backing. Very enjoyable.
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft pour. Hazy golden yellow color with a nice white head. Hoppy crisp and well balanced. Great pale ale. The rye works well. Gives it a nice body.
MaartenRF10 (1647) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy light golden, white head. Coriander, fresh hops, some citrus, bit grassy. Ok body and carbo.
dEnk (4162) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma is very fruity piney hops. Flavour is intense bitterness, qua bitterness more and ipan. Great beer.
erickok (4096) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAR 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yellow to orange, small head. Super floral, some citrus, basement backbone, some grass. Sharp hops in aroma and taste. Long dry mouth feel. (At the De Molen tasting)
kermis (6422) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at De Molen tasting. Hazy golem yellow pour with thin white head. Grassy fresh aroma. Strong grassy hop flavour with spice and fruit. Very bitter finish.
Vaiz (3739) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at monthly tasting session @ De Molen, hosted by dEnk. Hazy yellow golden pour, thin white head. Aroma is with some sweaty hops, fruity and floral. Flavor is bitter fruity hops, grassy and well balanced. Decent body.
deanso (6247) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster glass at de molen.
Thin white head. Hoppy aroma. Grapefruit bitter aftertaste. Nice