PatIrish (168) - Toronto, Ontario, - JUN 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the bottle, pours a cloudy straw like colour with a soft lacy white head. Aroma is typical of this style, Belgian yeast, barnyard, grass, citrus fruitiness. Mouth feel is slightly chewy, alcohol is well hidden. Nice.
Cybercat (2942) - Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a beautiful hazy golden with a nice ivory head. Sharp aroma is fruity and malty, very tempting, with notes of pear, apple and raisin. Fruity flavor echoes the pear, raisin and apple of the aroma and adds a pleasing malty undertone. Firm, fizzy texture is fairly smooth and satisfying. Damned good!
HeadyDE (411) - Delaware, USA - MAR 13, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle pour..great golden belgian color..nose is enticing with fruit essence..mouthfeel is medium bodied with a smooth warmth to it..overall quite rich and satisfying..good example of the style and pretty happy to see this on bottle list at 2SP Kennett for 5 bucks..enjoyable
Mudwhomper (37) - Madison, USA - MAR 7, 2014
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
An amazing golden ale. Great yeasty aroma. Flavor is awesome - very gentle fruity sweetness with a light hoppy backbone. I could drink this all day
Pizz5116 (22) - Bayville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear golden color. Foamy lasting head with good lacing. Aroma is of yeast and malts with banana bread and light fruit notes. Moderate carbonation. Flavor is yeast and light fruit notes. Real good
BeerZombies1 (10) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Belgian strong pale ale
APPEARANCE: Poured a hazy golden straw color. Huge billowy head, with lots of lacing coating the glass.
AROMA: Very strong aromas of Belgian yeast. Grassy, bready and malty. Cloves and pepper in the mix, overripe bananas and pears rounded it out.
TASTE: Fruit and malts up front reminiscent of warm banana bread with fresh ground pepper. Light spiciness and alcohol come through on the aftertaste.
MOUTHFEEL: Very lively beer, medium plus body with high prickly carbonation. Great wet finish that quenches your thirst.
OVERALL: I'm usually not much of a Belgian drinker but this is a solid outing from Russian River. Flavors are unique and enjoyable. This would be so good with some pungent cheese and cured meats.
RATING: 4/5 Zombie Heads!
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rxeight (988) - Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Definitely a Belgian. Very dry and clean. Has a bit of the Belgian yeasty was but different than most. Not very sweet.
radarsock (770) - Vermont, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on tap at Public House, Temecula. $8.25 for the full pint. Pours an effervescent straw gold with which a sudsy, off-white head 1 finger in length stood. Aromas of cauliflower, coriander, spearmint, green grapes, cotton, and cedar bark. Tastes the same with the addition of mouthwash, pinecones, juniper berries, and American & Belgian yeasts. Another medicinally bittersweet beer. Medium bodied; could drink a lot of these without even realizing it.
revolution2718 (134) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden with some head. Nose is Belgian yeast, lemon, woody cedar, little wine grape note. Taste is Belgian yeast, lemon note, fruity note, earthy overall, woody note, dry on the finish. Excellent golden ale.
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boto (1797) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Monks: Mistake pour: ordered a Pliney the Elder and they mistakenly brought this. It was a good mistake. This one pours a fairly clear, golden color. There was some white head and some lacing. Good hop nose. Mainly pine and grapefruit. Some other lighter fruits and spices also. The taste is also good. It has a slightly lighter body than expected. A little bitter, somewhat dry finish. Malts, spices. Nice.
Dr_Fellini (238) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours a clear golden color with a thin white head. Aroma is a mild Belgian yeast with a hint of clove and slice. Flavor is similar with a bit more Belgian character. Tasty, but not my flavor.