Leighton (18034) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours clear gold with a creamy white head. The nose has some simple dry pale bread, grass, biscuit, hay. Light to medium sweet flavor with notes of sourdough bread, mellow bitter grass and hay, citrus peel. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Light grassy bitterness on the finish, hints of chamomile, straw, dry dough. Not bad.
Theydon_Bois (16423) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Russian River, Santa Rosa, 27/04/14.
Lightly hazed golden blonde with a moderate off white covering that retains well.
Nose is citric rind, peach, grassy tones, floral hops, light spice, straw, earthy.
Taste comprises tangerine, straw, floral notes, lemon rind, hop presence, light peppery spice, yeast esters.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Nice hopped up Belgian stylee.
brokensail (15600) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: The pour is a very clear golden straw color with a nice big white head and plenty of sticky lacing.
S: Quite the nose on this beer. Fruity and yeasty with plenty of citrus hops, giving a nice grapefruit note. A bit of weed and some regular grass, too. A little bit of unfermented wort smell right at the beginning, too.
T: More bitter than I was expecting, but it’s welcomed. Grass, pine, and grapefruit peel seem an appropriate summary of the hop flavors that are present. A mild yeast driven fruitiness and spice. A solid bread base.
M: Medium in body with a surprisingly lively carbonation from the growler.
O: Not usually a big Belgian IPA fan, but this was much more IPA than it was Belgian. A great example of the style.
bhensonb (13826) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from Liz. Came with a RR glass too. Pours hazy orange gold with a frothy/foamy white head. Aroma very fresh fruit. Belgian yeast esters. Maybe a touch of earth or barnyard. Med + body. Flavor is somewhat earthy Belgian - spice, fruit esters, particularly some clove and banana. Maybe pineapple. It’s very fresh tasting, and I’m thinking there’s a hop mix which has fruit and earth hop aspects. Certainly not pine. Anyway it’s finishing dry and rather hoppy, tho the hop isn’t the harsh NW citrus burning style. Good ale.
mcberko (13254) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Russian River, pours a hazy blonde with a small white head. Nose brings out subtle Belgian yeast, cereal and toasted bread. Flavour is similar, bringing out cereal, Belgian yeast, and floral notes. Nice and dry on the palate, finishing zesty and florally. Not Russian River’s most adventurous Belgian beer, but very well-brewed nonetheless.
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shenandoah Throwdown. Growler, thanks j12601. Clear amber body, medium off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, some sour, light funk. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some grapefruit/resin, funk. Light-medium body, light resin.
Ratman197 (12946) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at GABF poured a clear gold with a small lasting white head. Aroma of straw, lemon, light earthiness and a hint of spice. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw,earthiness, spicy hops and light lemon withg a crisp dry moderatly bitter finish.
bu11zeye (12604) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of pear, yeast, grain, light pine, and grass. Flavor of Belgian yeast, grass, pear, citrus, and subtle minerals with a moderately bitter finish.
Ferris (12130) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Light grains with a hint of lemon and coriander. Cloudy yellow with a rich white head. Perfumy and herbal, with a punch of hoppy bitterness. A very nice light Belgian ale.
BeerandBlues2 (11971) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2011. Pours clear gold with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is grassy and pine hops, honey and citrus with light biscuit malt. Flavor is malt with heavy fresh hops, dry and crisp with a medium-high bitterness, honey and farmhouse notes. Light body, low warmth, medium carbonation.