padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - JUL 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle purchased from Russian River via internet order. Thank you RR for the chance to buy. A very nice Belgian ale. I love the lower ABV.
BMan1113VR (7868) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2010 Batch 005 (5.65%). Pours a clear gold body with a small, quickly vanishing white head. Aroma of apricots, nectarines, pear, clove, coriander and honey. Taste of light fruits, coriander, and a malty bitterness. Slightly creamy mouthfeel with light carbonation. Not my favorite beer from RR (is this a similar style to Doree?).
Batch 008 (5.15%). Pours with a hazy, very pale yellow body and a large white head. In my Bruery snifter it looks a lot like their berliner. Aromas of fresh cut grass, white pepper, tangerine, light yeast esters and aromatics. Decently hoppy (European hops). Pear. Flavors are light. Straw, grass, pear, [some spice, that I can’t quite put my tired palate on]. Quite spicy from both yeast and hops. Very lively carbonation, quite dry on the palate. Spicy and easy to drink. Nicely done. Overall score would go unchanged.
Hank1980 (945) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at RR. Pour is clear golden with a big white head. Aroma of yeast, citrus, hops, spice, and light malt. Taste is of yeast, fruit, earthy hops. Body is medium and well carbonated. Nice, easy drinker.
bhops (429) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at brewery. Nice funk aroma with malty sweetness. Good beer, very smooth and drinkable.
kegbear (436) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ML bottle. Batch 005. Nice Blond Ale that tastes bready and finishes dry. Some bitter spice comes through. A very refreshing summer ale.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUL 7, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle, batch 005, thanks to larryLSB for picking this one up at the brewpub today. Golden body with a big rocky head and lots of visible carbonation. The aroma is a little fruity, with pear and lemon, some spice and honey. Light to medium bodied with a clean scrubbing feeling from the carbonation. Goes down light but super smooth and drinkable. Flavors of yeast and light apple-pear fruitiness, ending pretty dry and with an assertive herbal, leafy hoppy bite. Drinks like a perfectly balanced Bohemian Pilsener, with the added complexity and fruitiness of a Belgian ale. If I could get this in sixers, I think I would be drinking this all summer. Very light and refreshing, but not lacking in flavor and complexity.
larryLSB (439) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - JUL 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch 005, bought at the Brewery earlier today. Nice nose, with a hint of sweetness. Beautiful light gold color with medium white head. Not too strong of a taste, light bodey, mild. Nice aftertaste. Overall a good blonde ale. I can picture the monks now...
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 6, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, Batch 002: Clear golden color with a minimal white head. Pleasant aroma of floral hops, light citrus, some spiced notes and an underlying funked-up barnyard. Perfect mouth feel, light and crisp yet still retains some sort of substance. Flavor is bready malts, some light citrus, pepper and finishes mildly sour. Badass brew.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - JUL 5, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. Dark blond pour, some amber hints. Like a more flavorful version of the little white lie, sweet pale belgian malt, some fruit, citrus, and spices. Maybe the best of the day.
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Batch 004. Thanks Axilla. Poured a cloudy gold in color with a medium sized white head which left a nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is yeasty, bready, with a little citrus. The taste is a little bready, sour doughy with a little lemongrass, citrus, and mild spices. Overall a nice brew.