fidelis83 (2208) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper pour with a 2 finger, creamy beige head that has great retention and leaves nice thin sheets of lacing. Tons of belgian yeast character in the aroma, sharp fruity notes, stone fruit, mineral, wet limestone mineral funk, a little banana, fruity, citrus, spice and light pine hops, and toasty, cereal, Pilsener-like malt. As it warms some pine and more spicy hop notes come out in the aroma and, to a lesser extent, the flavor. Flavor starts off with lots of toast, light nutty notes, mineral, spicy hops, light caramel, stone fruit and under ripe apple esters, wet limestone, hints of grass and tea, light vegetal notes, a little caramel and decent citrus to the finish. Palate has a light to medium body, oily entry, lighter, thinner and pretty dry finish, and medium strength, sharp and blanketing carbonation. Good stuff overall, could use a bit more American or Pacific hop influence to really make it great.
bozoNZ (734) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Citrus and pine sweet aroma. Decent ipa underneath good malt weight and sweetness. Hop flavours balanced. Belgian notes very light but overall quite drinkable
Meilby (9762) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Doyle’s Cafe, Jamaica Plains, MA
Pours clear deep golden with a off white head. Aroma has notes of malt, dried fruits, citrus and yeast. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long slightly dry, fruity, yeasty, malty, caramel and citrus finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft
yngwie (15566) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Doyle’s, Boston. A clear, dark amber colored beer with a small, beige head. The aroma is malty, with dark dried fruits, some alcohol and a bready touch. It’s full bodied, lightly warming and soft on the palate, quite bitter. Prunes, bread notes, raisins and bitterness in the flavor. Lasting warming, bitter finish. Quite nice this one, but a tad dry I think. 150608
Emeister84 (1611) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Piney, floral, fruity aromas, berry-like. Hazy bronze with a fairly lasting off-white head. Pretty dry, hoppy. Medium bodied.
bubblehouse (809) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has a really nice aroma. A nice belgian and hoppy flavor. Good but nothing overly special.
rdixon77 (1591) - Georgia, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Old rating. Okay hybrid. Gold pour. Get the yeast and candy sugar of the Belgian. Floral
Hops of an ipa. Yup, that's about it.
slowrunner77 (7278) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"Lookin forward to this, but it ended up pretty mediocre. Fairly tame hopping and abv. Slightly fruity but every aspect is light. Not a whole lot to say about this one. They made a much better Belgian IPA that lost to the red rye in the vote off a couple years ago."
gschrade (862) - Collinsville, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours amber with a white head. Taste belgian yeast, citrus, fruit. I thought this was so so. I could drink this again.
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beernovice39 (3270) - Montana, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Copper pour with a fluffy with top. Mild nose of spices and fruit. Taste is fruits, spices and yeast with a mild piney finish.
Darkmagus82 (2032) - - JUN 20, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 6-16-12-
Poured from bottle into tulip glass
Appearance – Pours a golden color with a yellow tinted billowy head. The head has good retension and fades over time to leave a good deal of lacing. Very nice.
Smell – The smell is big of yeast and biscuit with nice hints of banana, clove and some other spice aromas. There are ever so light hoppy aromas of an earthy and pine nature as well, but these are light and overall the aroma is mostly of a Belgain wit.
Taste – A biscuit flavor with a good taste of yeast and clove are up front. These flavors act as a base for which others enter and leave from. Toward the middle, a light pine and a citrus flavor come to the taste. The citrus is largely grapefruit hop in nature. At the end the pine builds in strength as does the clove flavor and they mix with the nice bready and yeasty base to leave a pleasing, slightly bitter and yeasty flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is medium in thickness, but quite smooth due to the slightly lower then average level of carbonation.
Overall – To me it is an easy drinking Belgian wit with a bit more hoppiness than the normal. It’s pretty nice.