drjay44 (2448) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. BBD March 31 2013. Pours a medium, tiny bubbled, well retained white head, with some lacing, over a clear dark gold (SRM 7) body.....nose is light cereal, hints of hop spice.....taste is light malts, hints of sweetness, hints of light fruit (pear, apple) leading to a slightly spicy, mild bitter finish....mouth feel light of medium, carbonation adds foam. This is a nicely balanced beer very clean beer. It, unfortunately, does not have much interest in either aromas or flavors and as such misses the style. BJCP 6/3/12/4/6
hershiser2 (1173) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours clear, applejuice-like with a small spit head. Can’t quite place the aroma, but it’s not pleasant. Tastes of cheap lager with undertones of metal.
EithCubes (4576) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle, BB Mar 31, 2014. Nose is mineral, fruity Belgian yeast with spaghetti and worty cereal grain, pours clear golden with a soapy off-white head. Taste is very grainy with a little bit of plastic astringency and sweetness, hollow on the inside, touches of fruit and hoppiness but each subservient. Light-medium body is calm, some citrus zinging but not many signs of life. Would work as a Tafelbier, I guess, but I’d always be yearning for more.
sonnycheeba (2976) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from sampler pack. Pours clear amber with rising fizzy off-white head. Aroma is cookie and cereal malts, floral notes, Belgian yeast, light funk, and some mango. Flavor is dry malts, light toast, grassy notes, faint citrus esters, and yeasty notes; dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
shrubber85 (6811) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Musty yeast, lemon and light barley malt aroma. Medium yellow with small head. Yeasty barley malt and musty lemon peel flavor. A nice beer.
MarkSachon (496) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle from the holiday sampler case. Pours with a minimum head and a yellow to tan color. Medium body with a nice finish. For the relative cost of the case, this is well worth the investment.
Scrapersnbeer (1392) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Spicy banana bread and soft malt aroma. Clear orange like many pale ales. Tangy citrus taste, more bitter than expected, guess that the ’pale’ part of the equation. Soft squishy body. Okay effort here but too watered down. Guessing 4.8%
Tmoney99 (9984) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured clear golden color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate yeast balanced aroma. Medium body with a smooth sticky texture and lively carbonation. Medium balanced flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
cfrancis (2102) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to spinrsx for this. Pours clear golden with a small white top. Aroma is yeast and bready malts. Taste is a bit oxidized but big yeast and bready malts.
alexsdad06 (4361) - Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. The aroma and flavor have light Belgian yeast, mild spice, somefrui ty character, grass. Much like the others, it is not bad, just forgettable.
Patrickctenchi (2902) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours clear, brassy gold with a small, white head.
Yeast, banana, wheat aroma.
Taste is the same, mildly spiced with cloves...