kdm1984 (727) - Missouri, USA - JUN 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasting notes from 6/21 Joplin Macadoodles Beerfest: This was definitely my favorite new sample at the Beerfest. Good aroma, well-balanced spices, and an exceptionally crisp flavor. No funk or Brett. I normally prefer the darker, stronger Belgians, but this is an outstanding example of the regular style. Great stuff!
Homer321 (2219) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very estery nose with lots red apple and pear. Slightly hazy light yellow with small white head and lots of tiny bubbles. Taste is floral, almost like eating flowers and leaves. Finish is drying. Enjoyable.
deyholla (7158) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the Bottleworks. Pours a near clear light gold with a white head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma has sweet grains, a touch of biscuit and some underlying Belgian yeast and light spice. Flavor has straw and slightly sweet grains with some earthiness and light earthy fruit in the finish.
bth122 (1311) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light golden color. Medium head. Aroma is coriander and orange peel, and belgium spice yeast. Above average carbonation. Some sweet candy sugar in taste. Medium body. Slight sour fruit. Pretty good stuff.
rubbishystuff (1901) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks B family. Lemony and yeasty. Hides the strength well. Pretty good stuff. Serving: Bottle
shrubber85 (8120) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Strong yeasty lemon, hay and barley malt aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Yeast, straw, lemon, and barley malt flavor. Nice.
rangerred (971) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear medium gold with a thin, white head that is barely half a finger. It fades away quickly just leaving some light lacing.
Aroma is very fruity with peach, pear and orange along with some coriander spiciness from the yeast.
Flavor closely follows the aroma with fruit being very dominant. There is almost a little bit of tartness present. Malt is very light with just a slight bit of bread detectable in the background. Mouthfeel is on the thin side and bitterness is light with some stickiness and sweetness lingering.
Overall, a decent try at a Belgian Pale Ale but it is a notch below the authentic versions. Schlafly did a good job with this, though, and it is worth picking up should you see it.
floydslip (211) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy copper colored beer with a thin white head that has surprisingly good retention. Sweet-sour nose of candi syrup and yeast with a bit of green apple thrown in. Flavor is quite sugary initially, which then opens up into a slight tangerine sourness and finishes with a touch of bitterness, but the lingering flavor is more sweet than anything else. Good beer, but I find it a bit cloying after a while.
Patrickctenchi (4266) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours bubbly, light yellow-gold with a thin white cap.
Yeasty, sweet fruit aroma.
Flavour is peppery yeast....banana...
Spicy and crisp with a slight earthy bitter.
freeofthoughts (674) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap pours a near clear deep yellow gold with white fizz. The aroma is musty grains and earthy fruits familiar to golden Belgians. The flavors are gentle and crisp with some sweetness throughout. It has a lightly musty grain with some grainy spice complimenting the yeast with a near peppery crisp spice. The hops due some back up work with an earthy citrus orange, all the soft flavors working in unison. Not a beer that will knock your socks off but very well done.