ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.
A: Pours a mildly hazed golden color. The head is a two finger white shade that does a good job of staying around. This one really looks at home in a Duvel tulip.
S: There is quite a bit of spicy yeast and grassy hops on the nose. Also noted are some characteristics of grape, apple, and pear. Pretty typical for the style. Still, Schlafly did a good job of pulling off the distinctive notes.
T: A fruity sweetness is the first thing noted - this has a strong cherry quality to it that the nose didnít indicate. Later on, notes of (well handled) butterscotch and earthy hops help to balance out the apple/pear/cherry qualities; after a while, citrusy hints enter the palate, as well. Itís fairly sweet, yet well balanced all the same.
M: This one could be dryer, and in fact, probably should be. Also a bit under-carbonated. I kind of hoped that the hops would cleanse some of the sweetness a little better, but itís still quite easy to drink.
O: I reckon this one is a little too sweet to be in Duvelís pantheon, but that doesnít mean itís not good. Really, this is the kind of brew I want to be drinking on a warm day like this one. A solid BPA that could benefit from a few tweaks.
kramer (4564) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark gold body under a one finger white head that left some sticky lacing. The nose is lightly fruity with floral hops and some light yeastiness. The flavor is really pretty interesting, thereís a nice juicy fruitiness to it thatís really refreshing. Just a light touch of bitterness on the finish that seems to enhance the fruity character from the yeast. Really well hidden alcohol, hard to peg this at 7% ABV. Light bodied and refreshing with perfect soft fizzy carbonation. One of the best Schlafly beers Iíve ever had.
boozedude (1583) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
clear dark yellow pour with white head, aroma is fruit, banana, malts some apple, taste is similar, very tasty shiz
BOSSbrewer (1240) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a crystal clear golden with no head at all. Drank at slightly under room temp. Nose has bananas bubblegum and some spice. Flavor is clean and crisp. Slight bitterness but also somewhat sweet. Medium body. A very nice beer. One of the better of their mass bottled beers. Very nice.
rlpeeler (67) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from bottle. Slightly hazy golden yellow with medium white head. Taste is mildly fruit and spice..... a bit muddy at the start but finishes on a crisper note. Becomes smoother as it warms a bit. Pleasant enough but not totally Belgian in character.
dfinney23 (1377) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pale gold with a finger of white head that soon fades to a wispy cap. Aroma of lemon and yeast. Taste is very crisp with lemon, grass and yeast. Quite nice.
ROGUE (2086) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a two finger off-white head with good retention. Aroma of mild citrus, fresh fruit, with a hint of malt sweetness. The taste was a medley of floral hops, juicy pear, yeast, cloves, and spearmint along with a bit of light grainy cracker at the finish. Lighter bodied and crisp with a sharp carbonation.
jmagnus87 (2183) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a slightly cloudy gold with about a finger of white head. Aroma of banana and clove with a little fruitiness. Taste is light tart and very lightly bitter. Fruity with banana and clove. Full bodied with a somewhat thin texture. Lively carbonation and a decently long finish. Overall, pretty good. Then again, Iíve yet to have a bad beer from these guys.
gregwilsonstl (920) - Missouri, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
I wish I liked Belgian beers more, this is probably a good one. Spices. Gentler hop build. Light body. Sampled at hop in the city 2013
jcwattsrugger (10903) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle-thanks jmagnus87 (and Sammi) @RBSG-Minni-thin white-hazy gold. A-coriander, sweet wheat. T-coriander-spice, fruit hops, sweet wheat.
ICEatALAMO (849) - Troy, Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. The pour is a light hazy yellow. The aroma is all Belgian. The taste certainly holds true to a Belgian, but on the pale side. Not my favorite style, or my favorite beer.