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.
anders37 (16245) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty finish.
gendv138 (973) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle during RBSG 2014 at Schlafly Bottleworks brunch. Clear golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of sweet malt, citrus fruit and peel, light skunk. Tastes of sweet malt, pears, crisp notes. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Medium carbonation.
brokensail (10527) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Schlafly. Clear golden pour with a white head. Sweet candy sugar, pear, and apple. Some toasted bread and a light spiciness. Good clove spiciness. Sweet flavors of pear, banana, and apple. A bit of dough and sugar, too. Some clove spice, mild white pepper, and a hint of nutmeg.
fluffy (1465) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Really seemed to be more of just a basic blond ale. Odd choice for a special release, as it wasn't that special.
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jtclockwork (7897) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
RBSG St. Louis. Pours cloudy yellow white head. Nose/taste of lemon, creamy malt. Light medium body.
Frank (2728) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is a slightly cloudy golden color w/ a long lasting head of fine bubbles. Its nose is mostly banana with a bit of a herbal note. It is medium bodied with mild carbonation and a strong vegetable bitterness in the finish.
TheAlum (5530) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour at the RBsG 2014 Schlafly Brunch (Maplewood, MO). Pours a pale yellow golden hue, gentle haziness and glow shows some frothy whitish head atop. A bit brighter, films smalll but laces welll enough. Aromas are clean, gentle malty sweetness is bread, some straw and mellow green earthy hops. Some gentle faint fruit is touches of meyer lemon, a touch sweet. Initial is lighter end of the fold, soft grainy pillow meets a bit of citrus, mellow dough and earthy hops. Middle is a touch grainy, gentle bread, faint citrus. Backend and finish is dry, a touch grainy with faint sweetness. Touches of earth, gentle apple and mellow bitterness tapers out. Clean, summery with some enjoyable fruit.
kdm1984 (624) - 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 (1596) - 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 (6481) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 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.