ryanscourt (852) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Blonde belgium ale cant get much better then this. Easy to drink, spicy big flavors but very pallatable and sessionable.
Dfonorow (1676) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is golden amber/yellow with a medium white head. Aroma and flavor of lemon zest, coriander, belgian yeast, and light cereal grain. Finish shows a bit more of an IPA style with the fruit and bitterness coming through.
chinchill (2473) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle -- bottled on date 2 June 2014 -- served in a Belgian snifter.
Pours light amber in color; clear with a wmall weak head that soon dies down and leaves minimal lacing.
Aroma: mainly Belgian yeast and light bready malts with a touch of spicyl/fruity hops.
Flavor: Yeasty and spicy with a subtle but solid malt base. There’s a touch of funk and mild bitterness in the lingering aftertaste.
Feel: near medium body and crisp, lively medium-high carbonation. Dry finish.
O: a good version of a style that is not among my favorites.
Narnad (1484) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very clean deep yellow color with a very high amount of carbonation and a low white, filmy head. Aroma has a sharp tartness to it with highlights of lemon zest and some light funkiness to go along with the grain. Flavor starts off with some lemon zest, smoothly transitioning to a grassy, grainy presence with some light barnyard notes at the end to meld with some herbal/spicy hops finish. Body is modest with a good deal of carbonation. Light tartness on the palate. Overall a good brew.
rayOfBeer (673) - El Cerrito, California, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle : pale yellow with medium - sized white head. Aroma is malty yeasty with a good dose of cereal. Flavor is cereal, white pepper, yeast, dry grass, and a bit of grapefruit rind. The flavors don’t quite match the aroma. Decent taste but lacking depth. Wish I could like it more.
EithCubes (5138) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle PKGD 06/02/14. Nose is Belgian blonde all the way, yeast especially, with golden sunshiny pils malt, dusty noble hops topped by much more fervent American cousins. Pours clear golden with a sudsy white head. Taste is fruity, lemon rind especially, with citrus coming from oily hop juice; low bitterness, semi-sweet malt on top, fresh and light grassy and herbal. Fullish body, a little dust, perhaps minimal chalk in the bg, slightly tart. White grape/muscat. Like it, doesn’t blow the socks off but reminds of several beers I admire.
BVery (7267) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. This is great. Clear lighter golden pour with a smaller white head. Aroma of yeast and clove. Getting just a hint of Brett-like sourness - very cool. White grape and pepper. Plus some nice herbal / grassy hops. Really excellent beer!
HIGHB4LL (751) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from Wilbur’s. Appearance: finger white head, straw yellow, cleat, light lacing, Aroma: coriander, lemon, leaves, light rose floralness. Palate: light body, average carbonation, dry finish, light bitter finish, oily texture. Taste: light sweet immediately into coriander and spice, fades slowly as bitterness appears and rounds out the finish, lingering for a moment, but subdued. Overall, very good balance, love the yeast in this beer. My favorite of the 12-pack so far.
boFNjackson (4184) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... Poured clear, golden yellow with a moderate, white head. Esters and spices mix hop earthiness on the nose. Similar notes came through in the flavor with hints of cloves and other herbal, perfumey spices. Grassy, earthy, citrus-zest with some hop bitterness and drying yeast spices and esters towards the finish.
PorterPounder (5831) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee, Fl. Market Square Liquor - 12 oz bottle - part of the 2014 Beer Camp Across America 12-pak. Pours a sparkling medium golden with nary a head. Aroma has some white grape notes, a hint of anise seed, pleasant. Flavor has a nice wholesome quality to it with some saffron-like spiciness, a hint of white grape fruitiness,some bubble gum sweetness, some doughy yeasty notes. Mouthfeel has a nice thickness to it. Pretty solid.