DuffMan (9593) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, shared with Davey. Very lively pour, requiring stages and patience. Aroma is quite yeasty, with definite citrus notes. the palate builds on sweet malts that had a candy-corn quality for me that I wasn’t crazy about. The yeast was nice, adding interesting spicy esters. Overall just okay.
maltman53 (465) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ovila is another example of an overall comment I have of the entire Sierra Nevada portfolio of beers: Technically clean, but lacks depth of flavor. Sierra is the sixth largest brewery in the U.S. and its mass production level prevents it from delivering exceptional beers in any category. We owe Sierra a thanks for pioneering the craft beer business, but unfortunately, its beers have become more macro than micro.
Fatehunter (2274) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured with a half finger of head on a fairly clear, golden colored body.
The aroma is wonderful. Lots of grain and a little bright apple and pear.
The taste is a crisp fruity (apple and pear again) with a touch of lemon bitterness. Nicely balanced and light.
The texture is fizzy with a crisp body.
nimbleprop (7560) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle pours a hazy, bright yellow with some fizzy, white head. Nose of candy sugar, some spice, malt, grass, pear, some yeast. Flavor is similar, pear slices, grass, hay, straw, malt, light pepper, candy sugar. Full, spritzy finish.
beertholomeus (1723) - California, USA - JUL 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden color with a thick fluffy white head. Hop, spice, fruit, yeast and malt aromas. Yeast, apple, pear, spice, malt and hop flavors. Medium light body and lots of carbonation. Fruity yeast finish.
csaso (2119) - Missouri, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - big foamy head, medium straw color, fruit/apple Belg yeast aroma and flavor, light malt backbone, pretty refreshing actually, very good
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
RaucusBacchus (63) - Sandy, Utah, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber: honeyed orange with a shallow head. Fruity, balsamic nose. Frothy textures itch a tart, dry finish. The tongue keeps tingling for quite some time. ~m
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUL 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a white head. Apple, pear, banana, tart, citrus, yeast. Dry finish and well carbonated.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Landmonger (155) - USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from 750ml bottle into a trappist glass, golden in color with a nice tower of carbonation in the middle, aroma of yeast, bread, citrus, fruit, taste of citrus, spice, sweet, ncie carbonation and warmth of alcohol going down.
TizzleJizzle (781) - Garland, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Poured a clear gold with a foamy white top. Taste of lemon, citrus, spice, and pepper. High fizzy carbonation