madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
27th April 2013
Hazy gold beer with a large white head. Palate is airy and crisp and semi dry. Strong minerals. Sweet malt. Sugary sweet floral flavours, dry. Seltzer minerals. Sweet dried fruits and peppery spice. Semi dry finish. Lots going on here but it’s all a bit dry.
Travlr (17716) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sipped this one while listening to Steve Grossman telling us the tale of their relationship with the abbey and its 12th century Cistercian stone. Cloudy golden color, small white head. Aroma of dust, hay, straw, light spice. Taste is similar.
Leighton (15389) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Blind Tiger, NYC during their Sierra Nevada event. Pours clearish gold with a fine, white head. Light tangy citrus in the nose, plenty of rich, bready malts. medium sweet flavor with some alcohol kick, dough, modest citrus, very light funk. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately warm finish with rich bread character. Nice stuff, well balanced.
brokensail (14045) - San Leandro, California, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
clear golden pout with a tall white head. Very fruit forward aroma with lots of nice pear, apple, tons of grape, and golden raisin notes. A mild booziness, sweet pale malt and sugar, some banana, clove, and coriander. A hint of white pepper and yeast, too. Intense white grape flavor to this. Good pear, apple, golden raisin, and banana, too. Moderate malt sweetness and spiciness of clove and white pepper. A hint of citrus peel on the finish.
bhensonb (12968) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 c&c brought from SN by Liz. Pours golden with a 4 finger creamy white head. Aroma is mildly fruity and spicy. A little citrus hop. Med body. Recognizably Belgian. Trace of banana ester. Yeast. Spice. Light fruit. Citrus and a bit of grass. Mellow. Very nice.
argo0 (12515) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Small white head, clear straw body. Aroma is medium sweet, spicy, candi sugar/perfume, some cantaloupe, orange. Taste is moderately sweet, candi sugar, spicy, some orange. Sticky medium-full body.
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with a tall white head. Aroma of yeast, pear, pepper, and minerals. Flavor of pear, yeast, apple skin, golden raisins, honey, and pepper with a moderately dry finish.
Ratman197 (11784) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a hazy gold with a lasting off white head. Aromas of straw, yeast, pear, pineapple asnd light white pepper. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, yeast, pear, light pineapple and light white pepper with a crisp dry lingering peppery fruity finish.
Drake (11172) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from a bottle at Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a clear golden color with a large pillowy head. Good
head retention. Aroma of caramel, bread, butter, citrus and spice. The taste is citrus, bread, herbal and spice notes,
apples and slight warmth. Light bodied, high carbonation, complex. A nice surprise.
BeerandBlues2 (11063) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Cork rises forcefully as I hold it back; no means no. Pours lightly hazy gold to orange with a large, frothy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is light fruity esters, Pils malt, cellar notes and spicy hops. Flavor is malt forward with light hops and bitterness, sugars, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium to full body with medium carbonation.