fiulijn (14290) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Ginger Man, NYC
Hazy deep blond color. The aroma is a bit fruity and lightly soapy. Sweetish malt flavor, light alcohol feeling. Simple.
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden colour with loose, thin head. The aroma is peppery, with light floral and phenol and maybe a herbal accent. Dryish, with some herbal character. Decent - peppery and sweetish but nonetheless a balanced interpretation.
argo0 (11316) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 8, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(draft) Small white head atop clear apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, candi sugar, spice, light bubblegum. Taste is moderately sweet, bubblegum/candi sugar, coriander, light alcohol. Medium-full body, some stickiness.
jcwattsrugger (11062) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@Mr Pickwicks VT-on tap-pours a retaining thin white head and yellow/gold color. Aroma is mild, dry, yeasty, sweet grain-honey. Taste is dry, yeasty, sweet grain-honey/rock candy, secondary spice hops. Good effervescence. Well done.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Date: September 08, 2009
Source: Brouwer’s Cafe, Seattle
Appearance: clear gold, fine off white head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, touch of candy sweetness, nice phenolic spicyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of balancing spicyness, touch of candy sweetness, bitterness follows the spicyness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 14/20
Score: *** /4
Ratman197 (9440) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Falling Rock poured a clear tarnished gold with a lingering ring of off white foam. Aromas of pear, apple, candi sugar, spice and light carmel. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of pear, pineapple, candi sugar, spice and light carmel with a crisp lingering sweet finish.
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 24/09/2009
A little sweet malt aroma. White head. Clear golden coloured smooth on the palate strong in alcohol and malty with a crisp and slightly floral finish.
hopscotch (8776) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2009 Draft… Clear golden ale with a small, fizzy, white head. The aroma is sweet, biscuity, sweaty and lightly spicy. Full-bodied and oily with medium carbonation. Very sweet, but it seems there is a frail attempt at balance. Finishes sweet, spicy and lightly acidic.
Sammy (8349) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Delaney’s. Golden colour with some white head, leaving abundant lace. The carbonation is right there. Sourness in the finish detracts from the enjoyment. Not a great representation of the style, but still drinkable. Alcohol seemed higher in this one.
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Blind Tiger Alehouse. Orange-golden pour with a thick head. The nose is quite intense with lots of clove and plenty of cinnamon and allspice. Fairly fruity notes in back with lots of red apple, peach and a bit of banana. There is also a touch of spearmint character that is quite nice. A touch of cherry towards the back. The body is lean but the beer does finish somewhat sweet. Crackery Belgian malt base tends to keep this in check though. It certainly doesn’t have the cloying sweetness that typifies the style in the US. A pretty solid interpretation of the style.