jkwood04 (4767) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours deep golden with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of spicy yeast, some light floral and slightly piney hops, a little caramel/pale malt, and some alcohol. Flavor about the same. Average texture. I just brewed a beer that is very similar to this, and the yeast notes are better in this but I want more hops.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice Belgian. Pours cloudy orange with a thick head. Aroma of citrus and Belgian yeast. Juicy citrus and some pepper. Decent brew.
freekyp (1634) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas of orange, lemon, peach and classic Belgian style yeast. Pours opaque orangy tan with a thick juicy head. Flavor is tart and fruity with an awesome pineapple overtone. Very sweet finish fades to peppery goodness.
Dorwart (2439) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very thin head which reduces to a small clump of bubbles on the surface. Rather unusual for a belgian brew. Nice fruity and yeasty aroma with some apples, candi sugar and sweet malts. Color is a slightly hazy, golden orange. Kind of flat in the mouth. Strong alcohol presence, strong malt presence, some herbal notes and a dry slightly bitter finish. I expected some of the fruity flavors in this brew but am not finding any. Little bit of celery mixed in there. A decent brew but I am a bit dissapointed as I am usually a BIG fan of the Smuttynose BIG brews and belgian golden ales too.
Jow (2698) - New York, USA - SEP 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Stagshead, pours a cloudy golden amber with nice nose. Tastes belgina yeast, floral, citrus hops, spices, orange, and booze. I really enjoyed this brew.
glennmastrange (2431) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Moderate malt note of roasted, light to moderate orange for the hops, moderate dough and musty for the yeast, with background aromas of date, wood, candy sugar, clove and fruit wine. Head is small, frothy, white with fair lacing and is mstly diminishing. Color is slightly hazy on the first pour, muddy and chunky on the last, light amber/orange. Flavor starts lightly sweet and moderately acidic, then the long finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium, oily with a soft carbonation and moderately alcoholic and astringent in the finish. Mostly hop and yeast dominant and with noy a lot of focus on malt, all in all a tasty beer though not very Belgian Strong Ale-ish. The palate finish is also a little off-putting.
Goodgrief (1869) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - SEP 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque straw color, not a whole lot of head, but I sort of liked the color. Sweet fruity aroma. Lots of light fruity flavors, with a bunch of yeast. Even some odd brown sugar flavor (odd because of the light color). A bit sticky sweet. It was just okay.
ben4321 (4744) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 9/23/11
Aroma: The nose is made up of some spice notes, Belgian yeast, and floral hops
Appearance: Pours a mostly clear copper color with a small, bubbly white head, and good lacing
Flavor: Tastes fairly balanced, with a medium sweetness, some spice, and lighter hop bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, with a slightly sticky mouthfeel, soft-to-average carbonation, and minimal heat
This is a pretty interesting beer. It has a nice, well-balanced flavor, a good mouthfeel, and an "enjoyableness" overall. Yes, I know, I made up a word. I think it describes this beer pretty well though. This was another solid offering from Smutty.
smith4498 (3252) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy bright orange color with white head. Aromas of Belgian yeast, lemon, candi sugar, alcohol and spiciness. Hoppy Belgian tripel flavor; doughy, spicy, sweet and boozy with some lemon. Slightly medicinal aftertaste. Medium body with lively carbonation.
drseusszb200 (687) - Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
doing from memory Poured nice smelled belgian tasted smooth with no alcohol taste whats so ever good beer