napes22 (6) - New York, USA - AUG 24, 2013 does not count
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Advertised as a Session Ale with Spices, but I didn’t taste all that many spices. The beer almost seemed watered down and a little mild.
Bamsen78 (1976) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours clear pale golden with small white head. Clear aroma of hops, malt with touches of citrus. Bitter, hoppy flavour with a sweetish malty flavour and a subtle roasty note. Grainy aftretaste. OK but a little dusty and a trifle unbalanced.
MiP (12842) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Coriander and peppercorn aroma. Clear golden colour. OK stable white head. The flavour is a little watery, has some rough bitterness. Sugary and bitter. Not as spicy as expected.
Camons (4520) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Home. Pours golden with a white head, loads of lively bubbles. Aroma of malt, yeast, spice, light pepper, grass. Flavor is rather sweet with malt, little honey, yeast, spice. Thin to medium body, lively carbonation. 070813
daniellunsford (105) - - JUL 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of orange peal and coriander. Golden belgian ale appearance. Taste similar to a saison with a nice lightness. Not a favorite from Smuttynose.
bob_w (291) - new york, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
i’ve loved this beer from the first taste. it’s a solid belgian pale ale -- not quite as clean as palm, but pretty good for an american version. slight haze in its dark pale straw yellow color, modest head. a tangy note in the mostly malty nose, along with some yeasty mild yeasty esters. mostly malt forward flavor with some finishing tanginess, modestly bitter, clean finish with some lingering malt flavor in the aftertaste.
czar (3268) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours hazy golden with a creamy white head, good retention and lacing. lightly toasted, biscuity and spicy cereals rather than malts, slightly yeasty and wheaty, bit of earthiness, spices - pepper, grass, shy belgiumness. moderate carbonation, light body - oily, dry short but present herbal-grassy-citrusy-spicy finish. meh - but drinkable on this hot summer day where my apartment is hotter than the outside.
hopdog (8241) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Poured a golden color with a white head. Grains, some breadiness, and lighter citrus.
HenrikSoegaard (9754) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. moderate bitter flavor. Week spicy notes. Some fruity esters. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. Deasent beer.
kramer (4368) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark gold body with a small fizzy white head that faded to a wispy film. The nose isn’t all that appetizing, there seems to be a bit of a buttery note overlaying the light bready and crackery maltiness. The flavor seems to be a little tainted by diacetyl as well. Maybe there’s a little bit of the spices that they used that mimics the buttery taste that I’m sensing? There’s a little floral spice on the finish, but mostly all I taste is butter flavor. Light bodied and very fizzy with a slightly oily finish. Another beer ruined by the scourge of dactyl. Why don’t brewers taste these diacetyl laced beers and do something about them? Are there really people who like beers that taste like this?