badlizard (5520) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
ON tap. Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Nice yeasty, fruity, citrus and bread aroma and taste with a good refreshing crispness and a sweet malty finish.
Meilby (5519) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Stone 17th Anniversary
Pours clear pale yellow with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, yeast, wheat, floral and herbal. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter. Body is light to medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
Geokkjer (4991) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Stone 17th . Pours golden with an off white head. Aroma of malt, fruitiness, spices and yeast. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some yeast, spices malt. Medium body, average carbonation.
mcberko (4773) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Societe, pours a clear pale golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma brings out dry Belgian hops, dry floral hops, and biscuity malt. Flavour brings out dry biscuity malt and light floral hops. Light and drinkable. Decent, but unspectacular.
JK (4156) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
GABF 2012, October 12, Friday. Very Belgian in character. Dry with lots of hops and Belgian yeast, but lower alcohol, making me think of Orval or a dry saison. A great beer.
JohnnyJ (3889) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear medium yellow pour, with a fluffy white head. A very nice, light, dry Belgian ale. Bread, peppery, grain, yeast, herbal bitterness, dry banana, and grass. Very drinkable and dry, nice.
FlacoAlto (3676) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Societe; July 2012
Clear, light gold hue, with a frothy, thin, white head. The aroma has an ample earthy spiciness to it, that is not unlike grassy coriander. This is supported by a fruitiness that reminds me of pears and perhaps a touch of melon, as well as some grassy, pale cracker leaning, malt aromatics. The malt plays a clearly supporting role to the yeast / fermentation character.
Slightly sweet, with lots of fruity esters, the beer tastes of green apple, pear, and perhaps a touch of melon. There is a grassy, and herbal straw character here that is a compilation of the malt, some light hop notes and the fermentation character. This has a solid, though light, bitterness to it in the finish, and there is a slightly musty, earthy, spiciness as well as ample, clove like phenolic character that really lingers in the finish.
Not bad, but seems a bit on the “hot” side. It is not actually hot from alcohol, but does seem like the yeast strain might be a bit too characterful for the rest of this beer. Still, this is quite enjoyable.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewery. Rating #23. Nice Belgian with a refreshing bitterness that I really enjoyed. Tasty. (2622)
iowaherkeye (2675) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2012 SS Growler from the brewery. Spicy white pepper aroma with some flowery herbal hops, light Belgian banana esters behind with some cracker malt. Flavor follows suit, some nice hops again with the spicy white pepper pretty prominent. There is some of the fruity yeast, but not too much. Reminds me a bit of Taras Boulba, which I’m told is what the brewers were shooting for, so good on them. Scant sweetness, this finishes nice and dry with earthy bitterness peaking at a 3-4. Pretty tasty.
Old rating follows. Tap at Newport Pizza in OB. Clear light yellow gold with a small white head, down to a tattered film. Very dry, Belgian yeasty. Some dry herbal hops. Dry finish, bitterness at 3. Light body mod carb. Nice dry light belgian pale. Will update later.
Blairgus (2183) - California, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
9 mar 2013, tap at the Societe. Yellow, clear, no bubbles. Nose is saison yeast, light gold ale, lemon meringue. Thin body and moderately fizzy. Straw, skunky golden ale yeast. Okay.
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