talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
BB 04-12. The pour is a hazy, straw color with a full, white, fizzy, rocky head which settles to a fluffy layer and leaves loose, sporadic lace. The nose interesting with a nice mesh of Belgian yeast and American hops; honeyed bread, lemon peel matching wheat tartness, floral, peppery alcohol matching spicy rye, a touch of white grapefruit, some resins, and some rosemary. The flavor is similar but citrus is more prominent, still lots of honeyed bread, spicy rye, orange and lemon peel, tart wheat, citrus notes somewhere between orange and white grapefruit, just hints of floral and the rosemary. The palate is fitting with a lively to fizzy carbonation, moderately full body, a creamy body, warming sensation, and the carbonation adding a seeming dryness. The finish is long with the carbonation drying it out, citrus notes throughout, honeyed rye bread dissipating, rosemary left on the tongue and a less than moderate bitterness. An interesting brew to take such a light colored Belgian and add lots of hops without adding a bunch of bitterness. The spicy rye notes masked the ABV well, the tartness from the wheat meshed well with the citrus. Amarillo hops seem to compliment Belgian yeast strains well for what ever reason. From two breweries for which I have mixed feeling for, they collaborated to make a very nice beer.
flatmatt (1136) - Northville, Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Ashley’s Ann Arbor. Pours a lightly hazed golden with a white head. Great yeasty aroma with abundant bubble gum and cloves. Again the yeast stands out very nicely in the flavor, with bubble gum leading cloves, and definitely mixing with some citrusy hops. A very tasty beer with a great yeast profile.
olr1984 (1112) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle pours a straw yellow with a large white head. Yeast and spice aroma. Lite apple and lemon zest taste. Very drinkable beer.
Holdwine (1082) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I like rye, so I was pleased to taste it peeking out from thid very complex collboration. Hops are strong, The Belgian spices are present. The mix of malts is fun and then another wave of hops takes you home to a clean crisp, spicy finish.
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - SEP 12, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours bright yellow. Aromas of pepper lime wheat and mango. Med bodied with white pepper and pineapple on palate with long finish. Excellent
walleye (1067) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
popped the cork. poured a hazy straw with big white head. aroma yeast, spices,malt, lemon,hops, some sourness, light fruits, alcohol, floral. aroma, spices like coriander, honey,malt, lemon, pepper.
Caytinator (962) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint on tap. Really really good. Bright sunshine color, cloudy, laces well, little head, bubbly. Aroma is citrus, peaches, nectarines. Taste is more sweet and citrus, with floral notes and herbs. Medium-light body. What a good blend of American and Belgian tradition.
BiddleBrau (958) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy light gold with light white head. Fruity, orange, corriander and a bit musty in the nose. Citrus spicy (a hint of bublegum?) flavor, dry with subdued malt presence. Nothing overpowering but plenty of flavor. No way I’d think this had 9.5% alcohol. Palate is fairly full as well, I guess based on the malt needed to get that alcohol. A very nice surprise.
hapjydeuce (950) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from BevMo somewhere in San Diego. Backlogged rating. Pop bottletop. Pours a hazy light gold color. Excellent head and appearance. Aroma is pear, clove and coriander. Wheaty malt flavor with dry bitterness, along with peppery ginger spice. Light on the palate. Very pleasant and easy drinking.
ciaranc (949) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Delirium. Pale, ever so slightly cloudy gold, white head, fades, great lacing. Usual Belgian nose, clove, banana, some fruity hops. Flavour is medium bitter backed by tripel characteristics. Fizzy, medium light body, fruity finish.