ChainGangGuy (4229) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 1, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle - $3.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Cellar Release: 4-2012.
Appearance: Hazy, amber-gold body with two full inches of airy, pillowed, near white head.
Smell: Sweetish aroma of golden syrup dotted with crumpled cookies dusted very lightly with ground spice and housing a conspicuous fruitiness.
Taste: Golden syrup coated barley ushers in a juicy orchard fruitiness of pears, peaches, and Golden Delicious apples. Slightly spicy, herbal touch nudged by the bright carbonation. Sweetish cookie/cracker vibe on the quite crisp finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. High carbonation for a lively mouthfeel.
Overall: A tasty, refreshing, spirited Belgian blonde ale. I enjoyed it quite a bit, actually.
thornecb (3963) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours gold into a snifter. Bright white head with medium retention recedes to skim surface leaving spot lacing. Sweet candi, vanilla and marshmallow aromas. Sharp with caramel and vanilla upfront turning to sweet candi and yeast in the dry, medium length chardonnay finish.
Beerenberger (1101) - Fischer, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is fruity yeast with hints of citrus. Pours a golden yellow with a mostly diminishing off-white head and delicate lacing. Tastes of light sweetness. Earthy flavors and yeast combine in a clean crisp drink. A quick finish and no lingering aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium-light with tingly carbonation. Overall, crisp, clean,refreshing, and enjoyable.
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BillWyce (615) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From notes: 4/2012 cellar-release date. Poured hazy straw color with a 1-finger off-white head. Earthy yeast aroma mixed with lemon. Medium body, with an earthy dryness to the finish. Lemony citrus flavor with earthy yeast notes, and a mild spice note that appeared as it warmed. Decent lacing.
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow with white, soapy head. Aroma has some citrus, some light malt, hints of wheat, detectable banana, fruity esters. Flavor is much the same. Medium mouthfeel with fizzy carbonation. Overall, is ok.
blutt59 (5868) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, cloudy yellow pour with tall white foam, nice fruity yeast aroma , flavor of malty wheat, citrus, nice bright finish
nuplastikk (3817) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2oz elongated grenade bottle. Unfiltered orange-tan, massive off-white head. Fruity Belgian yeast and dry, bitter farmhouse hops balance each other out well. Lively fluffy mouthfeel, with a slight boozy edge. A rather well crafted beer, sessionable in it’s balance.
dwyerpg (4257) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 12, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A nice light fruit aroma. This is tasty. Has a tripel mouthfeel to it but seems a bit on the lighter side. Very tingly and bubbly. Good stuff.
Ernest (5860) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially large, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers), lightly yeasty (basement), with strong notes of banana and gum.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
A simple, overly-sweet, ester-heavy example. Does Steenberge *really* need to make another one of these???
BlackHaddock (2880) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl Bottle: best before 21 Feb 2014, poured into the correct glass (a goblet/chalice) at ‘The Last Drop Inn’, Bolton on 8 Sep 2012 by myself: I didn’t trust the staff! Posh label gives a cellar date of 5/12, so this wasn’t very old when I had it.
This was on the bars ‘Boutique Beer List’ and although a bit expensive, it caught my eye.
Deep golden to light amber body, sediment remained in the bottle, nice head even with the steady pour I gave it.
Malts, yeast and mixed fruit in the nose: this carried on into the taste, semi-sweet malty molasses being the prominent flavour. As the beer warmed a little it became a bit metallic in its mouth feel and although I enjoyed the first three quarters of the beer I struggled with the last few sips.