sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - AUG 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not so strong for a strong ale but a well crafted beer. Nice mid strength hoping with white grape stone drug and grass the yeast is present and presents a bit of spice and body.
zapprentice (314) - East Setauket, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Citrus aroma with hops. Hop flavor leads to fruity taste. I enjoyed this one
brucebruce81 (313) - Wyoming, USA - SEP 12, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I like this beer its one of the better ales light in color poured good with little head it was a little bitter but not bad
misterbeer (313) - greenwood, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle A gold pour little white head.a belgium yeast sweet fruity citrus thick beer with a nice hop finish on the back end
Vas19 (313) - Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours light orange with a thin white head. Nice hop aroma with some apricot, funk, and yeast. Creamy body, initial impression is Belgian Trippel. Good yeast and spice flavors along with a moldy orange note. Solid beer.
andyhite (308) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - FEB 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
hazy goldeen hue. allspice and earthy hops on the nose, followed by hints of coriander and mild sweet citrus. the taste yields a mirrored palate of the aroma, with a grassy barnyard component. the finish is well-rounded, smooth, but slightly high in carbonation. the yeast is definitely prominent in this young ale. should develop nicely over the next few years.
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours yellow-orange. Aromas of stone fruit and pineapple again. Some bread. Taste of earthy hops, dry malt, and balanced bitterness.
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beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a beautiful golden yellow with a small amount of head that is sticking around very well, at least so far. On the nose I get hops, citrus, lemon peel, also just sweet candied fruit. Medium bodied beer. Aftertaste is a candied sweetness, some hops and more hops. Staying around on the palate not wanting me to forget this one. Never got into the verticals but I will definitely start, fantastic beer.
twitcher (298) - framingham, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Pours an average appearance- pale hazy yellow color, smallish off white head that clears fast. Sweet fruits and some sharp citrus in the nose. For one of the VE series, the flavors are pretty tame. Typical Belgian strong pale- fruity phenols, smooth sugary sweetness, and some noticeable yeasty twang. Decent hop character- a nice mix of mild earthy notes, sharp citrus, and solid but not overdone bitterness. Palate is decent, though on the thin and slick side. Overall an enjoyable beer- though I can’t imagine anything good happening here in terms of ageing until all the VEs are out.
soyorganic (297) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber: pours a cloudy copper with a small white head. Aroma of yeast, hops and candy sugar. Taste: so this beer is quality... a nice citrus, banana, candy sugar and yeast taste followed by a nice touch of hops. The hops are definitely noticeable but they don’t kill the other flavors in the finish and a nice candy sugar flavor lingers. Medium-low carbonation that makes this extra drinkable. This sort of reminds me of the De Ranke XX but better. Hard to taste the alcohol. I am glad I bought this one.