slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - AUG 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22. Dry pale Belgian w/ more hops than necessary. But, ummm, still an amazing west coast Belgian! 12/12 or later?, my ass!
Brentv (646) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this on tap a month or two ago and it was so good, I went back the next night specifically to have it again before the keg ran out. SO delicious. Just now I had it from a bomber I found last week. Can I say I was disappointed? Honey colored pour with large white head. Aroma of Belgian yeasts with light fruits. Gentle sweetness. Medium carbonation.
Earlier Rating: 10/27/2015 Total Score: 4.2
On tap at ABV Public House in Hillsboro, OR. Crystal clear light golden pour. Huge banana spice aroma and taste. Fruits and an easy-to-drink sweetness. Medium to light mouthfeel. This was a nice surprise and a really lovely beer.
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz. Golden straw color, thin white head. Spiced aroma, banana, bubble gum, alcohol, grass in the way back. Tripel. Similar flavor, marked belgian yeast and candi sugar. Ultra small bubbles. A little bit sweet, with a flat, mushy finish.
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Capone’s. Pours an almost perfectly clear gold with no head. Aroma is a nice mix of Belgian spiciness with some aged hoppiness. Taste is almost syrupy, sweet, with the hop flavor being aged out.
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle- overwhelming spicy notes dominate along with sharp bitterness. Hops are there in the background, in sort of a piney/resiny way, but they are totally lost by the yeast produced flavors. Would try again, but not as good as I was hoping.
gorditoabd (634) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours deep golden hue, minimal foam. Nice spicy funky aroma, touch of hop bitterness. Taste is sweet funky spicy with middling hot resin hops. Some clove and banana in the middle palate before a spicy warm ABV finish. Tight, well- balanced brew. Great stuff.
RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Stone company store, Pasadena. Like an imperial version of the cali-belgique, but somehow not quite as good. Fruity belgian yeast esters and those good ol’ stone hops. Nice beer
Aquilo (622) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 27, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I always get excited by seasonals. This one is quite good all around; very drinkable and relaxing, but nothing too complex. Nothing to challenge your taste buds here. Let me break it down for you: Pours yellow with a white head. The color isn’t pleasing to the eye in my opinion, so I dimmed the lights, and it looked fine. Smell is sweet like cotton candy with a hint of popcorn. Flavor is eucalyptus, perhaps pine, and grapefruit. Very smooth and wet going down. Wonderful.
Bartzilla (620) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 8, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice! Off the bat it reminded me of Hop-It, but as I got through the bottle I realize it’s different in it’s own way. Think Chouffe Houblon, Urthel Hop-It and then make it taste like it released yesterday. Nice beer.
Wombata (620) - Kobe, JAPAN - AUG 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Dry orange, mineral, yeast, touch of coriander and dry orange "syrup."
Flavor: Moderately concentrated orange, mineral, yeast, followed by a bitter hop and orange peel bite on the mid-palate and yeasty finish.
Comment: Well-integrated. This is a bit reminiscent of a S. French Viognier-like aroma and flavor and viscosity.