DrnkMcDermott (2972) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2010 Draft sample at Finnegan’s of Plainfield. My 100th California beer! More of an American hop smell than the 07.07.07. Even clearer gold color. I taste a lot of catty Amarillo type hops, which I didn’t know where there until now reading the deScription. Slick but chewy Belgian pils malts, with a backing of some citrus and plum, and little yeast bite compared to the 07.07.07. Did I mention it’s yummy, and a notch above the older vertical? Yes, it is!
Hoprider (327) - DENMARK - MAY 1, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orangy golden with a small white head. N: white gummybears from Haribo, light belgian yeast spice, light hops. T: sweet golden belgian ale on the tongue. Light herbal aftertaste. Drying and slight bitterness in the finish.
LLaurin (212) - Motala, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden and with a firm head. Nose is rich with banana and toffee together with sweet malty notes. Taste is also fresh and rich with a long palate of fruity notes.
Samuel214 (314) - SWEDEN - APR 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaska från SB. Provning med ölsällskapet. Näst intill klarorange med vitt skum. Belgoton i doften, åt det sötare hållet. Subtila toner av mango och passion. Lite svårplacerad. Ganska lätt kropp och märkbar alkohol. Även här belgotoner, men också lite mer IPA-karaktäristisk kåda och citrusskal. Svår att ringa in, men bra hur som.
madchemist83 (239) - USA - APR 24, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled on 8/26/15. Belgian funky fresh notes. Golden copper with thick white head. Nice bread and banana front with clear bitter bite. Classic belgian ale.
kaser (5113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tropical and fruity aroma. Draft at righteous in cincy. Orange with white head. Bubblegum and some mint flavor. Pretty tasty
pioter (19) - POLAND - APR 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Piękna piana. Kolor złoty. W aromacie owoce tropikalne. W smaku ponownie owoce tropikalne. Całkiem ok.
scirtes (350) - POLAND - APR 19, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at BGM 2016. Golden beer with aroma of bubble gum, medium bodied, lots of malty sweetness.
Pedro_Pinho (87) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice and fresh aroma of citrus and hops. Clear golden color with a lacy white head, looks like a lager (scarry). Taste a bit light, could be somewhat more hoppy and some bitternes is missing for me. Nice overall, but slightly disapointing, or maybe I was expecting too much.
commonmac (901) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Republic Seven Corners. Tulip glass on the patio with blonderedhead. Attractive golden orange color with a decent white head. Not a lot of lacing. Aroma is citrus and banana with a little bit of yeast funk. Taste is very solid with a balance of hoppy bitterness, a spicy, peppery characteristic, and a malt undertone. Enjoyable sweetness comes into play. Citrus rind a little bit towards the end. Finish is clean and professional. Stone succeeds again and all the more impressive given this isn’t necessarily the brewer’s specialty. Glad they brought it back for an encore.
tmoreau (3421) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Ellyn’s Tap & Grill in Glen Ellyn, IL., and large snifter served showing a hazed, ruby highlighted amber/gold color, with a presentably lingering layer of off white head foam, and wavy spray as lacing. The nose was dried fruit, pit fruit, touches of citrus & cherry, sweetness & spice, and ready alcohol presence. Medium+ bodied, with decent carbonation, the taste included an earthy & rind-like bitterness that was lingering, and tempered some by the fruit sweetness that also added subtle tropical notions. A hefty, satisfying Strong Ale that showed increasing warmth as it rested a bit.