larryLSB (497) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 750, cloudy golden with slight hue of orange, huge white head. Fruity nose, little bready with floral hints. Hoppy for a belgian. Great aroma, taste was smooth, on the sweeter side. Nice lively, medium to full bodied. Thoroughly enjoyable beer.
doppelthat (47) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It snells of citrusy hops with a bready ending. It pours a hazy golden body with a thick bubbly white head that leaves awesome lacing. It tastes of a bit bitter at first followed by a nice lingering sweetness. It is a medium bodied beer with a sticky texture and somewhat high on the carbonation level. Overall this is a beer I would drink again even with the $9 price tag.
BobbyAnalog (334) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 26, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is what a hefeweizen would taste like if topped with a carton of Newman’s Own Lemonade. There is overwhelming acidity and citrus flavor bouncing off of the brew, and it sometimes feels welcoming and other times a little overstayed. A pint is bound to make you feel like you drank a gallon pureed lemon peel. Decent but not without some reward.
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lively, huge head, nice retention, hazy golden... fruity, lightly grassy hoppy, yeasty, little bit citrusy.... lively, fruity, dry finish, medium to medium full bodied, some grassy hops, some lightly citrus hops... lightest sweetness,
Dogbrick (11039) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample on Day 2 of the Aces & Ales Strong Beer Festival on 08/13/2011. This beer is a mostly clear straw color with a medium fluffy white head that diminishes steadily. Thin rings of lacing on the glass. Hoppy, yeasty aroma with a touch of malt. Medium body with flavors of hops, zesty fruit, yeast and malt. The finish is moderately hoppy and leaves a yeast note behind. A little disjointed overall but decent.
davey101 (750) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle into a tulip glass. Purchased fairly fresh.
A - Nice copper/amber body and an off white soapy head.
S - Lots of hoppy aroma. Grapefruit, orange, pine, bready yeast, and spice.
T - Very hoppy. Almost IPA like with some belgian notes. Spice and bready yeast. Lots of sweet citrus and some malt. Slightly bitter finish.
O - Pretty good. Reminded me a bit too much of an IPA. I would have liked for the spices to come out a bit more. Worth the price though.
dukeredhair (243) - California, USA - AUG 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Fruity and light a but of apple, ginger and bubblegum. Nice citrus hop presence in the nose
Appearance: Pale clear yellow with and enormous pillowy head that lasts and lasts and laces all the way down.
Taste: Sweet but light, Hints of banana, apple, pear and a bit of pepper, clove and vanilla on the back end.
Palate: effervescent, light soft bubbles, dry crisp.
Overall: an incredible summer beer. Tastes like summer, goes down like a summer sunset. Really nice, and refreshing.
tennisjoel (1324) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - AUG 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tart nose. Dry with lemon, orange, citrus. Saison like qualities. Much better when enjoyed at warmer temps. Carbonation level is about perfect. Good but not great beer.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ The Bruery.
Cloudy yellow pour with a nice amount of white head. Smells as delicious as it tastes - tropical fruit, honey sweetness, spicy yeast, and herbal hops. Perfectly hopped with a delicious mango finish - some sweetness and spice as well. I love this beer and it’s Gone Wild bretheren.
changeup45 (1729) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This pours a golden color with a huge fluffy head on top. Sharp pear and apple aroma along with yeast, champagne, a vibrant woodsy scent, and some medicinal fumes. The flavors are a bit sweet with a velvety sticky quality coating the palate. Vanilla, herbs, tropical fruit, yeast, lavender... there’s a nice template to a good Belgian Gold but it’s just a little too sticky for my liking and not as easy to consume as it should be with an estery medicinal thing that never really ever goes away. Some crisp spice in the finish but it doesn’t dry out. I think it this were a couple of abv’s less then I would have liked it more. Still, it’s not a bad beer at all.