jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - APR 10, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml caged&corked bottle. Pours gold with slight haze and thick white head. The aroma is very floral with some notes of "Belgian" esters and touch of pilsner malt. Flavor starts with an excellent biscuity malt character, some lightly yeasty soft fruit, and lots of flowers - floral hops with touch of spice and even softer touch of earthiness. Dry finish with moderate balancing bitterness, continuing big floral hop flavor, and dry toasty bready malts. Mouthfeel is richly carbonated with a medium body. Overall, an excellent hoppy golden ale - quite good.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased at friendly mini-mart in Lakewood. Very fresh fruity floral aroma on this beer. Flavor is almost lemony sweet. This comes with a very clean simple mouthfeel. It isn’t bogged down with too much sugary malt texture, it goes right for the tongue with a good bit of citrus taste.
forsides (118) - New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
cloudy golden with a nice white head. grassy, herbal, citrusy, spicy notes, along with some belgian yeast phenols. taste is tangy from the belgian yeast, along side of an ample amount of citrusy, peppery hop flavors
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - APR 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had from both tap and bottle, but more often on tap, including yesterday. Pours a golden yellow/orange with a good, thick head. Slight lacing with a wonderful hop aroma. Smells of fruit, pine, and grapefruit. Tastes like any good Golden Ale should - hoppy, hint of malts, big citrus with a fizzy, carbonated mouthfeel. Finishes dry and refreshing. Wonderful, tasty goodness.
italianjohn (2208) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy deep golden pour white head and light lacing .... floral and citrusy hop aroma ..... taste of belgian yeast fruity and hops with bitterness and some spice ..... good balanced taste and a light bitter bite at the end ..... very clean and no trace of the ABV .... quality
BBB63 (5701) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle and served in a Duval snifter: Very slight hazy golden hue with a lovely fluffy head and very good lacework. The aroma is dank, sweaty, catty, resiny and citric hops before a layer of pale and toasty malts come about, some Belgian yeast earthy esters and some minerally vapours. The taste has a hop forward character of American resiny and citric hops than the more noble continental hops I was expecting. Moderately dank and catty with a slight gin like twang. The pale biscuity malts provide a foil to the hop thrust but in the long term are merely bit players. Some almost peaty medicinal and sea salt undertone prance around for a moment of gladness. The mouth feel is lively let light bodied, very carbonated and a bit Sweddy balls.
I approached this as a possible Duval clone... but it is hardly close to that world classic. The dank, catty and sweaty hop tone overpowers the subdued character I hoped and expected to find. SO SAD! DAMNIT all, just DAMN my soul.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to bman1113vr. Pours a murky yellow with off-white head. Aroma of strong piney hops, fruit, citrus. Flavor is very much the same with some added light maltiness and a nice bitter. Mouth feel is medium body with high carbonation. Overall, some tasty stuff!
pineypower (2359) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy dark golden color with a fluffy, slightly off white head. Aroma is of grapefruit and pine hops, slight tropical fruit and a yeasty note. Taste is pine hops, yeast, some peppery notes, tangerine and a lingering slightly burning alcohol note. The bottle says to drink right away, but this tasted slightly hot to me.....
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to bman1113vr. poured yellow with a white head and some lace. aroma was pine and fruity citrus. flavor was pine resin with a light body and medium carbonation.
hopdog (8455) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a lighter and hazy yellow color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of citrus, rinds, peppery, and fruity. Tastes of citrus, melons, spices, and fruity. Some lacing left on the glass.