jcos (1442) - Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location/Date:Bottle on October 21st, 2012 shared with Ben and David.
Appearance: Pours a clear yellow gold.
Aroma: Aroma is citrus(lemon), wheat, yeasty.
Taste: Mild bitterness, lemon, yeast, crisp.
Palate:Light body, nice.
Summary: Really enjoyed this one. Was the star of the day of the five beers we shared. Would like to tryt he other variations of this one.
ClarkVV (3860) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
2013 bottle drunk late March 2014
Fantastic pour, somehow the head never goes away and there’s tons of the fluffy, off-white stuff, producing massive lacing. The body is a brilliant copper-golden, with plentiful carbonation and a good clarity.
Unfortunately, after you are impressed by the appearance, the fun ends. Instead of writing another needless rant, I’ll just say, see Ernest’s review or see TAR’s review. They both sum it up perfectly. Tacky, sappy, piney hops with just a massive amount of acidity both from the hops and yeast. Sugarry-sweet and near-cloying. I don’t get all of the eccentric off-flavors, but there’s plenty of fusels, aspirin, some metallic notes and lots of veggies. Boggles my mind how a brewer could brew this, taste it and say, Alright! Let’s bottle and sell this stuff!! Undrinkable. Fortunately I was just given a sample from a friend’s bottle, so I didnt have to pour it out, which I would have done had it been mine.
ABS (383) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 17, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Eureka’s Berkeley. Hazy yellow. Very sour. Some banana, yeast, pepper flavor. Too sour for my taste.
maley1 (658) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Clear light golden pour with large white head. Aroma of fruit, caramel, malts. Taste of malts, caramel, spices, slightly fruity and slight hop finish. Medium bodied, crisp carbonation, nicely balanced, very drinkable.
ryanfolty (1780) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
April 16, 2014 - tap at Hollander. Clear golden pour with limited head. Aroma and taste were fruity, spicy and hoppy. Slightly bitter and dry finish.
jmgreenuk (3563) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Beer Temple, Amsterdam Open Bottle evening, April 2014. Poured a hazy light amber with a thin white head. The aroma is yeast, zesty citrus. The flavour is neutral veg wheat light bitter sour with a citrus grapefruit zesty spice pepper palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.
andrewje41 (136) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour. Golden. A lot of lemon aroma with a little spice. A citrus bite with a mellowing, slightly bitter finish. A lot of flavor and spice. Really good.
conway (1128) - - APR 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Clear gold with a fluffy white head. Aroma is pear and yeast. Taste is pear, caramel, citrus, oak, vanilla and tea. Medium syrupy mouthfeel. Deep and awesome.
McNeillR (976) - SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Still cloudy golden, bubbly ringed head. Eggy lemon, oily nose. Nice peppery scuttle of more lemon, tinny hop and thin almost witbeir creaminess. Impressive masking of the ABV, tang citrus on the finish and soft carbonation.
Bottle, Cheers LONick, April Not So Fools Tasting
cgarvieuk (13176) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home.. Golden amber... Thin white lacing... Sift zezty orange lemon fruit nose... Juicy fruits.. Big yeasty lemon
fishonmyplane (350) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice American take on a Belgian ale. Medium hop level which blends well with the dry Belgian flavors and adds a new dimension. Strong yet refreshing. Brewers should try this more often.