Frank (3130) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sort of a Belgian IPA sort of thing. Mine looks like a glass of yeast but I’ll blame that on the bar--default three on appearance. Very fruity hop character with a hint of ;elgian yeast. Real good.
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap the 3Fs brewpub in Munster. This was a lighter and more reserved offering as far as 3fs goes (especially in terms of hop power), and thus quite drinkable, as I could easily sip on this all day. It pours with a light, wispy starch white head, and an opaque mandarin orange body. Hazy, woody citrus peach, and Belgian, yeasty dinner rolls pretty much sum up the aroma. A mild palate, but good bitter with non-overpowering hop. For the flavor, yeasty, mellow citrus, peaches, and multigrain cereal and dinner roll malts. Every aspect flows and blend well together. Overall, a very pleasant ale.
arkurzynski (1631) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2011 On tap at FFF. Amber in color. Nice pine and citrus hops as well as mild candied fruit and yeast. Clean flavor profile of light fruits, Belgian candy, caramel malts and an even, well-rounded earthy-pine hop bitterness. Light residual bitterness and some dryness. Fairly well attenuated. Nice.
dumontn (529) - CHICAGO, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance is hazy orangish gold with 2 finger head and good retention. Aroma is spicy yeast, honey, citrus hops. Taste is well balanced between spicy Belgian yeast character and a hoppy American pale ale character, just like the smell. Body is medium, lightly frothy, above average carbonation, dry-ish, has a bitter spicy finish. Overall, good but not great. I love 3F but Ommegang’s BPA has this one beat by a long shot.
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - OCT 4, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Phone rate, $5 tulip at the brewpub. Clear golden amber with a two finger off-white head, good retention. The Belgian yeasty banana and pear, and fruity tropical citrus hops go very well together. Wow, very bright nose. Flavor is still yeasty and hoppy, though does add a pretty good amount of earthiness, which isn’t terrible, just a little detracting. Not much in the way of malt, just fruity hops and fruity yeast. Dry finish, earthy bitterness peaks at a 4. Light prickly carbonation with a light to medium body.smelled a little better, but still quite solid.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On-tap at Three Floyds. Poured into tulip.
A: Pours an incredibly cloudy dreamsicle with blended yellow edging. There’s no way I’m seeing through this guy. Light white head that dissipated rather fast leaving a slight slice on the sides.
S: The yeast hits you hard in this one. It mellows out to some sweet fruits. I’m almost picking up strawberries or tart raspberries.
T: Great yeasty opening really leaves your palate wandering around the rest of the drink. I pick up some tangy fruits down one path, some sweetness down another and then finally some bitter hops are waiting at the end.
M: Very creamy and surprisingly light for being so cloudy and yeasty. Leaves a great film over the cheeks and tongue that keeps drawing you back in. Light Carbonation.
O: This was a wonderfully crafted brew. The different flavors all blending together in this harmonious liquid made it incredibly enjoyable and I hope either 3F’s or Destruise decides to bottle this guy.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 06-11-2011
GRM (3149) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Glass, 5 ounces, on the premise, savoured on July 7 2011; eye: yellowish, hazy, no effervescence, tiny ring of creamy white head; nose: resinous hops, orange, light malt, light tropical fruits; mouth: resinous hops, orange, malt, light caramel, slight medicinal, short and dry finale in resinous hops, medium-full body, good carbonation, mildly bitter, lightly sweet, light astringency, grainy texture; overall: fine
Verre, 5 onces, à la brasserie, savourée le 7 juillet 2011; œil : jaunâtre, voilée, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse blanc crémeux; nez : houblon résineux, orange, léger malt, léger fruits tropicaux; bouche : houblon résineux, orange, malt, léger caramel, très léger médicinal, finale courte et sèche en houblon résineux, corps moyen-corsé, bonne carbonatation, moyennement amère, légèrement sucrée, légère astringence, texture granuleuse; en résumé : bien
railcat1 (693) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
I am not big on Belgian ales and this was ok but to yeasty and doughy tasteing for my likes.CHEERS!
drewbeerme (3885) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft the brewpub. pours cloudy orange with off white fluffy head. big tropical fruit and citrusy hop aroma while a spicy belgian yeast peirces through. the flavor is more bitter than I was expecting for a belgian pale but that’s okay cuz the hop flavor was really working well with this yeast (even after it’s been on for over a month), nice tropical fruit and grapefruit and a well fermentated yeast strain works in unison w/ the big hop character. med body and lively carbonation. I could drink a lot of this. great beer from a style that few pull of that well.
Reynolds314 (2548) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at brewpub poured cloudy golden into a tulip glass. Taste is grassy, citrus hops with a huge yeast profile. The flavors of the yeast are doughy, earthy and spicy but it muddles the hop flavor and doesnt work perfectly in my opinion. Tasty offering but not their best.