hombrepalo (1956) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
10oz pour @ Hopleaf. Poued a thick dense yellow almost orange. The nose has a heavy dose of bubble gum and spice. The flavor has a ton of that bubble gum with some sweetness and a straightforward bitterness. It strikes me as an oversimplified Belgian. Medium bodied with easy carbonation leading to a dry finish. Enjoyable...
tastybeer (1850) - Indiana, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pour is hazy dark gold with a small white head. Aroma is grass, candy corn, fruity yeast, grain husk, a bit of citrus. Flavor is lightly sweet, grass, fruity. Finish is dry and soft. Tasty.
arkurzynski (1819) - 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.
Block (1756) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer was really good but I have to say it didn’t stand out much compared to some of the others. Kind of got lost in the mix for me. Hoppy and well balanced. High IBU’s without the distinct and overpowering bitterness.
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
aroma is OJ, yeast back note, some general tropical fruits, stressing pineapple. aroma is super hazy, big legs, lingering sponge head. flavor is pine coming to play, previously more simple OJ becomes tangerine and even mango. hard to figure where hop esters end and yeast esters begin. savory malts work to poke through the corucopia. mouthfeel is nicely coating, leads to exttended pleasant bitterness.
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
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the brewpub on a recent trip thanks to my good friend Kan.The pour gave a golden murky color with a bit of white head. Very nice mouth feel. A bit of bready yeasty character intertwined with some good lemony, grapefruit flavors. The hops are well balanced for the style. Liked this beer and stoked to sample it.
railcat1 (701) - 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!
ekoerper (596) - Iowa, USA - AUG 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the pub. Aroma: fresh, pungent, floral hops, citrus, fruity Belgian yeast notes, fantastic. Pours hazy golden with fluffy white head, average retention with lots of lacing. Flavor is quite fruity, both from the hops and Belgian yeast, orange and lemon, some grapefruit. Firm bitterness, but hidden behind the hop flavor and fruity esters. Light and delicate malt flavor, well balanced. Light-medium body and medium-high carbonation, very nice brew.
dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, 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.