stangger (608) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler from Arvin. Fruity, banana, orange aroma and taste. Medium-bodied; really good for a blonde.
JaBier (5485) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Toxic on 4/12/15. Pours clear gold with a thick white head. Aroma of malt sweetness, banana, clove and raspberry. Malty flavor with raspberry and banana esters before a sweet finish. Not sure if there was a raspberry beer on before this one or if it was a special edition of the original, but there was definitely some raspberry character in there.
snoworsummer (3253) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours hazy amber with a very thon, fizzy white head. Tastes like grassyness, dry grains, light lemon and banana. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like light grassy lemon and dough.
DrSilverworm (8548) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taster on tap at the brewery. Spelling is indeed "Abby". Labeled 5.4%. 26 IBU. The brewer that I briefly spoke to tells me that this is his go-to beer on tap, so I’m looking forward to it... Clear golden orange color. Thin off-white head, leaves good thicker lace. Medium-plus body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Lightly slick. Some toasty malt notes, light caramel, and some graininess. It’s a nice malt profile though, with less belgian-y candy sugar flavors than the other Toxic brews I tasted. Some nice banana notes. A very nice, on-style belgian blond ale. This one tastes right. Belgian-y, but in a seemingly intentional way.
phaleslu (7546) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft in a sampler at the brewery. Pours a hazy pale gold with a small white head that leaves lace in the glass. Aroma of pale and bready and sweet malts, mild spice (pepper and coriander), and citrus fruits. Flavor of pepper, pale and sweet malts, lemon citrus, and apricot. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, spicy mouthfeel. Nice Belgian blonde.
b3shine (6596) - Indiana, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to taster at Toxic. Looks solid; a hazy orange with thin off-white lacing. Smells of Belgian yeast and related spices with a touch of clove. Tastes like it smells, but less robust. Average on the palate. Decent beer.
Tmoney99 (11915) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample. Poured hazy golden color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate yeast balanced aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium balanced flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.