bubblehouse (327) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good. Nice aroma and very flowery. Much better than what I was expecting. Can’t beat it for the price.
FlacoAlto (3759) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A steady pour into my teku glass produces a three finger thick, pale tan colored head. The beer is a bright, clear, golden color. The aroma has a nice mix of dried hay, pale grain, light fruit notes and earthy spiciness. Lots of clove, some peppery notes, touches of young ginger, as well as a slightly musty yeast character, and earthy spice notes play a role here. Soft lemon like notes, and backing fruit notes that suggest of pears, and perhaps floral apple meld well with the grassy grain character that leans towards pale crackers at times.
Light bodied and lightly effervescent the beer strikes a nice balance of being quite quaffable yet has a soft chewiness to the body. The finish has a fair amount of clove to it without being overly much, as well as some soft ginger like notes and a touch of lemon-zest like citrus character. Soft cracker like malt notes with a pale grain sweetness, some dried hay like notes in the finish, and in combination with the fruit esters a soft apple like note to the finish. There seems to be a touch of herbal hop character to this beer and a soft bitterness that helps to balance the fruit character.
A nice Golden Ale, it has a good balance between fruit, spice, pale grain, and soft hop character.
bubbleflubber (1787) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This pours golden into the glass, with a light white head that diminishes, leaving trace lacing. The nose is strong with grapes and pear accents, of a dessert wine. The flavors follow suit, yeasty, with grape skins and rind/peel to finish, alongside light diacetyl notes and coriander spiciness. The mouthfeel is lively and juicy on the palate. This one also looks to age well. Nice offering from the Trader.
PorterPounder (5375) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Trader Joe’s - 750 ml cage corked bottle. Hazy light golden pour, light snow white head, nice white head. Aroma some some fruity pear accents, a hint of scuppernong grapes. Flavor is full bodied and crisp with some light lemony accents, a but of sweet cake mix yeastiness, a hint of honey sweetness and some coriander spiciness. Mouthfeel has a nice spritz to it. Excellent budget Belgian - think I paid less than $5 for this!
Butters (3735) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden pour with ring of white. Belgian yeast and clean vanilla and honey. Great blanch De chambly ness to it. Large carbonation lends itself to big full mouth full. Very good.
Fredis23 (481) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy Yellow Color, Huge Frothy Head, Spotty Lacing. Belgian Yeast, Floral, Citrus Aroma. Belgian Yeast, Clove, Citrus, Slightly Sour with Bitter Finish. Bubbly with soft carbonation. Hides High Alcohol Well. Easy Drinker and Enjoyable. I guess I should Pay closer attention, since I’ve passed it so many times until I’ve noticed that it was made in Canada and realized it was Unibroue product. Pretty Good. Recommended...
Aurelius (4065) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big, yeasty Belgian aroma a la Fin du Monde or Don de Dieu. Great gilt bomber, foggy blonde beer, thin clingy white head. Lightly sweet and spicy, yeasty with a frothy mouthfeel. Spicy, prickly finish with some biscuit and cookie. Nice pint for $5.99 @ Trader Joe’s Tallahassee.
MaBeer1972 (1271) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from TJ’s in Framingham. Pours out a bright honey yellow with a big frothy white head. Fruity yeast aromas. Flavor is on the sweet side Mouthfeel is fizzy. Not as refined as a good Belgian brew, but of course not bad for the price either.
portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy gold citrus color with a thin tight soapy head that leaves a thin film and collar. Aroma has spice bubblegum yeast and and mellow citrus. Taste is citrus sweet with a little bitterness and pepper banana bubblegum and a little warming. Palate is medium slick and dry.
penstemon (127) - - OCT 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden with a white head. Aromas of Belgian yeast, candied ginger, pear, and lemon zest. Taste of Belgian yeast, lemony citrus, ginger, and bread. Malty sweetness and very little bitterness. Light-med body. A nice golden Belgian, and a great deal.