rman18 (310) - Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice strong malt flavor for a golden beer. The Hop is slight yet noticable. This is a great drinking beer. One of my favorites from this brewer.
CelticBrew (748) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours from bomber a nice caramel malt presence coupled to a spicy hop and yeast presence. The aroma was esters dominate and fruity to accompany the spice and malt. The beer arrived crystal clear pale golden with a low lasting head which laced the glass. The flavour was fruity with a light bit of spice through the strong esters and some presence of alcohol. Caramel presence was fairly low. The overall taste presented as herbal and quite nice. The finish was dry with some lasting spice into the aftertaste. Decent Belgie made here in NC, nice.
doboy (416) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A fine Tar Heel Beer, even if it is made in Durham! It has a nice clean aroma. Pours yellow and clear with nice carbonation. It holds a nice light lacy head. It has a nice sweet caramel flavor. Great mousthfeel. Good Golden after taste that is somewhat bitter.
decaturstevo (4665) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 29, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep yellow with fluffy white head and lace. Bread, rock candy, and belgian yeast. Hint of abv warmth, nice finishing bitter. Thin and foamy kept this from being a much better beer.
SpringsLicker (3046) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden body with a small white head.
Candy malt aroma.
Well balanced, sweet, yet not cloying. The alcohol is very well hidden.
chandler0201 (638) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange pour with small white head. Aroma of sugary fruits and some malt. Flavor of more sweet fruits and hoppy malts with hint of banana on the back end. Best of their crop of beers by far.
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 3, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Bull McCabes. Dark yellow to orange hue with thin head and big lacing. Nose is Belgian candi sugar, pears and apples, and sweet malts and wheat. Flavor follows suit with a big sweet Belgian fruit and malt profile, good hop balance, finishes quite sweet. Smooth and creamy texture with a modest alcohol presence and full-bodied goodness. A thick sweet Belgian that borders on cloying, not for mass consumption, I’m already feeling very full....
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz (unlabeled) bottle acquired in trade with emacgee (thanks!). Poured a medium golden color with a huge sized white head. AAromas of spices, citrus, yeastiness, bready, and bananas. Tastes of citrus, bananas, lighter spices, and sugary sweetness.
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brought home by the wife who saw this on a shopping trip with the girls to Southern Season in Chapel Hill. From a 22oz bottle this one poured a golden color with lots of foamy white head and quite a bit of bubbles. Aroma of malts, citrus, spices with some banana scents as well. Taste of coriander, alcohol, banana and plenty of sweetness to go around. Lots of carbonation. Overall decent Belgian Golden Ale.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Finally rated this after trying it a few times over the past year and half. Clear golden pour with usually a pleasant if sometimes brief white head. I think it’s actually gotten better since I first tried it. Funky yeasty nose with some clove and banana and a bit of citrus. Nice dry finish, though perhaps not quite as dry and bready as I like in this style. Tasty. Glad to have it on tap at so many local establishments.