crossovert (5625) - Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
12 oz bottle. Bottled 01/04/12.
It pours a brilliant clear gold, one of the clearest most pure golden-hued beers I have ever seen. The head is foamy and white and leaves some nice lacing.
The smell is okay. Huge esters but honestly this almost just smells like an adjunct lager without the corn. It has that sourness to it that isn’t "sour" but that tart AAL scent.
The flavor is flowery and yeasty. It has a decent sweetness, some metallic flavors, and basic grain flavors. Not too bitter.
It is just really plain, there is nothing that distinguishes it besides its gorgeous appearance.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-22-2012 22:23:38
marcus (5605) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 3, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Total Wine. Pours hazy golden with a decent off-white head and a light fruity aroma. There is a yeasty pale malt flavor with a bit of banana ester and an astringently bitter finish.
5000 (5600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2005 Bottle: Golden, large white frothy head, light carbonation, rises very quickly, nice lacing. Not a lot going on in the aroma, very pale bready malts, subtle pear or apple. Very weak flavor profile, slight astringent malt/grain on first sip, but other than that nothing. Extremely weak body, with a mouthfeel that is very slightly wheaty. Finish... what finish? This was almost void of any aroma or flavor. At least when you smell/taste nothing, you can’t say its nasty. I would sum this up in one single word... BLAND!
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sugars, honey, grainy nose. Golden, bright, no head. Light foam. Honey, cereal grains, wheat. Soft banana notes, a hint of spice. Medium carbonation. Rather drinkable.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden honey body with a thin white lacing. Sweet pear and pineapple. Hints of banana bread and clove spices. Moderately sharp carbonation that bites at the tongue.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the TURD tasting. Pours gold with a white head. Light lemony fruity aroma. The flavor has a grainy base with light lemony notes. Not bad.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2006 NABA ’05: Golden hue. Nice citrusy yeast and pale malt character. The flavor has an average sized body with a bit of over the top orange & hop notes but comes down to a light mouthfeel in the finish. I’m going to line up a bottle of this once it comes to Boise.
Bottle:Pours a crystal clear amber color with big puffy white head and plenty of carbonation and complete sheets of lacing. The nose is ripe with corriander and earthy yeast and peppery spicy smells. The balance between all this and the hops is excellent. The flavor is a bit thin, whereas most belgian beers of this type run around 6-7% alcohol, this is nearly half that. Like the difference between a pale lager and its NA equivalent, lots of sweet worty malts and a thin body and mouthfeel. Refreshing and easy drinking naturally. The finish is dry, musky and a bit chalky. Overall this is a good quaffing beer but the low alcohol limits imposed by Utah really cut into what thie beer could be. I salute the brewery for wringing this much flavor into such a low gravity beer.
Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden bodied with the slenderest of white fizzy heads, the aroma is sweet, bready, yeasty, and has a faint floral bouquet. The body is a bit thin, a bit watery. The flavor has a generic pale malt sweetness, a touch bready, with a vague, unidentifiable frutiness, and a very mild floral bitterness. It’s somewhat of a letdown after some of the beers that I’ve enjoyed from this brewer.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 12, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on Tap at 2005 OBF. Light brown color. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is fruity and sweet. A medium bodied Belgian Pale Ale. Malts are fruity and sweet, with a touch of spiciness. Mild spiciness, can tell if it’s from the hops or the yeasts. A touch watery and a little thin. At 4% it is kind of expected. Light and refreshing and very drinkable. So when in Utah… Mouthfeel is thin. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - DEC 16, 2009
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear amber color/ fleeting head. Big beef jerky spicy aromas. light/ medium body. Semi dry cardboard, nutty smoky flavors. seriously wtf