cgarvieuk (15955) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at home .. thanks to Girthon ... golden amber ,,, little lacing ... soft herbal fruit ... orange fruits ... light yeast nose ... soft floral zezty fruits ... quite sweet ... juicy fruits ...
brokensail (12222) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Upslope. Hazy golden straw pour with a white head. Slight metal, lemon peel, and pale malt. Quite light on the nose. Some grass and herbs. Light banana sweetness. Flavor is sweet pale malt, banana, and pear. Lemon peel, herbs, and a touch of pepper.
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Pours a lightly hazy golden body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of turbinado sugar, coriander, florals, and herbs. Flavor of coriander, turbinado sugar, raisins, and Belgian yeast.
Ratman197 (10554) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can poured a hazy tarnished gold with a large lasting white head. Aroma of bread, coriander, citrus and light yeast. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of bread, coriander and yeast with a smooth lingering coriander finish.
BeerandBlues2 (10449) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2010. Pours clear gold with an average, creamy cream colored head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is average malt (bread, straw, meal), average hops (citrus, spicy), light esters (fruity) with notes of Brettanomyces and horse blanket. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, straw), light hops (spicy), light esters (fruity) with notes of horse blanket. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation, low creaminess and a medium sweet finish.
daknole (10035) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy yellow pour, white head. Light hops, belgian yeast, some light unripe stone fruit. Good on a hot day.
adnielsen (9662) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap @ Colorado Craft Beer Kickoff Week at Falling Rock. Pours a fairly clear, golden appearance with an off white head. Somewhat herbal, a touch fruity, lemon, belgian yeasty aroma. Flavor is pretty sweet with some citrusy fruit qualities and some sweet malts but nothing too exciting.
3fourths (8401) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
can. excessive tutti frutti tropical potpourri of a nose. intensely sweet and soap-heavy throughout. waxy and oily texture. medium-thick body. who knows about bitterness because all I get is SUGAR.
Ibrew2or3 (7262) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can pours with a clear gold body that supports a white head. The aroma is all clove, coriander and Belgian yeasty spices rimmed with malt and fruity ester sweetness. The taste starts with sweet malts, a brief flash of maybe citrus hops and then heading into firm notes of Belgian yeasty spices and cloves and coriander. For me this is far too Belgian and not enough Pale Ale going on here.
Ernest (6517) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Head is initially small, fizzy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (cereal, corn/malt syrup), lightly hoppy (herbs), with notes of diacetyl, canned pears, rotting fruit, cotton candy, fusel alcohol, plastic.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter, unclean.
Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Artificial candy nose with plenty of butter for accent and flaws galore...a near cornucopia of unpleasant odors. So sloppy. It’s not even just that it’s un-Belgian, this is just plain icky no matter what you call it. Upslope’s worst canned product yet. As much as I’d like to root for a "home team", it’s almost like this place isn’t even trying.