bhensonb (10162) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 c&c from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours hazy gold with a 4 finger foamy white head. Aroma is primarily yeast/spice. Quite a bit of various fruit esters. Bubble gum through tropical fruit. Med body or better. Flavor matches the aroma. It’s complex in a light fruity way. Definitely Belgian ale!
shrubber85 (6803) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Musty lemon, coriander, and malt aroma. Golden yellow with large head. Lightly dusty/yeasty lemon malt flavor. Very nice.
DuffMan (6073) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Smitty. Clear medium gold, bubbly white head that leaves an early ring of lace. Aroma is light cooked pineapple and sweet malt. The palate is the same, with lower sweetness/sugar than expected, which I appreciate. A fairly plain and simple Belgian blonde, but there’s nothing wrong with that sometimes.
marcus (5856) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours cloudy blonde with a huge foamy white head and a floral aroma. There is a hearty pale malt flavor with a nice Belgian yeast presence and a carbonated finish.
douglas88 (5464) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 thanks to Craig. Pours a cloudy orange color with a large white head. A sweet fruity light hop nose. A sweet lemon and caramel mix, light floral hops. A peppery bite.
PorterPounder (5095) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - 750 ml cage corked bottle. Pours a slightly hazy medium golden with a a bubbly white head that foams up quite a bit. Aroma is that of white grape juice, some yeasty dough. Flavor is unimpressive and dull with some tired white grape accents, some light lemony notes, a touch of yeast and raw dough. Mouthfeel has a decent spritz to it. This has been sitting on the shelf for several months - finally went on sale at $7.99 - glad I waited.
Suttree (4864) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one kind of grew on me. At first, it seemed rather bland, even a bit boozy (even at just 7%). As it warmed, I started to get a good deal of nice yeasty , bubblegum and banana, some other subtle yeasty, fruity aromas and flavors. Some piney, woody hop notes, as well. Plus, of course, a bonus appearance point for the cool label.
Sledutah (4063) - Utah, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml C&C picked up at the state store
Appearance: Hazy golden with a medium sized off-white head and light lacing
Aroma: Caramel, Belgian yeast, spices and fruity
Taste: Belgian yeast, candy and sweet caramel
reebtogi (3794) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml corked bottle pours a bright golden color with a 2 finger white head that retains well and leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is yeasty with some light fruits and mild hops. Taste is a light fruity and malty sweetness with a mild citrus hop bitterness and a yeasty dry finish. Medium in body with generous carbonation which leaves a pleasant sensation on the palate. A nicely done beer for the style and would probably keep many coming back for more including myself.
nearbeer (3374) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml. Lightly hazy orange-amber with a huge meringue of foam. Aromas of resin, toffee, light orange zest and banana. Taste is sourish orange, earthy toffee, resiny wood, spicy banana, pepper, and a flash of metal every now and again. Light body is too frothy for my tastes, but well balanced by a moderately bitter, pithy finish. Lots of complexity of flavors, but they just don’t quite mesh for me.