bhensonb (13984) - 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!
Ratman197 (13088) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear oorange with a lasting off white head. Aromas of straw, yeast and fruitiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of straw, yeast, fruitiness and a hint of spice with a smooth dry lingering fruity finish.
Ferris (12420) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Fruity and banana esters. Cloudy gold with a thin head. Lemon, honey, fruity esters, very high carbonation and yeasty finish. A decent Belgian.
Drake (11576) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by tia & HopTsing at the 22nd Richmond Gathering. Slightly hazy orange, thin fizzy off-white head, fair retention. Aroma of smoke, earth, caramel. The taste is caramel, yeast, stone fruit. Medium bodied, high carbonation. Decent.
shrubber85 (10528) - 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 (9498) - 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 (9014) - 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 (8331) - 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 (7234) - 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.
onceblind (7048) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aged for an uncertain amount of time, a year at least. Cloudy deep golden with a thin rocky white head. Lovely bouquet of Belgian pale ale aromas, featuring pear, apple, white grape, fleshy pithy citrus and a somewhat corny undertone. Fleshy and dusty flavor like an authentic Belgian pale. Lots of pear and apple flesh, a bit of funky fruity yeast, a light bit of grape, and a corn/hay malty undertone.