poisoneddwarf (2225) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle. I meant to drink this on Halloween. Pours hazy cantaloupe with a large cream-colored soapy head with excellent retention; leaves a little lace. Aroma is mostly faint, but it has fruity esters, mineral/metal, unclean. Taste has a nice Belgian yeast character; it’s sweet, spicy, savory, grainy, clovey. Mouthfeel is foamy with high carbonation. It has its flaws, but overall this isn’t too bad.
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice Medium golden yellow color. Minimal fizzy white head, lasted maybe a minute or two. Aromas of light spices, a touch of brown sugar, and something vegetal.
onceblind (6740) - 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.
obguthr (5417) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pear nose, almost exclusively, not strong. Clear amber, medium head. Pear, white grape, lightly sweet. Medium body, easy carbonation. Good, not super complex.
tia (1620) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ RVA 22nd. Lightly hazy, honey color. Smells like pool water and honey. Tastes like a big sweet pilsener.
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, 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.
bytemesis (6297) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle with thanks to Brian! Pours clear orange, large clumpy white head, dissipates leaving lots of sticky lacing. Aroma is hay, spice, lightly fruity. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, hints of hay and peppery grasses along with faint citrus, clove and orange peel. Medium body, high carbonation.
maxwelldeux (4313) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours an extremely fizzy light brown color with a rather thick light tan head on there. Nose is pretty light and floral, with a bit of banana and Belgian yeast to it. Taste is light and crisp, but not too flavorful in the end. I wanted a bit more from this.
Kyle77 (44) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From site: With its 7.0% alcohol by volume, Vampire Pale Ale is somewhat higher in alcohol content than regular ales, but it’s not overpowering like the name might suggest. Instead its alluring color and aroma envelop the ever-present hops and fruity esters that leads you craving for more and more. Like all living ales, Vampire Pale Ale will continue to improve with age.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
UXO (1343) - CANADA - APR 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours slightly hazy page gold with a three fingers of loose ivory head, good retention and lacing. (3/5) Nose is Belgian yeast, lemon, apples and pears, pale malt, light pepper. (7/10) Taste is moderate sweet, mild bitter. (7/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, lingering dry finish. (4/5)
A fairly middle-of-the-pack BPA. Decent fruitiness, but not entirely clean - there’s a little brown apple in there, but not bad overall. (14/20)
ajnepple (4826) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from Biggie Wine & Liquor, purchased 16 months ago. Orange and clear appearance with active carbonation and a quickly diminishing white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, spicy clove, banana, fruity esters, herbs and light peppery spice. Similar flavor. Medium body with ample carbonation and a pleasant mouth feel experience. This one held up pretty well and was much better than expected.