DandyWolfFloyd (856) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma - caramel, spiced wheat, and subtle Belgian yeast.
Appearance - body is hazed selective yellow, Head is about 1/2" white and fades quickly into a film.
Taste - has a caramel-like malt, a slight vegetal note, and slight Belgian yeast.
Palate - light body, thin feel, average carbonation, dry and somewhat sweet.
DavoleBomb (1744) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a snifter.
3.75 A: Murky orange brown color. One finger of white creamy head. Retention is about average and a short ring of lacing is left.
4.0 S: Really clean, which I love in Belgian beers. Sugary maltiness. Peppery yeastiness. Pie crust. A host of fruits including pineapple, peach, and even some plum/prune.
4.0 T: Taste is really good too. Again quite sugary with a bit of cracker/pie crust as well. Pepper and a hint of banana. Fruits as mentioned above. Booze is extremely well hidden, offering just a hint of warming on finish.
4.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation with a pleasant spritziness to it. Supremely smooth.
4.0 D: Very nice beer. Definitely recommended.
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EithCubes (5373) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Nose mild sweet, great grainy-sunny golden Pils malt, though a bit more candy this time. Pours a clear orange, really vibrantly colorful and bright, with huge effervescent lines of carbonation and a foamy-rocky off-white head. Body is unfortunately and disappointingly light, somewhat strongly tangy with almost no bitterness, just a trace of pleasant but still vegetal hops. Bone-dry by attenuation but with some fruity sweetness accompanying the tartness – it’s major orange peel, perhaps into tangerine territory, candied. Malt is thin but peeks out occasionally with light hay and sunny grain. Very very faint banana. Very drinkable-digestible on the whole, strong alcohol very well tamed, no fuels or harshness whatsoever; soft and delicate. No spice, which I’d like in a tripel, and not the right kind of fruitiness for a BGSA (this is more like a wit in that regard). Still, a satisfying wildcard that defies hard-and-fast American style categorization, smooth and dangerously enjoyable if ultimately hollow in the middle; I think a great many wine lovers would enjoy this. Yum! [2015.12.14: 3.8]
A little surprised to read the reviews below me, wonder about quality and batch control. Mine was utterly clean and pretty well melded together, a seemingly rare experience.
ChrisSc (461) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Allentown,PA.
Cloudy pale yellow-orange. Aroma is fruity, heavy citrus, grainy, alcohol. Taste is mildly sweet. Alcoholic finish. Weak body for the style. Really unbalanced. Pretty disappointing.
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jsporrer (310) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy straw color with a thin white head. Some spiciness to the aroma. Flavor is mostly some clove but not much else. I was actually disappointed in this. I thought from the deScription it would have been much better. Not bad but not nearly up to the standards of a good Belgian ale. Fairly plain without any complexity.
gsmitty80 (2128) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice sweet and heavy belgian. Deccent hops and interesting use of sugars make this an enjoyable beer for me.
MarkSachon (834) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from the six type sampler case. This was pretty good but overdone on the special flavors and sugars. Worth a try.
jcartamdg (2695) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy gold with a thin white head. Aroma of banana esters, coriander, black pepper. Taste follows, very sweet and boozy.
JaBier (6101) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at Voodoo Homestead on 8/1/15. Hazy gold to amber pour with a medium white head. Aroma of sweet malt, banana and clove. Sweet malt and honey flavor with a banana finish.
60minuteman (1145) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A murky copper color, some head. Wheat, zest, malt, alcohol presence. Flavor is almost crudely craft beer-like. Feels like they tried too hard on this one. Metallic overtones that throw it off. Good base of flavor though. Too much going on. Too sweet.