jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. bottled labeled as Alpha. Hazy orange/amber color with a medium sized off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Grassy, mildly spicy aroma with hints of tropical fruit and some citrusy hops. Biscuity malt flavor with some bitter hops up front and a nice dry clean finish. When I bought a case of this last year the beer was a bit sweeter and more fruity. The year in the bottle seems to have dried the beer up a bit and has become more yeasty and "Belgian-like" than I remember it being. I am glad I waited to rate it because I probably would have given it a low 3’s score last year, and like it much better now.
Rerate 1 hour later. Opened up a second bottle from the same case after enjoying the one earlier tonight. This bottle was more like I remembered it last year. A bit sweeter, with much more fruity esthers coming out, along with some banana and bubblegum. Still tasty, but not as good as the bottle from one hour ago. My rerate reflects the average of the two beers combined.
BroadestTom (158) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma citrus, herbs, dough, Orange
Appearance amber, hazy, cloudy, frothy, tan foam,
Taste medium sweetness, lightly bitter,
Palate medium body, average carbonation,
Overall a unique beer that is average. I wouldn’t turn one down but I don’t think I would buy one again. I wouldn’t suggest this beer to a friend but I wouldn’t say don’t drink that
rjplumer (666) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild pine and citrus aroma. Hazy burnt yellow body with minimal head. Bold bitter start is balanced with a bread and lemon combination. Pleasant finish.
raymow (1039) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at J B Dawson’s in Langhorne - very good Belgian ale. You can taste the quality. Nice flavor.
MarkSachon (746) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle at Howler’s in Pittsburgh. Sweet and somewhat perfume flavored. A nice balance of hops that is not overdone. A nice addition in the very fine Weyerbacher family.
SteveOrz85 (102) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle to tulip glass. Aroma is primarily yeast. Dough. Hops. Citrus and herbs. Appearance is orange to light amber. Three finger frothy white head dissipates quickly leaving some lacing. Taste crisp and is lightly sweet with some medium bitterness complimenting well with the sweetness. This creates almost a tart like flavor. Some light sourness. Medium bodied. Oily Texture. Lively carbonation. Long lightly bitter finish.
This beer is different. It is like a Belgium, a sour and a crisp IPA blended together. Overall I gotta say I like it. I will defiantly buy again. Would make a good spring/ early summer beer as well as anytime.
Bebum (500) - - FEB 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale amber, clear initially, hazy later.
Attractive, earthy and herbal nose.
Light body, slight flavor density, rich but refreshing mouthfeel, good carbonation, long and austere finish.
Dry, bitter, refreshing acidity.
Hoppy but also fruity, touch of dry malt.
Elegant and interesting more than delicious but I can see it being someone else's favorite beer.
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coldbrewky (1498) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Christmas beer! Hooray. Thanks Mother! More yeast twang! Lovely in the glass.
OmgIPA (18) - - NOV 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Hazy burnt orange with very small head.
Aroma: ripe banana and bubble gum, the Belgian yeast really shines through.
Taste: moderate carbonation with the taste very similar to aroma with some breadiness to go along
Overall: nice beverage, reminds me of a Hefeweizen.
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commonmac (674) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased either at Four Firkins, Elevated, or Surdyk’s...my memory is failing me. Poured into glass purchased in Brussels. Pours a deep orange hue with hazy characteristics making their presence known. Aroma is bready/yeasty with some mild banana and citrus. Taste has plenty of spice to it with coriander at the forefront and even brings to mind a slight bit of sour. It has some caramel notes but the hops eventually become the primary player as the taste nears its end. The aftertaste had a slight metallic note I didn’t appreciate. Overall, I would consider this a very good Belgian Pale Ale and one I would gladly recommend to other beer drinkers. Had to look up what verboten meant and, because this beer was so tasty, I’m going to start using it in sentences to impress all my friends. Example: Drinking this beer is the opposite of verboten.
Niko100 (2239) - Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber/orange color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of yeast, fruit, coriander, & spice; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, hops, citrus, pepper, and spice; Finish is slightly bitter; Pretty good.