Jblauvs (1340) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale golden pour with a foamy white head Aroma is citric, grapefruit, a bit of spicey malt, light booze. Flavor is spicey grapefruit, lemon zest, some light tart notes as well as some subtle booziness. Not bad. Refreshing
jcwattsrugger (11173) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
3rd bottle-tasted fine. Nice citrus-lemon, yeast, light malt/wheat, herbal hops. Taste followed with a dry effervescent finish.
dnstone (2158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 13, 2010
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sour aroma. Chalky, hazey white. Sweet but dirty tasting.
Notes: Beer Advocate Belgian Beer Fest (Boston) ’09
yespr (31651) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy pale yellow with a small white head. Aroma is dry, spiced and phenolic. Smooth malty and yeast fruity. Lingering malty and fruity flavoured. Mild phenolic dryness into a mild spiced finish.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at woodshop. Pale yellow pour with a big bubbly white head. Some yeast and clove spice in the nose and flavor, ok.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - FEB 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
White Birch Belgian Pale Ale. Cloudy light yellow. Saison aroma. Dry foamy fast fading head.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2010
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Poured a hazy yellow white color with a thin head. The aroma was of acetone. It smelled like magic bubbles. Tart dull flavor that was acidic on the back of the throat. Something is a miss.
Ibrew2or3 (7055) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of markwise. It pours hazy sandy straw with thin white head. The aroma is skunky, moldy, heated, fuzzy with mold limes that you wish would just go away. The taste begins thin and refreshing and sweet then moving into notes like roting citrus fruit, moldy citrus gag bile and moldy citrus fuzziness. Interesting. I think I like it.
markwise (4524) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow. The ratings are really divided on this one. I thought it was a standout. Pours like white grapefruit juice with a white head. Nose is tart citrus, sugar, and some acetone. Flavor is citrus, sugar, and tartness with hints of boozy acetone. Finishes with lingering tartness. Similar qualities to a good berliner weiss.
gkost (1713) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
After reading some of the ratings, I thought that this wasn’t the beer that I tried. I guess I had a "good" bottle. Pours light orange. Nose is mild earthy hops, tart acidity, sour grapes and unripe fruits. Flavor was sharp acidity, sour fruits, tart cherry, funk and HUGE lactic sourness. In hindsight, I this bottle was heavily infected, but I think it worked as a sour ale oddly enough. Happy accident? I guess based on style and quality, it doesn’t deserve high marks at all, but based on initial taste, I actually really enjoyed this but I’m really confused. Was this supposed to be sour?