Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - APR 30, 2017
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance was a murky orange color, somewhat brown, but not really. Finger’s worth of white foamy head sat atop and fell off at a decent pace. Mild stringy lace.
The aroma had a floral hoppy output gracing some notes of lemon, banana, vanilla, raisin, and some woody to earthy dry/ sort of dustiness.
The flavor was definitely pretty dry rubbing against the malty sweetness of the aromas. Dusty sort of earthy aftertaste and a clingy sort of dry leathery/grainy finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Sturdy carbonation. ABV felt fine.
Overall, I can see it as a Belgian pale ale, and possibly one to come back to. ARH (1138) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2014
On tap, poured into a shaker. Sweet and floral aromas pour out of this one with notes of lemon, banana, vanilla, and dark woody spices. It pours a murky yellow brown color (classic belgian tripel look) with a foamy white head that reduces to a medium ring with a dusty surface. There’s no lace on the glass. The taste is a mellow, balanced medium level of sweet and bitter. It’s light, thin, and fizzy on the palate with flavors of lemon, banana, and clove. It’s clean, dry, and crisp with a light aftertaste. firstsip (733) - Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2014
On tap. (On special I believe). Surprisingly clear straw/gold color. Floral nose. Nice balance of hops and Belgian yeast. Very drinkable. Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2005
On tap: Lightly sweet aroma with even lighter hops. Slight hazey orangish-amber with a white head. Nice lacing. Lightly yeasty up front with a much stronger pine hop finish than I expected. Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2005
Slightly cloudy orange/yellow, lightly carbonated. Aromas of definite hops, mango (honestly), banana, sugars, slight malt. Strong hops in the flavor along with sweet fruits, citrus w/o sourness. Hops remains long into aftertaste.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - APR 2, 2005
Tap. Copper colored with a decent white head which leaves good lacing. Aroma is quite hoppy and a bit sour. Nice malt presence balanced out with a very big hop bitterness. Much more hop than I would expect from a true Belgian, but quite nice. Medium bodied. Pretty good. Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2005
Poured a cloudy peach color when poured into a pint glass. Maybe someone can explain to me why American brewpubs pour Belgian style ales into pint glasses. I just don’t get it. Anyways, the pale pours with a small egg shell colored head. Candy sugar and banana dominated the nose. Taste is lively and peppery with some notes of light banana, clove and slightly astringent. Mouthfeel is really lively. Brewed with Chimay yeast. redmosquito (172) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2004
Nice orange transluscent color with good head. Estery yeast aroma, with little hop aroma. Descent malt flavor, a little Belgian yeast flavor, hop bitterness but not too much hop flavor, overall clean and tasty. I found it enjoyable, I didn’t expect a ton of hops, and I thought the hop/malt balance was good, but I would have liked a little more of the Belgian yeast character ClarkVV (6839) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 7, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2004 2004 Draught. Moderately to heavily hazy. A warm orange with red tinges, slightly pale around the edges. Small white head, mostly disippating. Aroma has plenty of alpha hops, light belgian yeast. A light hint of toasty malt in the background, provides decent balance, but the hops are amazingly high in alpha content (cascades) and turns this in to a hybrid of an american pale and a belgian pale. Interesting, but I’m not sold yet, could use some more malt and yeast.