hotstuff (5173) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Draft at Oregon Brewers Festival, Portland, OR. Small white head that was mostly lasting, patchy lacing, no carbonation observed, transparent, and a golden hue. The nose was malty, hoppy, citrus, sweet, and lightly spicy. Flavor was sweet, malty, citrus, and mildly hoppy tasting. Smooth mouthfeel and light-medium body. Quaffable but nothing super outstanding was observed with this brew. Not interested in having again. beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2007
On tap at the OBF 2007. Light and refreshing, very mild. Body was a bit watery could dry out a bit. Light citrus note to the finish. Pours light orange with a small white head. Not bad, light, but a good summer beer. thedm (6221) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 5, 2007
This draft brew from the Oregon Brewers festival poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a transparent softly carbonated light orange brown colored body. The complex aroma was floral. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish. The thin flavor contained notes of malt sweet and floral. An OK brew just nothing special. Ambrose (141) - East Aurora, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2007
This was a good brew. After this I decided to move on to one similar but seasonal. This was a good brewery. Even though it’s a chain. This beer was tolerable. I liked it. Ignore the snobby writings. Skyview (6076) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2007
Sampled on tap in the hospitality room during the American Breweriana Association Annual Meeting (ABA) in Portland, Oregon. Pours a clear golden amber brew with an average white head that quickly dissolves to a fine film. Aroma of light caramel malt, flowery hops, lemon zest and a slight scent of yeast. Taste is lightly carbonated, light to medium bodied with a bread dough flavor, citrus peel and some yeast. Finish is light, slightly metalic with a mild bitter aftertaste.
Beer5000 (6544) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2006
Cask @ brewpub San Jose. After my disappointments regarding the brewhouse blond (Kölsch) I was pleased to sample this fine version of a Belgian Blonde. Golden body with a small white head. The aroma were fruity with some citrus and coriander spices. The flavor is not to strong, very refreshing, with a fruity aftertaste accompaniment with the same spices as indicated in the aroma. Nice. DYCSoccer17 (3702) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 6, 2006
On tap at the Sacramento, CA location. 16 ounce pint. This was actually named "Belgian Pale Ale", but I think this is probably the most proper place to put this rating. Served in a frozen glass (sigh). After waiting 20 minutes to warm up, I could detect a very metallic aroma with some spiced, peppery notes. Some hoppiness is definitely present in the nose, and the aroma seems to lack the typical eastery yeast characteristics that I would expect. Transparent golden-copper body with a smallish white head and fair lacing. Metallic, light cider-like start at first. Light astringency as well. Turns a little sweeter with some minor esters in the middle. Metallic hops to finish. This just seems a bit too metallic in nature. Improves in flavor and aroma as this continues to warm. mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - AUG 2, 2006
On tap at their Huntington Beach location. Nice golden color but not much of a head. A slight spicyness in the aroma and flavor. Typical belgain flavors. Ok. fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAY 8, 2006
Draft at the La Mesa branch. Golden pour with a decent head. Aromas were sweet with some pepper. Flavors were similar. Hints of corriander, but not a lot. Rather yeasty. Definitey seemed to be a Belgian yeast. Not bad.