SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - APR 17, 2012
Pours golden yellow-pale orange with a large white head. Smells bready, yeasty, and fruity. Taste is fruity, like currants, with a solid bready, yeasty malt backbone. Medium-bodied with a slick texture and average mouth-carbonation, Dogfish Head Pearl Jam Twenty Faithfull Ale finishes with a fruity sweetness and a bit of breadiness. wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Strong currant aroma. This beer reminds me a lot of Midas Touch. Head is short lived and clarity could be improved upon. Very sweet taste that lingers on the tongue for quite some time. philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2012
25.4 oz. Bottle purchased in 2011 from Chuck’s 85th Street Hop Shop, Ballard, Seattle, Washington for $15.99. "Ale Brewed With Currants--20 IBU’s". Lacy lasting quarter inch bright white head. Clear pretty bright yellow gold color. Light Belgian yeast aroma with hints of Currants and mild hop notes. Tight sediment hazes brew slightly. Clean mild sweet fruit lick black currant Belgian Golden Ale body. Very nice medium texture. Clean mellow sweet smooth Belgian end. Very smooth and tasty. Aged nicely. (4.25 / 5.0). HellesBunny666 (243) - Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2014
2011 vintage, on draft. Smells like white tea, and honey. The taste is bread like, sweet, oranges, lemongrass. Spicy and carbonated, pretty good. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JUN 11, 2014
I shared this with my dad for his birthday last year.
We both had this poured into stemless snifters.
The appearance was a nice hazy golden yellow to orange color with a decent one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. There was some light lacing sticking finely to the glass.
The smell had a nice blend of sweet Belgian spices well allocated within an amplified yeasty b readiness with some sugared fruits to round it out.
The taste was mainly sweet and spicey still allowing a nice light fruitiness to come out.
On the palate, it sits about a light to medium on the body with a pretty good sessionability about it.
Overall, wow, what a freaking nice beer that went extremely well with a peppercorn spiced NY Strip steak.
pmlato (12) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2012
Pours more like a pilsner than a true Belgian golden, but has an extremely pleasant fruity nose. Currant notes balance well with hop bite, great taste in a highly drinkable beer. trujahwarrior (510) - Monroe, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Review from the July 4th. Drank this while listening to Pearl Jam’s Rearveiw Mirrior greatest hits. Smells of currants with light hops. Pours a light gold color with light white head that fades quickly. Tastes of currants and mild hops. Mouthfeel was. a light chewyness with a light carbonation. Overall this is a pretty good beer. But tastes better with age, originally had a bottle when it was released. Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 9, 2011
THOUGHTS: Pleasant Belgian ale, but I didn’t really see what all that currant was supposed to do to the beer. Sure, it’s a little fruity, but it could have been just about as fruity with the right Belgian yeast. Docked it a point for being more gimmick than beer.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a sparkling, light to medium gold with beautiful carbonation and an average, white head that mostly diminished and left a little better than fair lacing. The aroma had light grain and pale malts; moderate spicy yeast; lighter dusty yeast; hints of funk at the end of the bottle; grape; apple; golden raisins; white wine; slight honey; berry; light fruits; and the slightest hint of vinegar. The initial flavor was lightly sweet, light to moderately acidic and slightly bitter; while the finish was light to moderately sweet, lightly acidic and slight to lightly bitter. There was white wine, green grapes, berry, spicy yeast, slight honey, grain, pale malt, slightly dusty yeast, light fruits and hints of funky yeast. The light to medium body was rather dry with quite fizzy carbonation and a dry and ever so slightly astringent finish.