Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - JAN 30, 2010
It didn’t have the same label on the bottle as the one pictured on the date of my review. Bottle poured into a tulip glass and it produced a two finger white head that trailed of to a thin lace across the glass. The body was a clear amber to almost copper in color.
The aroma was right what it should be, nice and yeasty as well as fruity with a hint of spice. Just the way I like my Belgian Pales. The flavor again was right on the money. It started of fruity sweet and spicy with a hit of hops and pepper towards the end. It had a prefect feel in my mouth for a pale with great carbonation.
Great to drink, I split the bottle but could have easily finished it myself. An enjoyable brew, I would gladly have this one again.
Serving type: bottle
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUN 20, 2011
Lovely estery nose, some cherry, bubblegum and honey. Clear light copper, sticky dense white head. Full bodied, strong yeast character with fruity notes and a long toasty biscuit finish. I forget who sent this to me, but thanks! joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2007 The different variety of international hops and malt make for a killer nose that gives off a great biscuity, honey, and spice character. The flavor is an echo of the nose with subtle hints of honey, bread, spice, and a good Belgian yeasty spiciness. The finish is what hooks you on this beer, as it seems to take this beer to the next level. A nice hoppy bite ever so subtly carries the malt flavors to a long lasting finish. For those who have ever tried Brasserie A’Chouffe’s Houblon Dobbelen and liked it, this beer is for you. burgy (456) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Great beer the aromas are sweet with wisps of caramel and bread. Very pleasant aromas to a nice drinking beer. Amber in color, pours with a medium head that dissipates quickly with no lacing. Medium sweetness from the malt, almost no bitterness and zero sour taste but almost salty. Light body with a thin texture average to lively carbonation. Short finish.
This is an easy drinking beer great taste, aroma and overall drink-ability. Stine (1779) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2007
UPDATED: APR 25, 2007 On tap at the Happy Gnome. To my taste this was wonderful. Copper colored pour, aromas of grass and variations of many farmhouse smells. Flavor of pear skin and orange, dried fruits. Barren dryness, distant but powerful sourness, and subtle herbal hops. An extremely well-balanced and interesting sessioner.
BeerKurve (520) - - MAY 12, 2013
Slightly hazy Orange with a soapy head. Has some sweet caramel and bubblegum notes back up by cloves, bananas and peppers. Pretty easy to drink and good beer overall. FlacoAlto (4176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2008
A well carbonated beer, a careful pour fills up my glass with four-fingers of light tan colored froth. The beer is a brilliantly clear, copper color. The head leaves quite a bit of lacing on the sides of my glass and even forms a rocky surface as it slowly recedes. The aroma is hoppy and spicy with notes of clove, lemon zest, a touch of ginger, some pepper-like notes. This finishes with a solid malt character reminiscent of toasted grain, biscuit like malt notes, dry soda cracker aromas and perhaps a bit of caramelized malt up front that accents the sweeter spice notes. The aroma is definitely dominated by the spicy yeast character and it is quite nice.mcrow (1) - USA - JUN 5, 2009 does not count
Still well carbonated as the beer completely foams up as it hits my tongue. The carbonation combines with some of the hop notes to give this a flavor of something like lemon pepper. Light and easy drinking, especially if you swirl out the excess carbonation. Lightly tart notes definite accent a lemon zest sort of flavor, but also induces fruity hints of pears, tart apples and a plum note that becomes more noticeable as the beer warms up. This is fairly dry, though there is a touch of caramelized malt sugars towards the middle that provide a touch of raisins. This finishes bone dry with a nice bitterness and peppery yeast character that begs you to take another sip. The finish also has quite a bit of malt flavors in it, all dry though, but with notes of biscuits, soda crackers and cracked grain. Substantial spice notes of clove are joined by softer notes reminiscent of ginger, white pepper, and perhaps a touch of somthing like nutmeg. As the beer warms I am able to pick up a light, herbal hop character that adds an extra dimension to this brew.
Light and easy drinking, yet it has a ton of character from the Belgian yeast. I am always a sucker for these interesting, lower alcohol, Belgian-styled beers. Certainly not a beer to knock one over, but I really like the interesting mix of flavors between fermentation character, substantial malt and light hop notes.
Surpisingly good beer that I picked up at Hutch Liqour.
I get a little bit of a bitter taste, a hint of honey and spice. Nice light flavored beer great for warm days and BBQs because it’s really a refreshing beer. adnielsen (10603) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2011
Growler @ Flat Earth. Orange appearance with an off white head. Great sweet Belgian ale nose with light hops. Sweet Belgian blonde ale flavor with a slight hoppiness but not really at all like a BPA. Sweet, light fruity finish. undsioux7 (872) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2007
Tap at Barley Johns. Pours clear amber/copper with a small white head. Nice light belgian yeast aroma with a bit of hop and apple. Taste of Apple/Pear and just a bit of herbal hop presence. A very nice clean dry not overpowering beer. like a belgian, pale, hefe mix, but nothing overdone. I really appreciate brewery’s doing something different.