hopscotch (11445) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2006
Draft... Pre-GABF ’06 at Falling Rock Tap House, Denver... Hazy golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. Excellent retention. The nose provides notes of banana, must and light, spicy phenols. Lightly sweet, sugar cookie flavor balanced well by aged hops. Medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Bitter-sweet, fruity finish. waolsen (1376) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2006
tap. hazy golden pour with creamy white head. Huge yeast and floral hops aroma. musky creamy mouth. dry spicy bitter finish. pinkzambia (2111) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 28, 2006
22 oz. Bottle: Semi-cloudy gold with no head. Strong yeasty, ripe banana aroma - close to a Hefe. The taste is sweet, fermented corn and soapy malts. It leaves a slimy feel in the mouth that lingers for quite a while. raphael (1303) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 22, 2006
If you don’t drink the occaisonal malt liquor you might not sense how close this dredge gets to some belgina ales. vesuvius runs a little closer, but of course avoids the bitter chemistry of malt liquors. vesuvius has flowery sweet aroma, a thin white head, a beautiful golden color, light carbonation. a little sleekenss to shield the tongue from the sugar astringence. flavor highly sugar, but not too sharp, hops breaking through just a bit, decent balance but need a little more flavor from somewhere beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 17, 2006
This Belgian Golden Ale pours a medium orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is apples, bananas, alcohol and sugar. A medium bodied Belgian Ale. Malts are fruity and sweet. Lots of banana and apple flavors as well as some unrefined sugar. Kind of overly sweet and a little bland. Strangely it reminds me a little bit of a malt liquor, I mean it in no way tastes like one, but it has that high gravity kind of feel to it. Perhaps a bit of aging will mellow this one, as it’s a little harsh and one sided right now. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is smooth. Aftertaste is sweet.
BuckeyeBoy (8860) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 7, 2006
On Tap at Full Sail Hood River. pours out a nice copper with a small white head. A nice mix of hops and spice. Kind off normal for a Belgain Strong. Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2006
Copper with a small head. Earthy aroma that is almost woody. Citrus filled hops are out and there is some floral qualities to it as well. Bitter flavor that is slightly soapy with sweet malts and just a touch of metal taste. The finish is a bit odd and leaves me with some off flavor in the mouth. leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2006
Large white head with a clear amber color. The nose is spice, clover, orange peel, sweet malt, and alcohol. Light bodied and thin, with sweet malt flavors, spice, and a strong alcohol presence. Nothing thrilling about this beer. jrob21 (3878) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2006
Cloudy yellow with quick white head. No lacing. Smells of spices, coriander. Not as intense or malty as other Belgian Golden’s. A little watery with a quick finish. A bit alcoholic and almost lemony tasting. Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2006
Bottle: Courtesy of Styles. Aroma has lots of yeastiness, sugar, light fruit, and a hint of spice. Pours a hazy golden-orange with a small whtie head that fades to nothing rather quickly. Flavors of orange peel, light apple, yeast and a spicey finish. Candi sugar present in the background. A tad thin.