htnicholas (50) - California, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Out of Ice Cold 12oz bottles purchased at H24 brewery in Redlands. Beer was overly cold after spending an hour in a sloshy ice chest. Thin cloudy yellow pour with a white weak and short lived head. Fragrance is of orange peel, grapefruit, cloves, and a little ginger. Well carbonated. A very clean and lite initial taste mainly of citrus with very very little hop bitterness. A slight bitterness due to is ample carbonation and hints of grapefruit linger thru the finish. Enough malt flavor in the backbone to balance it out. Very drinkable and very refreshing. It is very approachable without being too sweet and is a very appropriate palate cleansing counterpart to almost any meal. This beer is subtle, not earth shattering, but not for lack of complexity. It successfully balances a creamy/sour mouthfeel indicative of Belgian Yeasts, and provides a very restrained sour taste which evolves to manifest the flavors of creamy vanilla on the finish. The vanilla nicely complements the thin, but detectable malt backbone. The finish feels lite and, if anything, does not linger long enuf on the palate leaving one wanting yet another sip. Initially this is a good session beer which acquires the attributes of the perfect session beer only after repeated drinking sessions. Highly recommended, if you are willing to discard conventional american pilsner preconceptions of a session beer. I wish this were not a seasonal but were available year round.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone dwyerpg (6076) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Wow, this is a very fruity citrus beer. Has a lot of sweet orange and malt. Good, but almost too fruity. JoeTheYounger (1183) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JUN 12, 2011
1st rating. On draft at anniversary party. Hazy yellow pour with small head. Aroma is prodominate belgian yeast and spices with some pear juice. Taste is very smooth and mildly tart. Very easy to drink for summer. JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 16, 2011
I had this on tap at Killarney’s Pub in Riverside. This hazy yellow pour was very nice to drink, well-suited for a hot summer day. The tartness in the finish was pleasant. I liked it badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Clear dark yellow with a fizzy white head. Aroma and taste of fruit clove and spice with a slightly tart semi dry spicy finish.
superspak (5511) - Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Got in a trade with swingracex. 22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours hazy golden straw color with a 1 finger fairly dense white head with decent retention, that reduces to a ring of lace. Minimal lacing on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon zest, pear, apple, white grape, banana, wheat, bread, clove, light pepper, bubblegum, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of pale malt and fruity/earthy yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, pear, apple, white grape, banana, wheat, bread, clove, light pepper, bubblegum, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light amount of bready tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, pear, apple, white grape, banana, wheat, bread, clove, light pepper, bubblegum, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and robustness of fruity/earthy yeast and pale malt flavors; with crisp malt/yeast/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly bready/acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice Belgian pale ale. Good balance and robustness of pale malt and fruity/earthy yeast flavors; and extremely smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering. Getbetter (1033) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - JUN 17, 2011
From a tap,hay, grass, earthy, clove, pale, hazy, sparkling, white foam, tartlively, light body, creamy, hopdog (12382) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2011
On tap at Hangar 24. Poured a lighter and hazy straw color with a small sized white head. Aromas of spices (cloves), fruity, and yeast. Tastes of the same fruitiness and spices. Lighter tart finish with a somewhat thinner body. A beer I can see drinking on a hot summer day. fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 16, 2012
bottle pours hazy gold with a medium white head. Aroma is crisp pale malts and a citrus/estery note that is kind of hard to place. Flavor is crisp and clean pale malt, crystal and cereals. Ends with a nice green apple fruity tart yeast flavor. Very refreshing. jgb9348 (6196) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Slightly hazy golden and copper coloured body with a thin, very fast-dying one centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of light yeast, bread, coriander seed, a touch of lemons and curacao and a bit of whole oranges. Medium-bodied; Assertive yeastie flavour with some wheat, a little candy sweetness and a hint of alcohol peeking through. Aftertaste is mostly sweet with a good citrus taste, some lighter spices and a bit of complexity - nothing bitter nor agressive here. Overall, a nicely crafted summer beer with a lot of flavour, but not a heavy body nor deep flavours to weigh down the mouth. Nice to try if you can find it! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Tustin, California on 01-August-2012 for US$2.29 sampled at home in Washington on 22-August-2012.