beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - APR 28, 2010
Tasted at the 7th Annual Triple Rock Firkin Fest on 4/24/2010.This Belgian Ale pours a light orange gold color from the firkin. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity, yeasty and estery. A medium bodied Belgian Ale. The malts are fruity and sweet, peaches and apricot. The hops are citrusy and grapefruity. This beer is fairly hoppy for a Belgian Ale, but not so much for a Lagunitas beer. Nice fruity and yeasty beer. Good balance. It definitely has the Saison du Pont yeast character. The nice soft carbonation adds to the overall quality of this beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet. Aquilo (661) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 24, 2010
Straw color. Small head. Aroma is earthy and floral with a bit of grapefruit. Moderately bitter and well balanced flavor. Delish. kmweaver (3208) - Petaluma, California, USA - APR 13, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2010 Cask @ Toad in the Hole. This is A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale with an altered hop profile and Westmalle (I think) yeast. Pours a bright, deep golden-copper color; somewhat hazy; a small off-white, large-bubbled head with modest retention and lacing (at best). A medium tropical-fruit hop character (with some light grapefruit), some generally smooth honeyed sweetness and candy sugar, along with a pleasant vanilla- and banana-focused yeast character; dense, on the sweet side, but pleasant and reasonably smooth. Medium-full body; light carbonation, reasonably creamy and smooth; a touch of alcoholic warmth, but not much; the sweetness is pretty high here, but at least not a huge overt crystal malt focus; honey, sugar, a mineral cereal graininess; the bitterness isn’t especially strong, and the beer instead focuses on the tropical-fruit-driven hop flavor; again, the vanilla and bananas appear from the yeast character, ultimately adding to the apparent sweetness; overall, slightly rough and muddled presentation, but a lot of pleasant notes throughout. Lasting finish: candy sugar, honeyed malts, bananas and vanilla; lightly toasty and bitter at the far end.