satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2008
candy sugar nose, hop sweetness palate. straw yellow color, thin head. yeast saves this from being quite boring. this loses points for being a non descript belgian, then gains them back and then some considering its not made in belgium at all. still a bit dull. KimJohansen (10510) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2008
Hazy orange with tiny white head. Spicy aroma with orange and yeasty notes. Sweet yeasty flavour with citric and coriander notes. Yeasty and spicy finish. Skinnyviking (9644) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2008
Bottle. Low white and fluffy lasting head leaving nice curtains. Hazy dark yellow body. Mild sweet and malty aroma with a bit of lemon. Flavor pretty sweet though lemon and maybe with a bit of coriander. Low carbonation, short aftertaste. Beaver (1821) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2008
750ml bottle. Pours a light yellow orange with a large creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.BeerandBlues2 (13654) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 22, 2008
The aroma is bready malts, some tart fruitiness and some musty yeast.
The flavor is sweet malts and citric fruits (lemon and orange) with a touch of tart sourness and some slightly bitter yeast funk. The mouthfeel is medium to full with some sharp carbonation.
Overall, a nice Belgian. It is lighter and fruitier than expected, but the sweetness is offset well by the yeast. It is nice and drinkable.
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow with an average, fizzy, white head, somewhat lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt -grain, hay, straw-, average hops -flowers, perfume-, heavy yeast -horse blanket, earth, barnyard- with notes of light alcohol, apple, and pear. Medium bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2008
Bottle. Poured hazy light gold with fizzy layer of white head. Similar to a Belgian golden, I guess. Nice yeast and citrus, bit of pepper, great dry finish. Not overly complex, but in a good way. Imminently drinkable. Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2008
VRBT, another one that I am happy to get to try. Light yellow, a bit hazy. Aroma and flavor are an undefined Belgian fruitiness. It is pleasant, but nothing leaping out here. Pilsner malts, fruitiness. Good stuff, but not jaw dropping. Wish I had more complete notes here, but I just could not put my finger on much with this one. lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2008
Bottle - 75 cl. Pours a straw-hazy yellow with a minor bright white head. The nose is kind of sparkling with hints of pineapple. The taste is good but kind of single-stringed. There is vanilla, peaches and citrus-fruits with some yeasts. The palate is kind of fizzy and rather waterish with a light and fresh finish with a nice bitterness in the end. EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 10, 2008
Hazy straw yellow pour with lots of carbonation and a thick white head. Pungent yeasty aroma with herbs - perhaps mint. Dry malty flavor. Spicy with cloves and fruit. GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 9, 2008
Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a big creamy white head that lingers for ages and leaves decent lacing.
The aroma is big on Belgian yeast and lots of spices. There is also lots of lemon zest in there as well as all kinds of other light fruits - apricot, oranges, pineapples.
Belgian yeast dominates the taste as well but with a big hoppy kick up front with lemons and apricot. The finish is dry and slightly spicy with pepper and cloves.
The mouthfeel is very creamy with great carbonation.
This is an extremely drinkable Belgian pale that opened up nicely as it warmed. Good stuff.