oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2016 FatWater (20) - Martinez, Georgia, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Picked this up in the new Folly Pack. Aroma is of faint yeast, barnyard, and lemon zest. Appearance is golden and clear with a good creamy head that dissipates quickly. Not to interesting with the taste, faint herbs come through, a hint of wormwood, and a slight yeasty fruitiness with a bitter, earthy aftertaste. Palate is superb, crisp and refreshing, highly drinkable. Overall this is a great springtime, warm weather beer, it would be an outstanding session beer if it had a lower abv. I have a feeling this is a sneaky drink. Not the best from New Belgium, but it definitely gets the job done for a warmer weather beer. The second one I poured out of a bottle was mush better so here are some updates because I believe the first one was poured improperly. First off the aroma is stronger, second the appearance is now very cloudy and not clear, I can see yeast sediment in the beer which is settling on the bottom of the glass, taste has become more spicy with an almost Saison feel to it. Overall the second helping of this beer has drastically improved it in my eye. The only difference on the operators part is that I poured more vigorously into a pint glass instead of a gentle pour into a Belgian tulip glass.
Golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruit, sweet, yeast, citrus. Flavour is fruit, sweet, yeast, citrus, orange, hint of of juniper. BeerRenter76 (1019) - Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Originally rated on 6/4/08. Mildly disappointing brew from a great brewer. It was slightly bitter with not any real distinguishing tastes, although there were some minute citrus hints in the aroma and flavor. There are to many other good N.B. beers out there to buy this one again. slowrunner77 (12147) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Medium to light bodied with a weak finish. Aroma is herbs and light fruit. Decent taste but nothing really stands out. TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Pours a clear golden color with white head. Cereal grains, some herbs, and a bit of floral notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes dry. dlihcsnatas (755) - Temple, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Dull Yellow brew with little head. Smells like mellons and grain. Taste is sweet, very fruity with a mellon style. Some thickness on the toungue gives it a silky feel. Interesting brew and one that I will most likely pick up again due to the unique flavors.
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2013
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Light grainy yellow with a soapy etched top. Smells sweet, grassy and fruity. Some honeydew, some corn, some apricot and belgian yeast with a touch of clay. Tastes sweet and floral, some more honeydew, some canteloupe, a bit of edible flowers, just a cut of gut alfalfa. Pretty flavor. Medium bodied with tight, moderate carb and a watering finish. An interesting beer, something that seems it would be nice on occassion, but not full time, a real winner for a seasonal. Not much belgian about it to me, which is not necessarily a negative, but something of note for the style. ads135 (4727) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Despite the weirdness of this beer, its surprinsingly bland. A non-descript blonde. Dry, herby, but mostly uninteresting. airrick2003 (872) - Louisiana, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Appearance: light gold almost yellow, very clear, has a large white head that is very dense
Aroma: grain, very very faint, creamy,
Taste: grain, some faint hoppiness, kind of bland
Palate: low c02, heavy mouthfeel but leaves mouth dry
Overall: this bottle is 6 weeks past the best by date so I need to try it again, kind of bland
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone docsteigs (542) - Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
OK brew, unique ingredients yield unique aroma and flavor profile. Overall a bit floral fruity and sweet for my tastes. BlackWarrior (203) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Hazy yellow orange with fluffy white head. Leaves a thin ring and good lacing. Aromas of berries, yeast and spice. Light body with crisp carbonation. Flavors of cereal malts, floral and spice hops and some fruity sweetness. Finish is slightly bitter and dry. Overall enjoyable.