tmoreau (4365) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2013 Sampled at Lunar Brewing Co. for their Hatter Day celebration. On tap, and displayed a hazed, orange/gold hue, with silky, off white head foam, and clingy, curtainy lacing. The nose was citrus and orange rind, candy sweetness, light Belgian yeast, and a little spice. The flavor presented moderate but lasting hop bitterness in a little less than medium body, with a nice dryness into the finish. Revisited at Bigby’s in Addison, IL. with more clarity in the appearance, and some floral hints as lavender in the nose & taste. GandGKevin (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2011
Floral aromas. Very light bodied. Floral flavors. Finishes with belgian yeast flavors. Overall very summery. hamrech (134) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2011
Never been particularly impressed with anything I’ve had from New Holland, this is no exception but it is better than the other offerings I’ve tried. A lot of funk but pretty well balanced, enjoyable but nothing special. portableparty (2350) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2011
22 oz. Bottle. Pour is a hazy orange with a foamy off white head that fades to film and shows some lacing. Aroma is funky Belgium yeast and shows signs of sweetness as well. Taste is more funk and yeast with a hidden bitterness that shows in the end. Palate is thin body with a chaulky fizzy finish. Very unique! RoscoeJackson (372) - Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2011
What’s with the low rates on this? This was not a bad beer whatsoever. Hard for me to give a great review of it right now that i’m a bit buzzed and i had it’s been a couple hours since i drank it but... Hazy golden/orange/amber pour with a white head. Hops, but not over the top. Belgian characteristics were rather minimal. Certainly worth a try at $5.
mtjoseph (244) - Murderapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Bomber. Pours a golden orange with a decent sized white head. Really big perfume notes on the aggressively hopped nose with some floral presence in the back. An effervescent, dry body follows with a lot of minerals, earthy hops, light fruit (pear maybe?), and fresh cut grass. Hoppy upfront, weird middle palate, and dry fast finish. Worth trying for $4.99, but nothing special. j12601 (11831) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2010
On tap at New Holland on our way to RBSG. Pours a clear gold, a little watery looking, with a thin white head. Fuzzy hops, a bit of musk. Weird sweet plastic falvors, tingly odd flavors to it. Long bitter f inish, something off here, but I’m not sure what. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2010
Sampler at the brewpub (Holland, MI). Missed this last time in town. Pours a crisp clean golden yellow, a decent whitish head that dies to a smaller film, clinging to the edges. Good lacing. Aromas are a bit fruity, some light esters and some citrus mix with bready malts, pretty light overall. Initial is medium bodied with a pretty big dose of Belgian yeast, apples and pears right off the bat moving into bread and a telltale Belgian yeasty spice. Vanilla, a touch of clove, orange peel and light florals provide a light bitterness. Sweet up front with lingering fruits, a touch of sweetness. Pretty fruity, restrained bitterness. Quite flavorful, not overly sweet as expected. Dry, a touch of honey, fruity esters, more orange and floral slanted hoppiness. Not bad Tmoney99 (14479) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2010
On tap. Poured clear golden color with an average fizzy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate tart citrus and yeast aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2010
On tap at New Holland. Translucent straw-orange body, thin off-white head. Citrusy hops nose, spicy, with some pineappley tart character and esters. Spicy hops body, citrusy and bitter with light, tart, fermented fruit (pear, pineapple), herbs, esters (including clove) and toasty, biscuity malts. Well-done, complex, and strays from the overt sweetness and heavy body that plagues many of these "Belgian" IPAs.