Clareeses (90) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 21, 2017 ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.
A: Pours a mildly hazed golden color. The head is a two finger white shade that does a good job of staying around. This one really looks at home in a Duvel tulip.
S: There is quite a bit of spicy yeast and grassy hops on the nose. Also noted are some characteristics of grape, apple, and pear. Pretty typical for the style. Still, Schlafly did a good job of pulling off the distinctive notes.
T: A fruity sweetness is the first thing noted - this has a strong cherry quality to it that the nose didnít indicate. Later on, notes of (well handled) butterscotch and earthy hops help to balance out the apple/pear/cherry qualities; after a while, citrusy hints enter the palate, as well. Itís fairly sweet, yet well balanced all the same.
M: This one could be dryer, and in fact, probably should be. Also a bit under-carbonated. I kind of hoped that the hops would cleanse some of the sweetness a little better, but itís still quite easy to drink.
O: I reckon this one is a little too sweet to be in Duvelís pantheon, but that doesnít mean itís not good. Really, this is the kind of brew I want to be drinking on a warm day like this one. A solid BPA that could benefit from a few tweaks.
Bottle purchased at Randallís. Wheat and mild yeast aroma, but not necessarily in a pleasant way. Pours clear golden yellow with little head and minimal carbonation, is relatively easy on the palate. However this is partly because it tastes quite watery - initially has taste if yeast and wheat but lacks complexity as it sits on the palate. I wish there was something else notable in here... Spice? Floral? Fruit? Thereís not a whole lot to go on here. I expect a little more from a Belgian, though I guess it makes sense this is only 7% abv - low for the style. FROTHINGSLOSH (7697) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2015
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy orange-amber color with a medium sized creamy-soapy white head that left decent lacing. The aroma was yeasty, sweet-tart candies and citrus. The flavor was tart, chalky and citric with a lemon Pez note followed by dust, must and pepper. Medium length finish. Medium body. Disappointing. tsd08460 (1138) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Aroma: banana, Belgian yeast
Appearance: clear, golden, white head
Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, Belgian yeast
Palate: medium body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish,
Nice. Maverick34 (3212) - New York, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Cleat clear gold pour from bottle. Fruit forward. Apples pears and a sugary spice. Pretty well done. jgb9348 (6199) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Hazy copper and orange-tinted golden body with a very nice glow and a single centimetre tall off-white head. Aroma of bright yeast, wheat, alcohol, coriander seed, a bit of cloves and a decent amount of curacao - very nice indeed. Medium-bodied; Deep chewy yeastie and wheat flavours up front with the large presence of full oranges, some white pepper, a touch of grass and herbal elements and a good wheat and coriander seed freshness at the tail end. Aftertaste is quite complex with a good deal of bite to the finish, showing some orange sweetness, spice complexities and a pleasant and long-lasting malt profile that really shows off the wheat. Overall, a belgie ale that shows itself as truly belgian - you wouldnít have guessed this came from Saint Louis if you were sipping this while eating a box of frites at Friterie Tabora in Bruxelles. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Clarendon (Arlington), Virginia on 26-April-2015 for US$12,99 for a six pack sampled at home in Washington on 24-May-2015.
alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Goblet on tap. Dull gold color. Aroma of bubble gum and wheat with sweetness. Great banana flavor, sweet and fruity. Could drink a lot of this. Light palate. Like a good tripel p0rkch0p (116) - Missouri, USA - APR 17, 2015
Golden and smooth. Sweet with mild fruit. Nice to have now and then, each one seems to be better than the first. Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a slightly hazy light orangish-yellow color with a frothy off white head. Aroma is a mild fruit, belgian yeast, touch of spice. Similar in the flavor. Light and very drinkable. Iím not a big belgian ale drinker, but this is tasty. BeerScout49 (49) - - APR 2, 2015
Light and bubbly with a yellow color and whit foam. Peppery taste. Good basic intro beer for the Belgian style but not one I would immediately go back to again. CousinBrenden (131) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Light creamy lemon zest. Orange peel flavor super light malt. Good crisp carbonation. Nice very nice beer.