BelgianBeerGal (4120) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2017 Arayaga2 (2207) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 21, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy yellow, with thin white head. Aroma is resinous, but sweet, with floral notes. This is a decent pale, with no hint of apples. $2/12oz
2016 bottle that I found hidden, in plain sight, midway through 2017! My procrastination in drinking should not count against them. It was still a tasty pale ale but the bitterness and rye had a faded a little. Honestly stood up pretty well. Leighton (21839) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2017
Bottle shared in MV with the family. Pours unclear gold with some floaty bits, creamy white head. The aroma holds crackery pale malts, citrus peel, pine needles. Light sweet flavour with lots of dried pale grains, a little grassy bitterness, semi-ripe orange. Light bodied with average carbonation. Dry finish, with a little floral hop notes, more pale grains. So so overall. jgb9348 (6388) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2017
Hazy honey coloured body with a bit of a copper or orange glow, and a dense, thick, four to five centimetre tall tan head - very nice looking throughout. Aroma of dry malt, cardboard, funk, apples, pears, light spices and more mellow and hay dryness. Light to Medium-bodied; Very dry and sharp pungent flavour with a lot of yeast, grain, dry oak and cedar flavours along with some mellow grassy hops, some spices and too much hay and grassy qualities to mention, all with a hint of apples and pears. Aftertaste dry and drier with a light malt note, some grassy and perfumey hop qualities along with some mellow bitterness, but this is just dry and grassy, period. Overall, not such a great offering with a big pronounced pungency from dryness and grasses without much complexity or depth - just dry throughout. I sampled this twelve ounce stubby bottle purchased from Total Wine in Alexandria, Virginia on 08-June-2016 for US$22,99/twelve pack, sampled at home in Washington almost exactly a year later on 14-June-2017. j12601 (12974) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2017
Bottle. Pours a clear gold with medium sized white head. Soft melon and citrus on the nose, hay, a bit of malt. Medium bodied, lightly floral, a touch of sweetness, a bit of rye spice. Slow citrus into the finish, a bit of light bitterness. Easy drinking, tasty. Nuffield (4187) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2017
I wasn’t expecting a lot from this, in part because I don’t tend to like rye but the citrus and grainy notes were balanced well and ot felt fresh and uplifting. Very decent bottle.
tmoreau (4516) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2017
Shared 12 oz. bottle poured to snifters showing a hazed, light gold/straw color, with a modest layer of white foam, and light spots & streaks of lacing. The nose was a mélange of floral, fruit, and rind that bordered on the funky and ripe side. Light bodied, with low carbonation, the taste retained a bit of the aroma notes, but was, for the most part, washed out. Past prime for this 2016 offering to the camp. BVery (10711) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2017
Bottle. Got some heavyweights collab’in on this one. Hazy gold pour with a white soapy head. Apples and rye spice, mild floral and resin. Nice slightly dry finish. Good. Boutip (6432) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2017
Bottle: Poured a slightly hazy blonde color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light spicy rye malt notes with subtle apple notes and some citrusy hops notes. Taste is a mix mostly dominated by cereal and spicy rye notes with faint apple notes and some citrusy hops notes. Body is quite full with good carbonation. Not bad but not sure that I could fully taste all of the ingredients and apple notes were quite faint. Ibrew2or3 (8743) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 9, 2017
12oz bottle pours with a straw gold slightly hazy body the supports a short wispy white head of foam. The aroma offers up tangerines, pink grapefruit and pineapple surrounded by a soft sweet cotton candy malt sensation. The taste begins with a pleasing blend of malt to cracker maltiness, bitter grapefruit and pineapple and then juicy to bitter pink grapefruit and tangerine. This has a nice bitterness but a light malt base for the style but I’m diggin’ the lingering fruity bitter finish. Solid session brew. SinH4 (5610) - Garching b. Mï¿½nchen, GERMANY - JAN 20, 2017
Bottle. Hazy golden color with white head. Aroma is citrus fruits, some apples, some spicy yeasts/rye. Taste is earthy, citrus leafs, spicy rye body, touch of apples left. Mineralic finish. Medium carbonation. Solid!