iowaherkeye (2804) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAY 27, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2012 SS Growler from the brewery. Spicy white pepper aroma with some flowery herbal hops, light Belgian banana esters behind with some cracker malt. Flavor follows suit, some nice hops again with the spicy white pepper pretty prominent. There is some of the fruity yeast, but not too much. Reminds me a bit of Taras Boulba, which I’m told is what the brewers were shooting for, so good on them. Scant sweetness, this finishes nice and dry with earthy bitterness peaking at a 3-4. Pretty tasty.
Old rating follows. Tap at Newport Pizza in OB. Clear light yellow gold with a small white head, down to a tattered film. Very dry, Belgian yeasty. Some dry herbal hops. Dry finish, bitterness at 3. Light body mod carb. Nice dry light belgian pale. Will update later. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 5, 2012
ON tap. Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Nice yeasty, fruity, citrus and bread aroma and taste with a good refreshing crispness and a sweet malty finish. thome50 (1295) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Pours from the tap a yellow to light orange with white head. Aroma is more bread and belgian yeast with a little more sweetness. Taste is dry and crisp, refreshing. Banana again and some light hops make this one really easy to drink. Overall, my favorite of their belgian line today. Jesterdeal (1986) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Aroma of champagne, slight banana pudding and sourdough. Pours light blonde with film. Tastes of white grape and tart yeast. Bright mouthfeel makes this a nice drink. Dogbrick (14316) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Sample at the tasting room. The beer is a clear pale yellow-gold color with a medium white head that dissipates gradually. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, yeast and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of citrusy hops, earthy yeast and malt. The finish is hoppy with a clove and yeast aftertaste. Decent overall.
bergstaden (3327) - Røros, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2013
Pale golden with a white head - Aroma is of malts some citrus and some spice from yeast - Good malt body with some hop bitterness and spicy yeast notes - Lingering malt finish with some spicy belgian yeast - This was good rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2014
Draught at the brewpub. Clear pale golden beer with a small offwhite head. Yeasty, spicy aroma, caramel, citrus, hoppy grassy, floral notes. Yeasty fruity flavor, grassy, citrus, grapes, red apples, spicy notes, caramel, floral notes. Easy drinkable and well done belgian. RedSox2004 (2000) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Clear gold with a fluffy white head and very nice lace. Aromas of yeast, citrus, banana and bread. Sweet bready malt up front, accompanied by flowery hops and yeast. Medium body, lively carbonation, prickly but creamy mouthfeel and a lingering tropical fruit sweetness in the finish. 50belair (3697) - Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Clear light yellow pour with a white head. Grass and hay bouquet. Hay and the Belgian yeast kinda overrun the hop notes. Average body and mouthfeel. Zymurgeist2 (2436) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 30, 2015
On draught at City Beer Store. Pours a slight hazy light gold with full white head. Taste and aroma are classic BPA, with moderate Belgian spice and faint banana balancing well with the malt.