dukeredhair (243) - California, USA - AUG 3, 2011
Aroma: Fruity and light a but of apple, ginger and bubblegum. Nice citrus hop presence in the nose
Appearance: Pale clear yellow with and enormous pillowy head that lasts and lasts and laces all the way down.
Taste: Sweet but light, Hints of banana, apple, pear and a bit of pepper, clove and vanilla on the back end.
Palate: effervescent, light soft bubbles, dry crisp.
Overall: an incredible summer beer. Tastes like summer, goes down like a summer sunset. Really nice, and refreshing. tennisjoel (1487) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - AUG 1, 2011
Tart nose. Dry with lemon, orange, citrus. Saison like qualities. Much better when enjoyed at warmer temps. Carbonation level is about perfect. Good but not great beer. Dixonian (1657) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2011
On tap @ The Bruery.
Cloudy yellow pour with a nice amount of white head. Smells as delicious as it tastes - tropical fruit, honey sweetness, spicy yeast, and herbal hops. Perfectly hopped with a delicious mango finish - some sweetness and spice as well. I love this beer and it’s Gone Wild bretheren. changeup45 (1731) - Lake Mary, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2011
This pours a golden color with a huge fluffy head on top. Sharp pear and apple aroma along with yeast, champagne, a vibrant woodsy scent, and some medicinal fumes. The flavors are a bit sweet with a velvety sticky quality coating the palate. Vanilla, herbs, tropical fruit, yeast, lavender... there’s a nice template to a good Belgian Gold but it’s just a little too sticky for my liking and not as easy to consume as it should be with an estery medicinal thing that never really ever goes away. Some crisp spice in the finish but it doesn’t dry out. I think it this were a couple of abv’s less then I would have liked it more. Still, it’s not a bad beer at all. larsga (7656) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 30, 2011
Big offwhite head. Clear yellow body with light carbonation. Earthy
musty herbal aroma with spicy floral perfumy notes. Dry-sweet earthy
floral musty taste with papery barnyard and spice notes. Light-to-mid
body. Fizzy mouthfeel. Dry spicy pine needles and earth aftertaste
with perfumy floral barnyard notes. It’s nice, but also feels a bit
unclean, which makes me uneasy about the flavour. (0.75l bottle, Fish
& Beer, Copenhagen.)
IrishBoy (4233) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 27, 2011
750 ml bottle from Imbibe Wine. Nose is lightly sweet honey, light cloves, floral hoppiness, with hints of bubblegum and pine. Clear yellow with a big pale yellow, heavily lacing head. Flavor is lightly bitter, lightly sweet, with bits of pine, yeast, and light caramel. Finishes with light piney bitterness. mrmartin (786) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2012 Light clear golden pour . Shining white head with good retention.
Loads of carbonation. Faintly floral nose, yeast and citrus.
Citrus notes. Dry throughout. A little peppery. Good crisp finish.
Quite drinkable mcox90 (2138) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 3, 2011
750 ml bottle. Pours a lovely, almost glowing, red/yellow, like the sun going down over the beach after a hot summer day. Huge, white foamy head. Use a Trappist glass, you’ll need every bit of space. Aroma has hints of lemon, grass, pink grapefruit, with a dash of pepper. Flavor was mildly spice, with notes of pepper, coriander as well as the aforementioned fruits. Clean dry palate with high carbonation. This one is worth seeking out at least once. kenwall17 (284) - new york, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2011
Nice looking golden ale. Some hops and lemon... refreshing. I personally prefer more of a strong flavor of something. Gription79 (2892) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 21, 2011
High hopes for this one.
Beer was cloudy.
Aroma: yeasty, fruit notes, some oxidization ( I felt the yeast and hops clashed)
Taste: there was a sourness that felt out of place, caramel sweetness, hints of fruity hops, firm bitterness
Not an exciting beer, but not so unpleasant that it had to be footbalmed (drain pour)