otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Appearance: orange with a kiss of amber under a fluffy white head. Lingers while sticking most vehemently to sides of glass. Swirls with lace.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 21, 2010
Nose: hops in all her whole cone leafy resinous freshness. Pine and Christmas trees, oh my. Freshly splintered wood with pine tree bark. Waxy citrus skin dries while crystallized sugar coated melba toast crunches. Hay and grass, dry of course, linger in the back along with white grapefruit pith. Definitely hop forward with little to no apparent Belgian spiciness.
Palate: full frothy mouthfeel and much more subdued than the nose implied. Orange sherbet forward with an orange pithy finish. Orange honey and honeycomb sweetness; hop resins mingle with orange stickiness. Grass and hay in my breath. Melds together better as she warms up. Hops reside underneath. Melba toast crunch in the back.
Final Thoughts: definitely an intriguing take on the Belgian golden ale style. Love the hops in all their unabashed glory in this beer though they do overwhelm her Belgian side a wee bit. Overall mighty tasty and thirst quenching. Or is that inducing?
Poured hazy golden yellow, citrus rind, stone fruits, hops, little earthiness, little yeasty. Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 3, 2010
bottle... Hazy yellow pour ,one finger bubbly white head , some lacing . Aroma of peach , citrus hops and yeast . Flavor mirrors the aroma , peach , citrus hops and yeast . Medium bodied , finish is dry and bitter with a slight alcohol burn as it goes down . dcschiller (2208) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2010
(750ml bottle). Pours hazy golden color with 1 finger white head. Nice carbonation and some nice lacing. Aroma of ripe peach, apricots. Taste is sweet with a light hoppy finish and the sweetness comes back. Somewhat perfumy. Medium bodied with oily texture. Active carbonation and a slightly bitter finish. Different from many of the Belgian golden ales, but the ’pit’ fruit aspect makes it pretty nice wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Tasted from 750mL bottle purchased at Lush West Town. Pours clear golden with a thick fluffy white head that slowly recedes to a thick and fluffy lace. The nose is caramel malt and bread yeast with an herbaceous green hops aroma. The flavor is lightly sweet with the caramel malt and yeast coming through nicely. There is more fruitiness than I expected with fresh orange and lemon coming through nicely and finishing with a bit of hops bitterness. The body is medium with an oily texture, average carbonation, and a long bitter and caramel finish.
manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 30, 2010
Sampled at Fall Gerryfest 2010. Pours a very murky gold/rust color with a thick and foamy off-white head. A floral aroma that features loads of juicy tangerines, grapefruits, honey, and spice. Goes down medium to full-bodied and a bit creamy. The flavour starts with plenty of caramel and a bit of biscuity maltiness. Vanilla and creamy chai tea-like flavors follow. Grapefruits, orange rinds, and a hint of rye at the end. A drying finish that lingers. The perfect amount of warming booziness and spiciness throughout. A very nice surprise. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 24, 2010
750mL bottle. Poured crystal-clear honeyed golden with a fluffy cap of white head.. sticky lacing followed it down. The aroma picked up fresh pine resin, citrus, and perfumey hoppage over warm pale malts and honey.. greener hop and dry white peppery yeast undertones. The flavor found pale malts, honey, and a touch of apricot meat at the core.. spicy, lightly fruity yeast, alcohol warmth, and greener hops around.. finished tart and a bit hot with alcohol warmth amplifying spicy yeast and some tart maltage.. residual sugars right at the very end. Medium-bodied and very well carbonated on the palate.. the hops were interesting in there, but sharp at times.. warmed up the belly. cbfobes (2883) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Enjoyed this brew on tap, pours a light hazy golden with a white thin head, the aroma is of fruit with a kick of hops to it, the taste is overall hoppy with nice fruit tones and a touch of booze in the finish, very nice. Skinnyviking (9570) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2010
Bottle. High fluffy long lasting white head. Ligh hazy golden boddy. Apple peach flowery aroma with spicy notes. Fruity caramel grass hops alcohol flavor. High carbonation. Long aftertaste. JoeMcPhee (9427) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2010
Cloudy pale golden pour with a tight white head. The nose is lovely. Bright Belgian spice with a fairly nice fruitiness as well. Fairly tropical hop aroma but there is also some ethyl acetate coming out on the nose. It’s there on the palate as well, along with a kind of bland sweetness that gives an impression of a fairly flabby product. A bit of apple and banana. The balance is kind of odd due to the prevalent sweetness. A bit of orange peel and an indistinct tropical character. As the beer warms up, the sort of green yeastiness fades back, but the beer still lacks the lightness and punchiness that beers like this need.