nutjes (1150) - Zwevegem, BELGIUM - SEP 22, 2017 ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16.9 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a clear straw color - I can immediately tell this doesn’t have much malt to it. The head is a frothy two finger white shade. The retention is solid and some decent (if inconsistent) lacing is left behind. Pretty good looking.
S: This does a good job of showing off Nelson hops, and it’s not even uber fresh! Notes of pine, lemon, grape skin, and some tropical fruits come through quite well. Not much of a malt backbone comes through in the nose. Some slight soapiness detracts, but otherwise this is a solid hoppy aroma.
T: Hop flavor hits the palate immediately. Tropical fruit, some grapefruit, and slight herbal qualities are the main notes provided here. The finish isn’t soapy at all, with only a mild, non-intrusive sweetness; actually, it’s even a little juicy. The problem here isn’t the flavor...it’s the lack of flavor. While it is VERY pleasant and VERY balanced (I’m impressed how they hid the bitterness with such a feeble malt backbone), it’s sadly too unassuming for its own good. Actually, you know what, I don’t care...this just gets better and better the more I drink it. It’s delicate and subtle in all the right places.
M: This is so light and crisp its unbelievable. I’m just killing this like it’s nothing. The soft yet impressive carbonation is definitely helping it here - and there’s just enough of a dry finish to help it even further.
O: If the flavor was ’bigger’ so to speak, it would kill many ’Murican-brewed pale ales stone dead. Still, this is more-or-less everything I want from the style. What a shame it’s so expensive...
33cl-fles in Café Le Trappiste te Brugge. U: Wazig stroblond met een dunne witte schuimkraag. G: Citroen, licht tropisch fruit en wat pompelmoes. S: Tropisch fruitig met een lichte citrusbitterheid. Wat floraal. Droge afdronk. M: Doordrinker met medium carbonatie. Fullpintofbeer (407) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2017
Tap @York Tap.
Small white head, yellow/golden colour, hazy. Aroma: lemon grass, grapefruit peel, citrus fruits. Lightly sour with dry/bitter aftertaste. Light body, bitter finish, lively. Not bad, very refreshing. Leini (2076) - SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2017
On tap @ Alvari, Turku. Hazy yellow body with a medium white head. Tropical fruit, a little pine. Crispy, without being overcarbonated. Hermod (8139) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUN 8, 2017
Tap @ Punavuoren Ahven.
Poured golden color with a thin white head.
Tropical fruity aroma, pineapples.
Flavor has citrusy hops, floral notes, pineapples, grapefruit. Light and refreshing. yy0pp (1547) - - MAY 8, 2017
Bottle. Clear yellow-golden color with tiny white head. Aroma - Pineapple, citrus, straw, white grapes. Taste - Medium bitterness, malt, citrus, honey.
john44 (3202) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2017
Bottle. Very pale gold in colour. Hoppy; floral & fruity resinous hops. Citrus fruity; grapefruit, kiwi fruit & passion fruit flavours. Malty; underlying pale malts. Tangy. Bitter resinous hops throughout. Dry bitter fruity hoppy finish. Nice beer! (2011-04-24)
madnorwegian (244) - FRANCE - JAN 8, 2017
Great tropical fruit aromas. Bright yellow color. A bit hazy. Reminds me of a saison. Would drink again. Nikokaoja (321) - Ljubljana, SLOVENIA - JAN 2, 2017
8. 12. 2016, Ljubljana, Gas Station with boyz. Bottled. Interesting taste and aroma after elder. Refreshing.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone m.mahu (193) - Iasi, ROMANIA - DEC 21, 2016
Bottle from Beer Zone, Iasi, Ro. Clear golden colour with frothy white head. Hoppy, tropical fruit, citrus, grassy, slightly vinous. Taste citrusy, grassy, yeasty . Light sweetness and good bitterness. A bit thin, but good nevertheless. klm1 (1736) - Bled/SF, - DEC 15, 2016
Pours golden color, clear, with foamy white head. Aroma: crisp, biscuit like malt flavor, supported with medium bitter hop flavor, which takes on rhabarb, kiwi, gooseberries...finish is dry, slightly bitter. Body is light, texture soft, carbo is medium.