stevoj (1605) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 3, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Weak and watery. Initial flavor dissipates to nothing, and no aftertaste either. Looks like a Belgian, but in this case, looks are deceiving.
rougeau13 (1827) - Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber with a small beige head. Aroma of bread, caramel, and apple. Taste is malty and sweet with a mild bitterness. Medium bodied, but pretty light for any Belgian other than a wit. Not bad. I wasn’t impressed with the aroma at all, but the more mild, and less cloying, taste redeemed it a bit.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Hazy golden brown color, white large bubble head. aroma of hay and subtle lemon. Taste is floral bitterness and light spice. Decent.
yespr (29415) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From tap at Churchkey. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and dry pine. Sweet malty, light pine hoppy. Toasted malty and caramelish into the finish. Light pine bitterness.
JawVer (39) - - MAY 8, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a cloudy copper into a tulip glass. Has an odd unappealing sweetness to it
djd07 (2760) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a clear copper with small frothy off white head. The aroma is a bready malt and skunk. Thin mouthfeel with a bitter malt and metallic finish. Not much going on with this one.
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at the Sharp Edge Brassiere tasting on 4/23/12. A solid Belgian ale, but nothing special. A good everyday drinker for Belgian ale fans. Bready scent kind of like the crust of a pie, clear bronze pour, a nutty fronted taste over the lightly crisp palate, and a bready presence in the middle taste, finishing on a bitter note.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4456) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured an orange-caramel color with a medium sized fluffy orange-tan head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was dryish, dusty, musty and had some faint dry spices though a bit dirty and off. The flavor was dry, musty, dusty and a bit dirty with faint dry spices, pepper and was almost boozy despite the low alcohol content. The finish was medium length dry dust and dirt. Medium body. Disappointing.
Beerman6686 (3733) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This poured a medium amber color with a white head. Aroma was spices, yeast, some prunes, and candy sugar. Flavor was much the same, the sweetness was kept to a low, but somewhat bland and uninviting.
Ernest (6011) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting.
Body is hazy medium amber, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (apricot), with light notes of gum and butter.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Well...it looks pretty good...lasting head and bottle conditioned. But it smells almost nothing like a Belgian beer...diacetyl, fruity hops, caramelly malt...smells like a British bitter, quite frankly. In the mouth, it’s on the sweet side (not much bitterness to speak of), with plenty of that buttery character lingering in the retronasal aroma. Pretty blah.