alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kind of orange-tan with a little haze, 1/2 finger head that left an off-white sheen and some decent lacing.
Aroma is pretty yeasty, along with fruity, and with a touch of caramel malt.
Flavor is very Belgian yeast forward, with a pretty good fruitiness, some clove, some pepper, and some non-distinct spices, The malt base provides a solid background for the other flavors, lending a nice caramel malt/bread/light toast note.
Body is very full and rich, and leaves a malt base/caramel malt/Belgian yeast blend of aftertastes.
It’s an interesting brew, and was certainly worth the price. I’d have it again.
cheap (5260) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Why didn’t I have this before, seems common. bready aroma. decent head from a bottle. darker yellow but not quite brown. my bottle says abbey brewing company. taste has a somewhat older lager appeal to it. is this in the same style as orval, heheheh? initially seems a little fruity but that old lager feeling keeps kreepin in.
Blairgus (4105) - California, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
30 May 2013, bottle. light gold, clear, steady bubbles. nose is actually rather like a lager, slightly bitter. thin/med body and moderately fizzy. has some belgian yeast, noticeable vegetables, some golden syrup. not very good.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Love the stained glass look on the label though I would like to read more about the brand on it. Pours a light orange with minimal head. Has some of the dubbel spice to it. A touch viscous. Some orange notes in the background too. A bit of a bready cinnamon roll aroma. Enjoyed it.
MattH (772) - California, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Gold pour. Aroma is spicy yeast, clove, and banana. Flavor is spicy yeast and a little lager like flavor.
radagast83 (7141) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
4oz draft pour. Hazy golden color with a small white head. Aroma was some notes of bready malts, yeast notes. Flavor was sweet malts, bready notes, yeast character. Wished it was a bit more clean, but it was okay overall.
BREWMUSKCLES (2548) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
to me this had some pretty good body and tasted brown like caramel with a bit of malt syrup and a fruit flavor mellowed well. seems yeasty enough. a bit of gravy like flavor that i enjoyed. there you go. distinct hop flavor near the finish.
Stevesie (336) - - JAN 6, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pale and watery. Nothing remarkable in the taste. Poured half of it out. Gimmicky.
hfmejias (1266) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber color poured a nice thick tan head, not too bitter, nice malty, and a bit sweet taste. Nice beer.
FlacoAlto (4147) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A vigorous pour into my New Belgium globe glass produces a three finger thick, tan colored head. The beer is a rich copper tinged, amber color that shows a brilliantly clear, almost metallic copper hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of spicy, sweet crystal malt; English biscuit character, lightly toasted brown grain, a touch of whole-grain spiciness and a sweet, caramelized character are each noticeable, but the latter accentuates a hop character that leans towards berries and ruby-red grapefruit. As the beer warms up a touch of stale malt character starts to come out.
Light bodied, slightly sweet with a malty finish that suggests at caramelized hay, sweet whole grain crackers, and a touch of cracker like pale malt character. Soft citrus notes and a berry like character are noticeable throughout. A touch of stale malt character has not quite gotten to cardboard, but perhaps leans towards stale brown bread that hasn’t yet lost all of its moisture. A toasted, whole grain character comes out a bit more as the beer warms up.
Much more hoppy than I was expecting, though in truth this is still on the light side. Not bad, and I wouldn’t mind trying one that might be a bit more on the fresh side of things.