popery (1215) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 7, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
An unexciting, fairly mediocre Belgian. I was looking for a calm, middling beer tonight, and even that relatively low bar was not met. The beer pours a normal enough warm brown-amber color with an extremely effervescent head. The head puffs up hugely at first, filling the glass with bubbles with only a couple inches of liquid. Despite all of this initial excitement, the head actually dissipated quite quickly and left very little lacing. Mouthfeel is under-carbonated. The smell is really lacking. It’s a flat, yeasty odor with very little of the normal complexity of good Belgian yeast. The flavor is somewhat better but still odd. It’s sweet with a fair bit of caramel and bread malt flavor, but it’s not really very interesting or complex. The bitter yeasty flavor is also there in the flavor. There is a merely passing earthy Belgian note. The beer just doesn’t come together
vtafro (2169) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ Max’s. Dark red pour with some tan head. Fruits: apples, peach and some light pear flavor. Tartness is light and some yeast influence.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at TND: Aroma of light fruit and a hint of caramel. Poured amber/copper in color with a large, creamy, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Hazy. Very sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of malt, slight toasting, slight nuts, and slight biscuit. Medium body. Lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt finish. Very boring.
armando629 (2324) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewery’s pub.
Poured reddish with a small off-white-tan head. Easy toasted caramel and some malt, mild hop in the nose. Medium bodied irish ale with minimal roasted malt, toffee and toasted caramel tastes, light hop. Easy drinkable one.
SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Publick House. Pours a light brown color with a foamy off white head. Nose is light must and some dried fruit and biscuity malt notes. Palate is full with a light fizz and a nice dry finish. Flavors of light dry fruits and some light spicy notes and a hint of must.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 20, 2010
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Thanks to whomever brought this to Newport Beach Brewing’s Winterfest Bottleshare. This golden pour was forgettable, lacking in flavor and I wound up pouring it out
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours a mahogany body with an off white head. Pears, apricots, light apple body. Tart and chewy apples with a medium mouth feel. Good.
GT2 (7034) - Riverslime, California, USA - FEB 13, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Max’s as Achilles Serafijn "Pale". Pours a cloudy orange. Red delicious apples in the nose. Sweet, light-bodied. Some candies. Light Grand Marnier. Some booziness. Not bad.
smith4498 (2793) - Miami, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ Redlight. Pours clear amber color with off white head. Aromas of Belgian yeast, frutiness and bubblegum. Flavor is fruity an yeasty with some spices. Medium body with average carbonation.
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2010
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at redlight redlight. Pours a golden amber. Mostly bubblegum on the nose, which i don’t really mind as it is complemented by hints of a spicy yeastiness. The flavor on the other hand is a huge let down. kind of a stale flavor. not really sure what’s going on but whatever it is i really don’t care for it.