cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was a very nice, fruity ale that went wonderfully with my dinner of chicken and sesame-peanut noodles. Yum. Amber with a nice subdued fruity/spicy/yeasty aroma and flavor- it was very, how shall I say (I hate to use the phrase) "drinkable". Anyway, good and recommended, though not exactly exciting.
Drake (6597) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Beer Run. Pours a clear amber color with a large creamy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of toffee, bread, spice, stone fruits, apples, herbal hops. The taste is bread, candi sugar, spice, stone fruits, mild herbal hops. Medium bodied.
MadRobin (1063) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 8, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Always Ron's in Hagerstown, MD.
Clear, sparkling, amber-orange with an off-white head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of peach, apricot, caramel, yeast and spice.
Taste of sweet light fruit, yeast, earthiness, spices and caramel.
Medium body and medium/high carbonation.
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baraciisch (958) - USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep golden in color... Aroma of fruit, spices, citrus... Flavor is slightly smokey, notes of citrus, apricots... Belgian yeast and hops on finish... Delicious
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chinchill (662) - South Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap at Duckworths (NC)
Pour is a bit light for the style. The clear amber body is covered by a bone head that has great retention
Mouthfeel: near medium body with appropriate, medium carbonation.
Taste and Aroma: Plenty of alcohol esters and Belgian yeast. Also rather sweet. Wild yeast in the flavor that is not apparent in the nose, and ultimately produces an unpleasant aftertaste.
O: unusual for style, this Belgian ale was disappointing but should appeal more to folks who like wild yeast in their beers more than I do.
watson1977 (2361) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a clear gold with a medium white head. aroma has yeasty spice...clovey...touch of grass and tropical fruit. flavor has notes of fruit, spice, and anise...light grassy bitterness. mouthfeel is light/medium and silky with a dry bitter/spiced finish.
tcane7 (904) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Whole Foods with John. Pours a hazy copper-gold with some nice head and ring racing. Nose of spice, coriander, pepper, orange peel, lemon zest, some yeast funk, and dark fruit. Medium mouthfeel, slightly roasty with a ton of spice and citrus.
Leafs93 (1414) - Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours darker amber with a creamy off white head which dissipated to a film quickly. Aroma is dark fruits, spicy, nutty and earthy. Taste is spicy, sweet and some bitterness. Medium bodied with a sticky texture.
Lukaduke (1071) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Novare Res. Glad to see they re brewed this since 2008... Classic beer that I used to drink pretty often back in the late 90’s. Pours a clear golden color with a two plus finger sticky foam head. Aromas are classic fruity belgian yeast, light warming spice and a touch of honey malt. The palate is crisp yet round, big yeasty fruit, apple, pear, honey and lots of balanced spice complexity that lingers through the finish. Great winter offering that Id like to see in a bottle again.
maxwelldeux (2368) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Pours a clear amber color with a small head. Nose has some dark fruit elements to it with just a hint of orange. Taste seems a little dry at first, but ends up a slightly bitter with just a hint of sweetness.
NikkTwist (965) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2013 Draft at Khyber Pass. Deep gold pour. Started with a large fluffy head that left some runny lace. Spicy caramel flavors. Black tea. Orange pith. Clear candy toys. Agave. Apricot ears. Sassafras. Bitter chardonnay. Sugarcane. Lemongrass. Peppercorns. Rich vanilla caramel. Well blended. Good mouthfeel. Vinous and juicy but very dry. Feels like a sharp spicy Trippel.