JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Tyler’s, Raleigh. Kind of a dingy, rust-colored pour. Very minimal carbonation, body looks a bit oily. Certainly get a dose of the candi sugars in the nose, like Christmas cookie plus Belgian yeast. Flavors are somewhat more balanced, with plenty of dry notes in there to even things out a bit. But overall, less than impressive from this usually strong brewery.
craftbeerdesign (2132) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
sample at Brewvival on 2/25/12. cloudy golden pour with a white head. belgian yeast nose with banana and citrus. med body with banana, citrus and light sugar. smooth throughout. sweet finish with more yeast esters.
PhillyCraft (2595) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, poured a reddish orange color, small to med head and lacing. Aromas of candy sugar, dark fruits, belgian grapey quad notes, Taste was very earthy hops, funky yeast, honey, and coriander spice. Layered in flavors, smooth, and posessed a long lasting aftertaste in the mouth. Very good Belgian ale.
Butters (3591) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the First Innaugural Raliegh Rare and Vintage Beer Festival. This was one of my least favorites of the tasting. Poured a murky golden copper hue with fair khaki head. Sweet and a ’green’ hop character on the nose. Main flavor notes of honey, candi sugar, and an extreme bitterness on the finish. Not really impressed.
emacgee (3749) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly murky reddish copper pour. Floral and estery nose with some peppery notes and a lightly spicy quality with notes of rose petal and pineapple. Did not care for the mouthfeel or flavor. Very bitter and tannic. Some esters show through, slightly fruity.
kschep (1494) - DENMARK - JAN 11, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
#1184 draught; nose is some apricot, cake, cedar, feel is medium, carb is mediumlow, taste is sour earth, leaves, bile touch, grape
blipp (5476) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours orange amber with an off white head. Lightly sweet aroma with some yeasty notes and fruits. The flavor has a good balance of spicy yeast and sweet malts with some light fruity notes. Pretty good.
Maverick34 (1912) - New York, USA - NOV 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught from el tigre. Poured a middlign brown, a bit watery and not all of the rich dark fruits you’d expect from the style. Not bad, not amazing.
tgncc (2508) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is weak, caramel, cereal grains. The appearance is an amber color, white head. The flavor is cereal grains, light caramel sweetness. The finish is cereal grains, light sourness of wheat. Medium in body. Ok, a little boring.
Lubiere (9085) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2011 A golden amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, a light herbaceous malt with light coriander. In mouth, a very nice Belgian ale with smooth orange peels, coriander, frankincense, medium bodied. On tap at Belgian Beer Fest, Sept 10 2011.