ttoadee (1293) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bronze/orange pour, small off white head. Nose is sweet malt and a hint of Belgian yeast. More sweet than bitter. Middle has a medium mouth feel with light caramel malt and biscuit followed by discreet orange zest. Finish is dry, but not bitter.
foyle (394) - Wyoming, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brew festival.
Appearance: a thin white head, no lacing, light amber color with mild carbonation.
Aroma: Belgian yeast funk, medium roasted barley, caramel, some coriander and other spice notes.
Mouthfeel: light to medium bodied, slightly sticky, frothy, with a drying finish.
Flavor: nice caramel, wheat bread, some coriander and peach.
Overall: well crafted and enjoyable.
b3shine (8175) - Indiana, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft to taster. Looks good; a transparent pale burnt orange with foamy eggshell head. Smells of Belgian yeast and esters. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Okay.
NikkTwist (2766) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Moriartys. Hazy Burnt Siena pour with a decent showing of egg shell foam. Toasted bagels. Tangelo slices. Caramel apples. Orange vinyl. Feels juicer than expected.
nickel (1003) - - MAY 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong flavoured belgian ale. One of the best examples of fruity aroma of yeast and hops. Reccomend this one
demmbonz (716) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 6, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz to snifter. Pours burnt yellow color with a hint of orange. Aroma of beer. Abundant carbonation that nips the tongue. Not much to say about this one. A bit bland.
Mark_Eck (1921) - - MAY 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an amber color. Aroma is malts and hints of floral. Taste has a light caramel finish.
MartzMimic (84) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 29, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a reddish copper with absolutely no head. No lacing. Smells of plum and a touch of yeast. Tastes of red plum and that’s about it. Thin mouth with a bit of carbonation. This tastes like plum-flavored water. Disappointing offering from a good brewery.
Hangover (1117) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark copper pour with a lasting, medium sized white head. Malty, metallic aroma. Surpising flavor, mostly dried dark fruit, plum, raisin. A little buttery on the back end. Lingering musty/yeasty aftertaste. Creamy mouthfeel.
Brigadier (3550) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle
This is one of those beers that I am surprised I have never rated. Given the opportunity I took advantage to try a run of the mill Belgian ale. If I lived around Boulder I might drink it from time to time but there are so many other better options even if you just stick to the American interpretations of the style. Even so this is a fine tailgating beer for sharing with non-craft beer enthusiasts.
Aroma / Appearance - Transparent bronze liquid bubbles around the glass with minimal head. Candy sugar, sweet yeast, and bright notes sparkle like sunshine on snow crystals.
Flavor / Palate - Candy sugar and yeast are a blast of candy canes and cotton candy in alcoholic form. Drinkable with a solid finish this does not cheat by cutting any corners. An average Avery beer shows why they have managed to stick around in a fast growing market. This is the definition of a gateway craft beer.