TBone (9997) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught@The Pony Bar, NYC
My first beer from Barrier!
Hazy yellow color, small white head. Sweet fruity yeasty aroma with orange peels and citrus. Medium-bodied. Citrusy, sweetish American-Belgian yeasty-fruity flavor. Lemongrass and hops in the finish. Nice.
j12601 (5716) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at TAP NY. Pours a hazed golden yellow with a thin white head. Soft Belgian yeast, toast and faint musk on the nose. Toast and light hops. Smooth yeast and wheat. Clean and simple, estery musk and yeast. Very nice.
blipp (4880) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Yeasty and floral aroma with light lemony notes. The flavor has spicy yeast, lemony fruity notes, and flowery notes. Good stuff.
jredmond (4108) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Rattle n Hum with Linh. Pours a muted, cloudy yellow body with soapy white lacing. Aroma is sweet malts with some dry bitter hop notes on the back end. Mouthfeel is thin with notes of bitter malts (?) and some wheat and spice.
beerbill (3047) - Laurel, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler filled at Big Z and consumed two days later. Pours a hazy pale gold with a moderate white head that lasted through the first two sips and left light lace. Very pleasant aroma of Belgian yeast that is both fruity and spicy. The flavor is very similar with the addition of some grapefruit citrus that emerges about five seconds after the sip and lingers briefly on the palate. Some grapefruit pith at the swallow that hangs around for about ten seconds before subsiding. Nice.
ben4321 (3031) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: Draft at Spuyten Duyvil, 4/13/13
Aroma: The aroma has plenty of Belgian yeast and spice, with some citrus fruits as well
Appearance: This one pours a hazy gold-orange color, with a small head and white lace
Flavor: The flavor leans way more to the Belgian side (yeast/spice), than it does to the hop side
Palate: The body is light-medium, it has a fairly clean mouthfeel, and a mild dryness
Overall, this one is very Belgiany with some hops notes as well. It is not really very bitter at all, it is much more yeasty/spicy. It makes a ton of sense to me that this is on here as a Belgian Ale and not as an IPA as the name might have suggested.
LilBeerDoctor (2823) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from the brewery. Pours a cloudy orange with a small white head. aroma of yeast, clove, light Belgian spices, and citrus. The flavor shows more of the hop profile (bitter hops, citrus hops) with the Belgian notes present but definitely pushed to the background. An interesting Belgian IPA as itís more hop forward (a plus for me) but still lets the Belgian notes through. Good stuff.
tgncc (2334) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting beer, more of an IPA than a Belgian. The Belgian characteristics, like the peppery yeast, are subdued here. The appearance is a hazy yellow, white head. The aroma is pine hops, light spicy, yeasty notes. The flavor is exactly the same, more resiny hops. The finish is a resin hop bittering, some light spicyness. Enjoyable.
Pwn3d (1959) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at rattle. Light and fluffy floral ipa. Pours light, honey and floral aroma, sweet and assertive hop, tart, and floral herb tang.
Slipstream (1786) - USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at The Pony Bar. Unfiltered looking, slightly greenish pour. Floral aroma. A pleasant, well-hopped brew with witlike notes of clove, Pretty dry and finishes easy. Nice brew.