BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 5, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap @O’Briens. Dense amber hue, moderate off white head, light lacing. Nose is very subtle with a touch of toffee and caramel, some grassy hops. Taste is drying bitter hops with light earthy tones, some toffee in the middle, finishes thick caramel malt. Medium-bodied, watery texture, moderate carbonation. Mostly subdued nose and flavor here, not a great balance, might have been an off-keg...
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On-tap at SD Brewing Co. Pours cloudy brown/red with a creamy, offwhite head, spider web lace. Smells subdued sweet and red fruity malty and slightly hoppy as well. Tastes hoppy and dry malty up front with a lingering malty sweetness, bready and slightly spicy as well. Medium body, good carbonation.
skibumphishead (251) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz draft at the Dirty Truth in downtown Northampton. This was a great after dinner beer full of malty caramel flavors. It was in the "Belgian" box on the chalkboard of 40 drafts. It tastes like a Belgian brown with a hint of west coast hops. Good beer from a great brewery.
argo0 (10338) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(BCTC, growler, thanks mds) Medium off-white head with hazy copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, grapefruit/floral. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, grapefruit/earthy, some orange/floral. Moderate bitterness in the aftertaste. Medium body.
rudolf (2276) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Cole’s. Nose is yeast, clay-like fruits, caramel, alcohol, a light sourish fruit tinge. Flavor is yeast, caramel, lots of dry fruits & apples. Quite tannic. Caramel & rye grows in the finish w. strong bitterness & caramel. Its odd to experience an ASA fermented with a Belgian yeast.
Sammy (7029) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2008
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoyed on-tap at Cole’s. This beer rocks. Dark fruit aroma. Dark fruit colour with a little white head and some lace dots. Served a bit too cold, a taste range as it warmed. Above average mouthfeel, and also above-average carbonation. Very tasty grapefruit, marmelade, a wonderful bitterness. So enjoyable.
swoopjones (4196) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Coles in Buffalo NY. ours a somewhat murky amber brown. Aroma is sweet maltines, iced tea, floral & citrus hops. taste starts off heavily Belgian yeastiness influenced. Follws up with some herbal floral tea flavor withmalty sweetness &some hop bitterness in the finish. Complex interesting take on two beers that I really enjoy
bu11zeye (11111) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a cloudy amber body with a small creamy off-white head. Aroma of sourness, herbal, citrus, pineapple,and floral. Flavor of hops (citrus, floral), roasted malt, caramel, and Belgian yeast with a bitter finish.
Taverner (1044) - San Ramon, California, USA - JUN 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very complex and interesting. Sweet, bready and tea-ish. Notes of banana and a small bit of caramel. Flavor is like a red, with lots of floral and bitter hops. after it warns the florals come out.
Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
ACBF 2008. I really liked this one! Had I not been told, I never woulda known that the wort base for this one was basically that of a pale ale. The belgian strain mostly takes over so you get many of the estery characters you expect from a belgian, but there’s just a hint of that hoppiness in the finish making it very unique.