timfoolery (1125) - California, USA - JAN 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at BJs, this one was orange-copper on arrival with limited head. Billed as Belgian, this one had the distinct taste of a Hefe with the full flavor of a Belgian. To say the least, it was an excellent match, great from start to finish.
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 5, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Mesa AZ BJís.
Generous head sits atop a cloudy brownish glass. Smells like fruit, rasins, plums, and spices.
Taste is slightly sweet and has a yeast taste that reminds me of Chimay, with some notes of spices.
Probably my favorite BJís brew.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Green Dragon in Portland, OR--Poured dark brown-amber body with a frothy and thick tan head. True to the Belgian stylistic but a little more florally hopped. Still a big malt bomb. Rich waves of complex texture and flavor. Big lacing left in glass. Mild to high carbonation. Good beer!
hapjydeuce (986) - Carlsbad, California, USA - DEC 5, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2007 Pizza Port Strong Ale Festival í07. Definitely one of the standout brews away from the IS and IPA styles that were prevalent. í06 Barrel Aged with the barnyard stank in French Syrah oak. Bomb stuff right here. Hazy copper color with mild lacing, vinous aroma with nice yeasty funk and caramel. Sweet and sour flavors ending bitter with plenty of brett bringiní up the rear. Awesome.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - DEC 2, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at PP Strong ale Festival í07. Listed as 2006 BJís Barrel Aged Grand Cru. Red amber color. A little bit of that sour aroma. No funk (I like funk). Like veritas, but not quite as good. A little harsher, younger.
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2007
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
PP Strong Ale Fest 07. Listed as 06 Grand Cru with Bret aged in Syrah Barrels. Pours dark brown with a bright white head. Nose is big sour and wow, perfect nose. Taste is sour bready funky, killer nice.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
PPSAF 07.absolutly stunning nutty and sweet an original grand cru as it taste like a nut brown. Both sour and nutty. Delicious.
fordest (2135) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - FEB 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at OíBrienís. An awesome spicy aroma off this dark brown beer. What were all those spices? Not really sure. Very complex. The flavor was similar, although not as fun to drink as it was to smell. There was corriander, cinnimon, nutmeg, clove.... or was there? A very interesting and complex brew.
Sombeast (151) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 5, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ BJís Pasadena in a labelled íGrand Cruí tulip glass. Nice bready, fruity aroma. Cloudy copper color. Mouthfeel is rich, carbonated. Complex, changing flavor - starts foamy, followed by a sharp acidic bite, than changing to a spicey, Chimay-like bready maltiness with a little hop essence blended in. Finished dry, sharp, a little sourness. No lacing. I approve.
IrishBoy (3996) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2009 On draft ar BJs Bakersfield; Nose of caramel and spices; lightly hazed alight amber with a medium beige head; Flavor of caramel and spices with a small alcohol finish. 6/3/7/3/14 3.3 2/1/07
Draft at BJs Oxnard. Nose of banana, cloves, ginger, and light yeast. Hazy gold with a nice cream head. Flavor is spicy, light sweetness, bananas, and caramel. 7/3/7/4/14 3.5 12/28/09