SudsMcDuff (7881) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2009
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
pours a dark orange .. white medium low head .. light sweetness, muddled, but has an okm bitterness .. plain and simple ..drinkable but no where special .. what the hell is a marque doing here anyway?!?!
PorterPounder (7131) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tallahassee, Fl. ABC Liquors - 12 oz bottle - part of a Brewmasterís variety 12 pack. Pours a medium copper with a thin white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma has some brief spicy accents with a dash of nuttiness. Flavor has some nutty accents, a bit of Christmas type spices and a brief wisp of citrus. Mouthfeel is even and smooth. Decent, just not overflowing with flavor.
MattShizzle (595) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2012 Bottle - from sampler pack. Copper color - clear. Pretty good - fairly hoppy. Not really a Belgian style though - more an American pale ale with flavors added.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours a surprisingly dense amber with a nice healthy head of white. Aroma is a touch of candied roasted malt with just a touch of nutty strawberry. Flavor is a melted haystack pureed with copper pennies and roasted nuts. Very thin flavor character that simply dies on the palate. No pizazz, no real incentive to drink more than one.
WabashMan (1023) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2009
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Despite my general displeasure with Blue Moon labeled beers, I felt it worth the price of a single to try this one. Sadly, my instincts, overly friendly after years of not drinking Blue Moon, were faulty. This is a misguided effort. I really donít understand the point of a beer like this. It lacks the flavors to put it at the level of the mass produced craft beers (i.e. Sam Adams, etc.). But it also lacks the inexpensive quality of your BMC type beers. Personally, Iíd rather have a Coors Light than this. Iíd pay less, it wouldnít taste much worse, and Iíd not be disappointed by the misleading use of the word "Belgian" on the label. This is wholly inadequate. Itís more akin to that Budweiser "American Ale" than anything worthy of being called a Belgian beer.
The appearance, without question, is the highlight here, earning middle of hte road marks. Itís a decent copper color, with a respectable if quickly fading head. The nose is also reasonable...it hints at Belgian characteristics of yeast and spice. But this only serves to raise my expectations. Flavor...Iím still waiting for it to arrive. Thereís just very little flavor, here. Iíd call it mediocre if it danced on my palate long enough to leave an impression. As is, thereís little here deserving of comment. The highlight? I only bought a single. Thank the Lord.
jezmez68 (404) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - MAR 6, 2009
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Not really a BAD beer. Just not real exciting. Nice copper color, decent flavor, a bit fruity, but just average.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 3, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from BevMo! Dark amber to copper colored body. The head was slightly off white. The aroma was light orange peels and hazelnuts. A taste of light orange peel was mixed with a little bit of salty leather. There were also some light hints of mango in the finish.
joeyplush (648) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer smells great coming out of the bottle, but found it a bit downhill from there. Appearance is very nice, actually looks like a good pale ale. The spiciness and fruitiness in the aroma is only negligible after the initial pour. Flavor is a bit unbalanced, sweet malt somewhat overpowers the citrusy flavor underneath, sweet smoothness of a belgian ale is still evident in the finish.
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks great, smells greats, taste is average. Sweet and yeasty, mostly watered down though.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - FEB 27, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Copper body with a thin white head that had some lacing but not much. Aroma had nice biscuit notes but thats it, no real fruit notes or any other malt notes to it for that matter. Flavor had some fruit to it and some bread notes, it was very watered down.