Ernest (6540) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark amber.
Aroma is moderately malty (cookie, caramel, malt syrup), lightly to moderately hoppy (stale apricot), with a note of shoe rubber.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation.
Belgian? How’s that now? I don’t get any Belgian character out of this at all. It’s like a poorly made, extract homebrew-ish, overly sweet English strong ale, stale hops and all. Dumb and aimless.
poisoneddwarf (1856) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from the summer variety pack. Aroma is bready malts, toast, dark fruits, caramel. Pours clear copper with a medium off-white head with decent retention; leaves a little lace. Taste is sweet, toasty and wheaty, turning a little tart mid-palate; a little dry in the finish. Has a metal/blood off-note. Body is a little thin, carbonation high. No Belgian character that I can tell. Not bad, not good, just middle of the road.
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 13, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Eh, it’s a bit of a stretch to call this a Belgian ale. Doesn’t taste like any Belgian I’ve had before. Clear amber with a white head. Aromas of malt and some hoppy notes, some toast aromas in there as well. Dry on the palate, way drier than I’d like out of a Belgian ale. Comes across as harsh rather than smooth. Just not really feelin this one.
Cybercat (3771) - Georgia, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear reddish amber, almost mahogany, with a fairly thick and fine-bubbled light tan head. Malty aroma has caramel and horehound undertones. Crisp, malty flavor is rounded out by caramel, fruity and horehound notes. Rather tasty. Smooth texture has a fine, subtle fizz.
Dacrza (581) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
DATE TASTED: August 4, 2013 ... GLASSWARE: Kisatsky’s Tavern pint... OCCASION: convincing wife Shan that "Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives" is a mockumentary, not a documentary ... APPEARANCE: nice, lively orange-amber body; creamy white head that settles slowly and laces surprisingly well!... AROMA: caramel malts "round" the fragrant flower pot hops with some doughier, breadier elements--the citrus is subdued by an oddly malty punch... PALATE: medium-bodied, oily, antagonistic in its presence--mildly sessionable, if not for its Blue Moon calling card funked up aftertaste...TASTE: mild coriander sits amid malts that belie this beer’s objective; mostly caramel and a 40 oz. malt profile that kills the enjoyability for the drinker.... OVERALL: another "miss" from the Blue Moon Expressionist Collection, though not to the extreme of the Blackberry Wit or the Agave--still, like finding out Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives" is not real, one feels this Belgian pale really is a distant attempt of the original...
MaBeer1972 (1398) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A clear light amber with little head. Fine carbonation. Aroma is light malty and sweet. Flavor isn’t that bad. As advertised. Some bitter orange and spice. Light sweet finish.
adnielsen (9709) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at RJs Fort Collins. Pours a clear, dark orange appearance with a thin tan head. Somewehat herbal grassy hoppy, orange citrusy, spicy, slight bready aroma. Tangy, somewhat zesty floral, citrus peel, toasted bready flavor with a bit low carbonation. Bleh.
gmellison (426) - Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle thanks to adnielsen. Nice amber color. Not much in the way of flavor, a bit hoppy though. Decent
mjg74 (2660) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 6, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Walmart. Dry bready nose. Dry lightly spiced flavor. Dryness seems to dominate. Not much going on here.
beertholomeus (1063) - California, USA - AUG 3, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours an amber color with foamy white head. Malt, yeast, and fruit aromas. Yeast, floral and malt flavors. Yeasty oxidized finish.