Reid (2095) - Salem, Oregon, USA - SEP 2, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12 oz beer from a sixer bought from Fred Meyer in Salem
Clear brown,light brown,beer with a small cream colored head..
Smells of bread pudding,with vanilla a little cream of corn..not very Belgian but not unpleasant.
Taste is similar to the aroma but has an acrid / pure alcohol taste that appears now and again,it is NOT pleasant., some sweet candy sugar in the end.
Palate unfortunately is cloying and makes for a long period of sipping to finish one 12 oz glass.
Overall horribly disappointing. Nice laberl shame about the beer.
climberbob (307) - Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Amber pour. Not much head. A bit sweet w some mild orange acidity. Ok.
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tnkw01 (1428) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 31, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Light brown in color. Aroma is well balanced. Taste is also well balanced but not great.
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a copper color with a thin off-white head. Nose is of malt and yeast. Fairly creamy on the palate, the taste is a nice balance of grains and breads with a hops kick on the finish. A well ’rounded" beer that pairs well with nuts or chips.
brokensail (13757) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 24, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ hotel room. Orange pour with a white head. Kind of grassy. Pale malt, some herbs, yeast, and a touch of citrus peel. Light lemon and spices. Flavor is bread, pale malt, grass, and light spices. Hints of herbs, pepper, and lemon peel.
LetsGoState (702) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma has a hint of hops. Taste is slightly bitter but overall a weak pale ale.
TheBeerGod (5637) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Copper pour with a short tan head. Aroma is yeast with toasted malt, caramel, dark fruit notes and herbal notes. Taste is herbal and floral notes, caramel, sweet malt, toasted wheat and dark fruit notes. Body is medium with a strong, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more dark fruit notes, caramel, yeast, toasted malt, wheat and floral notes.
jbarry1506 (28) - Indiana, USA - AUG 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I’ll keep this short. This is mainly because this beer is fair, at best. Light pour with little head that dissipates quickly, clear light amber color, floral and nutty notes on the nose, dry belgian-ISH flavor with some nuts, a little orange peel on the palate. I wouldn’t turn this beer down at a table, but it definitely isn’t my favorite and IMHO, doesn’t qualify for the class that I deem one of my favorites.
baraciisch (2395) - California, USA - AUG 17, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Awful beer, totally undrinkable... Tastes like overripe fruit and rotten bananas... Off on finish... Bad
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Ernest (6838) - 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.