bu11zeye (11113) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2011 (a couple 750ml bottles) Pours a clear golden body with a tall off-white head. Aroma of raisins, Belgian yeast, grass, caramel, light oxidation, clove, and citrus. Flavor of yeast, raisins, some cardboard, nuts, baked apple, and herbs with a dry finish.
argo0 (10388) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 15, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Opaque copper with medium beige head. Aroma is light, light sweet, very herbal, some grapefruit. Taste is some sour, mild sweet, fruity, grapefruit on top that quickly gives way to fairly strong herbal. Watery medium body, some resin.
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle-thanks jtclockwork for sharing-pours a foamy off white head and hazy amber color. Aroma is sweet light malt, lemon/apricot/spice. Taste is sweet light malt-caramel, lemon/apricot/herbal hops.
Lubiere (8243) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A reddish amber ale with a thick receeding light moka head. In aroma, caramel malt, candy sugar, very nice. In mouth, a maderized candy malt, Belgian hops, veering on a Dubbel, but again, a bit tired. Bottle from brewpub. Shared with GRM, March 10 2011.
Travlr (7984) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 28, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Greg at Pizzeria Paradiso. Clear golden with a giant white head that settles slowly to leave moderate lacing. Aroma of freshly baked bread. Flavor has lots of malt up front, well balanced, citrus/grapefruit/lemon, with great body. Nice.
hopdog (7657) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Poured a hazy amber color with an averaged sized head. Citris and spicy aroma. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
BeerandBlues2 (7418) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours clear light copper with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malt, banana and pear esters. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness, fruity esters and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
daknole (7204) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber pour. Yeasty aroma, light fruit. Boring flavor. I think it would have been ok if not in the middle of 50 million amazing beers at the RBWG. Maybe.
CaptainCougar (7093) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at Max’s Belgian Fest: Pours a hazy golden amber with a well-lacing wispy white head. Aroma of lightly sweet biscuity malt and grassy hay character. Starts with a mild doughy sweetness and lots of earthy grassy hay bittering hop notes before a drier finish. An ok Biere de Garde, but could be a little more balanced.
Drake (6498) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle from State Line. Pours a clear amber color with floating particles. Large rocky tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of caramel, bread, apples and faint spice. The taste is bread, raisins, spice, herbal hops a faint hints of cheese and brown sugar. Medium bodied, soft carbonation and the faintest hint of booze. Nice beer.