bu11zeye (12616) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a lightly hazy golden body with a small off-white head. Aroma of candi sugar, dough, caramel, and light citrus. Flavor of spicy yeast, caramel, apricot, pear, and light pepper.
Travlr (20954) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 10, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Recommendation of Dana at Birreria Paradiso, 750 ml bottle. Hazy orange with malty, lightly spiced taste. Interesting, but not great.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - DEC 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle by way of beachbum25.
pours a hazy rich iced tea color with some floaties of yeast. it*s capped by a gigantic airy sandy tinted off white head. lots of pillowy lace clings to the inside of the glass.
aromas of honey, malty sweetness, orange, grassy hops, florals, bruised fermenting red apples and cider spiciness.
fairly sweet on the palate but not cloying... caramel apple, grainy sugar, a bit of spice and a touch of yeast before a somewhat dry mildly bitter finish. spices and fruit linger around in the aftertaste. more than medium body with a smooth rich mouth feel which is cut up by prickly carbonation.
solid. just a bit too sweet for my liking...
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Bottle] shared by skyview. Gushing bottle pours a hazy caramel with a huge rocky beige head. Aroma is caramel, candi sugar, belgian yeast, and the alcohol is well hidden. Flavor is chalky caramel, a touch of alcohol, belgian yeast, and apples. Dryish and somewhat tart.
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a hazy deep golden to rust in color. Aromas were of yeast, spice, citrus and light caramel. In the mouth it was medium to full-bodied, concentrated smooth and rich. The finish showed some dry hops to balance this out nicely. Quite enjoyable.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml Bottle: Aroma is quite sweet. Smells of fruit, raisins, plums, candi sugar, pepper, and yeast. Poured copper/amber in color with a huge, pillowy, rocky, off-white head that lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Very good lacing. Full of tiny particles. Medium to heavily sweet flavor. Tastes of alcohol, candi sugar, yeast, dust, resin, and fruit. Medium to full body. Thick, effervescent texture. Lively carbonation (cork popped with a bang too). Sweet, lightly dry finish.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 13, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 courtesy of beachbum25. Pours gold with a nice rocky white head. Smells soapy with some wildflowers and crisp malt. Tastes of slight spice, dry malt, fruity.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 12, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a transparent copper orange with a large, frothy off-white head. Aroma of sweet caramel and honey with some doughy Belgian yeast. Body starts with good fullness and rich biscuity malt flavor with some caramel sugar and floral honey character before a slightly drier, toasty finish. Pretty authentic and true to style.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 10, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at brewery. Hazy orange with a fizzy head. Spicy malt aroma and a great spicy taste with butterscotch notes.
nuplastikk (5709) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml corked bottle. Attractive, thick amber color with a huge, foamy head. Up front crispness leads to a sweet, yeasty finish. I find it to be a little different than the draft version, assumably due to refermentation in the bottle. Not a bad thing, actually Improves the beer and makes it quite "Belgian" in mouthfeel. Very fruity and full of candi sugar and yeast richness. Excellent beer from a Baltimore institution, sort of a dry Belgian Amber.