DocLock (8376) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from State Line. Pours hazy dark straw/orangy colored with 3-fingers of head that reappears with every repour. Nose is spicy yeast, bready malt, citrus, rock sugar. Tastes citric, with some sweet honey and apricot notes, some dry florals, spicy yeast, and rock sugary malt. Very smooth and velvety on the tongue. I wouldn’t hesitate to buy this again.
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Paul’s Hoboken Gathering: Hazy honey-colored pour with a strong white head. Sweet nose with mainly honey, banana and some diacetyl character. Smooth carbonation with a sweet flavor. Lots of honeyish notes and mild over ripened fruits. The finish has a very light spice hint. A bit too sweet overall, but not bad.
brewandbbq (269) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 29, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brewer’s Art’s latest bottling, "Le Canard", an ode to Kwak.
After disgorgement of a very toyt cork, a quick upswell of eager froth heads for the exit. With a quick slant of a tulip glass at the ready, a carefull pour unloads a massive three-inch head of eggshell.
Wowza. A sight to behold in a Duvel glass.
The rocky, whipped seafoam took a full five minutes to begin to fall. A cone of dense froth stood tall as the sides relinquished their grip. A rare display of extreme lacework. Ripped sheets and foam-ropes.
Aromatics lead off with a blast of peach skins, orange zest, citrus-laden bubblegum, and cracked coriander.
Extremely fresh and lively, and it reminds me of the first whiff of LaChouffe that blew me away, long ago.
Creamy and light mouthfeel. Quite soft and somewhat pillowy. The carbonation delivers plenty of liveliness.
Orange marmalade, fresh peaches, Indian coriander, and grassy overtones start the pallet. Hints of blossom honey, white pepper,
candied cloves, and zesty hops follow through.
Bitterness is firm and balancing, with residuals quite tame for a Belgian.
Alcohol is warming only as it finishes, along with lingering citrus zests, and tropical essence.
This beer blows away Kwak. Well crafted and pretty dry for the style.
Hard to find any faults in this one, but I suppose some time in a Brett-laden Chardonnay barrel (or Gerwertz), would put it over the top.
Big thanks to my buddy Mike for hooking me up..Proper.
Holdwine (1116) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another winner for BA. Great maltiness on the nose, tongue and finish. A perfect spike of spicy hops jumps in to compliment things. Fruit and yeastiness abound. A perfect foil for the andouille sausage pizza.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery...dark, coppery-hued body, a nice looking foamy head. The aroma is full and strong, filled with spices, hops and an interesting cellared mustiness. Classical Belgian aroma - malty and bready. The flavor is much hoppier than I expected, but its pleasant. It’s pretty strong, so you have to be careful not to drink it too fast.
notalush (5266) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy copper out of the tap, with small ring of lace - very musty, earthy, barnyardy aroma - this quality is quite present in the flavor as well, along with a pastry-like yeastiness - slight warming spices, a bit of tart funk way in the background - medium-sweet, with slight fruity esters - an odd, out-of-place hop bitterness makes it a little less enjoyable - otherwise not too bad.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Strong fruity esters are mired in doughy yeast character with some musty, herbal notes with some spiciness. Opaque dark orange-yellow body is topped with a thin white head that recedes to partial cover. Fruity flavour is musty and herbal in character with plenty of pastry dough like yeast and some darker malt character. Generally quite sweet overall with a metallic finish. Medium body with mild alcohol warming and lively, large bubbled, lightly prickly carbonation. Sampled at the Kennett Square Brewfest 2005.
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - DEC 7, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is sweet, belgian yeast, funky with some light fruits, and a light anise. Flavor is toasty malt, bread, light belgian funk, anise, slight spice, slightly grainy the finish. Medium body with a smooth palate. Nice complexity and very drinkable.
Rastacouere (6153) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy dark amber-orange mounted by a small white head. Husky and bready, toffee-like malt nose that offers waves of Belgian yeastiness hinting at pastry dough, banana, mango, cloves and pepper. Interesting floral and roasty nuances. Finishes a good bit metallic and unpolished, but managing to remain quite dry. Medium bodied, moderately high carbonation, rather alcoholic.
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear orange amber color with a thin white head. Aroma of yeast, spices and fruits. Flavor of spices, fruits and yeast with something that makes the experience unpleasant. The palate is light and creamy with moderate carbonation.