zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber. Pours bubbly hazy gold, thick white head. Aroma is skunky hoppy, malty, and tangy fruit. Flavor is grassy, tangy, fruity. A nice blend with some subtle spicing and not too sweet. Fairly crisp and dry. I would definitely drink more of this.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
spice and sweet in the aroma at the same time, almost sweet to the point of reminding me a of a wheat beer, pale golden color with a big foamy head. sweet malts blended with spices and plenty of yeast in the flavor and a little bit of too much carbonation and hops in the aftertaste. a good beer, but a bit plain for the category it is in.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the pub. Clear yellow body maybe gold. Not as devilish delicious as some of the beers they had on the night I was there, but still a nice beer. To me it needed a bit more grassiness and funk to stand next to the likes of Duvel.
thirdeye11 (5771) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to ballewblake for the bottle.
This beer pours a great 1 finger head, but it’s also overcarbonated. Startlingly that’s where the complaints end with this one. It has an amazingly complex yeast profile that is spicy and fruity in both nose and taste. Some white pepper in the taste. Superb lacing on the glass with a dry finish on the palette.
For me this was a really delicious Belgian style, said to be a Duvel clone it may eclipse the original in at least 1 or 2 ways. Top notch and highly recommended.
jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
earthy hops, musty flavor, bit bitter on the unpleasant side. nothing terribly impressive, but pretty solid overall.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle courtesy of lackenhauser shared with the Brick Store crowd.
As with the Le Canard we opened, the cork on this one popped with some serious power and foam started coming out the bottle. Pours a clear golden amber with a huge fluffy white head that lasts forever and leaves tons of lacing.
The aroma is fairly sweet with plenty of yeast that lends a slight spiciness to the character as well. Pears, apples and biscuity malts also factor in the smell in minimal doses.
The taste is a tad sweeter than the aroma. The fruits come out a little more with the apples showing out. The light malts and yeast come in more in the finish as the spiciness of the yeast lingers on palate for a while.
The mouthfeel is extremely lively with lots of carbonation, probably a little too much honestly.
This is only my second beer from Brewers Art, and, like the first, it’s a well-constructed brew that shows extremely good drinkability. Good stuff.
elihapa (1532) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUN 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Brewpub in Baltimore. My friends and I sat upstairs, the more posh of the two bars at this joint. Later we found out the downstairs bar was actually quite a bit more interesting. Ozzy pours gold with a white head from one of the coolest wooden taps I’ve seen. The aroma is grassy, biscuity, and spiced with coriander. The flavor is soft, with a surprisingly floral-hop quality, along with grass, white ginger, and sugar. Palate is light and prickly. Nice, but a little "soft" for my taste.
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap, Brewers Art! A nice light in color pour with a solid head that lasts. grassy wheat pale with malty notes (Notes?) very nice finish. I liked this beer. It’s one you must try.
imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at HSBG. Thanks to Scott for bringing this one. Pour is light golden with white lacy head. Aromas of spice, yeast, and some sweet fruit. Flavor is dry and somewhat sweet. Yeast and a nice hop note dominate this one.
twitcher (298) - framingham, Massachusetts, USA - APR 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
"A portion of the proceeds will benefit bat conservation programs.". Off to a good start on this one without even opening the bottle.
Pours like a stereotypical Belgian pale- light golden yellow color with a shitload of soft, fizzy head.
Smells also remain typical- and good. A bit of dank, earthy bitterness melds with a good helping of smooth, dry sugar cookies.
Flavor continues the trend- solid, well done, if lacking in uniqueness, belgian pale. A bit more aggressive hop bite up front, with noticeable and pronounced bitterness on the front end. Body of thin sugary sweetness with some light notes of green apples and black pepper.
Very dry, semi-sweet finish.
Overall very good brew- not especially unique or innovative, but a solid take on a good style.