jcwattsrugger (11585) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@Tampa Wkly Gathering courtesy markwise-750ml bottle #302-pours a foamy white head and hazy gold color. Aroma is sweet light malt, yeast, lemon, spice. Taste is sweet light malt, yeast, lemon, spice. Carbonation up front then that fades out.
Changed (397) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Straight from the tap at BA. Golden pour with white or off white head (the dungeon doesn’t give off the best light...). Grassy, with a tang at the end. Spices show through at the end. Very easy to drink. Nothing spectacular, but definitely enjoyable en mass.
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy yellow. Nose is lemony, grassy, mild hops. Flavor is bitter floral hops, sweet caramel, fruity, some apple skin.
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 (5816) - 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 (1533) - 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.