sonnycheeba (2524) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours clear gold with thin, fizzy white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is floral and citrus hops, cereal and cookie malt, candy sugar, lemon, pine, and faint Belgian yeast. Flavor is sweet malt forward with sugar, light floral hops, and citrus esters; dry, sweet finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
Maxbier (18) - Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: sour lemons and floral hops.
Appearance: light honey color with white head
fine campaign-like carbonation, flavor is sour upfront, then hop flavors with a mild bitterness. Finish is a faint lingering sourness and bitterness. I am not usually a fan of this style, but this one is well excited and I enjoyed it. It came in a can, I poured it into a Belgian-style goblet. I think I would not have enjoyed it nearly as much or at all strait from the can.
kwoeltje (2151) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(tap - Founding Farmers) pale gold with white head. Yeast and herbal aroma. Flavor is light malt, yeast, some sweetness, herbal hops.
ThisWangsChung (638) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can into a pint glass.
A: Pours a mildly hazy golden color. The head is a rocky three finger white shade. It really has the texture I look for in the style, but perhaps not the retention. A decent amount of splotchy lacing is left on the glass.
S: Thereís a definite apple presence here, to the point where it seems like a dry cider at times. Other noteable aspects include bubblegum, phenols, earthy hops, and some subtle spicing. Decently complex, a lot more than I expected from a canned BSPA.
T: It opens with both a pleasant touch of phenol and distinct breadiness. Touches of spice and fruit esters appear mainly near the cidery, apple-laden finish, though it should be said there isnít a significant presence of Belgian yeast here. A faint hoppy bite sometimes appears. Perhaps a little sweet, as well, but certainly refreshing.
M: This is where the lack of bottle conditioning lets it down. The back end is a bit syrupy, and it doesnít feel that lively on the palate. Or maybe itís not much of a letdown - thereís no annoying astringency some in the style feature, either. It slides down the tongue without any friction: in laymanís terms, itís every bit as dangerously drinkable as the best in the style.
O: Iím always skeptical of any Belgian-style ale in a can - they always seem syrupy and strange. This, however, really does a deft job of skating around the fact that itís not bottle conditioned by successfully pulling off a sweeter, more cidery bend. Even better, it keeps the epic drinkability I look for from the style. Itís not quite Duvel, but I reckon itís as good as a canned BSPA can get.
Strykzone (4195) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce can from a trade with vlan1. Some white in the honey gold. Almost no visual carbonation. An off white head that fades oddly. I smell Belgian yeast and candy sugar. It could pass for a saison. Flavors of spices, Belgian yeast, candied hops, tropical fruit, sugar. I still say this is a saison. It is tasty. The carbonation is almost not there. The Ozzy name is kind of gimmicky but is kind of cool.
dliberto (47) - Maryland, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drank from a can
Interesting beer. It is a Belgian ale but has a lot of similarities to a pale ale.
Tastes of bread, orange peel, banana. Finishes sweet and dry. Good beer
keanex (1133) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at The Brewers Art.
Appearance: Clear pale straw body, thin white head.
Aroma: Sweet malts, hints of straw, lemon, and banana.
Taste: Malty with hints of banana and cloves.
Palate: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated.
Overall: This is a lesser quality Duvel.
wilnatp (476) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2013 Tap. Clear pale yellow pour. Aroma of sweet malt, banana, clove, and citrus. Taste is well balanced sweetness.
radio_nowhere (596) - Maryland, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can into Trappist glass. Hazy reddish-hued golden color with white head. Aroma of light sweet malt, banana, clove, come citrus, spices and yeast. Taste adds more notes of fruity Belgian yeast, light vanilla honey sweetness and earthy hop bitterness. Medium body, moderate carbonation, dry, sweet with a dry finish. Pretty tasty balanced Belgian strong.
MadRobin (1396) - Silver Spring, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 12 oz. can.
Mildly hazy, golden color with a 3-finger off-white head and very good lacing.
Aroma of light malt, mild yeast, pepper and mild banana.
Taste of sweet light malt, yeast, spice, and light fruit.
Medium/light body and medium/high carbonation.
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Atom (1117) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can thanks to Bmart. Pours a golden/ orange with a large white head. Aroma of Belgian spice, grape jelly, and wheat. Taste of Belgian yeast and wheat with a slight hop bitterness. Light, drinkable, and decent.