jstraw (1930) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear brown with decent, fizzy, tan head / Mild nose of toast and dark caramel / Light to medium body, aggressive carbonation, thin, not very malty on order of an amber ale, with weak finish / Light, earthy flavors of dark caramel with notes of dark fruit and toast / Poor.
czar (4540) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
can. pours hazy dark amber-orange with a small off-white head, shy retention and lacing. caramel and sweetish spicy toasted nuts, brandied fruits - miscellaneous berries, some raisins - some of them rotten, peppery molasses, warming alcohol, bit of coffee berries, hint of sweetness - dark golden candi, belgian yeast. light carbonation - slightly lacking, light body - oily, grassy-spicy-earthy-peppery finish. all the elements for a dark belgian ale are present but all is pretty fainted and not very cohesive. still drinkable.
nakedwhendrunk (2200) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reviewed from notes. Rcvd in trade.
This was poured into a chalice.
The appearance was centered around a decent hazy golden yellow to somewhat orange/light brown color. There was a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute and left some light lacing sticking nicely around the sides of the glass.
The smell had some nice light Belgian spices up front and let in a slight sour lemon.
The taste took the lemon and the Belgian spices to town and let in a decent citrus flavoring. It left a really dry finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a pretty good sessionability about it. The carbonation was sharp but nothing overbearing.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good Belgian pale ale worthy of having again.
alliance100 (721) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16oz can - pours a dark brown , light tan head . Sweet dark fruit aromas . Taste is mild caramel and sweet raisins . Good .
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wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft at the pub. pours clear amber. nose is moderate to low level of belgian spice and ester characteristics with some raisiny malt notes. Flavor is similar. finish is moderately dry. good but would have liked a little stronger yeast character.
hotstuff (4142) - Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated on 01-10-2012. This canned beer pours a small beige mostly diminishing head, copper transparent body, fast rising, fizzy carbonation, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, sweet and raisins. The flavor is upfront caramel malt, sweet, some raisins, and has a dry finish. The mouthfeel is soft carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. This beer is very quaffable and even though there is not a lot going on with the flavor, it is still quite tasty. This is a beer I would drink again.
olundnat (25) - - APR 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown beer with caramel and malt aroma. Malty sweet flavor with hints of prunes and raisens.
Mittenator (1354) - Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at zoobies. Amber with a light head. Sweet and farmy aromas. Doughy and barleywineish.
richc1983 (14) - - APR 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark mahogony with large head that quickly goes away... lots of caramel and malt.... finishes smooth. Decent easy drinking beer
CutSteel (9) - - MAR 6, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drank from a 16oz can poured into a tulip glass. Pours a deep mahogany with ruby red accents. Very clear with a small head the did not persist. Malty, raisin, plum aroma. Beer was adequately carbonated, bordering on flat. Good mixture of malty sweetness and some bitterness. Could taste some caramel and darker malty notes. Overall a very nice beer.
DrSilverworm (6601) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz can. Poured into an ovila glass. Hazy brown / red color. Thin khaki head, leaves good ropes of lace. Good dark fruit, raisin aromas. Some caramel malt. Very lightly spicy. Medium to bigger body, pretty full. Smooth, crisp, lighter carbonation. Sort of slick. Moderate bitter, lighter sweet, lightly spicy. Pretty tasty, smooth, flavorful, enjoyable belgian ale. Great one to enjoy with my sandwich.