crossovert (8497) - Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2013 Spicy, almost funky. The hops dont dominate it. HAd it on tap and thought it was a good funky belgian but not quite ipa territory. Can. More metallic and vegetal but a very topical aroma and pleasant bitterness. upped from 3.1.
wmubronco1992 (653) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft - part of a sample flight at the Brewery Vivant taproom. Pours a caramel color. White head. Mild hop aroma. Flavor of belgian spice. Some bitter in the finish, but I donít really get an IPA feel out of this. Maybe its just me, but I have a hard time with Belgian IPAs. I just keep asking myself "what is the point". Not a bad beer, just not my favorite. Even thought this was my least favorite of the night I will try it again as it is becoming more available by can. Maybe I will see the point sooner or later.
574deadzone (1139) - North Central, Indiana, USA - SEP 1, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a rich darker golden-orange with a thick khaki dome that laces nicely. Aroma of rich Belgian yeast, spice and cloves, with plenty of pine and citrus that compliments the yeast character very well. Taste is sweet to a point, but quite bitter afterward. Palate is lighter side of medium with zesty carbonation and an almost puckering bitter finish. Really nice beer. Showcases how great Belgian style yeast can meld with American hops.
drfabulous (4416) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 ounce can thanks to Bradley. Big and yeasty. Orange and citrus. Is that different from the other one I had? Ok overall.
Drake (9967) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 ounce can thanks to northernbrews! Thanks! Iíve really wanted to try this brewery., Pours a hazy orange-amber color. About 6 fingers of head atop 4 fingers of beer. Tan and frothy with good retention. Aroma of citrus, spicy and herbal hops, candi sugar, stone fruits, and an earthy note. The taste is herbal, leafy hops, citrus, candied citrus, stone fruits, pale malts, peppery and earthy notes. Medium bodied, low carbonation, smooth. Nice beer.
b3shine (6157) - Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to taster at Brewery Vivant. Looks good; orange with white lacing. Smells solid; grassy hops. Tastes okay, but a little grassy. Mouthfeel is average. Good, not great. The Belgian yeast doesnít stand out as a smoothing agent, but itís still good.
jercraigs (8220) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2012-07-08. Crisp golden amber body with tiny beige head. 3+ Flavour is mild, cereally grainy malt, light bitterness. 6+ Lightly yeasty, grassy cereal notes, light "Belgianness" to it, sweet caramel malt notes. Sort of an earthy quality to the hops. 6+ Average bodied palate. Just okay. Can from Cloverleaf, Royal Oaks, Michigan
JPDurden24 (1626) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden pour with a white head with a little lacing, Grassy and citrusy aroma. Taste is similar with some maltiness on the backend. Pretty good.
Radek Kliber (6573) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Radekfest 2012 Ė can 473 ml
Aroma black tea hop character with elements of crystal malt , caramel Belgian notes subdued.
Appearance amber-golden ale with slight haze/ Medium lighter white top.3-
Flavor and Palate : Medium bodied. Bit thinner at walls. Sweet caramel with hop notes on top. Black tea hints. OK.
crackedmachine (473) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy copper with a sizable, light-tan head that sticks around for awhile. Aroma is dominated by floral hops, with hints of pine and yeast. Flavor of biscuit, light caramel sweetness, grassy hops, slight citrus. Mildly spicy and bitter finish. Light-bodied. Somewhat sweet, a bit thin, not tremendously hoppy...but delicious, well-balanced, and very drinkable.