whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the Blue Dog in Chalfont. Metallic golden-amber body with a small, filmy off-white head. Apple and pear notes in the aroma plus light toasty malt signatures. Flavor is semi-sweet and lightly tart with low bitterness. Minimal character overall and rather boring.
zach8270 (3769) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 6, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(draft @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Clear amber color with a mound of white foam. Aroma is light but full of spices, yeast, and some wheat. Flavor is very light and dry with a grainy middle, very light spice, and a touch of hops at the end. Dry and slightly sour finish.
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 3, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Clear dark amber pour with some banana and red apple peel aromas. Quickbread malt flavor with an underlying light fruity sweet/tartness. Mild hop finish. Seems like a "minimalist" take on a belgian ale. Not overly complex. Sessionable quaffing and food pairing beer.
sloth (2593) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft @ State Line Big light tan head with good retention and a fair amount of sticky lace. Light amber color. Nose was spicey, lightly grainy, malty. Body is light, thin on the palate. Medium sweet malt flavors, lightly bready, biscuity with light caramel notes, a hint spicey. Finish is lightly sweet malts, quick. Thanks Robert!
eaglefan538 (2917) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 30, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured an amberish color with a nice big head, very solid lacing, rings all around. The aroma was spicey, yeasty. The flavor was grainy, biscuit-like, barley-like (the malts very much like an American Lager), followed by a light hopping and some belgian yeast and spice. The latter was short-lived, didn’t stick around, got washed away in the swallow. Mouthfeel was light, body was bit thin for the style. I wanted a little more funk and some more traditional Belgian spicing (coriander or anise would have been nice). Probably below average within style, but an ok beer to drink anyway. Many thanks to Robert at State Line Liquors for this one!!!
blatantdream (78) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Blind Tiger Ale House the first day it opened. Pours a nice amber color. Taste nicely spiced with big malt favors but also pretty mild. I thought it was more German tasting than Belgian but still very pleasant to drink.
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - MAR 13, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
delicious amber ale combines a lightly spiced nose (a bit of cinnamon) combined with doughy/bready malt character with nice sweetness. clean and drinkable ale fairly reminiscent of its obvious inspiration, DeKonick, though with a more pronounced caramel character. lovely session beer.
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2007
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Barcade: Pours a clear amber topped by an off white film. Aroma has a sweet caramel malt hint, with a touch of baker’s yeast. Thin body, with a vacant mouthfeel. Very mild flavor with cardboard hints. Light herbal notes, wheat germ, whole grain bread, leading to an oatey, bran flavor in the finish. Simple, unappetizing, and doesn’t feel Belgian at all.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Barcade. Pours a clear deep gold/copper with a fluffy sticky off white head. Aroma is spicy and phenolic, sharp black pepper, leather, yeast, and light fruit. Bready malt flavor, yeasty, doughy, phenolic, vanilla, green pepper spice and a clean herbal hop bitterness. A bit too clean for a belgain ale, but still pretty nice and definitely unique due to the yeast strain.