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.
Goodgrief (1895) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - FEB 19, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mar. 2007 - Pour was an odd light orange color, decent head, no lacing. Weird yeasty flavor. Light flavor of mild citrus, some biscuity flavors and sweet malts and a touch of mild spices. Doesn’t taste very Belgian-esque. Odd.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Blind Tiger...Sticky, aspartame-like sweetness makes the finish too much for me. It has a lot of citrus, honey and melon and is overall very fruity. But it is not a lightly-flavored, summery beer IMHO. The aroma is mild and floral. Interesting, eclectic hop blend in here. Highly malty and bread.
notalush (5449) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Blind Tiger - hazy orange beer - zesty, citrusy aroma, but devoid of hops, so the citrus is more a fruity ester smell - light bodied and tangy - slight orange fruitiness, followed by bready flavors and a chalky, milky quality - a bit acidic - it started burning my stomach halfway through the pint.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 19, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
20 ounce Imperial pint on draught at the Blue Tusk, Syracuse, June 27 2007. A bit of head dies into a thin coating atop the bright translucent copper body....lightly yeasty, honeysih aroma, faint pale malts and an even fainter herbal essence....dry, tart and a bit grapy on the tongue; tastes rather old or spolied, overattenuated, watery and thin....more like a weak Oktoberfest than any kind of Belgian style, and not a good one at that.
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Croxley Ales, Rockville Centre, NY. Pours a cloudy golden-amber. Aroma largely of citrus and hops. Taste is the same, but the beer is overall a bit too watery. It seems to be an homage to the Belgian Pale Ales, and if so you’re better off with De Dolle Arabier or La Caracole Saxo.
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not great but a great surprise from Brooklyn. Cloudy amber, big vanishing foamy head. Citrus and yeast, nutty tannic finish and mouthfeel. Light and refreshing and an easy drinking Belgian style.
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at Rich O’s. clear orange amber with a diminishing white head. light orange aroma with some light caramel notes. nice balanced bittersweet orange caramel flavor with light bready undertones. bittersweet orange caramel finish. light body lively carbonation. nice light refreshing.
Maverick34 (2657) - New York, USA - JUN 23, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at the brewery. Not a ton of taste, pours reddish brown. Kind of weak for my taste.
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - JUN 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at HalfTime. Poured an effervescent amber with a fizzy white head. Surprisingly crisp hoppy aroma, predominantly spicy grass... I could tell Saaz a mile away. Flavor follows, lightly sweet with some light spice, and that same grassy hoppiness, with a toffeish body. Finish pretty clean. Came across a bit like a fruity pilsener, but was clean and refreshing. Not bowling me over, but nice.
shadey (1998) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 17, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Clark’s Ale House in Syracuse. Pale color with a creamy lace head courtesy of the draft. Very mild sweet aroma and flavor. Just a touch of honey-ish sweetness but that was about it. The body was belgian but other than that it came up a bit weak.