nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I have longed to patron a Thomas Keller restaurant for years, and finally got the opportunity to dine at Per Se for our anniversary. The meal was one of the most amazing dining experiences I have ever had, and in no small part due to this beer. Blue Apron was my sidekick through the entire adventure, and I can’t think of a beer (perhaps Orval) that could have been multidimensional enough to pair with the wide variety of courses that were served. The citrus paired brilliantly with seafood; the chocolate malt brought out the richness of the red meats; and the yeast provided enough backbone to drink by itself. This beer gives me new-found respect for Brooklyn Brewing, and is a testament that beer can compliment a fine dining experience just as well as wine.
Crockett (1095) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours ruddy brown with a nice toffee cream head. Little bit of haze. Nose of sweet brown sugar, molases and toast. Yeasty bread. Mild alcohol. Slight malt vinegar notes on very soft carbonation. Very clean with a bit of cocoa in the finish.
(Per Se NYC March 17, 2013) 7.5/4/8/4/15.5
GODiSSOUTHERN (390) - Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orange brown with minimal head. Aroma and taste is light raisin, caramel and a hint of cinnamon. Subtle but nice.
TheJestersBeer (2393) - SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown, with a firm beige head.
Spicy aroma, yeast, phenols, cloves, candied sugar, caramel, chocolate, malt.
Off-dry, medium body and bitterness, balanced CO2.
Fairly elegant, spicy taste, caramel, candied sugar, yeasty phenolics, earth, roasted malt, cloves, raisins. Nice.
JohnnyJ (5419) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour. Caramel malts, yeast, bread, light candy sugar, apple, light fruit, and a bit of spice. A nice non-offensive belgian ale, but at the same time it’s also not too exciting.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by EDA. Pours a cola bruin body with a tan head and light head retention. Malty body sweet chewy nutty, etoh latent fruit tones. Fruity with cots, citrus notes, and chocolate malt. Solid offering.
vtafro (6743) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ patrick’s. Brown pour with a modest amount of tan head. Belgian yeasts, dark fruits, chocolate, nuttty almost chicory like aroma and flavor notes. This brew maybe misclassified, closer to a dubbel.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A damn fine beer, I would drink it until my liver gave way. Nothing offensive at all, just beer bliss. Would get again fo sho.
tasty, drinkable, very dry, nice phenols, one of the better american belgians ive had.
Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The color is dark brown with a nice creamy head. The aroma and flavors are bready with raisin notes (like in a Westy 12 almost!).
popery (2020) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer pours an opaque (at least in relatively low light), dark brown with a fine beige head that puffs up well and leaves good lacing. The nose is refined brown sugar, malt and good fruitiness of the plum/nectarine variety. I prefer the aroma to the flavor, which adds in a relatively strong phenol note. Feel is smooth and fairly creamy. The drinkability is high because it’s really an excellent beer to pair with food. It’s a strong, relatively unique flavor that doesn’t dominate the palate.