malrubius (1403) - Valley Stream, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Ginger Man NY. Hazy golden with soft white ring head. Faint candy sugar and yeast aroma. Vanilla apricot sweet fruitiness with mild spice and candy sugar cloying finish with slight carbo bite. Medium body and carbo. Very sweet but fresh and fairly complex. Pretty good.
nuplastikk (3284) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Max’s Taphouse, Baltimore. This is a top notch example of an American Belgian Ale in my opinion. Yellow golden straw color, slightly transparent. Big and lively head. Huge sweet Belgian candi-sugar aroma. The taste is awesome, big yeasty characteristics among the sweetness. Perfect mouthfeel. Well Done.
Arayaga2 (1623) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange in color with minimal white head. Aroma is a bit faint, but contains sweet peachy notes with vanilla and cloves. Taste is much the same, with a combined spectrum of sweet and fruity that is rather like that of a creamsicle. Interesting, but not something I want a liter at a time. $6.50/13oz draft
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Blind Tiger. Pours a clear golden color with a small but lingering white head. Aroma is slight clove and banana, with vanilla detectable as well. Taste is the same, with the flavors delicately dancing across the tongue. Finish is vanilla, which is a vast upgrade from the usual watery finish of Brooklyn’s Belgian ales. I was incredibly surprised by this one, and I hope their future Belgian offerings are the same high quality.
killedge (26) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Never thought I would find this on and finally did while in Orlando. Pale clear golden color with a thin white head that stuck around. beautiful smooth mouth feel. Sweet mild taste of vanilla, bananas with bit of yeast. Great overall beer.
JoeMcPhee (7622) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from Bierkraft. Hazy pale golden colour topped by a thick fluffy/sticky white head. Aroma is quite rich and fruity. Soft banana and orange peel with a rich pale Belgian malt sweetness. Softly fruity with loads of banana and orange along with sweet bubble gum. They have a pretty tasty yeast, although it leaves the beer fairly sweet. Very aromatic with lots of sweet estery fruitiness (apple, pear, and banana). Light clove and allspice on the finish. It’s well-made and quite tasty.
michael-pollack (4962) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at TDR Exton: Sweet aroma with notes of fruits, candy, spices, and yeast. Complex with a lot of fruits. Poured dark yellow with a hint of orange in color and a small white head. Cloudy. Opaque. Good lacing. Medium sweet, complex flavor. Tastes of bubblegum, yeast, fruit, Red Bull, spices, and vanilla. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Sweet, bubblegum finish.
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from Bierkraft, Brooklyn. Pours hazy gold with a slight orange tint, with a healthy white head. Aroma is fruity - bananas and apricots, with a big fresh-baked-bread note coupled with a spicy yeast presence. Taste is sweet candy and wheat up front with a big yeasty spice presence, with overripe golden fruit coming on a fairly clean, lightly yeasty finish. Light bodied, creamy carbonation. Really a nice beer, very drinkable for the style.
nimbleprop (2998) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 9, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Got to try this on tap, served in a tulip glass at RFD in Washington D.C. Pours a hazy, translucent, rosy orange amber with a thin, ringing white head and plenty of tight, carbonation. Very pleasant aroma, of ripe fruits, some tropical fruits, flowers and perfume, that quintessential Belgian candy aroma and Belgian yeast. The sweetness of the Belgian candy dominates much of the flavor with plenty of banana, tropical fruits like pineapple, some wheat germ, a touch of citrus, honey, a little pepper and plenty of Belgian yeast. Fizzy on the tongue makes for a unique mouthfeel that adds to the drinking experience. I usually don’t like Grand Crus, but I enjoyed this a lot and would recommend it to others, even those not familar with craft beers.
3fourths (6948) - Straßgiech, Bavaria, GERMANY - AUG 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft, BCTC 2008. Unfiltered and hazy golden yellow colored body with a white head. Wet, soft nose of wheat, yeast, hazy, light creamed fruit. Texture is chewy, viscous, heavy with a gritty soft of wheat character. Twangy flavor, heavy and strong on the palate, alcohol is noticeable, flavors are semi-sour lemon, gritty wheat germ, light sweetness, and a light note of some sugary, greenish hops.