mkobes (2132) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Light hazy golden in color with a nice off white head. Yeasty grassy and fruity aroma. Citrusy spicey notes. Malty and sweet flavor. Coriander and orange peel notes. Yeasty. Finish is spicey. Medium bodied. Lively mouthfeel. Very nice beer. Enjoyable.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a lightly hazed golden color with a large off-white head. Yeasty aroma with fruity and sugary notes. Spicy notes as well . The flavor is the same malty, yeasty and estery with a spicy finish. Some bubble gum as warmed. Good warmth in the chest. Medium bodied.
webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer was the "shiznit". A pleasant (albeit, expensive) surprise at the Brickskeller in DC. Advettised as a Belgian Ale, it definitely was one of the most well balanced beers Iíve had from Brooklyn Brewery. Great mouthfeel, slightly bubbly, and a little spice. Light fruits (citrus/pear) on the nose and on the tongue. Almost floral. Sweet, but not too sweet. Iíd defintiely like to see this as a regular drink, but as a strong 9% beer, you canít just drink a lot of it. (Bottle Pour 3/24/2007)
Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 1, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Light gold with yellow. Decent head retention but could be a little better when poured into a tulip. Aroma is grassy and somewhat sweet with honey, lemon and grass. Taste is almost tripel sweet with banana and tangerine and faint toffee and pear. Nice lively mouthfeel and a pleasant aftertaste.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle Number 0267) This is the way I like most Belgian style beers. I like them to be light, airy, refreshing, dryish, and yeasty, I really enjoy this beers light body considering its a 9% ABV beer. The palate is crisp, yeasty, spicy, and slightly acidic. I seem to be going against the grain, but I like this beer . It is nice to see Brooklyn doing some brewing and bottling now, hopefully this trend will continue.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An Ok Belgian Strong Ale. Yeasty, wheat, and fruit flavors. Finishes clean and some what thin.
Squirreldogger (4) - Chicago (Lincoln Park), Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2007 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Damn near perfect!! I donít know about you guys but Iím geting tired of trying these new Belgian "style" beers that are very harsh and try to mimic every aspect of a true Belgian Ale in1 beer. Relax a bit. Many barely depict the Belgian tradition (not disrespect to the breweryís what so ever!) This brew howver sems to hit the nail on the head. Itís apparent that Brooklyn basically said.... "ok, lets brew a quality as close to belgian as possible......... and thats exactly what they did!! Fantastic aroma, flavor..etc. Not over the top in any one category. Great all around including the presentation of the 750ml bottle. One the nicest bottles Iíve sen and a great edition to the collection!!! Overall a quality replication of a very difficult style that many have tried and few fully succeeded!! Thanks Mr. Oliver and co.!!!!
southamptonsam (112) - New York, USA - MAR 30, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bought this bottle yesterday because of the label then read the reviews. With no expectations, I was blown away by every aspect of this beer. It is complex, full of flavors and perfectly balanced. It is a Global # 1 light Belgian Ale.
rocbyter (1768) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAR 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet aroma of malts and banana yeast with hints of coriander. Hazy golden color with a large light white head. Sweet thoughout with a spicy finish. The sweetness is very noticeable but still very balanced. Mildy creamy palate that turns alittle watery in the finish.
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
very belgian of them the "research" with the brewers from chouffe is very apparent. nice pale golden color frothy head. spicy earthy aroma. prickly but viscous mouthfeel. sweet and spicy and fresh. the spice presence may be too overbearing although i get hints of candy. the brew taste a bit bland in the aftertaste. overall still a good beer. but it makes me wish i had a chouffe