muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle from Richmond Beverage in Richmond, VT (March 2008), sampled a little below cellar temperature (to start) from a Maudite glass and accompanied by pepperoni, smoked mozzarella and Twin Peaks. Very pale, opaque gold with a moderate fizzy snow-white head that disappears quickly and doesn’t lace....hugely potent spicy aroma of lemongrass, coriander, orangepeel and ginger with underpinnings of pale and caramelized malts faintly showing through....highly carbonated, caramel-sweet at the beginning, with citric acidity and spicy qualities showing up midpalate, drying peppery notes towards the finish which is lightly tart and a bit saison-like....pretty light-bodied and a little too effervescent for my taste, but a solid product and one of the better Brooklyn brews I’ve had, certainly.
OscarFalls (45) - excelsior, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the Rose Room at the Plaza Hotel in NYC. Nice nutty flavor with a little spice. Enjoy this with good friends
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Darkmagus82 (1005) - - AUG 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 1-12-13-
Poured from bottle into snifter glass
Appearance- The beer pours a lightly hazed orange golden color with a one finger just off white head. The head fades slowly leaving a nice level of lacing
Smell-The aroma is heaviest of some citrus smells of lemon and orange mixed with clove and a light banana smell. With these aromas are also some moderate lighter fruit smells of pear and apple as well as some hints of a yeasty aroma.
Taste – The taste begins with a bready and citrus flavor. The citrus is mainly orange in taste but there are hints of lemon mixed with it. Other fruit flavors of a more tropical nature (banana, mango, papaya) are upfront as well. The yeast and spice flavors come more toward the middle of the taste. The sweet dwindles a bit as this occurs with the some light, more funk like flavors coming to the tongue. These tastes take the taste to its end where they mix with an increase in the clove and more breadiness to leave a decently fruity and spiced flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel-The body of the beer was rather average to above average in its creaminess and thickness with the carbonation level being a little on the higher side. The thickness was rather nice for the more bready nature of the brew, while the higher carbonation suited the fruit and spice nicely. A good blend for the flavors.
Overall- A rather nice drinking Belgian style strong ale. It had a good flavor profile and transitions with it even at 9% abv being very easy to drink. A quite nice beer to sit back and enjoy.
smaynard6000 (626) - Apopka, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Pours a golden color with generous foamy off-white head. Fruity aroma with a touch of spices. Slighty sour and tart flavor with plenty of fruitiness and some spices in the finish. Medium bodied with plenty of carbonation. No alcohol notes in the flavor despite it being 9%. This is well done and quite enjoyable.
ramboraffe (414) - SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle. Hazy yellow with big white head. Smell is herbs, wheat, grass, hay, fruit and belgian yeast. Taste is belgian yeast with wheat, herbs, spices and grass. Low bitterness and low carbonation.
RickFifty (272) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - JUL 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden color, white frothy head. Sour berries and floral nose, belgian yeast, grass, citrus. Fruit esters and peppery taste, cellar, yeast, hint of alcohol, dry finish, complex. Medium body, lively carbonation.
RussianDragon (456) - - JUL 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden color, lasting large white head that leaves thick lacing. Aroma is orange peel and light spice. Flavor is lemon peel, Belgian yeast, and flowers. Medium bodied, active carbonation.
Sebilinz (479) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUL 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy pale amber body with fast disappearing white head. Aroma is ripe fruits with some alcohol and the typical Belgian yeast. Taste is sweet and also dry with some sourness. Aftertaste is medium bitter with some alcohol. Very nice one.
Changed (359) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy gold, bolbous white pillowy head, lacing galour. Aroma is sour yeast, fruity. Flavor is sour, then bittering, back to sour, then finishing with Belgian yeast. Greatly complex. Fairly high carbonation, but smooth, smooth mouthfeel. Lingering aftertaste.
A really nice, complex beer from Brooklyn, especially consdering they are selling it for $6.99 at Well’s.
revolution2718 (222) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours straw with a lot of wispy head. Nose is Belgian yeast, spicy yeast, lemon, fruit esters, banana. Taste is Belgian yeast, very bready, sweet, then I get some spicy yeast, fruit esters, aftertaste lingers. Lively and effervescent. Solid offering, a bit too sweet, and I prefer other Belgian yeasts to this one.
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Chadski4 (109) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank right after a Duvel so it had some big shoes to fill. Decent pour with a nice head although more on the cloudy side like a hefeweizen. Crisp and dry. Peppery flavors.