bmerz (588) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crisp lemon with a bready linger. Nice take on the style as per usual from Brooklyn’s special brews
Imaena (1630) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. This is a nice simple Belgian with a straight forward character and profile.
shigadeyo (2919) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
7/21/2011: Brooklyn Main Engine Belgian Pale... Aroma: Belgian spice; candi sugar; fruit (pear?). Appearance: Big, dense ivory head; beer is golden in color and hazy. Flavor: Less spice, more hoppiness; quite dry. Palate: Medium-light body; soft and airy; cask-like mouthfeel. Overall: Just okay; I’m so over Belgian Pales and IPAs!
Draught (6.2% ABV) at Revolution in Chicago, IL. Rating #98 for this beer.
TeamTrappist (829) - jericho, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a dark clear amber. Nose is fruity with Belgian yeast. Metallic over powering front. Settles in to a decent Belgian style. Quite dry with decent yeast flavors. Without the metallic it would be quite nice, otherwise it’s decent
HogTownHarry (5908) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
April 12, 2012 - draught at Cole’s shared with biegaman. Clear refractive amber-gold with a small wispy white head. Smells sweet and Belgian, blond and grainy - meh yeast and spice - it’s a little fusel and sharp. Taste is not bad, cleaner, still sweet but better balanced and apart from a little straw character it’s inoffensive. Watery, weakly carbonated, a little dryness in the aftertaste ... not all that good, sadly.
Huhzubendah (2162) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draft at Rustico in Alexandria, VA.
The beer appears a dark orange to light brown color with a wee bit of white head that yields minimal lacing. The nose brings a subtle dose of hops along with mild yeast and spice aromas. I found the flavor lacking the special qualities that make a delicious Belgian pale ale. The hop presence was just too bland and muted. Additionally, the aromatic yeast strain I so thoroughly enjoy was barely detectable. The beer really came across as conservative and average. The feel was medium / thin and felt about right for the style, though again, the flavor left me wanting more. Overall, I found the beer unoffensive, but bland and unexciting.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 04-01-2011
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma has some faint citrus, the yeast seems to be very noticable. Flavor is sweet, hint of spice from yeast, a bit of citrus and grain. Finished crisp and clean, easy drinking, nice to have this kind of beer, an abbey single. I don’t see these that often.
PhillyCraft (2581) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2012
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Abbey single, rarer style. Poured a glowing clear light orange. Aromas are tropical, belgian yeast, and very herbal and earthy. Hoppy finish. Alright
wedgie9 (1664) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted on 8/3/11 on draft at Revolution. Pours hazy dark orange with a thick, rocky white head that slowly recedes to a thin, even layer of lace. The nose is dusty with an interesting bitter quality, spicy belgian yeast, and a red apple aroma. The flavor is lightly sweet with some caramel malt up front, moving to spicy yeast and some apple peel bitterness and tannin. The body is medium with lively carbonation and a long bitter and tannic apple peel finish.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Ginger Man, Houston.
Pours an average cheddar yellow with a nose of weak spring sweet dough and light peach/raisin. Flavor is thin hay, springy grass, and light lemon. Average mouthfeel. Cold engine.