RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear gold with some head. Nose is nice and sweet. Flavor is equally as good being consistently sweet and never dropping off to anything sour, metallic, or negative at all. Feel is nice and smooth on the liquid with a bit of a thicker touch. Right level of bubble. Extremely drinkable. I kind of feel like this beer could be a gateway beer for people who are wary of Belgian brews. It is also my first trip into the world of Captain Lawrence, and I want more. Beautiful.
MaxxDaddy (392) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Valhalla. Golden-orange with a little head. Aroma is lightly spicy and floral, maybe some coriander in there. Taste is very bready and yeasty. Some orange/coriander notes come in late. Average mouthfeel and finishes clean, though yeasty.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Handbottle provided by kmweaver. Very clear, pale body with a small white head. Peppery, floral nose with dough, pear and cotton candy. The flavor is lightly sweet with cotton candy, bread, herbs, lemon, pepper and apple. Medium body is soft with light carbonation.
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - JAN 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2008 Courtesy of yobdoog. Thanks, Trevor! Pours a clear, bright golden color; white head with decent retention. Pleasant amounts of Belgian sugar and doughiness and raisins in the aroma; nicely integrated. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: relaxed carbonation; plenty of Belgian sugars and chewy yeastiness and dough; lots of sugar and stickiness. Medium, sugar and dough in the finish; chewy.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In short: A nice and very hoppy grassy blonde Belgian Ale
How: Tap at brewery
The look: Clear blonde body with a small white head
In long: Smooth honeyed bready cereals. Rather aromatic with notes of wild flowers. Fresh wet grass on the nose and in the attack that turns into a dry grassy finish. Discreet fruity notes of grapefruit, critrus, peach and friends. The hopping takes a lot of room in this Belgian Ale and that’s quite alright with me. Totally appropriate beer named after a totally appropriate way to describe a beer.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pretty clean straw yellow body with a lively white head. Aroma is mostly bananas with some sweet citrus and mild spice. Flavor is a mildly spiced banana bread with some citrus notes. Thanks Eric.
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from Growler courtesy of egadzis (thanks for this want list beer!). Poured a lighter and clear yellow color with a small sized white head. Aromas of fruitiness, bananas, and light spices. Tastes of fruitiness, bready, citrus, and light spices. Lighter and ’refreshing’.
TomDecapolis (4394) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 29, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to egadzis for bringing back this growler from NY. Pour a mostly translucent golden with a bubbly white head. Aroma of banana, some clove, lemon notes, floral, some corriander and other spices along with some bready malt. Flavor of citrus, bread, various spices, Belgian yeast, sweet up front with a dry finish.
Bockyhorsey (2609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From growler @ Mesa Gathering. Decent sweet grain aroma. Gold body with white head. Flavor was a decent mix of medium tart, spice and bitter. Good brew and thanks footy for dragging that Growler accorss the country from New York to AZ.
jcwattsrugger (11002) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours a white head and yellow color. Aroma is funky fruit-apricot, light/medium malt, yeast. Taste is musty, funky fruit-apricot, light/medium malt, yeast, secondary citrus/spicy hops, coriander. Occasional, interesting. OK carbonation.