PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Rattle ’N’ Hum: Hazy deep orange copper with a fading off white head. Lots of dry Belgian phenolics in the aroma- slightly sulfuric with a grainy Belgian amber malt presence. The body is fluffy and crisp. Dry flavor- all the honey has fermented out nicely. Some grainy Belgian amber malts precede a nondescript fruitiness. Has a dry chalky phenol presence as well. Quite simplistic and one dimensional, but no major flaws.
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler purchased at the brewery on the day they released SFTO Apple Brandy Barrel.
Appearance: Darker iced tea brown with red highlights and honey corners. A small 1 finger white crown that shows little retention or lace.
Smell: Pale malt, sugar, and loads of honey!
Taste: Biscuit malt up front followed by a quick wave of honey mixed with a touch of lightly spicy hops and finished by a nice honey finish. A slight tea flavor is present as well.
Mouthfeel: A touch heavier than medium bodied with a small amount of syrup likeness. Surprisingly crisp though!
Drinkability: A bit too sugary (in a nice honey way) for mass consumption. I’m splitting the growler with 2 other people. However the crispness really helps.
This beer isn’t very reminiscent of other BPA’s. I didn’t review it "for the style" but rather by how I liked it, which is not my normal approach.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 09-24-2009
dnstone (2047) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Honey and crystal malt aromas. Golden-orange color with strong head. "Saisony" with a honey, nuttiness. A bit of citrus flavor in the finish too.
Notes: Beer Advocate Belgian Beer Fest (Boston) ’09
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a hazy orange body with a medium cream head. Aroma of pineapple, mango, herbs, earth, and grain. Flavor of pineapple, honey, mango, and peach.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - DEC 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Ginger Man, NYC
Cloudy light amber color; creamy head. Dusty, dirty water aroma, cooking herbs. Weak body, light flavor; simple Ale, the flavor reminds me of... sushi (or to better say, the flavor of the sushi rice with the rice vinegar). Low bitterness. Very strange.
Pawola22 (3262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Ginger Man in NYC. Pours a cloudy red-orange body with a finger-width, creamy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is a somewhat grainy, moderately sweet wheat malt with some Belgian fruits and yeast, honey, and a light earthy hop. Flavor is similar with more of a noticable Belgian yeasty spicing. Some grainy, moderately sweet malts, wheat dough, a mixture of fruits, some tartness, and honey. Finishes dry with a light earthy bitterness and a semi-sweet, lightly spiced, fruity aftertaste that lasts for a moderate duration. Light bodied and crisp. Overall, this wasn’t as bad as some people have made it out to be. It wasn’t great, but it was enjoyable.
HoppityHop (163) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Wasn’t very impressed by this beer. Basically just tasted like an American-style amber with Belgian yeast. Coulda’ shoulda’ been better.
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2009
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap Pony Bar NYC. Light amber pour. Dry grassy even wood notes. Not what I expected from three great brewerys. Sticky pallet. One pint was enough.
TeamTrappist (829) - jericho, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at waterfront ale house. Poured a cloudy amber. Nose was yeast and honey. Flavor was a jumbled mix of honey and Belgian yeast with an odd aftertaste that was slightly metalic. Strange beer in that some sips I thought were pretty good, and others not so much.
Glouglouburp (5871) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
In short: A dusty dirty yeasty rough golden Belgian ale. Something went wrong here.
How: Tap at Waterfront, NYC
The look: Partially cloudy dark golden body topped by a long lasting small beige head
In long: The yeasty nose has that strong dusty character with minerals that I found a little repulsive. Taste of hard water, licking an old dusty chest drawer, spiciness borderline salty, wood chips, grainy malts, honey/caramel. Overall very “rough” and dirty. Unpleasant rough mouthfeel full of minerals and with a carbonation way too aggressive. I love Captain Lawrence but this beer is problematic to say the least. Because it is from Captain Lawrence I would normally have suspected I got a bad pint (problem keg?, shit on the line, whatever) but since this beer seems to be universally disliked I guess I got what it is supposed to be. Insulting, I think the dudes at Captain Lawrence actually don’t like New-York and the full name of the beer really is Phi 7, NY3.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Pours a hazy amber with a lasting, white head. Smells of sweet malt, some honey hints. Tastes earthy and funky with some peachy hints on the finish.