BelgianBeerGal (2864) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Norfolk can. Cloudy orange pour with a medium white head that quickly dissolves into a ring. Fairly light aroma of sweet malt, a little citrus and yeast. Bolder flavor that brings in some syrup and bitterness. Okay.
jde123 (736) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
With all the great selections from DC Brau, not sure why this one is made and distributed by them. Definitely the weakest among their beers (in terms of "quality") though it is a local beer, and I love local beers. Always on tap or in can wherever I go in this town.
callmemickey (1835) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy golden-orange body, thing white head, minimal lacing. Light orange, candi sugar, banana, some spice. Meidum bodied, moderate carbonation, muted finish.
ThisWangsChung (638) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz can into a pint glass.
A: Pours a hazy amber color with some notable yeast sediment falling to the bottom of the glass. The white-colored head forms a uniform height of one finger, and fades pretty rapidly to a thin film. Lacing is very sparse.
S: Rather buttery and even a bit corn-like. Maybe I can find a touch of fruity esters with proper concentration, but the Belgian yeast qualities are just too hard to find. There seems to be a bit of hoppiness, though, which is good. Quite the disappointing aroma otherwise.
T: Good news is, there is a touch of Belgian yeast on the finish, giving it a (much needed) crisp touch, and some welcome notes of apple, white grape, and pear - but also gives a faint soapiness. Yikes. All told, this seems rather disjointed, as if the yeast and the bready malts are battling each other, rather then melding like a good BPA should.
M: This is the best part of the brew. It features a creamy texture, and is nicely clean/dry on the back end without over-exposing any of the less-than-great flavors. In spite of its slight syrupiness and medium-heavy body, it’s pretty drinkable.
O: Not great, unfortunately. There’s little here to make me want to come back for seconds. All this does is confirm my skepticism toward canned Belgian-style ales - without bottle conditioning, what do you have? Not much, really.
JDBaker11058 (1061) - Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2013 Appearance: slightly hazy, deep gold, with a thick, bubbly, near-white head that quickly faded to a thin cap. Aroma: mango, pineapple, honeyed cereal grain, fruity yeast, and some grass. Taste: honey, graham crackers, tropical fruit, banana, yeast, and a decent dose of floral hops. Finish: slightly sweet and fruity, with a bit of dryness to balance. Notes: Slightly sweet, with almost tripel-like notes in the flavor, with a bit of a floral dryness from the hops. Slick palate.
roxtersoxter (190) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear, light amber with white head out of can. Floral scent with slight hint of hops. Typical Belgian taste but a little more stout than normal. Good beer.
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Darwenus (444) - Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Foggy, golden yellow color with an average head and lacing. The aroma is Belgian ale; strong, yeasty, warm malt and citrus and banana notes. There is a lot of hops in the flavor. Almost like a Belgian style IPA. Dry, crisp in the finish.
devman171 (500) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2013 On tap at the brewery, pour is yellow nice head, aroma is light hops and yeast, taste is mellow Belgian, easy drinking
DrSilverworm (3991) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can, thanks to caterwaul. Shared with b3shine. Totally hazy golden - orange color. Good thin slightly off-white head. Little crooked rows of lace. Some banana and tropical fruit in the nose. Medium body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Kind of a lightly creamy mouthfeel, with the belgian yeast, still kind of crisp at the same time too, though. Light bitter taste, some zesty sweetness. Solid belgian ale.
b3shine (3491) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can to taster (thanks DrSilverworm). Looks solid; a cloudy orange with white lacing. Smells of Belgian yeast, dough, and hops. Tastes of Belgian yeast, hops, and citrus with a nice mouthfeel. Not bad.