mar (4244) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can thanks to a friend. Gold pour with a white head. Nose is musky yeast, florals, dried fruits, light spice, and dough. Very smooth on the palate, dough upfront, backed with yeast, dried fruits, and a spiced finish.
haddon90 (1301) - Newport Beach, California, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours a cloudy golden color with a decent white head. Thick, malty aroma with a hint of banana. Nice, smooth taste with that Belgo taste. Really nice finish and a great balance. Impressive.
Caffeinathan (5) - - NOV 22, 2012 does not count
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A subtle but good Belgian-style ale. Beautiful cloudy, golden appearance. A citrusy, almost lemon, flavor.
jgb9348 (3968) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice crisp and hazy honey golden glow with a bit of a copper tint and a thinnish, one centimetre tall slightly off-white head. Aroma of yeast, bananas, bread, alcohol, some light fruit, a bit of sugars and a tiny amount of metal. Medium-bodied; Assertive bready and yeast flavour with a strong banana kick, some alcohol, a bit of earth a small amount of sugars and a metallic, slightly bitter finish. Aftertaste nice and relatively complex, but showing a lot of yeast and a bit of breads with a hint of sugars - not much else. Overall, a decent belgie ale, but showing a bit too much metal and yeast and not enough complexity and fruitiness. Nice to sample as most of the beers are from the brewery - but if you can only grab one or two cans, get the Corruption (regardless if you like IPAs or not) instead. I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Trader Joeís in Alexandria (Old Town), Virginia on 05-October-2012 for US$1.67 sampled at home in Washington on 08-November-2012.
JorisPPattyn (7308) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
No head left, orange-ochre colour, fully hazy. Citrus, orangepeel and spicy, if restrained. Slightly sweet-bready, with a fruity rounding (citrus, melon). Bit of caramel, but with a (noble) hoppy edge. Warming up, meaty esters from the yeast. CO≤ is very obvious. Medium bodied, yeastfeel. Nice, if not very consistent: the beer pulls in all directions, arriving not really anywhere.
KUEric (862) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Liht orange in color, but crisp green apple, with a hint of banana in the flavors. Rather sweet and yeasty. Not much hops, rather sweet and not much standing out. Not my favorite DC Brau.
Huhzubendah (1980) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Churchkey in D.C.
The beer is a hazy, light orange hue with a half inch of white head that leaves plenty of lacing on the snifter. The aroma consists primarily of hops and yeast, with additional notes of grain, citrus, and bread. The flavor is OK. Nothing really stands out and takes charge. The hop character is underwhelming, and the beer is generally unexciting. Yeast and citrus flavors are there, but donít implore me to drink more. Iím hopeful this beer undergoes some improvements in subsequent batches.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 09-03-2011
ROGUE (1566) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can. Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a thick fluffy and sticky white head. The aroma has a crisp, refreshing quality with some notes of lemon and banana mixing with some sweeter, bready malts. Taste is zesty lemon and banana flavors up front, with the Belgian yeast spice and some crisp fruits showing in the end. Itís a little dry in the finish. The sweeter, bready malts give it a nice base. Lower carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel.
Iphonephan (1228) - Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a can shared at home. Pours a cloudy yellow orange with a thick white head. Tangerine in the nose. Lots of carbonation. Smooth and mellow. Very quaffable.
JK (3966) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2012 gabf, 2012. light hops and malt, but what is there is far too light. it lacks flavor or aroma. it does not taste bad, there just is not much to like.