BazookaJoe (202) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours golden with little to no aroma. Very sweet and refreshing but not hoppy enough to call it a Belgian IPA.
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dbarnold (1106) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JAN 6, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Was not a big fan of this one. Supposedly a belgian pale, but it was very sweet, with a flat palate, no hop character (surprising given the great hoppiness that DC Brau can do) and a sticky finish. No real fruitiness or complexity, just sugar. Bleh
Emeister84 (633) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: floral hops, nectarines, slight whiskey. Appearance: orange with white head. Taste: light bitterness, refreshing carbonation, slight farmhouse funk. Palate: smooth and fluffy, with a clean finish.
jsquire (3228) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very turbid gold color out of the can, but I may not have let it rest enough to settle out from being shipped here from VA. Sticky white head. Yeasty bread dough and sour citrus rinds in the nose. Fruity beer with orange peel, grapefruit, green apples and something almost kiwi. A bitter citrus peel finish. Okay beer.
dmac (3511) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz can from Spirits Middletown. Poured a thick cider brownish gold body with alarge frothy white head. Aroma wasnít impressive with some old flowers and rotting fruits mingled in with light Belgian yeast notes. Fuller bodied with softer carbonation that leaves a creamy mouthfeel and an average duration that lingers in the back of your throat. Flavor is far better than the aroma and has a burst of malt sweetness upfront followed by some citrus rind, flower petals, dough and slight white grapes. Nice beer despite the not so great aroma.
jefcon (1276) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fresh and bright on the hop side of the equation. A little flat on the malt side and not terribly balanced at the finish. The yeast gets a little confused amid the hop citrus. There is plenty of interest here, but too much to allow focus.
mar (4464) - 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 (1349) - 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 (4276) - 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.