DocLock (8667) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from Whole Foods. Pours turbid orangy with off-white head. Nose is noble hops, yeasty, hoppy and citric. Tastes bready malty, with a big melon and orange marmaladey fruitiness, resiny hops, and a smooth, complex finish. This one is solid.
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma - is a sweet malt with a little alcohol and somewhat floral
Appearance - is a hazy golden color with an initial white head that fades into nothing.
Taste - the taste is somewhat unpleasant, sort of malty sweet and too floral
Palate - the feel is effervescent and sharp.
Not a beer I’ll fondly remember.
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Light Belgian yeast, faintest hint of funk; lightly sweet, bready malt; bit of fruit; floral, light citrus hops. Nice, fresh beer. My favorite of all the DC Brau year-round offerings.
ben4321 (4877) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 12 oz can from Sparrow, 12/29/13
Aroma: The nose is Belgian yeast, lots of spice, some citrusy hops, and bread
Appearance: It pours a murky looking orange juice color with a small off-white head
Flavor: Th flavor is more doughy, with plenty of spice, yeast, and some light hops
Palate: The body is medium, it has a tingly feel, plus carbonation, and a semi-dry finish
This was not my favorite DC Brau beer, but it wasn’t bad either. I think the rest of this 6 pack will go to good use as a party beer on the just around the corner New Years decent beer drinkers day.
Dorwart (2457) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thin head of off-white bubbles with good carbonation. Light citrusy and grassy aroma with some hay, tea leaves, herbal hops and some sour lemon candies. Color is a hazy golden orange. Lots of earthy flavors with more lemons and citrus, roasted grains, dry chalky malts and some yeast overtones. Noticeable alcohol presence and tingle. Quite lively in the mouth too. Finishes dry and bitter more lingering earthy hops and lemon grass. A decent belgian!
Ed5388 (2600) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz can from Crossroads Spirits. Pours a cloudy burnt orange color with a frothy 2 finger white head. Aroma of citrus, pineapple, banana, and Belgian yeast. Taste of citrus skins, Belgian yeast, clove, hints of banana, and some grapefruit bitterness. Eh
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - DEC 9, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can: deep gold, nearly amber body with some banana-yellow highlights around the edges. Big, soapy, frothy, stark-white cap that lasts for a while & leaves some lacing behind. Sediment floats in the brew. Aroma smells like a mix of Belgian tripel & American pale lager. Notes of clove, fruity esters, Candi sugar, musky hops, bubblegum, murky leaves, heavy grain, & even a bit of wheat. Taste is just as confusing with lightly sugar coated banana esters, & mild wheat notes with a staunch, hoppy bitterness that engulfs the palate; musky, dry hops, light astringency. Slightly fusel alcohol notes with more banana in he finish. Confusing brew, not the best thing I’ve had. Not much coherence happening, unfortunately.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(tap) billed as an IPA on the menu where I had it in DC. Amber with some floral hops aroma. Flavor was a little yeast, some floral hops, light malt.
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Canned: unk - earlier
Nice hazy honey colored ale with a solid sheet of fine whites atop. Smells like grain, sweet grain, pears, flowers, some grass and a little biscuit. Smells fresh, I dig that. Flavor is sweet initially with a good floral character with some juicy fruit, some grain and dough. Like the flavor too. A little fuller bodied than I’d dig, but with the softened carbonation, it has a nice feel overall and an unobtrusive finish. Nice beer, surprised and satisfied.
BEARFN (4) - Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted this at Beer World in DC while visiting, wanted to try a local brew and glad I did. Good amber color with a nice haze, frothy head and high carbonation. Smooth on the back end.