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, itís pretty drinkable.
O: Not great, unfortunately. Thereís 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.
kwoeltje (2151) - 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 (515) - 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 Iíd dig, but with the softened carbonation, it has a nice feel overall and an unobtrusive finish. Nice beer, surprised and satisfied.
BEARFN (3) - 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.
jmgreenuk (2595) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can courtesy of Kermis and consumed at the South Park road tasting, Colorado. Poured a hazy light amber with a frothy white head and lots of carbonation. The aroma is big yeasty malt. The flavour is medium bitter with a chewy malt citrus yeast palate.
kermis (3652) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can shared at the South Park míokay tasting. Pours cloudy golden brown with a white head. Aroma of malt, yeast and caramel. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
MrHangover (1786) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can @ Epic view tasting, Colorado. Pours a cloudy orange with a big, massive white head. Aroma is yeasty, citrussy, bready. Flavour is rather malty, sweet hops and yeasty. Bready finish. Light bitter aftertaste.
Elwood (2900) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving: 12 oz. can Total Wine Sterling. It pours a hazy orange color with a fleeting off white head. The nose has notes of pineapple, yeast, and other tropical fruit. The flavors make a bit of an unusual combination on the tongue with the tropical overpowering the Belgian notes. A little flabby on the tongue. Kind of meh for me.
Tmoney99 (9588) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can sample. Poured hazy copper color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate yeast balanced aroma. Medium body with a smooth sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium balanced flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
olr1984 (704) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 2, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can pours a hazy yellow with a fizzy white head. Yeast and fruite aroma. Taste is the same.
BrettTaylor (254) - Radford, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a can. Pours a light yellow color, 1 cm of white head which dissipates quickly. Aroma is floral and sweet with some spice. Tastes of light hop bitterness, citrus fruit, a hint of spices, and sweet malt. Itís fairly highly carbonated, almost effervescent. Itís very crisp and light on the palate with a short to short medium finish.