ThisWangsChung (747) - 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.
ScottWallace82 (38) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can into a tulip. Pours a deep golden/light amber color with a thick, long-lasting white head. Smells of fruits and sweet malts. Very little complexity to the flavor, just sweet malt and a hint of fruit, with a dry finish. Not a bad beer, but not great.
r464 (1733) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light, malty bread-like flavor with a punch of yeast and earthiness, grass, and hops. Smooth, trailing finish.
DocLock (7421) - 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 (554) - 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 Iíll fondly remember.
coolpop (1367) - 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 (3463) - 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 wasnít 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 (2333) - 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 (1598) - 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 (1046) - 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 Iíve had. Not much coherence happening, unfortunately.
kwoeltje (2207) - 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.