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.
Homer321 (999) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can to snifter. Nose is moderately grassy with some medicinal character to it, like band aids. Taste is initially bitter then fades to show off a sweet bready malt flavor. Some grassy and earthy hop tones come through mid palate. Finishes semisweet with some candy notes to it. Tolerable but not my preferred style by any means.
rick_91709 (118) - USA - APR 7, 2014
0.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Poured from a can. Hazy orange with small white head. Lots of sediment floating around. Fruit and spice aroma. Taste of rotten fruit with spices. Very bad aftertaste. Drain pour.
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zizzybalubba (1317) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. can from Total Wine, Chesapeake, VA. Yellowish-orange pour with a frothy white head. Aroma of lemon zest, Belgian candi sugar, and light mango. The aroma has real promise so the taste is a bit of a letdown. While there is nothing off-putting, the taste is weak with only mild flavors that are featured in the aroma. The lingering bitterness from the yeast is a bit surprising since there is little more than a hint of it in the flavor. Not a bad beer but not one I would recommend from what has otherwise been great from DC Brau.
alobar (2620) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy golden orange color with creamy white head. Slight aroma of citrus and grain. Citrus flavor with grain, and floral hops. Oily texture. Overall, a nice beer.
bigguns22 (585) - Maryland, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A golden pour with a small white head. Aroma is lite and sweet with a hop profile that is floral. Very unique beer that could be drank year round a little sweet and a little peppery.finsh is dry and just a touch bitter.
AdamT (112) - Wilson, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can courtesy of Greg G. Golden amber hue, murky clarity (cannot see through glass) with mostly diminishing white head. No lacing. Sweet aroma, grain, citrus (orange), floral aromas. Sweet taste (citrus) & grain up front with more grain on the finish. Light body, oily texture. I may have missed some things on this beer, but I enjoyed it. Had "The Public" after this, rating on this one to come.
ScottWallace82 (44) - 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 (1786) - 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 (7502) - 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 (617) - 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.