MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
hazy amber, thin white head. Nose is toast and stale hops, light sugar. Flavor is lightly grassy, bit of pine and crust mid with more toast finish. Thin and old, thigh still showing balance. Will taste again when younger.
Iphonephan (4046) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Churchkey in DC. Pours a cloudy gold with an off white head. Aroma of tropical fruits. Somewhat thin mouthfeel. Quite bitter finish.
craftycarl21 (2295) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Churchkey. Amber colored pour with nice white frothy head. Nose and flavor bring beautiful combination of lightly sweet malt, hints of rye and grainy bite, light but prevalent hops, and bready yeast. Touches of citrus and apricot as well. Clean and very crisp; superb for a session ale on the palate. Really well done.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Max’s during Belgian Beer Fest 2013. Served in a Max’s tulip glass. Nose is slightly fruity and a bit floral. Flavor is dry with slight toast. Very light and fairly bitter. Dry finish. Easy drinking.
nimbleprop (5567) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
4oz pour at Max’s Belgian Fest. Pours a clear orange with some cloudy head. Nose of malt, oranges, grain, whole grain bread. Flavor is sweet, malty, orange pith, bitter greens. Medium bodied, lightly tart finish.
argo0 (11960) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft, Max’s Belgianfest. Crystal clear apple juice body, small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, some spicy. Taste is mild sweet, straw/grapefruit. Light body, some duskiness, light acidity.
sonnycheeba (4129) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours clear gold with thin, fizzy white head; short retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is dough, cereal malt, pears, oranges, floral hops, light grass, and light spice. Flavor is grassy hops forward (medium bitterness) with supporting bready malts, light fruit esters, and light grapefruit; dry, lightly bitter finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (10607) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Max’s Taphouse. Pours clear amber with a small, frothy white head, short retention with no lacing. Aroma is earthy hops, apple and pear esters with straw and biscuit malt. Flavor is malt forward with light fruity esters, medium hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Monk’s.
Appearance: Clear amber body with a thin white creamy head, good retention.
Aroma: Grassy hops, light malt sweetness, some fruit.
Taste: Light malts, slight citrus, nicely balanced.
Palate: Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation.
Overall: Forgettable, wouldn’t buy again.
egajdzis (5515) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of toffee, pine, spice, and toasted malts. Taste of citrus, spice, grass, and light pine, with lower bitterness.