JohnnyJ (3889) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Monk’s in Philly. Pour is a nice clear golden color, with a fluffy white head. Malt is very light and slightly bready, nice hops, grass, and a touch of fruit. Light body, very easy drinking.
ZShelt (6) - Alabama, USA - JAN 11, 2013 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This might be a perfect beer. Pouring a beautiful darker gold, of course it’s unfiltered beauty in a glass. Great lacing, great head retention. Dry, hop bitterness while still being incredibly drinkable. Had one sip, I’ll be drinking this all day.
Capa (1935) - Manama, BAHRAIN - JAN 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lightly golden with a firm white head. (Monk’s, Philly) Aroma had a fair amount of hops, earthy, grassy, lightly sweet, floral, and light citrus. Medium bodied. Initially, I was a little put off by the flavor. Not sure why, but it wasn’t anything the aroma led me to think. Much more pale ale than Belgian Ale. However, as I went i really started to dig in and enjoy the beer. Herbal, floral, sweet malts, yeast spice. Dry finish. Very enjoyable.
keepersj12 (2444) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Monk’s in Philly. Light golden in color with a small white head. A very nice hop aroma with very little malt. The flavor also is heavy on the hop side with a malty base that balances nicely. A very dry finish with a long lasting after taste
agl108 (689) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Monk’s Cafe. Poured a hazy orange but hard to tell given how god damn dark Monk’s is. Sweet, grassy nose. Light and fruity with a dry finish. Easy drinking. Nice, quite sessionable.
NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at WLV for Zwanze Day. Pours a hazy orange/gold with a stiff and persistent white head. Nose is bright herbal hops. faint resiny qualities and soft Belgian yeast character. Classic de la Senne. Not quite Taras Bulba, but damn close. Light bodied and refreshing. Quenching firm bitterness. Really nice beer.
Loineshawn (3003) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at lord hobo. Clean crisp fesh herbs, pine, touch of toasted walnut. Simple, tasty. Dry. Nice.
TheAlum (4971) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft on tap at Zwanze Day 2012 - West Lakeview Liquors (Chicago, IL). Pours a nicely dulled golden straw hue. Firm haziness, dulled golden glow. A frothy whitish head atop dies to a film and laces small. Aromas are gentle dryness, firm dry earthy hops, florals and grass, touch of lemon. Some gentle yeastiness, bread, but more hop driven for me. Initial is lighter body, firm dryness, lemon and florals. Grass, earthy hops hit the palate firmly. Middle is a bit bready, dough, gentle dryness. Kiss of yeast, again more hop driven. Backend shows dry florals, touches of fruit, mellow dough and straw. Dry hoppy finish lingers on, gentle fruit ester element lingers, touch of spice and yeast. Solid offering. A hoppy mellow Belgian that is quite drinkable. At 4%, it’s a nice one.
wyzzywyz22 (1743) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught, Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels. Hazy orange looks with a generous white head. Fragrant nose with notes of yeast, hop, fruits and spice, all elements which also gathered in the flavour. Dry, bitter finish. Refreshing and very drinkable. As house beers go its a pretty darn good un.
Reynolds314 (1877) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very light ale with nice flavor for such low abv. Floral and fruity with light basementy esters. Pleasant and drinkable.