sonnycheeba (3495) - 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 (9596) - Hanover, Maryland, 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 (1431) - 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 (5305) - Spring Mount, 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.
PhillyCraft (3184) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Monks, pours a clearish golden color with small white head. Aromas of pale malt, lots of hops, belgian yeast, shampoo. Taste is white pepper, citrus hops, grass, blight belgian spice, and pine. Medium body, finish was dry and pleasantly hoppy.
joeneugs (3175) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Trappist. It pours a gold color with an orange/white head. The aroma is piney with lots of dried apricots. A little bit of spicy hops. The flavor is very bitter with more apricots, pine and mild hop spice in the finish. Light bodied and packed with flavor. Very nice hoppy BPA.
Swaroga (1315) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pint on tap at Moeder Lambic. Clear golden and brown white medium, airy and white head. Nose : malty bread aromas. Citrus a peppery hop notes. Sip : beer is watery in texture and with low carbonation. It is mildly sweet with, developing dry clove and zest flavor that becomes bitter abd lasting until the next sip. Very easy to drink and a perfect pint for me. Thanks a lot for this brew.
JohnnyJ (4315) - 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 (7) - 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 (1987) - 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.