LilBeerDoctor (3504) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of scrizzz. Pours a hazy orange with a small white ring of head. Aroma and flavor of melon rind, Belgian yeast, and light fruits with a slightly hoppy finish. Very drinkable and quite tasty for an American-brewed Belgian ale. I don’t know why this gets such a low average. Nice, yeasty, fruity, and tasty.
improvjock (323) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy yellow with small white head. Sweet and tasty Belgian Ale. Pretty refreshing, I could drink a few of these.
robforbes (2071) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a semi-clear golden orange-yellow with a smell white foamy head, good lacing.
smell has some sweet fruit, spice, touch of caramel, floral, some wheat.
taste is thick, fruity, touch of caramel, spice, malt, touch of wheat in the back, bit of a tart aftertaste, ends dry.
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - JUL 31, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
poured hazy yellow with a thick foam white head. nice nose full of citrus and belgain esthers. flavor is a liitle bland compared to the nose. slightly sweet with a short dry finish. lanmower beer
auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - JUL 27, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Red amber colored pour with thin white head. Sweet, citrus, spicy nose with a hoppy, malty, spicy finish. Pretty good.
cathcacr (636) - Oregon, USA - JUL 12, 2008
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
I took my own advice to rate beers from this brewer blind and this time it did not fare too well. Really quite dreadful and the 1.4 score may even be a tad generous. The main characteristic I pick up from this is a metallic finish. This brewer is all over the place in quality, if my own ratings are any guide.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from By The Bottle in Vancouver, WA--A ruby golden clear body with a sustained white rocky head. Yeasty,caramel nose with some nutty gritty, sweet hops. Flavor of sticky, oaty, creamy ingredients. Very enjoyable though not super memorable. Dicks continues to impress. Yum!
Sleeper (91) - Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This smells terrific ( i love the belgian yeasts and coriander). The taste is good but not great. Each sip i formed a different opinion. It’s alright but not great. Maybe it would be better off tap.
Skyview (5242) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Received a 12-oz bottle via trade with 5000. Pours a semi-clear orange amber brew with a thick off-white head that slowly dissipates to a creamy off-white head and some good lacing. Aroma of sweet amber malts, flowery hops, a touch of candi sugar, bubble gum, some toffee and pear fruits. Taste is medium body, very little carbonation with flavors of light banana, mango, a touch of bubble gum and a touch of coriander. Finish is semi-sweet, crisp with a mild fruity aftertaste that slowly disappears. One of Dick’s better brews.
spikester (604) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours honey-amber with a 2" cream color head. Good amount of lacing. Aroma is floral piney hop. One of the most aromatic brews I’ve had.
The taste is rich malts with mildly bitter hops. Hops seem to be mostly of European type. IBU seems fairly high for the style which I enjoyed. Good bitter finish. Very tasty.