islay (1862) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
16 oz. pour on tap at the brewhouse. This was the first of 9 Fitger’s beers I tried on 4-4-08, but the only one that I got in a pint instead of a 3 oz. sampler glass. Aroma of citrus (orange, lemon), coriander, and a touch of bubblegum and watermelon. Pours a slightly hazy pale gold with a small to moderate amount of near-white head. Produces nice lacing. The taste is not as sweet as I espected, although there is an underlying sweet cream flavor. The key flavors come from the dry, spicy, lemony, peppery finish. The taste is better than I expected. Light to medium body. Soft in the palate. Low in carbonation. Easy to drink. The beer came out of the tap very fast, and I think that may have interfered with the intended palate effects. Fitger’s Bruges Belgian Bolonde is not a bad beer at all, but it is nothing special.
auerbrau (3199) - Ithaca, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
An abyss of bright lemon candy yellow cloud. Totally opaque. Atop, a pure white cloud of merangue-like head. Aroma is a slightly distance lucid lemon and hexane. The right desnity, with the esters not overpowering, instead letting some yeast and grain into the limelight. Flavor is an inexplicably bright, lemon wheat and candied lemon rind, swirling with some fig and herbal notes, all pouring over a cold savory pear and light nuttiness. Lots of wheat. Alcohol actually shows through a little, with a tart warmth in the humours. Bubbly and well carbonated with lots of delicious freshness. Sugary and a hit of dry euro hop pucker on the back end. Fantastically balanced.
badgerben (4722) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kind of a hazy gold color with no head. Very odd aroma... maybe pickles or Pert shampoo. Upon further reflection, it’s probably a different strain of yeast, as is pretty evident in the flavor. Kind of lemony as well. Tasty!
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2004
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy Yellow Coloring. No Head. Wheat, Alot of Yeast, Lemon. The Brewmaster at Fitgers Visited Bruges and Decided to Make His own Version. Pretty Heavy on the Yeast, But Otherwise Very Drinkable.