Jabic (431) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ar: Moderate banana aroma, with a bit of earthiness and bubblegum.
Ap: Crystal clear orange pour - small white head of fine bubbles dissipates quickly and leaves a rugged ring.
T: Big banana and pear flavors up front, really carry through to the finish - some really nice earthiness that seems to be a "cellared" flavor - finish is fairly clean.
P: Light bodied with high carbonation, somewhat creamy - fairly bitter, and finishes very crisp and dry.
O: Really a nice, quenching beer - flavorful with some nice esters, along with a fairly complex earthy character.
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - JUL 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pour is a dark gold with a good white head. Aroma is apple pie, grass, honey, spicy yeast. Flavor is apple, pears, honey, buttered biscuit, fruity esthers. Palate is clean, with lots of honey coating the throat. Excellent. I could drink this all day.
robgibbens (431) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a lighter yellowish amber with a short head. The aroma is grapefruit like a typical Belgian. I get some spiciness too, but very faint.. The taste has a bitter bite but with some sourness coming in on the finish. Table for Two finishes clean. Quite refreshing!
JDBaker11058 (1896) - Maryland, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: hazy, orangey golden with a one-finger light tan head; medium lacing. Aroma: wheat, yeast, citrus, spices, a little funk. Taste: fresh apple pie, with medium sweetness, good yeasty spices, and notes of citrus and champagne. Finish: slightly bitter and dry, with that excellent Brewer’s Art malty-crackery-bready sweet note underneath. Notes: Dangerously drinkable, and complimentary to just about any food. Sixpack to go from Brewer’s Art.
dlovell2 (1724) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden color with white head. Aroma of wheat and yeast. Nice malty flavor. Some sweetness, fruity flavors of apples and pears and some spice. Honey flavors show in the finish.
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft. Small off-white head, hazy light amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, orange/herbal, light grapefruit, bread. Taste is medium sweet, orange, some grapefruit, light seltzer. Light-medium body, nicely drinkable.
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
4 oz draft at ChurchKey. orange pour with a 1/4" white head. light Belgian yeast nose with light fruit and a touch of spice. medium body with bread notes and a zesty orange character. sweet malts come forward with layers of grapes. semi-dry finish with grape skins and light figs.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
20110720 12oz bottle from Liquor Stop. Medium amber color with tall white head of even foam that lingers. Aroma is biscuity, toasty, pear and plum fruitiness, spicy weediness. Light bodied, ample carbonation, quick to finish but not particularly dry. Very refreshing. Some floral and slight buttery and vanilla notes that seem very Brewers Art. Mild spiciness throughout. I dig it, and at the typically reasonable Flying Dog price I might end up drinking a bunch of this one over the summer. Well, not THIS one, which I just finished.
DocLock (9857) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from State Line. Pours chill hazy deep goldish/dark straw with 2-finger frothy off-white head. Nose is maibocky with a Belgian yeasty funky spicy floral flair. Tastes pale malty, with some sweetness up front giving way to floral, slight funky, slight hoppy notes late. Smooth but not terribly complex, this one is a decent ale, but not enough funk or yeast to be truly called Belgian.
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, purchased somewhere in MD. Pours a hazy/murky gold with a thin white head. Nose is earthy & lemony yeast character, light spicecake & honey malt. Flavor is pils malt, that earthy yeast character, some nice bright & bitter herbal hoppiness. Finish has more of the pils malt character & a solid balancing bitterness with a hint more spice. Very nice light body/higher carbonation.