agl108 (880) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at the brewpub. Poured hazy golden with slight carbonation. Flavor was complex consisting of sweet malts, citrus, coriander, and a touch of spice. My wife and her girlfriend liked it.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 3, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at brewpub. Pours pale golden amber with a dissipating white head. Flavor of pale malts, green apple, and some citrus. This reminded me of a friend’s homebrew attempt at Blue Moon. I did not pick up much spice at at all. Something was off on this one, acetaldehyde maybe? Not sure.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft @ Gen Laf - Golden color with a medium white-ish head. Aroma was that of a lighter Belgian ale. Taste was a tad spicy, but seemed like a boring Belgian "single". Pretty unremarkable, but I suppose most beers are after a glass of La Tete Fontaine.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Overall this one was a little bland and nothing really stood out for me. I couldnt tell if this was jsut a belgian spiced beer or more of a saison. Pours a hazy gold with a thin white head. Aroma is light but mostly spicy, coriander, citrus, lemon zest, lemongrass, orange peel, and some alligator pepper notes. Light brett on the aroma as well, and some of the crisp citrusy notes from the brett carry through to the flavor as well. More citrus, light wheat malts, and some orange peel. Finish is crisp and mostly clean, but a bit light on the body. Ok overall.
DocLock (8331) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured dark straw with aroma of hopcit and some Brett. Tastes hopcity, with some finishing candi sugar, Brett, and slight female taint (like a chicks nether region just out of the shower). Another winner from GLI.
hopdog (9537) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the GLI. Beer board had this listed as ’Saison Like’. Poured a lighter amber color with a very small white head. Aromas and tastes of orange peeland lemons. Had a very lightly sour taste to it as well.
egajdzis (5507) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a pale golden color with a small white head. citrus and light yeast aroma. Taste of citrus (orange peel) and alot of yeast with an average mouthfeel. They called this a wit at the brewpub, but i’m glad to see it is called a Belgian Ale here, it was not very wit-like.
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2004
1.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
What happened? Is the General feeling unwell?
Almost a skunky aroma, color is not bad, but tasted more like a pilsner to me. Bitter finish, unimpressive.
The first bad beer I have ever had from the General :(
obxdude10 (2102) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very light ale, kept a decent head through the pint, subtle hints of fruitiness, decent Belgian ale
JFGrind (1892) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2002
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A light belgium spring ale that makes for a nice session beer. I’ve seen some people added a lemon wedge to the beer when drinking but I believe it’s okay on its own.