Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - DEC 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on tap at Beachwood BBQ, Seal Beach. A very enjoyable beer. Aroma is of citrus, sugar, and tart. Color is brown/light brown with tan head, light carbonation. Flavors of belgian yeast, nice subtle tartness, and malts. I think my friend stated it best when he said it just has that "warm fuzzy feeling." It’s a very solid belgian-style brown and we all enjoyed it quite a bit on tap. A lovely selection - highly recommended.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - NOV 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at OBrien’s. Brown. Small head. Decent carbonation in liquid. Hint of roasted grain. Well made brown for sure, but the roastiness of browns aren’t my favorite. Didn’t the belgian yeast characters. Easy to drink.
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at GF festival. Dark amber hue, thin ring of tan head. Nose is Belgian Candi, pears and light fruits, brown sugar- molasses, apples. Flavor is dominated by Belgian yeast and apple- pears, transitions to some pale- bready malts and light hop character, finishes sweet and Belgiany. Medium-full body, thick texture, medium carbonation. A fruity Belgian with good supporting ingredients, the base brown ale gets mostly lost in the strong Belgian yeast and flavors though.
nickd717 (3600) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Stone Bistro. Deep chestnut brown in color with a small beige head and some lacing. Aroma is caramel, nuts, and yeast, along with some mild fruity notes. Flavor is caramel malt, toffee, nuts, Belgian yeast, and maybe some fig or other dark fruits. Good but not too remarkable. Body and carbonation medium. Drinkable, but not very memorable.