brokensail (11613) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light amber color with a huge white head. A really nice Brett character. Heavy on the fruit (especially apple), a bit of pear, lots of straw and grass, and a mild spice. Some bread and cracker and a light citric quality on the finish. The flavor is slightly tart and citrusy with lemon and lime notes. Light tropical fruit character as well as some pear and apple. Good bread and a mild spice note to it as well. Really nice.
Lukaduke (2375) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 31, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an orange copper color with a big fluffy lively head that puffed out of the glass.... Definitely some brettanomyces in there, great barnyard aromas with a underlying sour citrus notes. The flavor explodes just like the aroma with a great rustic backbone rounded out with citrusy hop bitterness and a quality finish.
msante79 (2211) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Binnyís Arlington Heights. Pours hazy golden orange with lively white head. Aromas of citrus, yeast, brett, grassy hops, toasted grains, and some barnyard. Flavors of grassy hops, lemon, brett, yeast, and some peppery spices. Finishes dry. Really nice.
maxwelldeux (3812) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Has a wildly fragrant aroma that really comes through. Pours golden with a thick head. Taste is mild all around, not being overpowering in any respect.
rondphoto (2301) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The word Belgian is misleading here. IPA, or even pale ale would be more appropriate. The malt is there early, followed by an unusual semi-sweet hop flavor bringing up the rear. Reasonable, not complex, a little heavy.
auerbrau (3179) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz Bottle, purchased at Wakefield Liquor - Wakefield, RI. Slightly styrofoamy aroma, with a bit of hop pungency. Spicy and Orval-like. Well carbonated and explosive, as a good Belgian Ale should be. This really reminds me of super-fresh Orval, with more hops. I guess thatís what itís going for. A little less malt complexity. This is nicely drinkable, but thereís not a lot hitting home in the end flavorwise and the palate is really light. Thatís fine, if Iím paying $1.69, but for the $3.39 I had to shell out for 12oz, Iíd like a little more action, please.
alexsdad06 (5938) - Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a hazy dark golden color with a large fluffy white head. The aroma has grass, herbs, barnyard, toasted malts and Brett character with splashes of fruit and yeast. The flavor has more of the barnyard funk, grass, toasted malts with Brett influences. There is a hint of sweet Belgian yeast and sugar working its way in. Interesting and would like to revisit a bottle in a while to see how it changes.
Terminus (3283) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAR 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle-Pours darker orange lightly hazy with a fluffy white head that lasted a very long time with sudsy-ness along the sides of the glass. nose is lite spice, barnyard (funk, mold) lite phenols, lite plastic note, and lite straw. flavors exhibit alot of the funk yeast qualities along with toasted malt grains, lite spice, lots of bitter hops (for this style) and lingering funk on the finish. This is alot better than theTreasure Chest beer and one of this breweries best! body is soft, full yet crisp with the perfect amount of carbonation. very well done GF
mkel07 (3741) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml bottle. Lots of loosely packed foam above a copper orange base. Musky perfume aromas, blooming flowers in the spring garden come to mind. The flavour is a bit perfumery as well but it is not too bad. Sits in the mouth well, has a good strong body and
lingers on the palate.
17thfloor (2434) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Man this stuff rocks, a rough Orval with hops... and affordable and fresh.