Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
At the Iron Hill Belgium Comes to West Chester event. A bit bready, but in general really muted with a light body. Tastes a bit like white bread soaked in water alongside some mildly toasted malt. Too tame.
EithCubes (4836) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Voorhees. Copper body with lacing beige head. Not much of a nose, but taste is complex amber malt lightly toasted with strong cherry and lighter raisin. Fullish, very malty body, semi-sweet with low but complementary bitterness, nice lager-like quality in the mouthfeel.
DocLock (7829) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dratt at Phoenixville. Pours hazy straw with off-white head. Nose is hopcitrus, mild funk and floral spiciness. Tastes dry and floral up front, with hopcitrus and finishing funk and yeast.
alobar (2762) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aged in Chardonnay barrels at North Wales location. Cloudy orange brown color with aroma of caramel, spice, orange, and oak.
Sweet orange flavor with touch of wheat, spice, and rather pronounced Chardonnay ending. Very nice beer.
jeremytoni (2980) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the tap poured a brown color with a fair amount of head. Light malty flavor with a quick finish.
pilgrimoutlaw (766) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Iron Hill Chestnut Hill. Pours cloudy brown with thin tan head. Aroma of caramel, tea, some fruit. Syrupy sweetness. Smooth medium/heavy body. More like an abbey dubbel than a bier de garde to me. A bit disappointing.
ReggieDunlap (3052) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a honey color with a medium white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is slightly perfumey with boozy leathery notes and some caramel and honey. Flavor has caramel and some spicy/perfumey notes...slight boozy leather and flowers. Mouthfeel is medium and lively with a perfumey lingering finish.
Leafs93 (1671) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Chestnut Hill. Pours reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma is pears, caramel and tea. Taste is sweet with a touch of spiciness. Light and air mouth feel.
Nate (3710) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From 750 mL bottle, courtesy of dpjuart. Malty nose with some molasses and raw grain, oaky notes and some red wine tannins. Very light hops. Little bit of graham cracker and rubber. Dark orange-amber, not quite brown. Clear with a bit of murky quality, topped with creamy-foamy off-white lacing head. Medium body with high carbonation (foamed when opened). Starts sweet with lots of malt character, molasses and graham crackers. Raw grain and some dusty quality. A bit of rubber and oxidation, but not too off-putting. Quite reminiscent of the true French styles, just a bit too sweet.
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz draft at IH in Lancaster. The stats of this (ABV etc.) seem slightly different from the ones listed on the menu. Pour is a bronze with two fingers of off-white head. Nose is caramel, malt, light spice, light yeast and grapes. Taste is just as the nose indicates, but instead of tasting grape, I pick up slight apples. The finish is really nice on this one as well; it is a tart caramel and earth with just a hint of spice. It has kind of a "dirty" palate, like Scottish ales do. This one was tasty if you’re a malt guy!