MarkBarnes (375) - Waterville, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Oct. 22, 2011; on tap last evening at "The Huddle On Main", Waterville, NY. Always interested to try an American brewer’s stab at a Belgian style. This one, although not unpleasant, was not particularly impressive, and was all over the place stylistically. Will have to give it a more leisurely try soon, and re-rate accordingly.
generallee08 (506) - New York, USA - JUN 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The body has a dark brownish color with reddish highlights. The pour produced only a small tan head which quickly fades to wispy thin covering. Lacing is minimal and very slick, sliding right down the sides of the glass. Its aroma is pleasantly sweet, fruity, estery and yeasty. The flavor starts with sweet malty, bready and earthy yeasts notes for the base. As it warms some mild dark fruity notes come out along with a hint of spice and hops. It finishes with a sort of sweet and funky fruity yeast thing going on. The texture has a firm smooth feel with mild carbonation.
Mep3222 (394) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty with some nice Belgian yeast flavors. Dark and some slight hop bitterness, but a bit too malty and thick to have much at all. Good beer, but would not want many of them.
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jstonerock24 (106) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark caramel reddish color with a white head. Aroma is very caramel and sweet. Flavor is very rich with a very Belgian yeast finish. Overall not bad probably won’t drink another one because of the style.
Nejhleader (1219) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has a faint spice aroma, taste is a caramel malt with some Belgian spice. Had a bit of an poor aftertaste it seemed to me.
conway (1298) - - JAN 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a 1 finger off white head that dissipates quickly. Tiny bubbles everywhere for the first few minutes but it settles quickly. Aroma had a weird root beer like note out of the bottle but it doesn't last long. Aroma settles into lots of apple and floral yeast. Taste starts there ands some roasty malt and spices. Light caramel notes throughout. Slick syrupy palate and moderate carbonation. Not bad.
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1/6/14. 12oz bottle thanks to JBVatkeens. Hazy amber pour with a small khaki head. Belgian yeast, light esters, and pennies on the aroma. Fruitier flavor, banana coming through, some caramel, creamy, pennies. Meh.
tbopslt (341) - New York, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy amber poured from bottle. No head to speak of. Slight malt aroma. Flavor of pepper with a slightly tart finish.
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Ed5388 (1970) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from Manahawkin Spirits. Pours a dirty brownish amber color with a small foamy tan head. Aroma of toasted amber malts, Belgian yeast, bubblegum, banana, and nail polish remover. Taste of toasted malt, brown bread, Belgian yeast, sour rotted bananas, and clove. Meh
MrJAO773 (10) - New York, USA - OCT 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The dark malt flavor is delicious. This is a seasonal favorite that should not be missed.
hivemind (697) - New York, New York, USA - APR 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from ABC Beer Co poured into tulip. Had it on rooftop yesterday with Tommy, Erica, Anthony F. Pours darker than expected, a deep rust. Head is creamy and minimal. Nose is a little lacking - small aromas of malt/Belgian yeast. Flavor isn’t packed with Belgian yeast which is good to me. Easy drinker with earthy hop notes, moderate Belgian yeast and a smooth, slightly creamy mouthfeel. Didn’t love it but could drink again.