italianjohn (2848) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber pour with a thin off white to beige head ... aroma of caramel malts, apple cider and light orange .... taste is of caramel malts, apple cider, sweet candi sugar, light orange and sweet fruity yeast .... mouthfeel is a little lively and dry .... decent brew with ABV hidden very well ..... solid strong ale with a nice twist
NotWthoutStout (32) - Wharton, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this on tap at the Morris Tap & Grill. Iím a fan of Belgians and strong ales overall so this was an easy choice on a menu that was over-bloated with IPAís. Served in a snifter, sticky head occupied the glass above the brew which was a cloudy copper color below. Aromas of yeasty bread and citrus. I wasnít sure when the deScription said made with apple cider, Iím not a fan of fruity beer, but it was worked in well, not overpowering at all, the yeast did their job in melding it into the total package. Came off more like a Barley Wine to me than a strong ale, but it was very enjoyable, smooth and easy to drink, wonít hesitate to order this next time.
ben4321 (5568) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Barcade, 1/11/16. Murky, dirty put, almost yoohoo like color and consistency. Sweet aroma of apple juice, Belgian yeast and some spice. Tastes much the same with a sweeter start leading to spice and a bit of booziness on the close. Alcohol is fairly well hidden. Decent, ugly, but decent.
John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark ruby. Belgian yeast with red apples. Big cinnamon notes on the finish and some warm booze. Average texture, slightly sticky, maybe a little maple syrup character. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
brokensail (15635) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 25, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ home. Thanks, Pat. Hazed copper pour with a thin layer of off-white foam. Smells like apple, pear, spices, and raisin. A bunch of caramel and toasted grains as well. Flavor is oddly bitter. Tons of bitter, dry spices. Sweet baked apple, some burnt grain, and burnt mashmallow. No thanks.
djd07 (9563) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a muddy brown with beige head that lasts leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is dark fruit and bready malts. Medium mouth with strong caramel, candy sugar, belgian spice. Decent.
CanIHave4Beers (3969) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2015 Bottle, courtesy of saultbauls... shared in a location remote of my dining room.
Pours a hazy brick red with a good head and nice lacing on the glass.
The aroma is sweet with lots of brown sugar, spices, apples... it smells very much like a dessert.
The flavor is Christmas cookies, some light bitterness is there, itís nicely sweet but note overbearingly so. Itís got some apple to it, but surprisingly little.
I donít now, itís pretty nice if youíre in the mood for something like this.
pressboxjoe (403) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2015
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from brewery. Subtly winey Belgian ale with strong apple cinnamon flavor. Oddly devoid of aroma.
mikem409 (1972) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Color is rusty red with loads of head. Fizzy apple and caramel mouth with a lot of booze
yespr (39989) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap. Pours clear and golden deep red with a small off white head. Aroma is fruity, almost wineous. Dry, fruity and light wooden. Mild soapy. Fruity and dry finish.
keanex (1749) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Mexican Food Factory.
Appearance: Hazy dark amber body.
Aroma: Dark fruits, bready malts, caramel and hint of spices. Pleasant and mild.
Taste: Dark fruits, malty, caramel, hints of chocolate and light phenols on the finish. Hints of booze lingers.
Palate: Full-bodied, lightly carbed.
Overall: Really enjoyable beer. Soft and balanced.