jimhilt (2436) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a three-finger off-white head that fades slowly leaving a some lace. Hazy light amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Sugary nose and flavor is Belgian yeast, caramel and some hops that balance. $9.99 for a 22oz bottle from Market Basket Concord, NH.
MaBeer1972 (1374) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 15, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Manchester. Pours out a murky light orange color with a frothy off-white head that settles to a thin lace. Unusual aroma and flavor. Thick and malty with some herbal-spice thing happening. Dry grassy finish. This one misses the mark for me though.
puboflyons (2262) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the 650 ml. bottle. Yellow pour mostly with a lingering but eventually fading white head. Belgian toasted malts, sugar, yeast, orange peel, and a little spice on the nose. Booze? Hardly. This is brewed with maca root, a Peruvian plant that promotes energy, but I wouldn’t know what it smelled like if someone put it in my face. So it could be in this. Medium body. The taste has all of the expected characteristics of the style with Belgian malts, sugar, vague fruitiness, and spice. Why this is getting such a low rating is beyond me. I enjoyed it.
AirForceHops (3646) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Paid $9.99 at Cigarette City for a 650 ml bottle. Translucent yellow honey color with thin lasting head three-finger head. Aroma has an off artificial fruit nose. Over ripe fruit rotting in the sun.
The taste is notes of orange-marmalade, doughy yeast and that odd rotting melon again. I have no idea what Maca root is or what it should taste like. Could that be my mystery flavor here? The palate is medium bodied, with an active, fizzy carbonation. Lightly sweet finish of moderate duration with a small alcohol kick. Maybe I need to learn about Maca root because this was just a little off for me. The Golden Belgian wins out of the first round of brews I have sampled from this brewery.
swoopjones (6329) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
golden pour, fuller bodied. very sweet, tropical sweetness, very fruity, bublegum notes. Dont think i like Maca root
beerbill (3564) - Laurel, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My first rating for this brewer. Growler. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head that lasted through the first two sips and left light lace. Pleasant aroma of malt with some caramel and white sugar sweetness noted. Some mild fruitiness on the nose as well. The flavor is similar with a bit more sugary sweetness than in the nose and less fruity. Very mild bitterness at the finish. Medium bodied.
Slipstream (2096) - USA - DEC 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Available at Mug’s Belgium2Brooklyn event. This had a sweet, root beer-like taste - probably due to the maca root they use. The first I ever heard of maca root was from this brewery. Notes of bourbon and vanilla, and a warm finish. Too sugary, imo.
BrewBoxer (2207) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow color with a foamy head. Lemony wheaty boozy taste that finished very well . Decent
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mansquito (3678) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The Sampler, Brooklyn tap: Pours a copper colour with a small head. Aroma is that maca root that they love putting into all of their beers, sugar, and citrus. Taste is rather sweet, with a bunch of that root giving it an underlying earthiness. Lots of nutty flavor. Definitely a sipper, because of the sweetness. I would have liked to see this be more dry, but that is a matter of personal taste.
Jow (2322) - New York, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Rattle n Hum. Pours golden withna white fluffy head. Nose of fruits and floral. Tastes of crazy amounts of bananas, also peach, pineapple, vanilla, musk, dust, and ginger. Slight alcohol and medicinal finish.