Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
In re: to Hennes review: they still have the Cell’s equipment outside, when will the MBC put that equipment to work? Nice soft aroma and appearance. The alcohol warmth is noticed at first sip, I am not sure the malt is there to balance. Still, a pretty darn good and very drinkable beer.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2002
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Well, they have Celis’ equipment standing outside the brewery and they’re talking expansion inside, so maybe soon more Belgian style fare will be on the way from MBC. In the meantime, this is their Belfian offering, soft looking gold with a decent head. You can smell the ’Belgian’ in it right away - a nice spicy inhale. Sadly, the flavour isn’t up to the nose: it comes on a bit malty at first, tinges soon with alcohol, and fades into salt and pepper on close. There isn’t much body to speak of, so the fair flavour has to do all the work on its own and doesn’t quite get there.
thealcoholic (104) - Hilbert, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 31, 2001
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I just had one of these on my trip up to the U.P. It is very malty. exceptionally smooth
Oakes (14975) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2001
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fairly malty, and peppery.