Oakes (15490) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 5, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy reddish-brown. The aroma has some gluey/phenolic stuff, pear/cherry esters and light alcohol. Fizzyness cuts some of the sweetness, which is caramelly in nature. The brew is quite estery. Ok, but a bit strong on the alcohol taste to be really drinkable, and too fizzy to be a dessert beer.
BeerandBlues2 (12056) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours clear brown with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium-long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malt, Belgian yeast, bread, and light brown sugar notes. Flavor is malt dominant, no hops, Belgian yeast character, and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.
tennessejed420 (940) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
draft pours red with grey head. Aroma of biscuit and some caramel. Flavor is overall kind of bland and lacking very many Belgian characteristics, almost reminded me of an american amber like fat tire. Notes of caramel, biscuit, perhaps a slight yeastyness, but not what I was hoping for. Nothing wrong with it and it is a good session but disappointing coming into with a "belgian red ale" expectation.
onceblind (7068) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Vine St. Clear brilliant copper with a big ol white head. Nice earthy toffee malt aroma with some nice fresh hops tone. Amazing flavor of cereal toffee, gentle fresh hop flavor and mild bitterness with some Belgo fruity sweetness. Intriguing and lovely to drink.