after4ever (5940) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at ncbc. Pours a murky dark amber with scant tan bubbles. Big sweet candyish nose, showing strawberries and and a tingly spicy blast of yeast esters, darkly clovey. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toast, caramel, cloves, and strawberries on the mid palate. Long sweet berry clove finish.
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose is spicy with moderate bubblegum, pepper, a hint of alcohol, and bready/light sweet pale malt notes. Pours golden, thin head, no lace. The flavor is dry and spicy initially with light malty sweetness on the mid palate in the for of pale sweetness, a touch of bread, note of pepper and light alcohol round out the finish. Rather clean, light yeast notes, mostly dry and spicy. Not over the top and pretty drinkable actually. Nice.
BillKismet (3295) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bronzed, flat body, ring of head. Spiced Belgian candi sugar nose with some buzzy esters. The body is rather flat, but has a good balance. Moderate toastyness and esters, subdued breadiness and yeast. A solid backbone Belgian pale grains. Some alcohol sugar hop flower on the finish. From taste alone, I would peg this as around 7% ABV, so to its testament, the alcohol strength is well contained within the grain body.