kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Name: Biere d’Hougoumont
Date: August 12, 2012
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear copper, frothy off white head
Aroma: sweet malty aroma, bready, fruity, earthy, spicy
Flavor: fruity flavor with a light sweetness well tempered by an earthy spicyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on draft at Beer Run a couple of weeks ago. Pours a hazy brown color with a thin creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of bread, caramel, nutty notes and stone fruits. The taste is bread, sugar, herbal hops and a dry finish. Medium bodied, low bitterness, low carbonation.
ilovedarkbeer (2300) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours an orange color with a large foamy off white head. Notes of vanilla, brown sugar, styrofoam, and syrup. Slightly sticky mouthfeel. Meh
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Thirsty Monk in Asheville. Pours rick dark amber. White head. Nose and taste is malty, with notes of honey and mild wood. Overly sweet for the style. Also tasted among some really great beers, so perhaps its subtly was lost on me.
AirForceHops (3315) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 4, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft @ Sunset Grill and Tap. Tulip showed clear deep amber color with strong retention. Nose is vastly sweet. All I smell is a massive amount of malt. Taste starts real malty with a hint of booze followed by artificial sweetener. Cloying sweetness. Burnt overcooked caramel. Mouthfeel is sticky sweet. I love this Brewery but the brew let me down in a big way. Maybe the style is what I’m not a fan of. Ommegang makes world class beers. This one is something I have no desire to ever drink again.
TheBeerGod (5293) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged. Copper pour with a short tan head. Aroma is rather sweet with lots of yeast notes, soft wood, grains, grassy hops, and ripe fruits. Taste is caramel, sweet malt, toasted grains, dusty yeast, grassy hops, soft spice, ripe fruits, light woody and earthy notes, and soft spicy hops on the back end. Body is light-medium with a strong, effervescent and bubbly carbonation. Finishes with more sweet malt notes, toasted grains, dark multi-grain bread, caramel, grassy and spicy hops, light earthiness, more fruit notes, strong yeast, and soft woodiness.
jcnielsen (2196) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a tan color with off white head. Belgian aroma - belgian yeast, light malts. Malty, somewhat tart flavors with strong notes of wood.
SudsMcDuff (5894) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on draft @ Zeno’s Pub, in State College, PA, USA .. i was the only person there .. . light oak .. sweet maple, maple .. light abv .. deep gold, hazed .. lackluster and surprisingly weak from ommegang .. . . didn’t he die in a grease fire or something..
TURDFERGUSON (3961) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Tylers Apex. Murky reddish brown with a small cream colored head. Nose is lightly fruity, minerals, earthy, light oak. Flavor is similar, mouthfeel feels thin and slightly oily, generic fruity malt flavor. Forgettable for me.
kidmartinek (3736) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
The color is ripe apricot. The head a thin off-white ring. Aroma is woody with apple and maple. The beer has a weak carbonation and a light syrupy mouthfeel. The taste is brown sugar/maple sweetness significantly weakened by dark fruit peel. Almost like a 30/70 cider/beer hybrid.