ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Pours a fairly clear golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel and bready malts with some tart pear and other green fruits, Belgian yeast, banana, some spice, maple, and oak.
T - Starts off with a mix of sweet caramel and grainy malts with some tart pear and green apple, and some light spices. Through the middle, some maple and oak comes through with some sweet bready malts, Belgian yeast and some more spices. The finish is a mix of sweet grainy and caramel malts with some tart fruits, banana, Belgian yeast, some farmhouse flavors, maple, and oak.
M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate-plus carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet, tart, and estery finish.
D - Very drinkable. Great Biere de Garde with good complexity from the oak and maple and great overall balance.
conway (2210) - - SEP 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice dark Belgian style. Oak is not as prominent as I hoped. Fairly sweet and great body
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BVery (9667) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Smallbar in Chicago. Rich clear amber pour. Aroma is wood and sweetness. Pear, maybe grape. Not too heavy. Good stuff.
Leafs93 (2126) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a white head. Aroma is woody, caramel, yeasty and almost a brown sugar. Taste was much sweeter then expected. Medium bodied with a smooth texture. As this warmed it became increasingly better all around.
Cybercat (5169) - Georgia, USA - SEP 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had to drink a beer from New York on 11 September. OK, so this is from Cooperstown, but it’s from the state. Strong, fruity aroma is mainly apple with hints of pear and banana, as well as some malty and honey tones. Pours a clear coppery with a fluffy pale wheat head. Lip-smacking fruity flavor is slightly sweet but not cloying, with hints of caramel, malt and - horehound? Smooth, full texture has plenty of fizz.
I toast the memory of all who perished on September 11, 2001. If any of you loved beer, may your spirits now be where there is lots and lots of good beer - and you get to drink all you like!
Beerenberger (1601) - Fischer, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma is sweet fruit - apples - pears?, malts. A cloudy copper pour with a minimal none lasting ivory head and no lacing. Tastes of malts, grain, and biscuit. An overriding slight sweet element exists. Light bodied and appropriate carbonation. Overall, this is a very subtle, nicely balanced brew worth savoring again.
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kp (10883) - 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 (11913) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 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 (2715) - Arlington, Virginia, 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.