Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Monk’s Kettle. Pour is hazy amber with a huge white head and great lazing - super thick. Biscuity, straw, light rye, grassy, a touch of spice, herbal, citrusy, and light peppery aroma. Taste is biscuity, fruity, straw, grassy - very easy drinking and sessionable - light pears, herbal, and tangy. Medium body with soft carbonation. Easy drinking.
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at GABF. Pours with a clear golden hued body with a large and long lasting white head. Aromas are grassy and grainy, with light brown sugar, and some alcohol. Flavors are malty and grainy, lightly spicy, hay, fruity, apricot, floral. Very lively carbonation with a dry finish.
unclemike (2924) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Large and rocky off-white head atop clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, spicy/pepper, bread/caramel, some orange peel. Taste is medium sweet, pepper, orange peel, bread, some spicy. Light-medium body, lightly effervescent.
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz. bottle. Pleasantly complex aroma, lightly sweet and fruity with notes of golden apple, pear, melon, citrus, honey, light caramel, and a heavy dosage of spicy, peppery, doughy yeast, some hints of clove and banana here as well. Hazy light-medium orange amber color, with a foamy, lasting, large-bubbled head of white and plenty of thick lacing to boot. Flavor profile is gently sweet, fruity and spicy, with suggestions of lemon and spice from the rye, with a tropical fruit blend, estery yeast, faint caramel and touches of bready, grainy malts and faint herbal hop tones appearing late. Bitterness is fairly minimal. Highly effervescent, light and smooth on the palate, no doubt courtesy of the oats, with a medium body. Maybe just another generic Belgian-style ale from this brewer, but a well executed and tasty one.
Patrickctenchi (6090) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy, orange-amber with a huge, off-white head.
Aroma is grain, rye, yeast, fruit.
Taste is sweet, cherried, grains,...nice robust rye.
jkwood04 (5293) - Connecticut, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours deep amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of caramel and pale malts, some spicy rye notes, and floral hops. Flavor the same, with a nice amount of hops and malts for a good balance. Average texture. Not a bad beer.
jandd1983 (3866) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It poured an orange/amber color with a white head. The aroma was light maltiness with some yeasty spice. The taste was bready with a little rye and some grainy hints of tropical fruit and spice. Good stuff.
commonshawn (1064) - Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another great showing from this brewery. Medium lasting head. Good lacing. Sweet. Alcohol taste but still very drinkable. Right amount of floral notes.
oc4111 (119) - USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark golden color with an active two finger head. Nice take on a wheat beer. Much heartier taste and aroma. Full of grains and and Belgian like yeast.
joeneugs (5822) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Tap 25. I was excited about liking this one because it was labeled as a biere de garde, my least favorite style. Oh well… It pours an orange color with an off white head. The aroma is floral and minty with some ginger/lime spice. Very interesting. The flavor is floral, spicy, minty with some light fruit and bread in the finish. Foresty spruce and spices in the finish. I thought I had finally tried a proper biere de garde. The search continues.