ChainGangGuy (4375) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle - $2.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a slightly hazed, orange-amber body with a tall, near white, sea foam head.
Smell: Pop of fresh cracked cloves, then, some lesser biscuity malts given a drop or two of clover honey, razor-thin sliver of citrus, hint of banana, with some raw grains bringing up the rear.
Taste: Lightly bready, biscuity, moderately husky, grainy malts. Modest rye character overshadowed by a strong clove spice accent. Faint honeyed sweetness. Some banana fruitiness, maybe a little old, dried apricot and citrus. Dry, clove-laden finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-high carbonation.
Overall: The phenolic spiciness and husky astringency becomes a bit grating after awhile. Pass.
UDBeernut (1720) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Week 1 tasting. Pours amber capped by a white head with good retention. Nose is clove and sweetness from belgian yeast. Taste begins with clove thats last till the aftertaste and bitterness quickly giving way to grass and malt sweetness. Complex and wonderfull. A home run.
dlovell2 (777) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours copper orange color with white head. Fruity malt aroma with yeasty clove aroma. Fruity malt flavor some citrus. Some yeast flavors in finish.
bigrond (1478) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours very nice. Deep copper hue, nice off white head. Typical Belgian flavor. Very smooth. Decent beer.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: August 30, 2012
Source: The Thirsty Monk, Asheville
Appearance: cloudy burnt orange, fine off white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, fruity esters, phenolic spicyness melds well with fresh floral hops
Flavor: hoppy floral flavor, phenolic spicyness, mostly dry with just a touch of estery sweetness, hops yeild to a robust balancing bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
rlgk (10534) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Pony Bar, NYC. Clear golden/copper beer with a small offwhite head. Malty aroma, rye bread, fruity, hay, citrus, some herbal notes. Yeasty fruity flavor, hoppy, pepper, coriander, hay, rye bread, citrus, herbal, salty, banana, some perfume. Nice Belgian profile, easy to drink. Yeasty spicy finish with hay and banana.
GT2 (8437) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 8, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap at Smoke and Barrel. Low haze deep orange pour. Medium head. Nutty, raw, malty, grist nose. Taste is papery, bland, grist heavy and raw crackery malt. Sheety white lace. Sweet and husky. Papery finish. Ugh.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Has a little pine and wheat scent, with a little funk. Taste is similar to the scent, wheat with a tad bit of sour like flavor.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
GandGKevin (920) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty, grainy aromas. Toffee and bubblegum flavors. Overall not too bad. Pretty solid.
Drake (8562) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run. Pours a golden color with a slight hazy. Large frothy, rocky tan head. Good head retention. I can already detect a pleasant aroma coming from this. Aroma of citrus, oats, wheat and and herbal finish. The taste is citrus, soft malts, bitter herbal hop, faint nuttiness. Medium bodied. This is quite nice.