chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beer pours a partly cloudy light caramel color with a tall off-white persistent head. Chunky lacing. Besides the aroma of the Belgian yeast, the predominant aromas are apricot, clove, white pepper and a touch of baseball glove leather. The taste is mildly sweet, but more fruity sweetness than sugar sweetness. Mildly tart and softly bitter. Medium-bodied. The grains show up in the finish, although I would say the taste is more of raw grain than cooked or roasted. Clean finish. The texture is soft. Body is medium. Medium carbonation. A pleasant beer that really tastes at around 55 degrees F. A very approachable brew from one of my favorite American breweries.
p0rkch0p (85) - Missouri, USA - SEP 24, 2016
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks can be decieving. Light, rye, bready taste. Amber, clear, color. Light and refreshing
dnstone (2645) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Farmhouse, light, musty aroma. Hazed orange-meets-brown color with a soft off-white head and excellent lacing. Light saison like flavor with a hint of bready malt and some citrus rind notes.
geologyguy (1327) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ridiculous head...like 95 percent of first pour...smell is malty but light, taste is smooth and malty...lightly sweet...had at Nora’s for D&D
bartzluke (598) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 27, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz pour from bottle into Duvel tulip. Pours very hazy, vibrant orange, great fluffy white head that daily quickly dissipates. Nose is sweet, malty, hay, caramel, and a hint of rye. Body is full rich and creamy with a dry finish. Taste is sweet and malty. A beer for a cold fall night.
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy golden yellow color. Aromas of grainy malts, yeast, and a touch of hops. Flavor was kind of bland, herbal with some sweetness.
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle) Pours a hazy golden orange body with a rocky off-white head. Aroma of orange peel, grass, florals, herbs, nuts, and roasted grain. Flavor of caramel, biscuit, huskiness, citrus, and roasted grain.
makingr22 (7) - - FEB 20, 2016 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My #1 beer of all time! Taste the rye. Great carbonation! Light enough to drink all day but enough body to remind you that it's there. Perfect!
weihenweizen (3130) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a Trappist glass. Hazy orange with medium white head. Aroma is spicy orange, medium body, well carbonated, and a little lacing. Taste is orange, bubble gum, and spicy rye.
flatmatt (1466) - Northville, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014 vintage on tap at HopCat Ann Arbor. Pours a clear brown amber with a white head. Aromas of light bubble gum and slight toastiness. As for the flavor, the age (maybe) seems to give it a light crispness. Toasted malt and fruitiness with that light crispness, overall bubble gum with some earthy aged hops. Not sure quite why, but I find it really enjoyable with the age on it.
ClarkVV (5781) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle (refrigerated) as Grains of Truth, best before 7/20/16, drunk 12/15/15.
Light haziness to the copper-to-light-amber liquid with plentiful carbonation creating a creamy, off-white head that is well-retained.
Balanced blend of Belgian yeast and malts in the nose, displaying fruits (apple, cherry, strawberry), vanilla, light caramel and baked bread. Just a touch of clove and black pepper, as well. No alcohol or flaws.
Very malty, unsurprisingly with notes of sugar cookies, light caramel, vanilla, various grains and lots of breadiness. Definitely vanilla wafers. But it’s all carried-on by a tight carbonation and very softly-malted texture that prevents any hypothetical graininess/astringency from the malt/grains. Sweetness is moderate; perhaps a bit above average for a Belgian ale, but the flavors are enjoyable and the maltiness is obviously part of what the beer’s aiming for. Pepper, clove, light citrus and vanilla linger on the finish.