Dogbrick (10416) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample at San Diego Brewing Company. This beer is a clear orange-ish color with a medium thin and creamy off-white head that dissipates steadily. Stringy lacing. The aroma is fruity and spicy. Medium-bodied with a soft mouthfeel and flavors of tart fruit and spices. Touches of yeast as well. The finish is mildly spicy and short. Slightly below average overall.
jredmond (6938) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2009 Draft @ BXL between 6th and 7th ave. Pours dark amber pretty clear, with white head. The aroma is pretty light - some sweet notes. The taste is smooth and not really dry finishing as the menu deScription suggested. Not bad. Listed at 6% abv on the menu as well.
SaintMatty (6301) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml Bottle - Copper coloured with a foamy head. Biscuity,malty and fruity aroma. The taste is fruity with some malt and a light hoppiness. It is perfectly drinkable but rather bland by Belgian standards.
CH-303 (1818) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUN 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Chestnut brown, not much head.
Aroma: Fruit and malt. Nutty.
Taste: Nice and fruity (dark). Malty, some hops.
Info: 330ml bottle, 17/1-2007, 161/300, 135/500
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On draft at San Diego Brewing Company. Don’t ask me how, but I could tell from the tap handle it was going to be bad... and I was right. I don’t know how they get away with calling this a belgian ale. It was like yeasty water.
HenrikSoegaard (12264) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Calsens kvarter Odense. Creamy white good mostly deminishing head. Yellow colour. Light malty ans hoppy aroma. Light bitter flavor. Nice moderate bitter finsih. Watery palate. Not a good belgian ale, tastes more like a lager!
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - JUN 24, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. A clear dark golden/pale amber beer with a small and fast disappearing white head. Uninteresting and weak nose, lightly malty and hoppy, with light vegetables notes. the flavour is better than expected, though not transcendental, not overly sweet and with a light hopping that gives some sort of balance. Medium body, lively carbonation, not very long finish with light bitterness. Simple and not aggressive.
jlf278 (288) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2008
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap, tons of frothy head, with clear, light gold body. Aroma was straw and pepper. Flavor more of the same, pretty dry, not too appealing, slightly dirty. Palate was nice, clean, but with some body, rolls around nicely. Overall, just didn’t enjjoy it. Reminded me of an Orval gone awry.
BREWMUSKCLES (2473) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
enjoyable brew from the keg this beer has a nice brown color and a slightly sweet straw aroma and taste. unpretentious brew with good velvety mouthfeel that is still refreshing due to a well matched and lively carbonation. with little added spice and even less hop character this beer still scores well as it is a touch nutty and clean tasting with a good balance. good beer.
gmonroe10 (243) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2009 On tap in amsterdam. Pours an orange brown with a two finger head. Malt aroma, just a hint of fruit. Smooth, light mouthfeel but very drinkable. Light quick bitter finish.
1/11/09- Bottle. Drinkable, but certainly not with the flavor/complexity that comes with a Belgian Ale. Light body and just a twing of bitter- really not much to it for a belgian ale. Remember it much better on draft.