AirForceHops (2367) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft @ Thirsty Moose, Portsmouth, NH. Snifter shows a completely clear piss yellow color. Strong head retention lining the sides on the way down. The nose is only one thing: fruity Belgian yeast. Flavors are really light and weak; Pilsner or pale malts, honey and light yeast. The alcohol is nicely hidden; yet this brew lacks any kind of real character or depth. Thin body, kind of watery on the palate. Simple brew that could be refreshing on a summer day. Don’t expect a highly complex Belgian with this brew.
Migmar (166) - Kouvola, FINLAND - APR 12, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Common Belgian combination of sweetness and bitterness - caramel and spices. Yet quite dull and heavy, leaves a musky aftertaste. I like the thirsty pig in the label - très sympa.
beerandbeyond (552) - ISRAEL - APR 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle poured into a tulip glass.
Clear deep hay color with a nice fluffy white head.
Grainy nose, with light fruitiness, spicy hops, some coriander and faint sulfur.
Bready flavors, light malt, spice, medium bitterness, apricot and citrus notes.
Pretty clean and balanced, dry enough, alcohol is nicely hidden and the beer is actually quite decent for its style.
blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottled, clear slightly hazy golden yellow with billowy white foam, yeasty bubblegum aroma with decent sweet candied sugar, bready fruits and yeast flavor, short finish
JStax (2344) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured on draft. Semi hazy gold with a white head of foam. Aroma is earthy and estery. Taste is lightly sweet with a touch of spice. Not bad. Medium body and lasting finish.
brokensail (9128) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden colored pour with a white head. Nose is sweet and sugary. Some pear, apple, and banana fruit notes, perhaps some golden raisin. There’s a decent spice note, some yeast, and straw. Highly sweet flavor of sugar, pear, and apple. Mild banana and raisin. Light clove, pepper, and a touch of alcohol on the finish.
shmupi (10) - ISRAEL - MAR 26, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle , bought in Belgium last year. Nice head but didn’t hold . Way to sweet , nothing special about this one. Another under average Belgian. Won’t try it again.
caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a golden-blonde with a quick white head and some lingering foamy lacing. Nose is the usual belgian fruitiness with light hops, a touch of spice, and a little skunk. Flavor is a bit underwhelming; the usual blonde belgian strong notes of oranges and sugar, but a lot of stale hops and even a little unpleasant booze, despite not being all that high ABV. Finish is very fast. Drinkable but boring.
mile (2444) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 19, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Light golden, small to average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate, malty – wheaty and sweetish aroma, some caramel, fruitiness and light spiciness (coriander), light yeast. Body is medium, malty – wheaty and sweetish flavor, some caramel and fruitiness and light spiciness. Finish is average, malty – some wheat and sweetish, some caramel and some fruitiness, faint spiciness and light alcohol. Quite one-dimensional caramel sweetish strong ale.
SudsMcDuff (5322) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle i meant to share at the rbwg grand tasting but forgot it in my hotel room on the bed.. . . deep yellow .. decent foam .. . Lots of dust mainly- honey, yeast, mild metal, corn, and sandusky slims too .. . light mouth but very effervescent! .. . a bit empty and lackluster and not even that easy to drink but an alright belgian i suppose .. . . First of all, I think y’better watch your tone son. I’m Leonard Washington. I don’t get butt naked for nobody.