ClarkVV (3860) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 27, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at American Flatbread, 3/17/14
Moderately hazy yellow beer has a small white head, poorly retained.
Straightforward esters in the nose showcase banana, light peach, apple, etc...while a light hop acidity lingers in the background but certainly allows for the Belgian nature to be front and center. Some dry, spicy white pepper-like phenols and perhaps a touch of the alcohol dry the end, while very little malt sweetness is seen from the nose (very little malt period).
Spicy phenols and fruity esters combine in the flavor, giving a very Belgian feel to it, certainly. Clove and white pepper phenols add quite a bit of dryness and there is some sharp acidity on the end, whether from the hops, alcohol or yeast, I dont know. Well-attenuated, no problems there. Not much finesse though. Just a mouthful of esters and phenols, really, with some bready malt notes and an unwanted acidity that flags the palate. I could live with that, but the carbonation is very fizzy and loose giving the beer a very watery texture. The other Riverwalks have been loose and watery too...
WillRunForBeer (418) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster at the source. Pours pale yellow gold with a white head. nose is nice with wheat, peppery spice, wet hay. Taste is white grape, pepper spice, wheat and yeast. Grapefuit peel bitterness in the finish.
AirForceHops (2712) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ Amesbury Ale House. Bright yellow in color, light retention. Nice aroma of orange and light Belgian yeast. Taste is average overall, orange zest and a mild yeast in the finish. Light funky note. Earthy herbal note as well. Low carbonation and easy to drink.
Jblauvs (1337) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At the brewery. Dark yellow pour with a fluffy white head. Aroma is yeasty, a bit of dough, orange peel, and plenty of bittersweet herbal notes. Flavor follows with a good dose of yeast, spice, and citrus. Finishes with faint funky sock and malt sweetness. Not bad.
radarsock (823) - Vermont, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
First rater, woot! Had on tap at Ale House. Pours a lemony yellow with a fluffy white head. Smells and tastes of yeast, orange peels, sea salt, brief sage, and earth. Alright.