Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on tap at RR brewpub. Not quite sure what a "Biere de Sonoma" was, but the waiter explained it as just a local brew, of Belgian style. So yeah, a Belgian Ale (wrote Golden Ale in my notes). Pours a nice hazy amber color with good carbonation. Aroma is mostly malts, spice, and fruit. Taste was again mostly malts with a hit of alcohol in the middle. Finishes slightly bitter with a finish that didn’t linger too long. Solid, but not my favorite.
BeerdedDave (728) - - APR 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at the brewery; clear amber color; dry, bitter, floral hops with caramel malt and Belgian yeast flavors
Beerman6686 (5081) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a light brown with a beige head. Aroma was of dark fruit, blegian yeast and caramel. Flavor similar, lightly tart and rustic.
RedSox2004 (1397) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAR 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber/copper with a one-finger color white head and thin lace. Aromas of Belgian yeast,grassy hops, toffee, caramel and nuttiness. Flaovrs of toasted malt and caramel sweetness, slightly sour ripe fruit and nuts. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, smooth mouthfeel and a lingering tartness.
haddon90 (1561) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Fathers Office in Culver City. Pours a clear, dark copper color with a thin, laced head. Thick, malty aroma with a bit of spice. Dry taste with malt and spices lingering. Good brew.
SG111 (416) - New York, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light honey color, lots of pretty lacing. Now much in the way of aroma. Sine caramel and yeasty undertones. Flavor is malty, caramel. I have not had many biere de gardes, but it reminds me of two brother’s biere de garde.Which is to say it’s good, but not exceptional.
baraciisch (2220) - California, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper colored... Aroma of toffee malts, biscuits... Flavor is light caramel, nutty malts, English malts... Light earthy bitterness on palate... Solid
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jredmond (5957) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Russian River with Linh. Pours a clear golden body with thin white lacing. Aroma is fruit and sweet malt. The nose is pretty tame overall. Mouthfeel is watery with notes of clean malt, fruit, spice, and grass. Ok.
daniele (6199) - ITALY - NOV 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap ambrata nocciole lieve caramello amaro contenuto discreta secchezza in stile
Ron (2887) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Russian River. Pours a copper color with a white lacy head. Aroma of grassy hops, caramel and almonds. Flavor of toasted malts, caramel, banana, nuts and some sourish berries. Medium bodied, soft carbonation and smooth mouthfeel. Easy-going.
slowrunner77 (6600) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"i was hoping for more farmhouse funk here. it’s got a slightly spicy aroma, a yeasty mouthfeel and flavor. a good belgian session ale, light and refreshing, but basic."