godofsky (274) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle at Le Saint Bock. dark brown orange with a thick off white head. aroma is fruity and spicey. taste is so overly sweet that it’s near undrinkable. lots of funk. just not very good at all. i was so excited to try this one too.
brewandbbq (269) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 15, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy amber with a four inch head of beige. Several minutes is needed for the mass to subside, leaving behind a smeared webwork of lace.
A mix of porous and dense foam has admirable retention throughout.
Aromatics lead off with caramel, raisins, toffee, tart cherries, dark rum, and clovey phenols.
Traces of vanilla, pepper-studded lemons, and
brown sugar follow through.
Medium bodied and creamy. A slight chew to it, and tacky.
Caramel-laced fruit and cocoa start the pallet. A warming spiciness steps forward along with a trace of tartness and more raisins.
A firm vineous note becomes apparent as the brew warms, as well as warming alcohol.
Finishes slightly rummy, with traces of citrus and spice underneath.
Nice beer..Drinks like a small quad, as long as the slight tartness doesn’t turn the brew lactic.
Swolf3 (262) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Robert at Stateline. Poured a nice amber/brown with ncie head. Aroma is spice and yeast. Taste is sweet, candy, yeast, and spice. Texture was very carbonated but a nice mouth feel overall.
TampaBeer (255) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
The label of my "Lectio Divina" has the words "Amber Ale" in place of "Dark" on the banner. Not sure if this is the same beer. Anyway, this beer doesn’t cut it as a Belgian Ale for me. There is a lot of sweetness here, but no bite, and the beer is nearly flat as well. A sticky, bleh afteraste is also unpleasant.
acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy copper orange with a tiny white head that doesn’t cover the surface of the beer. The aroma is of apple cider more than anything else, with hints of banana and other yeasty smells underneath. In the mouth, it’s moderately carbonated and neither thin nor thick. As sweet as the aroma is, the flavor is relatively dry (relative to the aroma, anyway). It tastes more like a cider or white wine than a beer to me, but it’s interesting.
thill25 (231) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 ml bottle...poured golden orange w/ a slightly off-white head. Aromas of citrus and spices...Flavors of pears, yeast, white grapes, a touch of peach, a tiny bit of citrus, and some spices. The spices linger on the back of the palate as does a sweetness. The beer has a nice dry bite to it. Very tasty Florida brewed Belgian Strong.
djtimeless (222) - Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours out hazy goldish amber. Strong fruity smell, creamy white head. This is a very tasty saison, farmhouse stye belgium ale.
BlackWarrior (203) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2009 bomber. Foamed over after releasing cork. Pours a hazy, reddish brown w/ a thick foamy light tan head. Aromas of yeast, cherry, caramel, molasses, pears and grape. Bright, aggressive carbonation - mouthfeel, at first, is closer to sparkling wine - but became thicker as it warmed. A lot going on flavor-wise. BY turns sweet and fruity and then tart - cherry, lemon and raspberry. Belgian yeast comes through, and a slight boozey note, malts and something like apple cider that has turned. Overall, it’s oddly enjoyable and I’d certainly try it again.
fromred2green (187) - , Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Pours amber-brown with a medium-large off-white head. Aroma is fairly malty with a touch of yeast and ripened fruit. Flavor is of caramel malts and just a slight amount of alcohol. Pretty good beer.
macguy (146) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Finding this brewery and this beer has made my need to return to Belgium a bit less urgent. It’s clean, just dry enough, has a tiny edge of funk that I personally find very desirable.
These guys are the closest decent brewery to my refrigerator. I’m going to do my best to get their product on the shelves of one of our local packey’s.