TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - APR 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a lightly hazy golden amber with a large foamy white lacing head. Aroma of spicy and peppery Belgian yeast character along with a nice citrusy, floral and piney nose. Flavor of grapefruit, pine needles and other mixed citrus paired nicely with spicy Belgian yeast notes.
badhack (400) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
First thing I noticed was the Belgian yeast character. It is quite hoppy for a Belgian ale, but nothing like a west coast IPA. The spice was evident as was some malt/bread crust and citrus hops. A small amount of fruit. An interesting beer but nothing to write your parents about.
unclemattie (4356) - Georgia, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light copper color, white ring. Aroma of flower blossoms, perfume, malt. Smells dry underneath all of the hop aromas. Flavor is very dry, zero sweetness. All of the flavor is hops. Bitter tree bark, earth, pine wood, citrus rinds. Very harsh on the bitter glands of the palate. Finishes with a touch of clove flavor and a spicy tingle. I like it.
unclemike (2527) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium copper pour, off-white colored head, good lacing. Bubble gum aroma with a hint of molasses. Flavor is bold with some prominent sweet caramel notes, a strong fruit presence reminiscent of apricots. Finish has some sweet dates and molasses. Thickish mouthfeel. Pretty solid.
wilnatp (632) - Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Aroma of spice, fruit, city’s and pine. Taste is slightly bitter. Different than other Belgians.
maxwelldeux (4158) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Pours a clear darker amber color with a moderate white head. Nose is a little bit hoppy and ends up being floral and light. Taste has a subtle bit of sweetness in there, but is pleasantly bitter from the hops. Good brew.
BeerandBlues2 (10691) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from sonnycheeba. Pours clear copper with a large, frothy off-white head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is grassy, herbal, spicy, and minty hops with light citrus notes, honey and pale malt with peach and apricot fruity esters, and an earthy Belgian yeast nose. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness with supporting dry malt, medium fermentation fruity esters, and a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation with light alcohol warmth, and no creaminess or astringency.
vyvvy (4625) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear copper with a tan head. The aroma has cotton candy, spicy hops, earthy/fruity Belgian yeast, mushy malt and candy sweetness. It has a medium / full body with lots of frothy fairly sharp carbonation. The flavor starts out with medicinal and medicine traits, earthy spicy hops, cracker malt, earthy Belgian yeast and is much drier than the aroma. The finish has a touch of fruit and dry hoppiness. Good Belgian pale.
Blairgus (3165) - California, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
27 Mar 2013, bottle. dark yellow, clear, some bubbles. nose is spiced banana bread and belgian ale yeast. full body and fizzy. banana bread, golden ale, very metallic. not that great.
esoxangler (100) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I guess i now know that this is what belgian IPAs are supposed to taste like, but I really dislike it. Very bready, yeasty aroma with no hop presence. good color and head. Taste is a little bit of an artificial bitterness like what pills taste like when you put them in your mouth. yeasty, bready taste, kinda twangy. very little hop presence in the taste, either. No thanks, but am enjoying the other beers in this sampler, which i will never buy as it was a gift.