jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a slightly cloudy gold with about a finger of white head. Aroma of banana and clove with a little fruitiness. Taste is light tart and very lightly bitter. Fruity with banana and clove. Full bodied with a somewhat thin texture. Lively carbonation and a decently long finish. Overall, pretty good. Then again, I’ve yet to have a bad beer from these guys.
gregwilsonstl (1933) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
I wish I liked Belgian beers more, this is probably a good one. Spices. Gentler hop build. Light body. Sampled at hop in the city 2013
jcwattsrugger (12106) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle-thanks jmagnus87 (and Sammi) @RBSG-Minni-thin white-hazy gold. A-coriander, sweet wheat. T-coriander-spice, fruit hops, sweet wheat.
ICEatALAMO (1285) - Troy, Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. The pour is a light hazy yellow. The aroma is all Belgian. The taste certainly holds true to a Belgian, but on the pale side. Not my favorite style, or my favorite beer.
dmac (5363) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from Spirits Rt 166. Poured an unimpressive medium density golden body under a fizzy medium sized white head. Aroma of yeast, bubblegum, dry tropical fruits, sugar, troast, clove and banana. Full big body with lively carbonation and a lingering aftertaste. Flavor is the same as the aroma with a big nod to the Belgian yeast strain followed by bubble gum and dry tropical fruits. Meh this is okay but not really feeling it tonight.
chinchill (4089) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle, Bottled on 25 April 13, served in a Belgian snifter.
Pours a hazy yellow-golden with a small head. The head soon reduces to a ring but manages to produce average lacing.
S: Lemon, pear, starfruit & apple plus spicy hops. Some subtle banana comes to the fore in tasting. Like many Belgians, this one tastes much better than it smells.
Feel: Medium-light body; crisp carbonation; finishes semi-dry
O: easy to drink; a very solid example of style that could readily pass for an actual Belgian.
Jabic (431) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ar: Peach and cloves - a bit medicinal.
Ap: Hazy golden - medium white head with decent retention and a ring of foam remaining.
T: Banana and peach, with a touch of malt sweetness - clove and rosy alcohol, with a lot of clove coming through - medicinal flavor comes forward with some prominence - medium-low bitterness - peppery and more banana on the finish.
P: Medium body with high carbonation, creamy and full - finish is dry.
O: This beer has a lot going for it, but the medicinal quality is just a bit too forward, and really detracts from some of the other nice flavors.
Bif (1978) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2013 Pours a nice golden color with a fair head and bits of lacing. Aroma of mild citrus, fresh fruit, with a hint of malt sweetness. Taste is quit clean with a mild fruit sweetness, with a bit of citrus and malt sweetness. Mild bitterness and a dry finish. Fairly moderate body, crisp and refreshing. The 7% ABV is very well hidden. Nicely balanced. Enjoyable beer that goes down way too easy.
Drake (11499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run. Pours a hazy yellow color with a thin white head. Fair head retention. Aroma of bread, toast, spice, herbal hop finish. The taste is stone fruits, yeast, heavy phenolic spice. Medium bodied. Decent.
nj_BierMaven (121) - Flemington, New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours bright golden from growler, creamy head laces the tulip glass. Aroma of tart apple and mild banana uneasiness. Creamy on first taste yielding to a surprising bitter, refreshing finish that nicely matches the tart apple hints. Flavors and aroma deepen as it warms in the glass.