andrewje41 (2035) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 Oz bottle poured, purchased at the brewpub. It appears that they have dropped grand cru out of the name, though the beer is the same. Pours an oily orange color with an active fizz head. A ton of spice in the aroma and flavor. Coriander especially. Hints of belgian yeast late. Spring beer, but I feel like it fits nicely as we roll into Fall. Nicely done.
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
04-Mar-12 (22-oz bottle)
Fairly strong Belgian characteristics, including clove and coriander, mix with bready, sweet malts and notes of coconut, caramel, honey, and brown sugar. Sweet aromas of coriander, tropical fruit, fig, marmalade, and bready malts echo the flavors for the most part. Medium-full and moderately carbonated on the palate, but the beer finishes fairly sweet on the palate, though not to the point of being cloying. Deep copper-amber in color with half an inch of off-white head that settles to a thin ring. Overall, I wasn’t too keen on it when I first poured it, but it’s a pretty interesting beer and it grew on me.
deyholla (9262) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Sarah! Pours a clear gold with an orange hue white head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has notes of earthy grain and Belgian yeast with some light spice. Flavor starts with Belgian yeast, sweet grain and spice but finish has a good amount of earthiness.
Brevis (33) - Washington, USA - JUL 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Home keg. A hardy and thick belgian beer. Great taste for the style. Its a million times better than the mass produced blue moon!
JohnGalt1 (1209) - , Idaho, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 picked up at Brewer’s Haven Boise a week or so ago... Poured tonight into my small goblet.. 1/2" white head leaves nice lacing atop a clear orange brew.
Nose is all about the coriander... Belgian esters/phenols come through but are pretty light with only hints of pepper/lesser clove and background apple fruitiness.
Flavor is marginally better, but seems pretty muddy... The coriander adds a big hammer to the yeasty elements... okay..
Body is good... carbonation is spot on.. pretty darn drinkable honestly, but nothing I will seek out again.
Weird... I question whether the coriander even needs to be there given the lower ABV and the "Belgian Lite" character... Pretty tasty, but seems all thrown together.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from bitbucket. Thanks, Liberal Hippie!
Pours a deep amber with a nose of boozy plumb wood sauteed in a prune sauce and poured on a biscuit. Flavor is doughy sweet raisin with a light fruit finish (tropical, kinda mango-ish). Nice mouthfeel. Good beer.
improvjock (326) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours a cloudy amber gold with very little off-white head. Aroma of spices, malts, and sweet bread. Taste is malty, with burnt sugar, oranges, and citrus. Heavy on the tongue, the high-ish alcohol content is noticeable, but not in a bad way. Overall, very good!
tmongoose (1956) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber. pours our clean and neat color of orangish/red...wonderful aromas of banana and tropical fruits. clean and crisp. the flavor is worth savoring. the malts blend so well with the fruits with a touch of bitterness from the hops.
jrob21 (3163) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Big white head. Cloudy deep orange almost red color. Super yeasty nose with some banana. Full bodied drink with a lot of spice, cinnamon and clove. Bits of banana again. The finish is a little spicy and smooth.
CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Appearance is a rusted orange and gold color with dense off-white foam. Lots of ripe banana, pear and coriander in the aroma with some toasted malt sweetness around the edges. The flavor begins with a strong coriander spice kick followed by banana, lemon, honey and clove. Also some bready malt and tart yeast notes in the background. The body stays dry and well-carbonated throughout with a mildly spiced, fruity finish. Nothing fancy but a nice change of pace from most spring seasonals.