Brigadier (3550) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap in San Diego (CA)
This Belgian ale had a very distinct West Coast feel. Unlike the dry texture of those in Europe this one hides a delayed bitterness. Just thinking about it again makes my mouth water.
Aroma / Appearance - The carbonated golden base shimmers with life. Light honey, cereal grains, candy sugar, and a fresh airy feel are open and fit in well with the nice weather. This does not have much depth but what is present works to maximum effect.
Flavor / Palate - Golden crisp, honey, and cotton candy rise from the tongue to fill the mouth with freshness. The fabric softener finish tickles the throat. If it were a bit lower ABV then this would make a great session beer. As it is two or three pints would be a great way to spend an evening.
mavericks0619 (46) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good beer. Very drinkable with good balance. Nothing really stands out though. Lazy rating.
jkwalking05 (4606) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery. Gold in color with a decent sized white head. Aroma is of grass, light lemon, grain, and yeast. Taste is of light candy sugar, pear, yeast, and grain.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at City Beer in San Francisco. Has a restrained aroma of cereal grains. An enjoyable representation of the style. Typical sweetness along with Belgian yeastiness.
Flavourful and very quaffable.
Sammy (11230) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent Belgian, enjoyed at the Tap Room. Lacy, nice drinkability, with saaz hops.
wheresyourball (572) - El Cajon, California, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Vine Cottage. Pours clear golden/yellow with a small white head. Nose is spice, fruit, yeast. Flavor is yeast, fruit esters, mild hops. Crisp. Decent.
bergstaden (2452) - Røros, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale golden with a white head - Aroma is of malts some citrus and some spice from yeast - Good malt body with some hop bitterness and spicy yeast notes - Lingering malt finish with some spicy belgian yeast - This was good
bytemesis (6949) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours clear pale golden, medium creamy white head, great lacing. Aroma is grass, pepper, yeast. Flavor is the same, but of lemongrass, honey, a bit herbal, yeast, green pepper corns. Light sweet, little bitterness. Light body, creamy mouthfeel. Nice.
mcberko (14663) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Societe, pours a clear pale golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma brings out dry Belgian hops, dry floral hops, and biscuity malt. Flavour brings out dry biscuity malt and light floral hops. Light and drinkable. Decent, but unspectacular.
Dogbrick (11607) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the tasting room. The beer is a clear pale yellow-gold color with a medium white head that dissipates gradually. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, yeast and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of citrusy hops, earthy yeast and malt. The finish is hoppy with a clove and yeast aftertaste. Decent overall.