Oakes (11812) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright copper with slight chill haze, thin head and gentle carbonation. The aroma is a mix of fruit (overripe apricots), plasticy phenols and a gentle hop spice. Dryish palate, malt-accented with light caramel and a little bit of toasty/biscuity malts. Decent Belgian-style session brew.
bhensonb (10354) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours clear copper with a white smear for head. Aroma is biscuit/malt with a touch of yeast/spice and some mild light fruit. Med body. Tho it tends to thin. The flavor is fruit/yeast/spice (some peppery hot bits) and some sweet malt. Itís dry overall, and going towards astringent in the finish. Easy drinking? Wow, is it ever. Somehow itís not so Belgian as Belgian is, but itís a very tasty and drinkable ale.
NielsenRatings (8275) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the Harbour Bainbridge. Burnt orange appearance with a white head. Sweet, creamy, slightly citrusy, belgian aroma. Slightly toasty, sweet slightly fruity, belgian flavor.
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
My Bottom Line:
Earthy yeast, muddled sugars and fruity esters swim within this amateurish brew.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the cloudy dark beige.
-Carbonation was very low, which doesnít make sense at all for this type of brew. But perhaps this was the barís fault?
-The yeasty omnipresence neared astringence at times.
-The entire flavor profile was not well defined.
-The sugary flavors were a bit caramelized, a bit honeyed.
On tap at Devil Craft, Tokyo.
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is hazy light to medium amber.
Aroma is moderately malty (cookie, caramel), lightly hoppy (apricot), with notes of gum, pepper, tangerine.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation.
Pleasant nose but rather sweet.
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Dirty golden, a bit hazy, moderate frothy white head, spotty lacing.   Bready nose, slight grain, even a touch of blackened banana.   Seems somewhat yeasty on the tongue, somewhat like an American Tripel, but its also has some graininess and a smidgen of ashtray to it.   Breadiness doesnít linger long.   A bit of wet straw like grassiness brings up the backside.   I was hoping this one would be a little light, fluffy, a bit bright, but its heavier, yeastier, and more bready than I care for.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Coats the tongue well.   Lingering grassiness after the finish.   Light sweetness as well.   Its okay, but not one I would reach for again.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottled, thanks to bu11zeye, spicy dry aroma, sour husky floral flavor, dry bodied
after4ever (5934) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at uber. Pours a hazy dark burnished copper with a loose white head. Big tangy banana nose. Not much else happening in the aromatics. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Bananas and caramel on the mid palate. Longish mild fruity estery finish. Nice but not very interesting.
KyotoLefty (5904) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Q-Brick. Amber-orange with lace. Estery nose, with peaches, earthy. Fruity, earthy flavor, again esters and stone fruits. Quite bland and boring. Doesnít really go anywhere.
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Grainy biscuity malt nose, yeast phenols - banana and light peppery notes. Pours golden, thin head. The flavor is more grainy malt, dry, peppery, light yeasty spice and pepper. Easy drinking, dry, ok.