Oakes (15490) - 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.
mcberko (14080) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 23, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is quite generic, like a macro lager, with corn / bready malts and not much else. Flavour is quite rusty and metallic, with copper and metallic notes. Nothing Belgian about this. Very off-flavoured and metallic. Not good at all.
bhensonb (13996) - 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. It’s dry overall, and going towards astringent in the finish. Easy drinking? Wow, is it ever. Somehow it’s not so Belgian as Belgian is, but it’s a very tasty and drinkable ale.
bu11zeye (12697) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, Belgian yeast, biscuit, and stone fruit. Flavor of orange, bread, caramel, yeast, pepper, and banana with a dry, moderately bitter finish.
adnielsen (10475) - 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 (9292) - 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 doesn’t make sense at all for this type of brew. But perhaps this was the bar’s 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.
KyotoLefty (9128) - 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. Doesn’t really go anywhere.
douglas88 (8339) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber thanks to Brewdad. Pours a crystal clear copper color with a large white head. The aroma is big banana and spicy malts. A rich Belgian Ale; lots of dry spiciness, some light biscuit, banana and pepper, not much hops here besides some light earthiness and light bitterness in the tail. Very drinkable.
after4ever (7541) - 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.
Ernest (7286) - 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.