wedgie9 (2236) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted from bottle at Lush West Town. Pours clear amber with a medium off-white head that leaves heavy lace. Nose is fairly light with some caramel malt and a bit of non-descript fruitiness, black licorice, and something metallic. Flavor is slightly tart up front with the malt and yeast kicking in heavily on the middle and finishing with solid bitterness, and the metallic flavor comes through as well. The body is medium with lively carbonation and a long, bitter finish.
MartinT (8236) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Spicy hops, delicately toasted malts and fluffy effervescence quietly move into discreet fruit salad and leafy bitterness for a balanced and very drinkable pint.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-An airy head of foam tops the light amber.
-This is as clean and quenching as any other beer I’ve had from them.
-Once again, the soft and pillowy effervescence serves the lean body quite well.
-This may not be the most memorable brew, but it is full of details and quenching. What more can you ask for in a quaffer?
On tap at the brewery tasting room.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Rating #71. Amber color with a little orange thrown in there, it had a pretty thick white head at first that dissipated to a thinner version within the next minutes. Sweet fruity aroma, very belgianesque actually. Sweet and a little spicy, more fruitiness almost like apple, pretty good though. (1184)
Getbetter (908) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2010 From Tap @ Telegraph Brewery,Amber in color, frothy head. This beer has a unique yeast strain and it’s pretty good
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber/copper color. The flavor and aroma is dominated by the belgian yeast strain. A slightly odd mix of flavors going on, like it wasn’t planned. The choice of malt/yeast/hops don’t seem to blend together but it’s an intriguing beer.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - JAN 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber color. Huge pop of cork. Large carbonation that fades quickly. Light bit of butteryness. Dryish. Not bad, but better with pizza or something
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - NOV 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Superhead with a amber body. Aroma is fairly malty, light yeasty background, hay, lightly earthy- something like a belgian amber... Taste is yeasty, light corriander, caramel, malty, sticky, mild alcohol.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle first pour was all foam. Had to let this one breath for about 20minutes before I was able to get an amber body with big white head slowly subsideing. Yeasty, grainy and spicey nothing to light up the nose wih normal brew. Mellow beer with mostly grain and spice notes. Light fruit detected in the low bittering Easy on the palate if looking for a long session brew that is hard to pour this may be it.
can8ianben (1358) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled this at the very new Union Ale Brewing Co. in Santa Barbara - but I’m not quite sure they had the right beer in my glass. This one was rich and malty with some very spicy hop characteristics - not very Belgian seeming. Nothing really sour about it, but somewhat spicy. Orange in color with a thick frothy white head.
hayduke (3510) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was not sure what this was because of the name. It was for sure not a California Common, and was relieved to come here and find it was a Belgian, which is exactly what it tasted like. It poured a rich red color with a quickly dissipating white head and light lacing rings. Nose is of citrus, clove, and some ripe fruit. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor is malty with some mild bitterness. Dry bitter finish. A very drinkable brew.