Getbetter (659) - Cucamonga, California, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Off a Tap @ Telegraph Brewery,First impression was the aroma was very strong.Other notes include Carmel malty taste.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Stone. This beer pours a hazy dark amber color with a medium beige head that diminishes slowly. Thin rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt and spices along with touches of hops and plum. Medium-bodied with sweet spice and malt flavors coupled with dark fruit and hops in the background. The finish is mildly sweet at first with touches of warm alcohol and hops in the aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - APR 18, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2008 Draught at the brewery. They described this as a stronger version of their california ale. Pours a deep orange-amber color with a medium head. Sweet fruity and yeast aroma with pears and tartness dominating. The flavor is malty and sweet, with a little less tartness apparent than the california ale due to the added residual sugars, but still tangy and crisp. Definitely belgian leaning in character, and displays the house yeast tendency toward a dry tart flavor. Quite nice, but definitely less sessionable than the California ale.
Travlr (9834) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of argo0, our host for Aprilís DC local tasting - thanks! Bright orange color, coca-cola style head. Aroma is subtle. Flavor is slightly sour, with good character and complexity. Nice.
bhensonb (9828) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from South Bay Drug. Cork came out with a lot of pressure behind it. Poured hazy amber with a large finely bubbled beige head. Smells like fresh light fruits, sugar, spice and everything nice. Thatís what good Belgians are made of. Medium body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is a little citrus, a little brown sugar, a little peach/apricot, a little yeast spice, and maybe even something like grassy hop. Finishes a bit astringent. But itís not super bitter. Fairly well balanced. Finishing sweet and bitter - seems reasonable for a Belgian.
mar (4466) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to jkwalking05. poured amber with a thick cream head. nose is musk, and fruits. nice on the palate, heavy yeast flavor, spices, musk, dried apples and pears.
drfabulous (3380) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 thanks to JohnC. Pours a good head with carbonation. Yeasty and lots of caramel flavor. Some sugar. Banana. Sweetness is present for sure. Nice take on Belgian style if not overwhelming.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - MAR 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap at City Beer. Pours with a cloudy amber color, different what I expected. It has very unique aromas and flavors, a heavy dose of hops,paired with cloves, spices and fruit.
This beer needs some getting used to, I was not impressed the first time, but gave it another try and liked it much better.
BMan1113VR (7691) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Sent in picture to be uploaded. Served cold, and still nearly took my face off. Would have gushed for sure. Still, pours with a huge rocky, barely off-white head over a light copper body. Aroma is strong with banana esters, burnt brown sugar, peach, spices, apricot, leather, earth and pear skin. Slightly phenolic. Taste is pear eau de vie, earth, slight metallicy, bready, spicy and grassy. Long duration. Very earthy. Very lively carbonation, just a hint of alcohol in the form of brandy. Lightish body for the alcohol.
BOLTZ7555 (2600) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy copper color with some crimson highlights and a big eggshell head. Aroma is caramel, honey, banana, and lemongrass. Flavor shows off some citrusy hops, brown sugar, banana, and biscuit. Medium mouthfeel. Best of the bunch.