tandembrauer (1059) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 29, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2016 Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours hazy golden with white head. Aroma of light bread, spices, citrus,fruits. Some sweetness, well balanced by hop bitterness. Dry mouth feel.
rumproasts (4828) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Hazy golden yellow with one finger head. Moderately sweet body. Spicy pepper, banana. Complex and interesting.
AgentAle (1463) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is clove ,tart, lemon grass, and light wine. Taste is light tart,lemongrass, caramel and yeast. Appearance is a hazy gold with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in cellar. Had at home in my big Rapp snifter. Pours a mild brown with an ample head. Aroma is Belgian sugars, candy, Belgian yeasts, apricot, plums, and earth. Taste is dark fruits first chased by the dark candy sugars, Belgian yeasts, and finishes slight bitter hoppy. Little grassy at the end but good. Medium body, not boozy at all. Well balanced. Enjoyable!
Bonnie628 (50) - Tustin, California, USA - DEC 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown color with tan head. Aroma is candied sugar, caramel malt, spicy yeasts. Some sweetness lying below. Taste is caramel, bananas and apricots (very Belgian), with that spicy fruity finish. Some caramel elements in there. Very good.
BucannonXC5 (1390) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Type: 750ml (25.4 oz.) botle
Glass: Karl Strauss 26th anniversary tulip glass
From: Trader Joe’s in La Mesa (San Diego), Calif.
Purchased: Nov. 19, 2015
Consumed: Nov. 19, 2015
Poured a yellow, golden, clear color with three fingers of fluffy, white head. Lots of bubble streams coming up from the bottom of the glass. Very good sporadic, spiderweb lacing on the sides of the glass. Excellent amount of thick retention all the way down. (Sight - 4.25)
Smelled candied Belgian spices, pear, green grapes, green apple, kiwi, grassy hops, honey, herbal hops, cleaning supplies (ammonia?), faint tropical notes (passion fruit?) and slight dry apricot. (Smell - 4.00)
Taste wasn’t quite as good as the nose. Got spicy Belgian notes, green apple, pear, honey, grassy hops, boozy candied sugar, peppery Citra rind and boozy, dry ammonia. (Taste - 3.50)
Light-to-medium body. Oily texture. Lively-to-fizzy carbonation. Dry, boozy finish. (Feel - 3.50)
Was a bit disappointed in this one, but glad I finally tried it. Probably overrated it a tad. just an OK Belgian Strong Pale Ale. (Overall - 3.75)
3.72 84 B
GenDV138 (5673) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4 oz pour on draft at B Side, served in a wine glass. Hazy golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of pine, floral notes, herbs, spice, citrus. Tastes of spice, herbs, citrus fruit and peel, yeast. Medium body with a dry finish. Well hidden alcohol for 8.5%.
gregwilsonstl (1939) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gold. Some banana. Sweet and fruity. Decent. Tasted at Elijah Ps Monsters of Beer festival.
woodychevy (839) - - OCT 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle for Indian night- thanks Cary. Super solid as expected from The Bruery. Pours a nice orangish-golden. Tight and generous white head. Belgian notes upfront and super crisp and clean throughout. Subtle spice and honey/ caramel notes. Finish is dry and floral. Really well done.
badpuppy69 (320) - orange, California, USA - OCT 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear gold color with nice head. Aroma is faint sweet bread and banana cream pie. Taste follows the aroma with some fruity citrus tropical notes. Abv is not detectable. Very well made easy drinking beer.