bwyu (24) - - MAR 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light and drinkable for an 8.5 abv beer. Big head with light Apple pear aroma. Flavor gets better as warms but also gets more phenolic. Nice bargain from Trader Joe’s.
boozedude (1732) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber into glass, shared with my pal , hazy orange pour with thin white head...fruit aroma, and taste is similar, very smooth belgain, didn’t expect this to blow me away, but its one of the better belgains ive had
Banksiz (22) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly citrusy-clove nose, pours a golden amber. Medium sweet with a delicate bitterness. Spritzy, with a pleasant bitter finish. Well-made and a very pleasant drink.
UDBeernut (1654) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours gold, slight hazy, white head about 1/2 inch high. lots of crackers, grass, hay, bubblegum, slight clove on finish. lots of carbonation keeps it light and bubbling in the mouth but me thinks its over carbonated.
beersighted (99) - - FEB 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Man, this is about a Belgian as a French Canadian beer can be. Brewed by Unibroue, this slightly cloudy golden ale underneath a fluffy white head. Distinct sweet yeast aroma permeates this deliciously herbal traditional Belgian golden. This is the real deal and only $6.99 at Trader Joes.
burleybrew (43) - - FEB 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from tj’s. A well done belgian ale. Quality malt presence with a slight hop bit finished with a crisp dry finish carried by typical belgian carbonation. Belgian done well; Unibroue.
daleharshman (900) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle purchased at Trader Joe’s in Escondido a little over a year ago ($5.99). Pours into my Unibroue tulip glass a slightly hazy straw-amber hue with a big three fingers of pillow-y white head. AROMA of Belgian yeast, bready malts, honey, basement, pear, and a little bit of spice. FLAVOR of honey malts, sweet bready malts, sweetish Granny Smith apple, poached pear, Unibroue yeast, banana, with a bit of ginger and other spice. Nice spritzy carbonation. Some echoes of La Fin du Monde, but this is still a good effort and at a great price. (135, 839)
charule (1049) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from TJs I assume. Poured hazy golden yellow with cream light head. Aroma of straight naners. Light carb med bod. Light dry sweet banana taste.
PhillyCraft (3167) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with Brian in Vt, pours a hazy golden color with light white head. Notes are valentines chalk candies with the sayings on them. Other notes of clove, Belgian yeast, coriander, peppermint, and spice. Refreshing drink but not a style I enjoy these days. Bazooka joe bubblegum finish with the comic paper still on it. Better than most.
Braudog (5627) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, caged & corked. Nice-looking yellow-orange pour, vaguely hazy, the head bright white and built atop some beautiful swirls of carbonation, piling high into foam. The aroma is sweet with banana cream. This drinks almost like banana soda, with a frothy mouthfeel, like a whipped meringue in a glass. Very nice. (#5422, 1/28/2014)