machfive55 (358) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a cloudy yellowish-to-amber color, with a small, maybe two-fingered head. The aroma was malty, spicey with a little bit of hoppiness, complex, but about what you’d expect for an American version of a Belgian beer. The flavor was spicey, with corriander and pepper notes, there’s too much bitterness here for me which kills the beer a little, but its still drinkable. Nice.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Spicy Belgian yeast character, banana, and light fruits in the aroma. Slightly cloudy yellow golden with small white head. Flavor follows aroma with light graininess. Medium body with light/medium fizzy mouth feel. Finish is lightly bitter with peach pear fruitiness. Not bad
travita (4571) - Frisco, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Clear look, yellow straw color, and not too much head. The smell is florals, hops, sweet, and malts. The taste is malts, hops, not very good, and fruits.
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Average Belgian, orangy, cloudy, a little flat on the tongue. About on the level with Blue Moon. Nothing about it really stood out for me.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - APR 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured yellow with a white head. aroma of banana, citrus, and pepper. flavor was pretty much just lemon for me. light-medium body with high carbonation.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden honey body with a thin white lacing. Sweet pear and pineapple. Hints of banana bread and clove spices. Moderately sharp carbonation that bites at the tongue.
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 4, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz. bottle) Pours a hazy pale yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of mustiness, lemon, soap, clove, banana, and grass. Flavor of yeast, pear, banana, bubblegum, grass, and citrus.
Brigadier (3325) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle
Thanks to Santa for sending this one along. It is a decent example of the style but lacks the refinement of other breweries who focus solely on Belgians. With a little more work it could turn into a regional representation of the style but as it stands this one can be skipped unless you like hunting down everything Belgian.
Aroma / Appearance - A flat lifeless head soon collapsed into the carbonated golden body. Right away something was slightly off though I could not put a finger on what it was. The nose of slightly sour apples, crisp bananas, and vanilla was open and airy so at least the aroma is not dull.
Flavor / Palate - Fading fast it took quite a few sips to get a handle on the honey, hay, apple, and dried banana chips that compose this beer’s primary taste profile. Clean and simple the alcohol is well hidden. It takes a while to figure out as well; don’t make judgements based on the first two sips or you may be surprised to find it better than you thought.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a light, cloudy yellow, white fizzy head. Aroma of some nice citrus, faint funk. Flavor is faint citrus, some malt. Mouth feel is light body, fizzy carbonation. Over all, it’s ok.
jkwalking05 (4364) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Yellow gold with a small white head. Aroma is of lemon, grain, and light hops. Taste is of lemon and grain.