strongpieman (1515) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Yeast / hop aroma as expected for the style. Copper color, crisp, with plenty of carbonation. Medium palate. Overall quite good.
Niko100 (2015) - Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber/orange color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of yeast, fruit, coriander, & spice; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, hops, citrus, pepper, and spice; Finish is slightly bitter; Pretty good.
Darkmagus82 (1731) - - SEP 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Transfer from BA review on 7-11-13-
Served on tap in pint glass
Appearance – Served an amber-orange colored brew with a thick and creamy off white head. The head fades slowly over time to leave a good level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is bready and yeasty with a moderately strong sweet aroma of candied sugar, caramel , banana and a bit of bubblegum. Mixing with these aromas are notes of a spiciness of clove and coriander as well as a little bit of a lemon smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a creamy- lightly roasted bready taste that has lots of candied sugar sweetness upfront. Straight off there are also flavors of banana, with a yeastiness quickly coming to the tongue more after the beginning of the initial taste. Coriander and clove soon follow suit with some citrus hop making its way on the scene as well. This mix of flavors takes the taste to its end where a very satisfying and smooth flavor is left on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The beer is on the thicker and creamier side for a beer of only 5.9 % abv with a carbonation level that is slightly lower than would have been anticipated for the style. It actually was quite nice for the bready and lightly roasted flavors of the brew with the overall mouthcoating feel produced by the combo of body and carbonation rather soothing.
Overall – A very tasty BPA. It had a fantastic taste and feel and is one I will certainly come back to again and again.
JDBaker11058 (1316) - Maryland, USA - SEP 6, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Appearance: amber orange, near white creamy head. Aroma: minimal aroma--dusty citrus? Taste: weird taste; hint of honeyed graham crackers before a bit of hops dries everything out. Finish: aggressively dry finish, surprising alcohol burn. Notes: Substandard. On draft at Quench! In Silver Spring, MD.
edgallow (2197) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of yeast, floral, malts and citrus. Taste is yeast, malts and citrus.
oOJUXEOo (294) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pour is golden and hazy. Thick white head that dissipates quick. Subtle Belgian funk and well balanced malt profile. Hops are light and just a well done interpretation of the style.
HarryPlopper (21) - - MAY 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy, amber appearance with some orange hues. Decent head when poured, some lacing.
Floral bouquet with notes of spice.
Outstanding taste with floral and orange notes. Slight bitterness with a sweet finish.
Very smooth mouthfeel, not too much carbonation and light in the mouth.
Overall, an excellent beer.
DrinkinWell (274) - - MAY 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clocloudy copper. Honey, sweet malts, yeast on the nose. Sweet citrus, slight bitterness. Tangy, honey flavors. An interesting American take on a Belgian ale.
DSG (6106) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks David C. Slightly hazy deep golden. Fruity aroma with malt, some caramel and candy-ish notes. Sweetish flavor, fruity, slightly caramelly, slightly spicy, with a drier finish. Medium-bodied.
Lightrider (311) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle into an ale glass. Pour is a haze brown. Aroma is malt and yeasty. Taste is a wash between malt and yeast. Finish is full body ed. Very good ale
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a mildly hazy burnt copper color. Before the dregs were poured in, it was clear amber. There’s about one and a half fingers of an eggshell-colored head, having that soapy froth expected from a Belgian-style ale. The lacing left behind is pretty decent.
S: This has plenty of fresh-cut apples, some hints of apricot, and a little pear, as well. The fruitiness here is good, and it’s subtly backed by a bready yet spicy yeast note. I even pick up a kiss of hops. While the aroma is ’basic’, there’s no doubt it works quite well.
T: It starts off pretty fruity (apricots, apples, and pears mainly), before it’s quickly replaced with bready notes. It finishes pretty spicy, as well: the black pepper and herbs I pick up slightly reminds me of a saison. But make no mistake, this isn’t a saison. No real complaints apart from the lack of depth.
M: Any Belgian ale worth its weight in ghost chilies should always finish dry and somewhat fizzy - in layman’s terms, it should feel like it’s evaporating off the tongue. This one does that. However, it seems to rely too much on the powerful carbonation doing that job, as once that goes, its residue sticks around on the tongue a bit more than it should.
O: Another solid offering from Weyerbacher. They hit the basics bang on, but there isn’t quite enough ’zing’ to make this a stellar example of the style. Still, I’d drink it again.