Huhzubendah (3376) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt!
Bottle 80 of 463
A: Very hazy yellow color with a thick, enormous white head that plasters the glass with sticky lacing.
S: Herbal, floral, spices, tea, pears.
T: The taste is not as bold as I would like. Itís rather mild, actually, but with a fair amount of complexity about it. The hop profile is subdued, as are the fruit and spice aspects. Overall, I could use a bolder flavor. The flavors are inviting, I just wish they were bigger and/or more prominent.
M: The body is somewhat thin with a very dry finish.
D: A decent beer, but not one I would seek out. The authentic examples of this style still reign supreme.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-02-2010
BayAreaBeers (85) - Fremont, California, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a hazy light orange with a 2 finger head that is very bubbly. Aroma has some light fruit and bug Belgian aromas. Taste follows with a nice crispness.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle poured an amber color with a lot of head. Light malty hoppy flavor with a quick finish.
thouse (52) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The beer is nice and crisp, with a major hop fragrance and fruityness, and hardly any bittering. That awesome Belgian yeast flavor is on it too, which I need to find me some of for a future brew batch. At 8.2%, itís potent enough to pack some punch, but not so much that you canít enjoy a pint or two. If not for these spectacular qualities I would be happy to write this one off as another overpriced microbrew, but having sampled the contents, Iím not surprised that it costs a mean $9. So if you dig on the Belgian flavor, and you have $9 to spend, I suggest you spring on this tasty treat.
ben4321 (5477) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 3/21/12, Bottled 12/11, Batch 11
Aroma: The nose is fairly subtle, it has some Belgian yeast-spice and some hints of fruit
Appearance: It pours a cloudy/murky orange color with a big foam of white head and foamy lace
Flavor: The taste is lightly sweet with a lot of spice like the nose, and gets a little bitter on the finish
Palate: The body is light-medium, it has a ton of carbonation, it is tingly on the mouth, and finished dry
First off, Iím a big fan of the label, thanks for giving so much information about the beer right there on the label! There isnít really much to dis-like about this one, but it is a little one dimensional, and little too carbonated to make for a nice easy drinker. Itís a solid, fairly easy to describe offering in my opinion. What you are getting here is a mostly a Belgian yeast/spice beer, with a little too much carbonation. Iíll certainly finish one bottle, but I canít imagine rushing out for it again.
alexsdad06 (8430) - Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy pale yellow color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is very mild overall and includes hay, a light fruitiness, yeast and a hint of candi sugar. The flavor is mild as well and may be influenced by the thin body and watery mouth feel. Hints of fruit, hay, grains and yeast. I donít think there is anything bad about this, just not much to work with.
Reynolds314 (3255) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange Color with huge fluffy head. Aroma and Taste are fruity, estery spiciness. Dry finish with moderate bitterness.
Ernesto987 (5347) - Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Belgian yeast. This isnít bad, first non drain pour Belgian white birch! Yea! Pears, floraly, very dry finish
johnnnniee (3599) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch 9 Bottled July 2011 6.7%abv
Iíve tried this beer many times, many different batches, Iím kind of surprised I hadnít rated this until now. Huge amount of carbonation makes pouring this a long arduous task. Ends up a slightly hazy light golden color with a monstrous white head that at time reminds me of meringue. Smells of lemon zest, green apples, honey and citrus with a fair amount of pepper, spice and yeasty esters. Light aromas of bready cereal grains find their way out of the glass as well. Taste is slightly sweet up front with hints of honey and sugary syrup. Spicy and yeasty flavors take over next to remind you this is a Belgian inspired brew. Finish is fairly dry but does leave a bit of sugary sweetness in the finish. Medium to thin body with a spirited level of carbonation and a lightly sweet sugary mouthfeel. Pretty damn tasty. Every batch of this beer seems to be just a wee bit different from the last, but I think this has been my favorite so far.
puboflyons (2948) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the waxed bottle it pours a hazy medium amber with a moderate head that fades to a ring and leaves nice lacing. The aroma is sweet caramel malts up front with a kind of balanced hop scent around the edges. The body is around medium. The taste has a quick sweetness at first then becomes powerfully bitter with a hop attack on the end. These hops are not noticded in the aroma but are clearly evident in the taste.
Earlier Rating: 9/12/2009 Total Score: 4
From the 1 pint 6 fl. oz bottle. From Batch One...bottle 8 of 70. The pour has an almost white appearance, which I found to be completely unique. Thin foamy white head. The aroma emits a slightly fruity scent like pears with a nip of hoppiness in the background. The taste has this sort of burst of spice and tartiness and ends hot (for lack of a better description). It had the sensation of a topnotch hot sauce on the back of my throat. Congratulations on the new beer. It is most definitely a keeper and should please fans of Belgian pales.