thouse (50) - 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%, it’s potent enough to pack some punch, but not so much that you can’t 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, I’m 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 (4260) - 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, I’m a big fan of the label, thanks for giving so much information about the beer right there on the label! There isn’t 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. It’s 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. I’ll certainly finish one bottle, but I can’t imagine rushing out for it again.
alexsdad06 (6101) - 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 don’t think there is anything bad about this, just not much to work with.
Reynolds314 (2487) - 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 (4075) - 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 isn’t bad, first non drain pour Belgian white birch! Yea! Pears, floraly, very dry finish
johnnnniee (2517) - 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
I’ve tried this beer many times, many different batches, I’m kind of surprised I hadn’t 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 (2262) - 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.
Peregrinari (148) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy dark gold with foamy head. Mine was a gusher. Not a bad aroma. Smells of clove and orange and citrus. Flavor is bitter with banana, clove, yeast. Finish is a bit sweet and sticky. Overall not terrible.
probstblueribbon (3101) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Part of a Bomber via Lubiere, served at cellar temperature in a goblet. 17NO11. GUSHED.
App.: Bright cloudy yellow, large fluffy bright white head.
Aroma: Quite bright, citrusy and floral, spicy, yeast/bread dough, some light esters, lemony/earthy coriander, a little pine/resin, wet biscuits, some fruitiness apart from the esters.
Palate: Medium body, lively, fairly rounded effervescence.
Flav.: Lemony, citrus, bright, some biscuit, yeast and bread dough, a bit of earthy coriander, much less estery/fruity, some bitter green herbs, a wee funky note; dry and kinda watery with understated bitterness and a lacklustre finish of minerals and a little lemony biscuit.
Starts of well but peters out.
Tmoney99 (11228) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured hazy yellow color with medium white frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium tart citrus and yeasty aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Soft brew.