Travlr (14777) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Hazy amber color, medium whitebhead. Aroma of medicinal caramel. Taste is bittersweet candy.
jtclockwork (10313) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours reddish amber white head. Nose/taste of baked bread, spicy yeast, fruit ester, rye, peppercorn and fruit cake. Medium body.
blipp (6671) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at Rattle. Pours amber with an off white head. Toasted and toffee malts, leaves, veggies, and Malts Goya. Very raw and worty. Not that good.
czar (5258) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours cloudy copper with a decent light beige-orange head, some retention and lacing. belgian fruity malts - sweet, shy rustic grains, toastiness and dry caramel, candies, very yeasty - some pepper, some metal, orange, cloying plain sugars. bright to average carbonation, medium body - tad heavy, short peppery-spicy finish.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to aapp for sending this bottle out my way. Served in a Mikasa tulip.
Pour a hazy light copper with a thin white head and some spotty lacing. The nose has some faint earth and light bread. The flavor is mildly malty with a bit of earth. Grain and bread crust. Nothing really coming from the yeast. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Not terribly impressive, unfortunately.
JK (4845) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle i purchased on clearance at least. Nothing particularly "farmhouse" about this. Very light all around, minimal hops and light malt flavor that lacks any intensity and comes though as very light on the palate without much flavor.
ben4321 (4484) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 4/27/12, Batch 1, Bottled Jan 2012
Aroma: The nose has some sweet malts, caramel, bread, Belgian yeast, earth, and hints of fruit
Appearance: It pours a murky looking orange-brown color with a beige head, and minimal lace
Flavor: The taste mostly sweet, with similar components to the nose, and a latter earthy spice feel
Palate: The body is medium-plus, with a soft carbonation, some stickiness, and a fairly lengthy finish
I thought this was a decent one. It wasn’t exactly an extremely Belgian offering, but there were some clearly Belgian components. Thus far, this was my favorite thing I’ve tried from White Birch (but that isn’t a huge compliment).
Ernesto987 (4398) - Arizona, USA - MAY 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A style I really like. A hoppy amber beer. Very clean well made, I’m just a big had of strong american hops with a good malt background
emacgee (4289) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks djrn. Pours a hazy reddish amber with a one finger sandy tan head. Nose is acidic and lightly grainy, notes of cherry skin and cereal grain. Kind of slick... Grainy with a soy saucy character. Weird esters and acidity in there. Light bodied and slick on the finish. meeeehhhhhh
sonnycheeba (4105) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours murky copper/brown with creamy off-white head. Aroma is bready and caramel malts, pears, faint floral notes, and faint spice notes. Flavor is malt forward with light sweetness, faint hops, and a solid dose of yeast esters. Medium/full body and carbonation.