Travlr (12274) - 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 (8571) - , 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 (6148) - 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.
Thorpe429 (5011) - , 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.
czar (4502) - 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.
emacgee (4046) - 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
ben4321 (4016) - 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).
TURDFERGUSON (3961) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Shared by emacgee. Muddy orange copper with no head, light off white lace. Nose of faint muddled red fruit, cereal grains, dirty basement. Flavor is quite awful. More dirty basement, grain, soy, really hard to drink. Dump.
Ernesto987 (3768) - Connecticut, 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
AirForceHops (3295) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle, purchased @ Smiley’s, Dover, NH. Used shaker glass. Amber color. Light retention. Nose of Belgian yeast and caramel malt. The relationship between the yeast and the malt mingles real well. Taste balances nice between sweet and hoppy. Bread and some Earthy hop notes. Medium body, moderate carbonation. I didn’t know what to expect from this one, decent. Some good drinkability.