BiereLuc (1259) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brune aux reflets rougeâtres avec une fine mousse crème. Nez de miel. En bouche, des notes de caramel dominent sur un fond d’alcool. Un peu de fruits rouges surgissent en rappel.
jtclockwork (14999) - , 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.
snoworsummer (4810) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 2013 bottle. Pours murky opaque copper with a fizzy white head. Tastes like toasted malt, caramel, some raisin and grapefruit, yeast, light dry spice. Smells like roasted malt, yeast, light raisin, dry toast, and light dry spice.
ben4321 (5785) - 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).
emacgee (4613) - 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
gopherfan99 (1285) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap; pours a cloudy copper with an off white head; faint aroma of caramel, yeast, and citrus; taste is sweet with caramel, yeast, citrus, and a little hops; finish is dry; decent beer that has a bit of a Belgian feel to it
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle poured an amber color with a good amount of head. Light sweet malty flavor with a quick finish.
ffaoe (427) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice malty aroma. dark brown/red in appearance wtih a decent head. tastes is very rich in malt flavors.
puboflyons (3124) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the 650 ml. bottle marked Fall 2013, no. 1434. It pours a cloudy medium amber with a quick head that fizzles. On the nose I get butter and caramel malts as well as a mild spiciness but little in the way of hops. Not off-putting. The body is medium. The taste is upfront sweet with many Belgian esters and a low to moderate bitterness at the end. But there is also something rather cardboard-like going on. Still, I found it to be relatively easy to drink and enjoy.
JDBaker11058 (1963) - Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: clear coppery red, with two fingers of near white head. Aroma: notes of caramel, toffee, rye, pepper, and a clearly Belgian strain of yeast that imparts a good does of barnyard funk. Taste: as the aroma indicates, almost exactly. Finish: full finish, but slightly muddled. Notes: This is better than average. The Belgiany yeast against pretty traditional amber/red ale flavors made for an interesting beer.