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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Inspired by our love of Belgian ales and hoppy West Coast ales. We bring Cascade and Columbus hops together with our house yeast for a smooth Belgian style hopfest. Best when fresh, this beer is not for aging. Thanks to our friend Todd Russell for help with the pilot batch.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
petermethot (26) - Westfield, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Two fingers of thick lacy head with good retention. Poured a nice dark amber with mild finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dan335 (2) - moorestown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2012 does not count
Clean, rich and right on point. Great freshness, and balance. Very elegant. Very refreshing.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
pineypower (2504) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Bottle from Canal’s Berlin. Pours out a surprisingly under carbonated rusty/muddy copper color with no head. Aroma is caramel malts, faded hops, despite the fact the bottling is only a month old. Beer has little to no body, like water. Thankfully the flavor improves a bit, a good dose of hops, light caramel and some fruity notes. Overall the flavor is there, but seems faded, the rest needs some work.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thouse (50) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2012
The beer poured a hazy golden brown with a white head. Not surprising given its status as a mixture of Belgian and West Coast style beers. The scent was an intriguing mixture of piney hops, grapefruit, and honey, that while not necessarily entirely pleasing to me did strike me as interesting. The mouthfeel was fairly smooth, though it had a heaviness to it that I have some trouble fully explaining. There was a strong spicy hop foretaste that slowly turned to milder piney hops. The beer then shifts to a taste of delicious fruits and honey, ending on this sweetness with a standard hop after bite. My nose trick did help bring out the fruit and honey more, revealing that the fruit seemed to be apples and cherries, but this was very mild.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
scarletfire65 (946) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Tasted at NYC Craft Beer Festival. Hazy pour. Smells yeasty, funky, almost Bretty. Flavor profile is yeasty, citrus, grassy, finishes bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Reynolds314 (2303) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Like drinking bitter orange peel in a glass. Reminds me of orange and yeasty bitterness. Very sweet and also very bitter and the only other note is oranges... meh.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (6004) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 8, 2012
In short: A yeasty IPA with tired hops that remains drinkable. Ok beer
How: Bottle 22oz. Batch #5. Consumed 4 months after bottling date.
The look: Almost clear golden-orange body topped by a medium beige head with good retention
In long: Nose is very fruity blending fruity yeast esters and fruity hops, a bit resinous. Taste offers a weak malt body and plenty of yeast. Body really feels like a yeast soup. And then there is a plenty of hops, a bit soapy, a bit sappy, a bit dank, a bit piney, a bit citrusy. Taste and mouthfeel had an overall oily sensation. Bitterness of medium intensity. This beer feels a lot more like a yeasty IPA than a Belgian Strong Ale as currently listed here. The hopping lacked the inviting freshness that I get from all good IPAs. However, despite its weaknesses the beer was actually quite easy to drink, nothing really exciting here but drinking a bomber wasn’t a chore either. In the early days most White Birch used to be train wrecks, now they are just merely decent. This brewery was a lot more fun in its early days when it was the worst brewery in the USA, now they are just… ordinary. But if you still believe that White Birch is the hottest thing going on at moment, please beermail me I’ve got a Laser Disc and a Super-VHS VCR I’d like to sell to you.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thornecb (4367) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Pours deep amber into a tulip. Off-white head with excellent retention recedes leaving spidered sheets. Sweet yeast and citrus aromas. Thin with sweet caramel and yeast upfront turning to slightly harsh detergent before turning back to a lasting, cloying sweet toffee finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Jenafly75 (10) - Sea Bright, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2012
WOW what intense flavors on the palate! Take your time and enjoy this beautifully balanced ale!!!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Peregrinari (148) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Appearance is cloudy amber with fairly weak head and no lacing to speak of. Aroma is brown sugar with mild clove. Mouthfeel is sweet and sticky. Taste is ginger, prune, nutmeg, burnt cherry. Finish is mild ginger and dirt. Overall no too bad.


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