Darkmagus82 (2303) - - AUG 14, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 11-21-12-
Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – Served a clear medium amber colored brew with a one finger white head. The head has good retention, hanging around for some time to leave a decent level of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is overall very light. There are some lighter notes of a sweet dark fruit aroma of cherry as well as some piney hop and grassy aromas.
Taste – The taste starts with a sweeter and maltier taste of bread and caramel. As the taste advances some flavors of a pine and citrus hop flavor work their way into the tongue. These flavors make a base for the brew from there and are quickly joined by a fruit flavor that starts out strong and then fade a bit as the taste advances. With this fruit flavor is a boozy flavor the comes and remains relatively strong. In the end a light dark fruity, and woody flavors which comes to the tongue all together leave a rather odd (don’t know if I like it or hate it) flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the creamier and thicker side with a carbonation level that was rather low. Fairly nice for the bready, boozy and fruit.
Overall - Not a bad brew and one worth a try. Individually the flavors are very nice, but the transitions are not flawless and don’t meld all that well. Still it is one to try if you get the chance.
BrewBoxer (2667) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Draft at the gate NYC . Pours a brick red color. Taste is hoppy and malty with a strong full body
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Pours a translucent ruby amber with a large foamy off white head that laced. Aroma of tea, pine, caramel, toffee and light citrus. Flavor of pine, grapefruit and lots of sweet malty notes. Art (3220) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2013
High alcohol content is awesome. Sweet taste for an imperial. Pretty good but not too special.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Lubiere (14240) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2012
A reddish amber ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a caramel rye malt with floral hops, resinous, nice. In mouth, a nice caramel with resinous floral hops, vinous notes, alcohol warmth. On tap at Snallygaster DC, Oct. 13 2012.
emacgee (4711) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Clean orange copper pour with one finger of eggshell white head. Fruity nose, mango and tropical fruit. Light sweetness, light bodied and dry. Peppery hop quality with citrus rind in the background. Some peanut hull and grain husk. Light showing of alcohol. tia (2228) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Tap. Copper with no real head. Smells like lipstick and pine. Sweet and a little bit hoppy with the hops growing moderately. Starts with a round mouth feel then the carbonation kicks in, light hoppy finish.