JDBaker11058 (2334) - Maryland, USA - SEP 1, 2017 TheRealMGD (555) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ BJ’s Tacoma. Cloudy gold pour with minimal head and a sparse lace. Belgian yeast nose, sweet medium body with ripe fruit and banana flavors. Tasty, but balanced heavily towards sweet, which limits drinkability.
appearance: clear light copper gold, foamy yellow-white head, minimal lacing. aroma: caramel, banana, toffee, hint of nuts, allspice, a bit of clove. taste: sweet, with caramel, light candi sugar, banana, toffee, yeast. finish: surprisingly tingly palate for the abv, with a sweet to yeasty finish. notes: Not bad; livelier than expected although the flavors were nothing all that special. Bottle from the Rare Beer Club; vintage 2013-2014, aged until last night.
hershiser2 (3587) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2016
Tap at BJs, Charlottesville. Pours golden, slightly hazy. Flavor is coconut milk, glue, banana, alcohol. Reminds me slightly of a saki. Not a bad offering at all. dsimpson (1) - - NOV 11, 2016 does not count
The beer is in the discussion for the best beer period. Off-center and spectacular.
blipp (9590) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Draft. Pours golden orange with a thin white head. Fruity and yeasty base, with banana, peach, mild spicy yeasty notes, faint booze, faint bitterness, and a sweet fruity finish. Quite good. fiveacestx (972) - Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2015
On tap - a nose and taste of candied fruits and butterscotch. Very smooth on the palate.
pumpmaster (1430) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2015
Draft at the Brewhouse in the Pembroke Pines, FL location for $5.65 Very good! sloshgator (741) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2015
BJ’s Grand Cru is a decent seasonal. Bright amber pour with little head. Aroma is light but wheaty. Taste is boozy but with nice wheat notes. Grand Cru is up there but not a subtle Belgian. euniceradio (558) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2015
Pours cloudy orange. Thin white head. Aroma of orange juice, banana, apricot, spice and roses. Taste is same with apple and bubblegum. Malts are roasty and smooth. Finish is boozy, hot, spiced and flowery. Mouthfeel is medium, oily and highly carbonated. PartyFowle (954) - - APR 16, 2015
Draft, Maker’s Mark barrel-aged edition. Cloudy apricot, topped with a whisper of pure white froth. Green aroma. Unripe pear, fresh cut grass, green apple, vanilla. Bright, sweet, fruity, refreshing. The flavor goe back and forth. Sometimes it’s too boozy; sometimes it’s perfect. At the moment, it’s got a heavy alcohol flavor tnat hits almost like vodka with heat and harshness at the sides of the tongue. Beer-related stuff is there as well: green apple, pear, roses, vanilla, new oak. A touch of brown sugar and butter from the bourbon as well. Medium-light body, mild carbonation. A little heat on the tongue, with mild bitterness at the finish. Not as hot as 10 percent would suggest. Sneakily boozy. Tasty stuff. Bought a glass then bought a growler. Ibrew2or3 (8808) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Poured up on tap at the Mesa, AZ location with a clear gold body that supports a thin white head. The aroma offers up sugary prunes and peach and a light amount of dates to go along with some Belgian yeasty spices. The taste starts smooth and soft with plenty of sweetness that heads quickly into sweetened spicy Belgian yeastiness. To midway the fruity esters jump forward where I’m getting peach, pear, apple and a sense of dates, honey and light boozy chemical notes that take this into the finish. Nice sipper.