jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed 1/22/2010 (Draft @ BJs Clear Lake, Houston, TX):
Pours an amber golden color, small white head. Clear body. Spicy dry aroma. Pale. Some fruitiness. Not super strong. Spicy creamy mouthfeel, bubbly. A little rough, slightly syrupy. Letting warm up a bit. Still a bit spicy and harshly carbonated. A little strong on the syrup. Okay.
hershiser2 (2516) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The beer is in the discussion for the best beer period. Off-center and spectacular.
blipp (8511) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 14, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 (944) - Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap - a nose and taste of candied fruits and butterscotch. Very smooth on the palate.
pumpmaster (1371) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Brewhouse in the Pembroke Pines, FL location for $5.65 Very good!
sloshgator (726) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
BJís 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 (494) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft, Makerís 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 itís too boozy; sometimes itís perfect. At the moment, itís 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 (8358) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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 Iím getting peach, pear, apple and a sense of dates, honey and light boozy chemical notes that take this into the finish. Nice sipper.
Ferris (13501) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft - Fruit sweet esters and Belgian yeast. Clear gold with a decent white head. Boozy, sweet and very Belgian.