Lubiere (13525) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A dark amber ale with a thin white head. A good caramel malt aroma with light butterscotch. Not very Belgian, more like a jacked-up Irish red, buttery, strong alcohol. Not my favourite. On tap at brewpub, Dec. 28 2008.
after4ever (7940) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750, corked and baled. Thanks, BeachBum25! Crystal clear dark amber with ruddied highlights. Thin gray rim. Tripel-y nose of dust, green apples, and bubblegum. Creamy medium body. Sweetness is very subdued on the mid-palate. Some resiny hop comes up over the sugars. Mild nutty finish.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - FEB 14, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the brewpub. Dark orange-amber with a small head. Light aroma is a bit fruity and herbal but hard to make out. Dry flavor, with a mix of light caramel, distinct yeasty character that blended with a woody bitterness in the finish. Pretty light in body and character overall. The yeast character was similar to their pale ale and I wasn’t too hot on it.
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - JAN 17, 2009
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Draft. Pours amber with thin off white head. Aroma of spices. Taste is heavy with spice and burnt malt. If I had a drain I would have dumped it. Not sure if the keg was old or this is what they were going for. Not good.
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured burnt orange/amber in color with a thick fluffy head that fades but a small head remains. The nose shows off aromas of yeast, candi sugar, burnt butter, orange pulp and spice. In the mouth this was medium-bodied but seems old and maybe oxidized a bit (or heat damage). The palate was rich and smooth with plenty of carbonation. It just didn’t seem as fresh as I would expect.
beachbum25 (1086) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ML Bottle-Cloudy golden color w/a moderate white head & good lacing. Light, citrus, winelike aroma. Fairly dry, particularly for a Belgian Type Brew, w/a winelike flavor. Traces of white grape, & light citrus, kind of creamy w/a lot of carbonation. Had some spice to it, was a little cold when I first poured it, really perked up as it warmed. A little different than a lot of Belgians, but quite good.
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Touches soft cotton and apple in the nose. Clearish brown-red, with a white rim. Flavor is fresh and lightly creamy. Dry, light, cereal-bright ester and phenol glow. Fruity in great ways, yet showing good malt complexity. Well-integrated alcohol. Finishes dry and with a nice juicyfruit kiss. Solid. Comes across as more of a soft, belgian brown. Misses some of the raisin and dark sugar character I would expect from the style. Still delicious.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewery. Copper brown with no head. Caramel, molasses, and brown sugar aroma and taste.
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 14, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Max’s in Baltimore. The pour was more brown than red, slightly turbid and sat beneath a decent off-white head that was borderline creamy. The aroma was lots of malt and spices. The flavor was very malt heavy with nice spice but not as much fruitiness as I like. The mouthfeel was fine, solid carbonation that added life but wasn’t in the way.
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice spicy aroma with lightly sweet flavors of yeastiness, brown sugar, apples, plums, and some banana but only after the finish. Fairly crisp despite a nice maltiness. Very good beer.