NachlamSie (3462) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Can brought back to me from Sicilianoís. This is a pretty decent hoppy Belgian because the hops save it. The aroma doesnít promise much, but the flavor has ample citrusy bitterness to mask some of that sticky,clove-like yeast. I actually preferred drinking these from the can as the aroma is merely sweet and a little like a basement, so I was okay not smelling it every time I took a sip. I thought this beer is better than the score warrants, but not so passionately that Iím annoyed by the low markings. Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2011
16oz can from Sicilianoís Market in Grand Rapids, MI. Pours an ever-so-slightly hazed, deeper orange-amber colored body with an inch thick, dense, foamy and rocky, light tan head that collapses slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is on the milder side with a bit of a watered-down smell. Some medium-sweet Belgian yeast with a light spice, a mix of herbal and floral hops, some lemon-grass citruses, and a light caramel and bready malt adding a bit to the sweetness. Flavor is similar and a bit thin feeling. Some spicy Belgian yeast mixes with a decent earthy and herbal hopping up front before some florals and citruses grow. A light caramel comes in with some bread before the hops grow a bit towards the end. Finishes dry with a medium bitterness and a good amount of yeasty spice as well as a bit more of a bready malt coming out. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium-thin feeling body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent Belgian IPA. Its a bit thin and never really comes fully together for me, but it has enough of a hopping and yeastiness to keep it enjoyable enough. auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2011
16oz Can. Thanks Sean! Give me a grassy waft, a malty undertone and some coppery color. Harken a Belgian IPA? No. Whereís the Belgian? Whereís the IPA? Iíve had American Pale Ales that had more phenols and more hoppiness than this. Instead, what weíve got on our hands is the Worldest Cleanest Belgian Amber Ale. Every so slightly a minty hop finish and a terse Crystal-heavy malt body. No, this isnít subtle and Iím just not getting it, itís missing everything it purports to be. Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Translucent medium orange body, thin off-white head. Grassy hops nose with lots of clove and banana; bready and candy-like. Body of a typical Belgian IPA, grassy and estery with clove, banana, and light fruit and a relatively thin, grassy finish. ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2012
Herbal and slightly medical nose with light honey malt. Really quite hoppy, has to be hallertau, malt is a bit dull, really the only detracting point. Solid.
italianjohn (3108) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Clear golden orange pour thin white head light sticky lacing .... aroma is sweet sugary and of funky and citrusy hops ..... taste is fruity and sweet with a citrusy, grassy and fruity belgian yeast slight spicy .... finish is dry and spicy .... not bad not great average and tasty abv is hidden well Christpuncher (3107) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2014
A Belgian ipa that is really hoppy with a soapy finish. Fruity and smells citruscy. Pours a light yellow. Had at gale street inn.
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Draft at Standard Market, Westmont. $4 in a 10 oz Solemn Oath tulip. My first encounter with Brewery Vivant. Clear IPA style amber/orange color under a foamy head. Citrus and pine hops in the nose. I just assume that a Belgian ale has aromatic malts to it, but this seems more like the satandard English PA malt, crisp, yet sturdy enough to showcase a happy hop profile. Plenty malty as most IPAs go, and that makes a pleasant difference. AWISLguy (3016) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 18, 2013
16oz can from the Deli Lama in Lake Villa. Pours an orangey copper with a white head. Some streaks of lace. Aroma has spices and pine and plastic. Maybe citrus. Taste is of tangy spicy yeast, pine and resin. Some malt chasing way underneath. Light to medium bodied. Some alcohol. Finishes long and tangy sweet with a bitter undercurrent. Interesting. Too many guns in the wrong direction -- in the belgian-y line opposed to the ipa-ish line. Gription79 (2886) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 5, 2011
16 oz can
A: spicy yeast and alcohol, toasty malts, American hops that are not well defined-muddled
T: spicy, malty more bready then toasty, again with muddled American hops
Overall the beer is worth a taste, nothing really wrong with it. A nice balance between the malts, yeast, and the bitterness.