irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - MAR 13, 2007
delicious amber ale combines a lightly spiced nose (a bit of cinnamon) combined with doughy/bready malt character with nice sweetness. clean and drinkable ale fairly reminiscent of its obvious inspiration, DeKonick, though with a more pronounced caramel character. lovely session beer. Rvrndmaynard (47) - Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2007
On tap at Mile Square in Hoboken. Caramel color, very sweet, just like i like it. The body of the beer is very light, and while it might look like it’d be hoppy, it surprises you. Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2007
On tap at Barcade. Pours a clear deep gold/copper with a fluffy sticky off white head. Aroma is spicy and phenolic, sharp black pepper, leather, yeast, and light fruit. Bready malt flavor, yeasty, doughy, phenolic, vanilla, green pepper spice and a clean herbal hop bitterness. A bit too clean for a belgain ale, but still pretty nice and definitely unique due to the yeast strain. Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2007
Draft at Tyler’s Taproom in Durham, NC. Pours a pretty, clear amber color. Thick white head. Apples and peaches in the aroma. Big juicy malty flavor with a bready finish and a pleasant sparkling mouthfeel. Not incredibly complex but tasty and enjoyable. JoeMcPhee (9580) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2007 Tap at Blind Tiger. Deep amber-golden beer, thick white head. Aroma is of pale Belgian malt, a touch of caramel/crystal sweetness on the nose. Soft subtle yeast aroma gives a light subtle spiciness that accents the lean malts. A bit of earthy aroma and a bit of clove. Very faint tartness, a bit of berryish fruitiness as well. The flavour has a bit of minerally and sulphurous character on the front, before a very subtle balance of fruit and lean pale Belgian malt. This is a nice, well-balanced sessionable ale, with much more character than I gave it credit for the first time around.
hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2007
Tap at the Belgian Room. Clear light amber colour with a thick white head. (Incredibly expensive I might add too, at 8 bucks for about an 8 oz pour). Head fades to leave a lovely Belgian lace. Light fruity aroma, apple, pear, and a bit of peachy stone fruit. Fairly minerally aroma as well with a bit of sulphur. Light pale malts give a touch of sweetness to the peachy fruitiness. Crackery flavour against a hint of pear and apple. Soft tart finish. It’s decent, but it’s not really that great.
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On tap. Poured a medium orange color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of biscuit, fruity, spices and light yeast. Tastes of breadiness, fruits, and light spices. I was also getting a light herbalness in the tastes. kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2007
Had this on draft recently and it poured out an amber color with a small white head.There were aromas of spice,floral and malts.In the taste there was citrus and fruit as well as the spice and malt.This is a pretty good every day beer and at 5%,not too overpowering-not that there is anything wrong with overpowering. WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2007
Not great but a great surprise from Brooklyn. Cloudy amber, big vanishing foamy head. Citrus and yeast, nutty tannic finish and mouthfeel. Light and refreshing and an easy drinking Belgian style. DocLock (11108) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2007
Draft at DRE. Clear copper colored with creamy off-white head. Aroma of acrid citrus, bready malt, hops, and earthy sweaty armpit notes. Tastes caramel malty, with brown sugar, very bready malt notes, citrus. The finish gets doughier and more citric, and the whole thing comes off as a bit odd, but not bad. IMtheOptimator (1170) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - JUN 20, 2007
On tap at HalfTime. Poured an effervescent amber with a fizzy white head. Surprisingly crisp hoppy aroma, predominantly spicy grass... I could tell Saaz a mile away. Flavor follows, lightly sweet with some light spice, and that same grassy hoppiness, with a toffeish body. Finish pretty clean. Came across a bit like a fruity pilsener, but was clean and refreshing. Not bowling me over, but nice.