efecher (70) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Honestly, tastes like a weissbeir, if only slightly. Nice citrus notes, thick head, cloudy golden color. 9% alc so don’t go trying to down this all in one sitting unless you’re not going anywhere for a while. Over all, a WIN for Brooklyn! SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2010
A- Very cloudy golden yellow body. Pours with a large foamy white head that has good retention. Plenty of lacing is left behind in the glass. Great unflitered appearance.
S- Big complex nose. Belgian yeast, citrus, clove, earthy hops, and a touch of sugar balance well and make a wonderful sweet yet spicy aroma.
T- Taste is very much the same as the smell. Great blend of citrus, bitter hops, spices, sugar, and yeast. The taste is very big and flavorful yet soft with bready belgian yeast coming through as the main character. The alcohol is there but is well hidden by everything else that is going on in this beer. The finish is the same as the initial taste with a nice consistency all the way through. Spicy/Sweet bready yeast lingers.
P- Soft carbonation and medium body. Smooth, creamy, and heavenly.
O- Job well done by Brooklyn brewery. This is a delicious Belgian interpretation that I will have again...and again.
Had this at Bocktown following a conversation about how hard it is to find a good American brewed Belgian interpretation. This was brought out after I told them how much I like Don de Dieu by Unibroue.
Thanks to Tony for splitting this with me!
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-17-2007 16:45:50 Gallimh15 (1) - - MAY 20, 2013 does not count
Had this in new York and spent a lot of time since returning home trying to find a uk seller. Amazing beer, my best ever green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 22, 2009
Spicy, estery complex Belgian Tripple-like aroma. Grassy (in a good way) light hay, mild apples, pears, and pepper all exquisitely balanced. Bracing finish with blast of delicate bitterness. Absolutely masterful, as near to perfection as can be. BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 5, 2007
750ml caged and corked bottle from Florian’s in Auburn. Pours a hazy golden-orange with a half inch of off-white head that dissipates surprisingly quickly. Smells fruity (orange, lemon), somewhat pithy, spicey with hints of vanilla and wood. Tastes orangey/grapefruity, pithy, malty, with spice, piney hops, and vanilla hinted at as well. Medium to light in body with only moderate amounts of carbonation. Extremely (dangerously) drinkable for its complexity and abv. Phenomenal. Extremely impressed with this one - can’t wait to see how it ages.
IPAGargoyleGuy (140) - Troy, NY, New York, USA - MAR 13, 2009
One of my favorites, not sure why I am only rating it now. Love the dry finish and tripel-like spice. One of best American made BSA’s I’ve had, up there with Damnation. davidm (2080) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 13, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2012 Bottle 750ml from Parkhill cellars. Masterpiece, never-ending flavour. Aromas of butter, caramel, and orange. Taste is sweet, with mild sourness, and bitter notes; very long length. Palate is silky, and full bodied. Yellow, with a frothy head. ameehan17 (3) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2016 does not count
Aroma: Classica Belgian Tripel/Qual smell. Very yeasty. Lots of brewers yeast flavors.
Mouthfeel: Light. Well balanced. Summery/bubbles - light bubbles
Yeast: Sharp, sour limey. Lightly citra hopped?
Taste/Flavor: Lots of yeast. Floral. Lillies. Sweet citrus. Tangerines. Brewer’s sugar. Squirreldogger (4) - Chicago (Lincoln Park), Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2007 does not count
Damn near perfect!! I don’t know about you guys but I’m geting tired of trying these new Belgian "style" beers that are very harsh and try to mimic every aspect of a true Belgian Ale in1 beer. Relax a bit. Many barely depict the Belgian tradition (not disrespect to the brewery’s what so ever!) This brew howver sems to hit the nail on the head. It’s apparent that Brooklyn basically said.... "ok, lets brew a quality as close to belgian as possible......... and thats exactly what they did!! Fantastic aroma, flavor..etc. Not over the top in any one category. Great all around including the presentation of the 750ml bottle. One the nicest bottles I’ve sen and a great edition to the collection!!! Overall a quality replication of a very difficult style that many have tried and few fully succeeded!! Thanks Mr. Oliver and co.!!!! Glazed9884 (207) - USA - AUG 16, 2007
Golden color, somewhat murky. white head, dissipates but keeps nice layer. Citrus smell, bit of hops. Has a full-bodied taste, smooth mouthfeel. Strong taste and smooth aftertaste. No alocol burn which is shocking for 9%. Very good taste but nothing too exciting.