TaktikMTL (7961) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2008
En fût. Verre de 12 oz dégustée à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur d’épices avec une pointe de citron et de poire. Apparence: La couleur est blonde voilée avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de clou de Girofle avec une pointe de citron et d’apricot. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de clou de Girofle en arrière goût. (Rating #1614) JoeMcPhee (9547) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 29, 2008
Tap at Spuyten Duyvil. Deep amber gold, hazy with a beautiful thick head. Rich spicy hop aroma. Lean with a soft lemon citrus and a crisp minerally lean maltiness. Light yeasty spice. Earthy and herbal hop aroma with a crisp minerally bitterness. Excellent balance of spice and malt in a very balanced Belgian ale. Excellent... I look forward to seeing more of this in NYC. mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 29, 2008
Draft at SD. Hazy light golden in color with a little white head. Spicy yeasty peppery aroma. Coriander citrusy notes. Spicy fruity flavor. Green pepper and orange flavor. Grassy notes. Finish is spicy. Medium bodied. Very nice beer. Very drinkable.
Eyedrinkale (3235) - Astoria, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2008
Draft at SD. One of my favorites of the night. The Belgian yeast is the star of the show here, balanced beautifully with the soft fruit (peach/tangerine). Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2008
Tap at Spuyten. Pours a nice slightly hazy golden with a frothy white head and great lace. Aroma has lots of spicy phenolic belgian yeast character- some vanilla phenols and very peppery with some lemon zest hints. Flavors have the spicy phenols really coming on strong, especially with the green pepper aspect- doughy, some cookie dough- earthy and herbal hops and a bit hay-like and some grassy notes. Moderate mouthfeel wth some lingering spice in the back of the throat and moderately bitter.
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2008
on tap at Spuyten Duyvil. Hazy golden in color with a medium, long lasting off white head. Aroma is yeasty, with spicy phenolics, light fruity esters-pear mostly, and pale malts. Taste is also yeasty with some must and phenolics, light pepper and fruit-pear and light citrus. body is light to medium with some fresh bready pale malts and honey sweetness, as well as some earthy hops. Finishes with a light to moderate hop bitterness as well some lingering phenolics and yeast. This was a nice, straight forward belgian ale. Well done. golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - FEB 27, 2008
Draft at Spuyten. Blond pour with a little orange tint. Aroma is spices, and a tiny bit of sweet malt. Flavor is clove, spices, floral hops, and overall too spice-driven for me. There just isn’t anything to balance it out, and it ends up tasting medicinal. HogTownHarry (7065) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - FEB 21, 2008
Draught. At Dieu du Ciel. Pale gold, small white head. Sweet aroma of honey, alcohol and perfume hops. The taste leaned a little more toward the pungent floral hops, not quite as fruity/sweet as the aroma - decent balance here, dangerously easy to drink. Reasonably thick and syrupy mouthfeel, somewhat still, nice grassy/floral linger - a solid offering. blankboy (7808) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2008
Draught at Dieu du Ciel! Pours a slightly hazy yellow with an average size lasting creamy / fluffy white head. Aroma’s sweet along with light spices, fruit and yeast. Flavour follows the aroma and is like a light, easy-drinking Belgian Ale with a light hoppy finish. Average bodied. Very good, I enjoyed it. Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2008
On tap at DDC. Dark yellow, small white head. Interesting aroma - yeasty, lots of malt, a bit sweet. Really nice taste - Lots of light malt, yeast, and surprising amount of hops. Very flavourful. Great stuff.