riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2010
Nose is rather sweet and super fruity. Very nice. Dark fruits, a touch of spice from the yeast, a little pepper. Enjoyable nose, almost teriyaki-y in a sense. Pours dark reddish brown, thinnish head, brown hues underneath. Flavors of sweet dark fruit, almost cherry like, some toast, a touch of salty notes, lightly spicy. Dry, sweet toasty finish. Really solid, enjoyable beer. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2010
growler. thanks, nena! pours a crystal clear reddish dark brown. loose gray rim. mild caramel and brown sugar nose. creamy medium body with light fizzy carb. caramel, brown sugar, and earthy hop on the mid palate. buttery finish. oops. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2009
Name: Red Von Boorian
Date: September 18, 2009
Source: Brewpub, Elliott
Appearance: clear dark copper, wispy beige head, scattered lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, touch of honey sweetness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, caramel sweetness, lots of wheat character, touch of wheat tartness, fruity esters, well balancing bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2010 Reddish amber with a small white head. Has a mild yeast aroma with sweet malts. Flavor is a nice combination of sweet malt and hops with lighter notes of the sour, fruity, belgian yeast joining in. Overall the flavor of this beer is very subtle, yet balanced and not at all bland. BuckeyeBoy (7680) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 5, 2009
On tap at West Seattle brewpub. Pours out a nice mahogany topped with a small head. Aroma of sweet berries and spice. Tast was of sweet honey, light spice and rich malt. With a tail of yeast.
BillKismet (4060) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2008
Orange-amber hue with silky head. Pleasant, distinctive belgian aroma, lightly prickly spices and crystal malting. Crisp belgian yeast combines with caramel malts. Light pepper spiciness. Nice complexity. A little warmth towards the end. Truly a fantastic, delightfully, understanded example of the style. Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2007
Deep mahogany red. Light head with a nice bit of lace. A little bit of dustiness to the aroma, but otherwise smells of sweet malts. Caramel malts with a melon citrus hop back. Thick mouthfeel, but somehow the body is light. Not as "Belgish" (I lay claim to that word) as the rest of the Boorians. glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2007
*Already sent a correction....this should be the Red von Boorian.
Dark red with medium head. Light belgian yeast aroma mixed with hops and sweet malt, nothing is too domintating though. Spicy hops in the taste, but balanced well. Belgian yeast flavor is subtle the whole way through. Pretty good. Easily the best I sampled at Elliott Bay.