oakbluff (448) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 5, 2008
Pours a lovley amber peach with great clarity and good head. Nose- definitely pick up pale malt and biscuit breadiness. Taste- strong belgian yeast flavour imparts lots of fruity esters. Biscuit and munich malts are strong in the profile of this beer. Beer finishes quickly in the mouth leaving a dry spicy finish from the hallertau hops. Very flavouful brew and reminds me of a slightly less biscuity version of my local micro’s (half pints) version of the style (the Son). First brew from this Twin City brewery and I am impressed. Nice stuff. jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Bottle. Sampled at YEHA. Yellow orange body. Aroma is sweet malt, yeast. Flavor is golden hops, very fizzy taste - over carbonation. Weak. MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2007
Thanks to tytoanderso for the bomber. Clear amber/orange with a medium head. Aroma of yeast, over-ripe bananas and cane sugar. Tastes heavily of pears and bananas with some pepper. Syrupy texture, sweet finish. beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2007
Bright coppery orange. Slim, unlasting cap of off-white foam reveals the look of more like a cola drink then a beer. Some thin strings and a few specks of lace cling to the glass.
Aroma is mostly of Belgian yeast which is kinda musty and dullishly doughy with a slight sweet nudge of malt and some metallic hints.
Taste is crisp and yeasty with the flavors of crunchy doughyness, biscuity, a bit of musty stuff, pale malts, and some sweetness coming into the finishing areas. The finish itself is quite interesting and quick to enter, however, it drys out fairly well with yeasty fluffy leftovers and spicy, peppery, dry breadyness with a bit of tannins coming in.
The body is about medium with a thin front and middle, which is quick. Its quite crisp and snappy though. That yeast kicks right in and grabs ya. The finish does help carry some weight with it but seems quite one dimensional in character with the yeast being the main factor in its overall ability to ensue a proper well-to-do impression.
Drinks well enough but lacks some depth and complexity beyond the yeastyness that is truly the one thing about the beer that really does anything for me.
dmac (6264) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2007
Bottle shared at Madness. Pours a good looking reddish copper with an average size frothy white head, that is probably the best thing I can say about this beer. Musty aroma with hints of caramel and spice. Flavor follows suit with lots of mustiness and carboard flavors. My suggestion would be to dip some cardboard strips in Chimay blue and eat them. It will have more flavor and alcohol and probably get you some fiber in your diet as well.
hopdog (12584) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2007
Bottle. Poured a medium to deeper amberish color with a small sized white head. Aromas and tastes of spices, yeast, fruity, and some caramel. waolsen (1376) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2007
bottle. copper with clarity. thin bubbled head. fresh hop, belgium yeast and spice aroma. light and a bit thin. peppery. yeast is mild. earthy bitter dry hops. artificial plastic in aftertaste. better as it warms. jasonp (1581) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2007
Bottle, clear copper with a white head. Lightly phenolic nose with pear, clove and a touch of baked crakers. Flavor has notes of light caramel, some clove and a presence of earthy hops. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Solid. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2007
(11/3/07, 22oz bottle, thanks Stine) Crystal clear amber body with minimal off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, Belgian yeast, peach, some honey, light straw. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, some chocolate, bread, light straw. Some dryness in the finish. Light-medium body. 3fourths (9347) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2007
Clear copper honey color. Simple and slightly sweet nose of candy sugar, some apple and white grapes, a faint hint of coriander and anise. Yeast phenols are very faint but still noticeable. Overall a bit plain; very toned down and it would in no way stand up to true Belgian beer, but I understand that’s not the point.