mansquito (7272) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 15, 2017 dabubbleboy (73) - Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting beer not the best or the worst. The rye favor add much to the taste. Very bold lemony character.
At the FF Crafthouse: pours amber with a white head. Aroma is light fruitiness and spice. Taste is a sort of metallic fruitiness. Light spicy. Kind of sweet. Pretty good. Voodoo (723) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2017
While pouring as it got just past halfway through a pile of something dropped in, the pour went from clear to hazy amber with almost no head......aroma is malty, slight funk, touch of citrus......taste is thick, sweet funk, laying heavily on the palette and finishing with citrus and earth. A lot of different flavors, but a disjointed bunch for me. closey22 (2131) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2017
Hazy orange Amber rimming white head; aroma is malty mild; flava is mild malt sweet grain; feels medium light and foamy; finishes tangy malty Dacrza (1086) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2017
DATE: January 8, 2016... OCCASION: Watching the Golden Globes with Shan after a good weekend... GLASSWARE: Chimay 150th Anniversary chalice... a generally thick, dense dark grapefruit with a fervent turbulence of bubbles... a haze of white head swirls then stagnates.... grapefruit, pepper, anise, lemon, and some other spices that the unique yeast sends forth... tremendously light drinking, soft, apologetic, with back-end bravado and a reasonable aftertaste... almost lethal at 7.5% ABV... the flavor profile is punchy, spicy and slightly sour... the grapefruit and lemon are suppressed, as a Belgian might be, but the yeast sparks funk and floral notes in equal doses--each sip brings a West Coast lightness with an equally playful kick... clove is front and center... overall, a beer that doesn’t necessarily stun, but one that creates a comfortably nuanced soft hop experience... the Flying Fish Exit series continues to pop... skmikeg (1826) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2016
Pours golden with a one finger white head with good lacing. Aroma is of fruity either, spicy rye, citrus zest, belgian yeast, sweet malts, caramel, some spices, and some light earthy hops. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, slightly bitter, medium-long finish. Overall, a pretty tasty and interesting belgian ale with some nice rye notes.
slowrunner77 (13368) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 17, 2016
Sample from older(?) 750.
Muddled malt and yeast character in the nose and flavor. Bread plums and spice. Pleasant enough but not very deep. Slightly sweet tangy finish. Niko100 (3014) - Chicago, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Hazy golden color; Medium body; Aroma and flavor of sweet malt, yeast, caramel, fruit, & some spice; Not bad. jandd1983 (4720) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle thanks to jtclockwork. It poured a hazy golden color with a white head. The aroma was of sweet pale malts, rye, banana and a great hop profile of floral and light citrus notes. The taste was of slightly sweet pale malts, honey, rye, banana, floral hops and spice. It had a nice mouthfeel with somewhat lively carbonation and a medium body. Very nice. conway (2210) - - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle. Hazy gold with a fluffy white head and some dark particulate floating in the bottom quarter of the glass. Aroma is caramel apple. Taste adds some toasted malt and is slightly buttery. I don't think it's to the point of wanting to call it diacetyl infected and the buttery character actually plays into the overall flavor profile pretty nicely. Rich smooth mouthfeel. Enjoyable. ganache (6108) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2013
750 bottle, plastic over crown cap, no cork. From a brief look at the recipe, thinking this one will have held up well. Opened very slowly, no gush, nose bright with herbal/spice character, faint citrus, dulled but spicy hops, Belgian yeast. Lemon and a little vanilla. Pours hazy yellow-orange with a fizzy, soapy beige head, but this one’s under control. Perfect strong carbonation, sweet but mildly so and dries out a bit, low bitterness, rich lemony citrus with vanilla, tons of orange peel and low grassy/noble character from the slightly spicy hops. Belgian yeast is definite but a relatively minor contributor, also adds a slight mineral component. Fullish body with carb prickle, malt played straight and alcohol is appropriate (for a BT). More of a gummy character from the rye than the traditionally associated ’spiciness’, but that too is mild; this really comes off as an all-pale malt beer that started as a Tripel and slowly wandered away (but not too far!) with small hop and adjunct additions. Wonder if the Sorachi would have tropicalized it when fresh? As it is now, some years after release, this actually has something of a classic taste, and is presented without flaws - glad to have stumbled upon it!