doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 6, 2010
Pours cloudy red/amber with a medium sized white head and some lace. Smells sweet and malty. Rye I’m sure as well, slight red fruit, slight caramel. Tastes very grainy and malty. Definitely can taste the rye, sweet, light caramel. Ok. Medium body, vibrant carbonation. carruthm (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2010
On tap at bottleworks jan 21 during their green flash tasting event. creamy palate with a touch of bitter and a noticeable rye element. Pleasing. potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2010
Draught at Blind Tiger. Dark amber red with very lacy egg white head. Aroma is floral sweet and not much else, notes of faint Belgian spice/yeast. Taste is awesome - floral hoppiness mixes beautifully with fainter Belgian yeast/spice. More hops than spice, very enjoyable. Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 26, 2009
On tap at Stone. Hazy amber with a light head. Long lasting lace. Nose is sweet malt, yeasty and hoppy. Taste has a hidden Belgian style sweetness way at the end, that wasn’t obvious at first. Nice bitterness throughout. daleharshman (1073) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 15, 2010
Draft at Blind Lady Ale House where it was shown on the board as an "imperial red" which is not a very accurate description. Pours a murky honey-amber-orange with small white head. Mildly hoppy aroma of soap, citrus, and flowers. The flavor has much of the same subdued hop tones along with some light spice. Readily drinkable but I was not particularly impressed.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Draft at Brouwer’s, sometime late January ’10. Brownish red pour with a big fluffy white head. Aroma is a little crackery rye and sweet maltiness. Not a lot of yeast character for a Belgian, but it does have a nice rye malt presence on the flavor along with sweet caramel. Finishes fairly bitter with herbal, earthy hops, and is a bit too harsh on the alcohol bite for my tastes. Overall, this is a nice rye beer, but it’s not very Belgian tasting. TeamTrappist (832) - jericho, New York, USA - APR 13, 2010
Green flash 7th anniversary poured a light copper. Sweet and malty nose. Some light hops mix with what taste like Belgian yeast. Finish is mild.pretty good. BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Draft at GF 7th anny festival. Dark orange to amber hue with mostly dissipating head. Nose is complex; Belgian yeast and Candi with rye bread, caramel, and light fruits. Flavor is fruity syrup and Belgian yeast up front, transitions to rye bread and bitter grassy and citrus hop flavors, caramel malt backbone, finishes on the dry and bitter side. Medium body, high and biting carbonation, smooth texture. Complex, flavorful, and easy drinking Belgian hybrid, plenty of depth without being overwhelming, great anniversary ale! nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - NOV 29, 2009
On draft at the brewery. amber color with a thin off white head. Citrus, belgian yeast on the nose. Medium bodied. Solid hoppy bitter backbone with some flavor of sweet malt, rye, caramel. Fairly dry on the finish. Good beer. gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 7, 2010
On tap at Brouwer’s. Pours orange-red with a foamy beige head that leaves plenty of lace. Aromas of vinegar, candy sugar and apple. Taste is both bitter and bubble gum along with grassy hop. Interesting.