shawnmurphy (510) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2017 ClarkVV (6711) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught chalice at Redbones on 11/15/07
Lightly hazed golden with some amber highlights. One finger of dense white head that is very well-retained and laces profusely down the glass.
Wasn’t sure what to expect from this mostly American style brewer, was envisioning too much yeast, banana, phenols, etc...but the aroma is fairly reserved, showing off light apricots and candied orange, moderate amounts of vanilla and honey sugars and a tinge of pineapple on the finish. Some alcohol warmth, true to style, dries out the finish. Hops are minimal and show no trace of high alpha acids. A lightly sweaty, cedary almost, note from the yeast adds some Belgian flair. No flaws. Not terribly complex, and not incredibly "Belgian", but well done.
Clean and well-presented are the pale malts, with honey and lightly crisp specialty malts on the finish. Banana is low as is the yeast dullness, while some peach and apricot mix with alcohol esters to give more dryness on the finish. A bit astringent by the end of the glass, on account of the alcohol and malt breadiness, but still enjoyable. No flaws. Moderate carbonation and a fluffy, soft texture (with grainiess on the end).
12-ounce bottle pours mostly clear golden with small white head and lacing. Aroma: clove, banana, honey, lemon. Flavor: sweet malt, honey, banana, bubblegum, yeast, white pepper -- with a lingering sweet caramelized banana. Mouthfeel: full-bodied, rich. Similar in taste to Golden Monkey by Victory Brewing in Pennsylvania, yet with additional sweetness (too much for me for this style). Headbanger (3999) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2017
Sampler 8/26/16 (Pike Brewery-SEA)-Pours hazy golden with a small head. Aroma of yeast, fruit, and malt. Taste of the same with some sweetness. This medium to full bodied brew was a surprise as I was not expecting much for this style. Heidbummer (656) - SCOTLAND - FEB 22, 2017
Taster at brewpub. Ugh. Thick, sweet, cloying. Not nice. Baked beans in there somewhere. Some breweries shouldn’t bother trying Belgian. Stick to the IPA please. hershiser2 (3266) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2016
Bomber from Total Wine, Gainesville. Pours hazy golden with an inch of white head. Aroma of grasses, some fruit, yeast, lager. Flavor is glue, yeast, light fruitiness, grass. Tastes more like a really strong lager to me. dlovell2 (2143) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 30, 2016
Pours cloudy golden with a white head. Aroma is fruity malt with spicy yeast. Flavor is sweet fruity malt with some citrus. Finishes citrus with peppery yeast spiciness.
StevieT (2013) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2016
On tap at Pike Brewing. Not my favourite style but a well made example with a restrained yeast spice flavour. seehaferb23 (270) - - NOV 22, 2016
A great glass of Tripel. The Cannery Row enjoys this great Belgian Ale tasting beer from Fred Meyer.
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Rating #1910 - 2015.09.24 - #CraftTakesSeattle Beer 9 - Flight at taproom. Pour is pretty standard, hazy golden orange with a bubbly white head. Aroma is belgie yeast, orange peel. Mouthfeel is crisp, medium-heavy alcohol character, medium carbonation. Decent balance, alcohol isn’t confrontational, nice sweet notes linger into finish. thorongil2 (3088) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2016 (tap) clear bright yellow colour with a small white head, aroma of lilies, creamy palate, balanced flavour with a long light bitter finish Aquilo (651) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 10, 2016
Clear golden color with a thin head. Sweet, fruity aroma with apricot. Mild, slightly bitter flavor with some residual sweetness and a floral aftertaste. Very good.