thetmaxx (917) - West Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 24, 2016
Poured from bomber from tavour. Nice thick head, great lacing. Dark golden type color. Aroma is slightly banana, slightly grainy. Flavor is lots of banana fruitiness. Overall a good Belgium style beer. Reserve66 (2) - PORTLAND, Oregon, USA - FEB 15, 2016 does not count
As described, beer has a dark orange hue with a balanced Belgian malty taste. Highly recommended. andrewje41 (4161) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2015
22 Oz bottle poured, purchased at the brewpub. It appears that they have dropped grand cru out of the name, though the beer is the same. Pours an oily orange color with an active fizz head. A ton of spice in the aroma and flavor. Coriander especially. Hints of belgian yeast late. Spring beer, but I feel like it fits nicely as we roll into Fall. Nicely done. DarkElf (3066) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 20, 2015
04-Mar-12 (22-oz bottle)deyholla (12032) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2015
Fairly strong Belgian characteristics, including clove and coriander, mix with bready, sweet malts and notes of coconut, caramel, honey, and brown sugar. Sweet aromas of coriander, tropical fruit, fig, marmalade, and bready malts echo the flavors for the most part. Medium-full and moderately carbonated on the palate, but the beer finishes fairly sweet on the palate, though not to the point of being cloying. Deep copper-amber in color with half an inch of off-white head that settles to a thin ring. Overall, I wasn’t too keen on it when I first poured it, but it’s a pretty interesting beer and it grew on me.
Bottle thanks to Sarah! Pours a clear gold with an orange hue white head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has notes of earthy grain and Belgian yeast with some light spice. Flavor starts with Belgian yeast, sweet grain and spice but finish has a good amount of earthiness.
Brevis (33) - Washington, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Home keg. A hardy and thick belgian beer. Great taste for the style. Its a million times better than the mass produced blue moon! JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 28, 2014
22 picked up at Brewer’s Haven Boise a week or so ago... Poured tonight into my small goblet.. 1/2" white head leaves nice lacing atop a clear orange brew.
Nose is all about the coriander... Belgian esters/phenols come through but are pretty light with only hints of pepper/lesser clove and background apple fruitiness.
Flavor is marginally better, but seems pretty muddy... The coriander adds a big hammer to the yeasty elements... okay..
Body is good... carbonation is spot on.. pretty darn drinkable honestly, but nothing I will seek out again.
Weird... I question whether the coriander even needs to be there given the lower ABV and the "Belgian Lite" character... Pretty tasty, but seems all thrown together. KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2013
Bottle from bitbucket. Thanks, Liberal Hippie!improvjock (328) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Pours a deep amber with a nose of boozy plumb wood sauteed in a prune sauce and poured on a biscuit. Flavor is doughy sweet raisin with a light fruit finish (tropical, kinda mango-ish). Nice mouthfeel. Good beer.
Tap. Pours a cloudy amber gold with very little off-white head. Aroma of spices, malts, and sweet bread. Taste is malty, with burnt sugar, oranges, and citrus. Heavy on the tongue, the high-ish alcohol content is noticeable, but not in a bad way. Overall, very good! tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 9, 2012
22oz bomber. pours our clean and neat color of orangish/red...wonderful aromas of banana and tropical fruits. clean and crisp. the flavor is worth savoring. the malts blend so well with the fruits with a touch of bitterness from the hops.