JoeMcPhee (9427) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2010
Tap at RFD Washington. Deep amber pour with a tight white head. The nose is a bit soft and spicy. A touch of bright zippy hoppiness over a fairly rustic, earthy malt base. Hops are pronounced with a mixture of earthiness and noble character. The yeast is well-developed and shows a bit of light earthiness. Fairly assertive bitterness with a lingering spiciness. Really fresh and lovely. Another winner from Stillwater. adrian910ss (2581) - Doylestown, PA, USA - AUG 17, 2010
On draft at Capones. Pours a coppery amber with a medium sized frosty white head. Aroma of grains, light candied malt and faint bubble gum. Taste of fruit, light bubble gum, candied malt and zesty lemon. Bitter finish. kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 12, 2010
Cask @ Max’s. This was my favorite of Brian’s beers that I was able to try, and it’s probably the most enjoyable experience I’ve ever had with a Biere de Garde; lovely the pronounced English hop character here. Seriously gorgeous pour: slightly hazy copper / bronze color, like the color of wood; creamy, fine-bubbled white head with great retention and lacing; awesome-looking pour. Soft English hop character coupled to a solid biere de garde character in the nose: delicate earthy and floral and zesty hops, along with a doughy / bready core with hints of vanilla; soft, delicate, excellent. Medium body; relaxed, soft carbonation; medium levels of doughiness, breadiness, and a hint of brown sugar; nicely balanced earthy and floral British hop character; not a ton of bitterness, just enough to balance, along with a whole bunch of soft, well-integrated hop flavor; just beautifully done; hugely drinkable even at 6.5%; we didn’t want to leave Max’s. Awesome hybrid of an often lackluster style; love the English hopping. Medium finish: toasty / bready malts, soft earthy and floral bitterness lingering; nicely dry. TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Tap at Capones during PBW10. Pours a lightly hazy orange amber with a medium foamy off white head. Aroma of citrus, wheat and cheerios. Flavor of some spicy hop notes, citrus and wheat. hopdog (12673) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2010
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a medium amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, some earthiness, grass, and spices. Tastes of caramel, grass, spices, and citrus.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Draught at Capone’s: Aroma of citrus, Belgian yeast, and vanilla. Poured yellow/gold in color with a small, white head that lasted throughout. Hazy. Sparkling. Ok lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of hops, grass, spices, grains, and some Belgian yeast. Medium body. Dry texture. Average to lively carbonation. Yeast and spice finish is dry. egajdzis (6613) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2010
[Draft @ Capones] Hazy light amber color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, earth, grass, hay, and light spices. Taste of toast, light caramel, some spices, hay, grass, and a dry finish. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Cask. Minimal off-white head atop amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, wood, some Belgian yeast, apricot. Taste is moderately sweet, apricot, wood, some grapefruit, Belgian yeast, light orange. Medium body, some acidity, minimal carbonation. EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2010
Cask at Max’s. Hazy red-brown pour with a thin silky light tan head. Slightly toasted aroma with moalsses. Floral and apple notes. Very dry toasted flavor. Some flowers and chocolate. Very bitter finish. Travlr (25174) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2010
Cask at Churchkey. Hazy chestnut color, large bubble head. Aroma of apples, malt, Taste is apple tart, citrus, smoke. Light body. Tasty.