Rumbero (90) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2016 jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. bottled labeled as Alpha. Hazy orange/amber color with a medium sized off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Grassy, mildly spicy aroma with hints of tropical fruit and some citrusy hops. Biscuity malt flavor with some bitter hops up front and a nice dry clean finish. When I bought a case of this last year the beer was a bit sweeter and more fruity. The year in the bottle seems to have dried the beer up a bit and has become more yeasty and "Belgian-like" than I remember it being. I am glad I waited to rate it because I probably would have given it a low 3’s score last year, and like it much better now.
Rerate 1 hour later. Opened up a second bottle from the same case after enjoying the one earlier tonight. This bottle was more like I remembered it last year. A bit sweeter, with much more fruity esthers coming out, along with some banana and bubblegum. Still tasty, but not as good as the bottle from one hour ago. My rerate reflects the average of the two beers combined.
disclosure: bad experiment in ageing. but found it, decided to try it. - pours deep amber with a white thin head that quickly disappears. cloudy with visible yeast sediment. aroma is a combination of different elements of oxidation. green apples, estery/solventy and horse blanket. there’s no hop presence left. so the remaining flavors are just malt sweetness and maybe some candy sugar. surprisingly the oxidation from the nose, does not carry heavily into the flavor. its almost all malts like a Scottish ale. body has thinned out, carbonation is also very light and there is an astringency that borders on harsh. despite all this, it finishes dry and only the above mentioned harshness lingers on. - way past its prime
oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2016
Pours deep clear amber. Aroma is full of sweet roasted malt, coffee and milk chocolate. Taste is very smooth, and has a coffee/chocolate flavor kind of hoppy. BroadestTom (457) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2015
Aroma citrus, herbs, dough, Orange
Appearance amber, hazy, cloudy, frothy, tan foam,
Taste medium sweetness, lightly bitter,
Palate medium body, average carbonation,
Overall a unique beer that is average. I wouldn’t turn one down but I don’t think I would buy one again. I wouldn’t suggest this beer to a friend but I wouldn’t say don’t drink that rjplumer (1238) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Mild pine and citrus aroma. Hazy burnt yellow body with minimal head. Bold bitter start is balanced with a bread and lemon combination. Pleasant finish. raymow (1865) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2015
on tap at J B Dawson’s in Langhorne - very good Belgian ale. You can taste the quality. Nice flavor.
MarkSachon (1062) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2015
12 oz bottle at Howler’s in Pittsburgh. Sweet and somewhat perfume flavored. A nice balance of hops that is not overdone. A nice addition in the very fine Weyerbacher family. SteveOrz85 (257) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2015
12oz bottle to tulip glass. Aroma is primarily yeast. Dough. Hops. Citrus and herbs. Appearance is orange to light amber. Three finger frothy white head dissipates quickly leaving some lacing. Taste crisp and is lightly sweet with some medium bitterness complimenting well with the sweetness. This creates almost a tart like flavor. Some light sourness. Medium bodied. Oily Texture. Lively carbonation. Long lightly bitter finish.
This beer is different. It is like a Belgium, a sour and a crisp IPA blended together. Overall I gotta say I like it. I will defiantly buy again. Would make a good spring/ early summer beer as well as anytime. Bebum (1125) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Pale amber, clear initially, hazy later.
Attractive, earthy and herbal nose.
Light body, slight flavor density, rich but refreshing mouthfeel, good carbonation, long and austere finish.
Dry, bitter, refreshing acidity.
Hoppy but also fruity, touch of dry malt.
Elegant and interesting more than delicious but I can see it being someone else's favorite beer.
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Christmas beer! Hooray. Thanks Mother! More yeast twang! Lovely in the glass. OmgIPA (18) - - NOV 14, 2014
Appearance: Hazy burnt orange with very small head.
Aroma: ripe banana and bubble gum, the Belgian yeast really shines through.
Taste: moderate carbonation with the taste very similar to aroma with some breadiness to go along
Overall: nice beverage, reminds me of a Hefeweizen.
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