thouse (53) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2012
The beer is nice and crisp, with a major hop fragrance and fruityness, and hardly any bittering. That awesome Belgian yeast flavor is on it too, which I need to find me some of for a future brew batch. At 8.2%, it’s potent enough to pack some punch, but not so much that you can’t enjoy a pint or two. If not for these spectacular qualities I would be happy to write this one off as another overpriced microbrew, but having sampled the contents, I’m not surprised that it costs a mean $9. So if you dig on the Belgian flavor, and you have $9 to spend, I suggest you spring on this tasty treat.
SSSteve (4006) - - MAR 28, 2013
bottle. hazy gold with a large white foamy head. pear hop aroma. a well balanced beer with light fruity hop notes without a syrupy texture and moderately sweet base malt with a touch of breadiness. light to medium body. good beers from white birch. this one is my favorite so far. Braudog (6781) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Bottle. Crystal clear, golden, and still. Thin but resilient head of white foam. The aroma is honey-laden, sweet, but natural. Same for the drink -- soft in every way. Little bit of malt, little bit of honey, little bit of yeast, little bit of pear. Quite subtle and nice. Where’s my cheese plate!? (#4254, 9/11/2011) WLG423 (201) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 23, 2009
Strong acetic acid aroma, pours out with a color similar to lemonade. Very acidic and sour flavor with some floral and sharp citrus notes. Long lasting sour and bitter flavor. An incredibly distinctive and unique brew. oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 24, 2009
Number 700. Pour looks like lemonade- hazy yellow with a 1.5 finger white head. Very cloudy and opaque. Aroma is pungent sharp citrus with a definite pronounced acidity. Nectar, pineapple, mango, and banana round out a unique and delectable fruit component. Flavor is very atypical for the style: acidic and tart with a little acedic acid and more sweet light fruit. Palate is supple and pillowy without sacrificing body. One of my favorites of the style.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 13, 2009
2009 Bottle 74/94 Batch 3 - Thanks rpstevens! - Pours out a faint and light pale yellow, like a wit humped a saison, with a medium neon white head...aroma is subdued spice and that unmistakeable aroma of belgians playing with hops...bitter, floral, slightly sweet fruit...flavour is similar, restrained grain, spice, light banana and pear, lemon...the yeast doen’t overpower, and the lightly sweet malt does a great job supporting the bitter hop profile...very interesting brew! BuckeyeBoy (8171) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 3, 2009
Bottle Thanks to ditmier for sharing Bottle 74 of 94. Pours out a cloudy pair juice topped with a white head. Aroma was of spice, light pepper, and some lemon zest. Taste was more of the light spice, some banana, and light belg yeast. A lot going on here. gkost (1069) - Alaska, USA - JAN 10, 2010
After reading some of the ratings, I thought that this wasn’t the beer that I tried. I guess I had a "good" bottle. Pours light orange. Nose is mild earthy hops, tart acidity, sour grapes and unripe fruits. Flavor was sharp acidity, sour fruits, tart cherry, funk and HUGE lactic sourness. In hindsight, I this bottle was heavily infected, but I think it worked as a sour ale oddly enough. Happy accident? I guess based on style and quality, it doesn’t deserve high marks at all, but based on initial taste, I actually really enjoyed this but I’m really confused. Was this supposed to be sour? markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2010
Wow. The ratings are really divided on this one. I thought it was a standout. Pours like white grapefruit juice with a white head. Nose is tart citrus, sugar, and some acetone. Flavor is citrus, sugar, and tartness with hints of boozy acetone. Finishes with lingering tartness. Similar qualities to a good berliner weiss. johnnnniee (4374) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Batch 9 Bottled July 2011 6.7%abv
I’ve tried this beer many times, many different batches, I’m kind of surprised I hadn’t rated this until now. Huge amount of carbonation makes pouring this a long arduous task. Ends up a slightly hazy light golden color with a monstrous white head that at time reminds me of meringue. Smells of lemon zest, green apples, honey and citrus with a fair amount of pepper, spice and yeasty esters. Light aromas of bready cereal grains find their way out of the glass as well. Taste is slightly sweet up front with hints of honey and sugary syrup. Spicy and yeasty flavors take over next to remind you this is a Belgian inspired brew. Finish is fairly dry but does leave a bit of sugary sweetness in the finish. Medium to thin body with a spirited level of carbonation and a lightly sweet sugary mouthfeel. Pretty damn tasty. Every batch of this beer seems to be just a wee bit different from the last, but I think this has been my favorite so far.