jeremytoni (3058) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2012
From a bottle poured a dark amber color with a good amount of head. Bitter malty flavor with a lasting aftertaste. petermethot (26) - Westfield, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Two fingers of thick lacy head with good retention. Poured a nice dark amber with mild finish.
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Clean, rich and right on point. Great freshness, and balance. Very elegant. Very refreshing. pineypower (3297) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Bottle from Canal’s Berlin. Pours out a surprisingly under carbonated rusty/muddy copper color with no head. Aroma is caramel malts, faded hops, despite the fact the bottling is only a month old. Beer has little to no body, like water. Thankfully the flavor improves a bit, a good dose of hops, light caramel and some fruity notes. Overall the flavor is there, but seems faded, the rest needs some work. thouse (53) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2012
The beer poured a hazy golden brown with a white head. Not surprising given its status as a mixture of Belgian and West Coast style beers. The scent was an intriguing mixture of piney hops, grapefruit, and honey, that while not necessarily entirely pleasing to me did strike me as interesting.
The mouthfeel was fairly smooth, though it had a heaviness to it that I have some trouble fully explaining. There was a strong spicy hop foretaste that slowly turned to milder piney hops. The beer then shifts to a taste of delicious fruits and honey, ending on this sweetness with a standard hop after bite. My nose trick did help bring out the fruit and honey more, revealing that the fruit seemed to be apples and cherries, but this was very mild.
scarletfire65 (1459) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Tasted at NYC Craft Beer Festival. Hazy pour. Smells yeasty, funky, almost Bretty. Flavor profile is yeasty, citrus, grassy, finishes bitter. Reynolds314 (3433) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Like drinking bitter orange peel in a glass. Reminds me of orange and yeasty bitterness. Very sweet and also very bitter and the only other note is oranges... meh. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 8, 2012
In short: A yeasty IPA with tired hops that remains drinkable. Ok beerthornecb (5883) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 5, 2012
How: Bottle 22oz. Batch #5. Consumed 4 months after bottling date.
The look: Almost clear golden-orange body topped by a medium beige head with good retention
In long: Nose is very fruity blending fruity yeast esters and fruity hops, a bit resinous. Taste offers a weak malt body and plenty of yeast. Body really feels like a yeast soup. And then there is a plenty of hops, a bit soapy, a bit sappy, a bit dank, a bit piney, a bit citrusy. Taste and mouthfeel had an overall oily sensation. Bitterness of medium intensity. This beer feels a lot more like a yeasty IPA than a Belgian Strong Ale as currently listed here. The hopping lacked the inviting freshness that I get from all good IPAs. However, despite its weaknesses the beer was actually quite easy to drink, nothing really exciting here but drinking a bomber wasn’t a chore either. In the early days most White Birch used to be train wrecks, now they are just merely decent. This brewery was a lot more fun in its early days when it was the worst brewery in the USA, now they are just… ordinary. But if you still believe that White Birch is the hottest thing going on at moment, please beermail me I’ve got a Laser Disc and a Super-VHS VCR I’d like to sell to you.
Pours deep amber into a tulip. Off-white head with excellent retention recedes leaving spidered sheets. Sweet yeast and citrus aromas. Thin with sweet caramel and yeast upfront turning to slightly harsh detergent before turning back to a lasting, cloying sweet toffee finish. Jenafly75 (10) - Sea Bright, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2012
WOW what intense flavors on the palate! Take your time and enjoy this beautifully balanced ale!!!