Bulk_Carrier (5057) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - NOV 16, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served into a tulip, the appearance was a ruddy burnt pale orange to yellow color. Thin white foamy head. Slow dissipation. Mild stringy lacing.
The aroma takes some herbal and floral sweetness rolling into a light citrus and somewhat grassy smooth quality. Opens up into some smooth lemon sweetness. Light white pepper. Some toast.
The flavor balances crisply between the sweetness and some super light bitterness of the hops. Herbal again. Smooth dry floral and herbal aftertaste and finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Medium carbonation, feels good for the most part.
Overall, good Belgian pale ale, willing to have again.
Lubiere (13556) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazy golden ale with a thin lacing white head. An herbaceous malt, light biscuitty notes. In mouth, a nice biscuitty malt with peachy fruity notes, yeasty finale, very nice. On tap at brewpub, July 20, 2008, shared with Muzzlehatch.
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap at the brewpub. Amber in color with a small retaining off white head. Aroma of caramel malts, light belgian yeast and a dash of citrus, seems dry hopped. Taste is malty- caramel, and toasted malts, with some light belgian yeast characteristics as well as some light citrus PNW hop flavor. Medium bodied. The yeast seemed a bit neutral in this, I would have liked some more assertive esters and phenolics.
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A beer that did not live up to my happiness when seeing its name on the board.
Rather crisp mouthfeel. Pleasant cerealic malt, midway between fresh pils malt nature and honeyed, biscuity goodness. Soft in all regards with gentle fruitiness and spiciness emanating through, but all underneath the malt coat.
Rather dull yeast strain fails to increase the enjoyment, providing a certain muddiness to the texture which was otherwise perfectly refreshing and fresh.
muzzlehatch (4940) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught pint at the brewpub. Pale not-quite-clear amber, no head at all...yeasty, sweet apple, very lightly spicy nose, bit sour as it warms....body quite yeasty as well, thick, light musty character and moderate cidery sweet-tart character, bit of apple and wheat sourness towards the finish. Ehh.