Ed5388 (3173) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber thanks to strykzone via local swap 5.2. Pours a hazy straw color with an enormous foamy white head. Aroma of hay, grass, sweet pear juice, and some old citrus. Mouthfeel had a lot of fizzy carbonation. Taste is similar to the aroma. Old citrus, hay, grassy hops, peppery spice, and a hint of sweet pear. Solid stuff.
nuplastikk (5756) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber shared by Madbeerbaron. The pear sweetens it out, but it is subtle. Infected American Sour tones. Not overly impressive.
jredmond (7413) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle brought to Max’s. Pours a light golden body with white head and lacing. Aroma is spice, yeast, lemon and additional fruits. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side but with lots of carbonation. Notes of lemon, spice, yeast and grass. Ok, but very plain and bland overall.
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Max’s tasting. Pours a very hazed gold with a medium to large white head that eventually deflates. Big lemony musk with some esters and yeast. Soft sweetness, musk, lemon again. Falls a bit short of the nose, but pretty nice otherwise.
blipp (8030) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow gold with a white head. Spicy yeast, light flowery notes, and some light malty sweetness. Just a bit overcarbonated. Not bad.
jtclockwork (14732) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Max’s tasting. Pours gold with white head. Nose and taste of white pepper, pear juice, lemongrass, yeast and orange zest. Medium body.
vtafro (6567) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden pour with white head. Light spice and hops aroma. Light and crisp, light herbal and floral tones. Pepper and citrus standout.
sharkbcr (157) - Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big foamy head, hazy gold color, yeasty aroma. Taste has a sweet yeasty peppery zing. It finishes with the white pepper and pears. An interesting beer!
AbbeyRoade (523) - Missouri, USA - AUG 26, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Okay saison but a bit too peppery to me. Sweetness of pear prevails but pepper overwhelms it.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Pinocchio’s, Media. Really nice pour, though at times the carbonation was unruly. Fluffy light orange with just the faintest haze. Nose was lightly fruity, mellow, with only hints of spice. Mouthfeel not quite as active as feared, but just shy of too much. Flavors are generally fairly muted, overall quite dry but too little of the fruit and spice come through. Light, refreshing, but fades fast in both flavor and memory.