brianprentiss (670) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 10, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I really want to like Abita beers because I love NOLA and what they’re doing there, but most are average or below. This one is below.
bigrond (1435) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The bar I drank this at in Scranton PA - told me it was a 6.2% barley wine. I told them it was the weakest one on the planet. Nevertheless, its a decent brew. Smooth and easy drinking.
BeerFanDan17 (954) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - JUN 13, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draft at Acme Oyster House in New Orleans. Good IPA style brew. I would not consider this a doppelbock--it’s simply not malty. Very good though.
Nate (3531) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught in plastic cup from Beer Fest International Beer House on Bourbon Street; drank while strolling down Bourbon Street. Mild sweet tang aroma. Hints of a brown sour ale with bit of oaky tang. Or maybe the lines aren’t clear. Reminds me of a bruin or tangy dubbel. Medium amber golden clear with a thin off-white lacing head. Medium watery body with medium carbonation. Starts sweet with a pretty good bruin malt depth. Light woody-cherry tang. Dry mild nutty light bitter finish. Decent little ale. Good punch to this one, or maybe I just needed dinner. Engine No. 9 just pulled out on a call from the station at Decatur and Esplanade.
Cajun (197) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - MAR 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample Tasting - Light amber slightly orange with white head. Aroma of ripened fruit, malted grain, sweet muffin mix. Flavors of sweet malt, hint of fruit, bitter hops finish - alcohol aftertaste.
BillKismet (3245) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Looks nothing like a doppelbock. Deep blond with continuous, rapid rising carbonation feeding a nice cream top. Easy graininess and hop notes flicker of the glass. Flavor is characterized by the presence of too much fusels with little malt development, which makes sense now as the description states into is feremented to a dry finish.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice golden color with a lingering fluffy head. Aroma of semi sweet grainy pale malts and not much else. Flavor is grainy pale malt, bread, and a touch of finishing hops that make the brew somewhat crisp. Clean lager like finish. No hint of alcohol. Enjoyable, but unspectacular.
gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 26, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle sample from the brewery. golden light orange. small head. grainy aroma and slightly sweet. taste was similar. very drinkable.
swoopjones (5248) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ beer Fest French Quarter New Orleans. Pours a golden orange. Little to no head. Alomost malt liquor taste. Sweet malts & wheaty taste. Different but not totally unpleasant
jodyperkins (78) - Mississippi, USA - MAR 16, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at La Bayou on Bourbon St. Poured an orangish light amber with a weak head. The taste exhibits the better points of macro high gravity beers. Malty taste without the alchohol. This one could definetly sneak up on somebody if they didn’t know it was higher alcohol. You can sorta taste the hops in the aftertaste, very nice but it doesn’t last long.