michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2009
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of light yeast, corn, grains, slight fruit, slight herbs, and slight spices. Poured golden/apple juice in color with a large, fluffy, off-white head that lasted throughout. Clear. Not sparkling. Small lacing. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of yeast, spices, slight alcohol, pale malts, and corn. Medium body. Slightly syrupy, slightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Sweet, corn, pale malt, and yeast finish. Another disappointment from Abita.
beerguy101 (5340) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 10, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled on 5/7/2009. This dopplebock pours a medium orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is cereal, malt, slightly fruity. A medium bodied dopplebock. The malts are fruity and sweet, with a touch of caramel. The hops are earthy. A little sweet tasting and it gets sweeter as it warms. Decent carbonation. It needs more of a malt backbone. There was a very weird and somewhat unpleasant aftertaste in this beer that went away after the first couple of sips. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is sweet.
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 9, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
interest color for a proclaimed doppelbock, more a golden straw orange color. On tap at New Orleans the aroma was a cloying bitter somewhat peppery sense with an overall sweet taste.
Ratman197 (11760) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber poured a clear gold with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of bread dough, light straw and light fruittiness. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of bread, graininess apple and a hint of spice with a smooth lingering bittersweet finish.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice find at Simone’s In Lakewood. 22oz. The pour is a boring murky orange with a thick white head. The aroma a musky malt with some fruity citrus. The flavor is a slightly funky bock flavor. This is a little sweeter than I would prefer. It could be a bit heartier.
Palidor19 (3096) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
golden floral taste with a thick body with such a honey like flavor. sucking sweet with a lots of character.
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At World Beer Festival in Raleigh NC this beer pours a hazy yellow with a small head. Aroma of hops and corn - taste of hops and malty caramel. Decent mouthfeel. Not bad.
AtlAggie (241) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 2, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light golden color, pours with big off-white head. Aroma of yeast, sweet fruit, just a whiff of hops. Taste a little uneven, starts sort of bland, turns fruity/malty midstream, finishing with a burst of bitterness that seems out of place, accompanied by soapy alcohol flavor.
highibus (758) - Vail, Arizona, USA - MAY 2, 2009
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hmm looks like a belgian golden obviously without the yeast aroma. Light and kin. Of boring. Drinkable but nothing special.
nickd717 (3782) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 1, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sampled at SF International Beer Fest. Pretty unmemorable overall but not bad. Clear golden color with a white head. Aroma is malt and grains. Flavor is pale malt, caramel malt, honey, and slight fruity notes. Finishes dry with alcohol noticeable.