trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 12, 2009
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Uhh, not my bag baby. Poured clear gold with a frothy white head. Nice lacing. Sweet, perfume aroma laden with spun sugar, lemon, and malt. Sparkling mouthfeel, kept the feel light. Taste started off good, but got sickening towards the end of the glass. Lots of corn and crystal malt int he beginning, very nice. Light fruitiness, light sweetness that kept in check. Somehow, it seemed to build up in your mouth, though. Soon, the taste turned into a grape-candy and straw disaster. Its was like the Sam Adams Longshot Grape beer on steroids. The finish was long and sticky, and very unpleasant. If it remained constant in the beginning, I would have really liked this beer. But as it is, no way.
OpticalCandle (6) - Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2015 does not count
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Ar: bread and yeast, some spice, a hint of something floral.
Ap: clear pale amber, decent white head but dissipates quickly
T: slightly sweet with some bitterness
P: thin, light body with mild carbonation. Alcohol finish, doesn’t quite manage to hide the ABV
O: Not sure the ’Helles Doppelbock’ thing is working here. Doesn’t seem to do a good job making the styles work together. Another disappointment from Abita for me.
tysongillmore (351) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
svandyke (128) - USA - NOV 14, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle- wow I don’t taste the alcohol but really sweet and not so great
SanDiego1 (34) - ITALY - NOV 11, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
In bottiglia. Colore giallo dorato, limpida, schiuma fine ed evanescente. Aroma di miele, cereale, erbaceo. al palato corpo abbastanza leggero, nota alcoolica evidente con sentori di miele, cereale e erbaceo finale
ZacM612 (371) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler from Big Hops. Pale amber, mostly clear with thin white head. Sweet, fruity malt aroma. Drinks sweet and smooth. Not bad.
brsechins (4) - Louisiana, USA - NOV 9, 2015 does not count
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours as a light golden with a cream colored light head. Aroma is malt driven with notes of banana and citrus. First taste begins with a bread/malt flavor laced with a fruity sweetness and finishes with a strong alcohol presence, notes of citrus, and a lingering sweetness. A decent brew but not fantastic. Serves well as a light, after dinner choice.
AAEA (259) - California, USA - SEP 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22FL OZ ($4.99) pretty cool beer, masks that 8% very well. a pretty beasty beer for low cost. its not a huge character beer but a strong delivery with a hidden hit. not all beers of a breed need to be the same.
kajser27 (634) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 11, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear, amber-golden colored, small to moderate white head, nice lacing and lasting. Aroma is malty, some fruity shake, banana, a bit tart. Taste is medium sweet, some caramel and candy, quite a lot of fruits, banana, some herbal notes, grainy-bready finish, alcohol. Low bitterness. Medium bodied and carbonation.
Block (1824) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had this one in New Orleans. It’s crisp, light and sweet. I thought it was very undermalted for for a Doppelbock.
dlihcsnatas (492) - Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Was hesitant on getting this since all other Abita brews was a major let down but it was a single bottle on sale. Dark gold, small and fast dying head, malty aroma with hints of alcohol. Taste was caramel, sweet, slight alcohol, little bit of hop bitterness, overall not too bad. Not the best brew but the best one I have had from Abita. Didn’t have that muddy water taste so many of their brews have or maybe the extra malts and hops helped to mask it.