Imaena (1630) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Yet another superb beer from Allagash. This is brew has so much going on it needs to be tried to be understood.
Zymurgeist2 (738) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Part of a taster at Harry’s Hofbrau. Pours a slightly hazy yellow with a full white head. Nice slight spice and a semi-dry finish.
NachlamSie (2536) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from the brewery. This is a funky and tart beer, but not intense. The aroma has some woody, grassy hops along with notes of oak, hay and cheese. The palate is medium with gentle and complex flavor profile. There are hints at lemon zest, cheese and a field. The finish is dry. Nice beer.
dbarnold (1106) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really liked this, it was smooth and subtle. Mild hops and just a little brettyness on top of a belgian golden with a great mouthfeel. Be sure to let it warm up or you won’t get most of the flavors.
jgb9348 (4283) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crisp golden coloured body with a thin, one centimetre tall just off-white head with a hint of a bronze glow. Aroma of strong yeast, alcohol, light spices, must and perhaps the smallest hint of a sour note. Medium-bodied; Strong malt and yeast notes with a lot of sugars, some light herbal and perfumey characteristics, a hint of scotch and a little sour and acidic flavour. Aftertaste shows a good complexity with the yeast and malt dominating punctuated by the sweetness and the pit fruit flavours. Overall, a nice beer - perhaps not as good as some of their other beers, but solid. That said, i’m glad I didn’t buy a bottle of this and had it on draught - way too expensive, large format, etc. I sampled this snifter on draught at Pony Bar in New York, New York on 13-July-2013 for US$5.00 (as always).
radio_nowhere (596) - Maryland, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2013 Draft at Roasthouse Pub in Frederick, MD. Served room-temp in a tumbler, golden color with white head. Aroma of light fruit, light spices, pale malt and funky Belgian yeast. Taste adds tartness, candy sugar sweetness, some pepper and vanilla and light hop bitterness. Light body, moderate carbonation, soft body with a dry finish. Very nice balance of all Belgian ale qualities, very enjoyable.
ABUSEDGOAT (2159) - California, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden orange color, small head, nice lacing and retention. Aroma is spicy with notes of brett, lighter fruits, light citrus. Medium bodied, silky mouthfeel, lightly tart, some alcohol. Pretty nice.
DrSilverworm (4016) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Notes from April 2013] 750ml bottle shared by Jim C. Date on bottle reads June 2012. Mostly clear bright yellow color. Thin white head, little loose dots of lace. Nice funky nose. Light floral hoppy aroma. Nice lighter tart to it. Medium body. Light, smooth, bright carbonation. Dry finish. Great bright lightly funky refreshing ale that would make a great warm weather day-drinker.
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the brewery following the tour on 7/2/13. Pours clear gold with a thin white head. Aroma of funk, malt and lemony sourness. Tart fruit flavor with a creamy texture, a bit of berries and a hint of oak before a dry, peppery finish.
Beergeek23322 (1688) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
February 2012.Bottle. Golden color with a white head. Aromas of light fruit, caramel, malt and yeast. Buttery flavors with spice, lemon and yeast. Long hoppy finish.