George999 (136) - Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour from bottle is golden orange in color, aroma is distinctly Belgian, taste is sweet, rich slight hops, finish is sweet initially then a slight bitterness. Solid Belgian style beer from the Big Island!
deyholla (7002) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Adam, thanks! Pours a clear gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has sweet grains with some anise and backing Belgian spice. Flavor has sweet bread and grass with a touch of Belgian spice.
Duchammer (70) - Eagle river, Alaska, USA - DEC 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: poured a golden copper with a light white quick diminishing head. Nice fruity phenols in the nose with light traces of bubblegum. Taste had a nice balance of sweer malt and floral hops.. The is beer had a nice warming in the stomach. Awesome strong ale !
SHIG (3664) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Duchammer: Poured a golden to copper color with a whispery white head. Aroma is fruity Belgian yeast phenols and sweet bubble gum. Nice balanced mixed fruit and hops, little spice in the end...coriander possibly.
Ernest (6352) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark yellow to light amber.
Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain, cookie), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers), with notes of gum, pineapple, banana, pepper.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, velvety/watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Another strong entry from this brewery...probably the best brewery in the state, just based on this and the IPA. Clean, vibrant, balanced, and pretty authentic.
J_man (734) - Tustin, California, USA - NOV 11, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Safeway in Lahaina. Slightly hazy golden/orange with a small white head. Nice Belgian aroma with a spicy note. Sharp, spiciness hits immediately with a hot alcohol bite. Lots of coriander and baking spice with a nice toasted malt and sweet caramel flavor. This is a big beer but very drinkable and delicious.
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, ABC Store. Murky dun colour. Floral aroma. Taste has that, some phenols and yeastiness. It’s a little muddled, messy, not without good elements (the orchard fruit-alcohol dynamic is pretty classic) but overall a mess.
larryLSB (439) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bomber, from the KTA in the Keauhou Shopping Center in Kailua- Kona. Bottle says 8.5%. Poured a cloudy golden with a minimal white head that quickly dissipated. Nose of ripe bananas, bubblegum, mangoes, and honey. Medium-thick bodied beer, with a mainly sweet tropical taste. Oily texture with a nice long finish. Looking forward to stopping by the brewery on this trip.
junon (424) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not bad. Wish I could give it a 3.5 for palate. Sweet. Slight tang. Weak finish though.
pdx77 (1445) - Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Big Island Brewhaus. Golden color. Aroma is herbal tea, prune, and grape. Taste is plum, spicy yeast, and a touch of citrus. Spicy, fruity, and yeasty.