JohnGalt1 (1663) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 29, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark golden with a lite cloudiness ... big fluffy white head.. tons of lacing and great retention.
Aroma has bunches of fall fruit... ripe pears and green apples... some minor yeasty phenols show as white pepper... a bit of floral hops really push the nose over the top.
Flavor is Duvel"esque" .. great pale malt meshes with fruity esters.. pear and apple... even some orange.. some spicy hoppiness.. yummy.. with warmth, an out of place honey element shows.. oh well.
Nice carbonation.. and the body is a light/medium.. but I swear I don’t see "saison".
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[4742-20120818] 1pt9.3 bottle. Malty whiskey sweet oak aroma. Clear, amber brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Boozy sweet roasted malt flavour. Full boozy body. Interesting. (6/3/7/3/13) 3.2
(@ Campground Brewdown 2012, Millmont, PA)
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 19, 2012
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
750mL at Campdown Brewdown. Large, off white, rocky foam on clear ruby. Great lace. Celery and tomato nose. Taste is super boozy and sweet. Hot. Wet mushroom and mold on the nose. Finish is all white alcohol. Ick.
jredmond (7460) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2012 Draft at brouwers with Linh and Nhi. Pours a clear amber with light white lacing. Aroma is sweet Malta and sugar. Mouthfeel is thin with notes of booze, sweet malts and perfume. Ah!
gramity (1625) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Kyle. Pours the color of rust with off white head. Nose/taste of orange rind, spicy hops, yeast, honey, dark fruits and black licorice. Moderate mouthfeel and full body. The alcohol was initially apparent but after a few swigs was quite well masked. I had it on an empty stomach after work and was feeling loopy after a full glass. I’m okay with that.
crosamich (433) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - JUN 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Alcohol hot but it is still pretty young. Get some raisins and a bit of sherry. I think this needs more time in the cellar and I think it might age pretty nicely.
Vir4030 (599) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a darker amber with a thick head at lady Gregory’s. Nice alcohol aroma and almost a vodka flavor.
smaynard6000 (988) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at O’Niell’s. Dark red in color with average-sized white head. Clear in body. Aroma is malty, caramel and molasses. Hints of alcohol in the aroma as well. Flavor is overwhelmingly sweet with more subtle notes of belgian yeast and some warmth from the alcohol. Full bodied with creamy mouthfeel and sweet finish. This was good.
jstraw (1964) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Amber with big, foamy, off-white head / Light, earthy nose of spice, grain, and medicine / Medium body, creamy with soft carbonation, especially astringent with a hint of sweetness, and very bitter, somewhat hot finish / Dry, mild flavors of grain, cardboard, spun sugar, and what tastes like rye spice / Somethings not quite right with this one.
tomciccateri (1034) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draught at o’Neill’s beer dinner. Pours a deep copper color with lasting white head. Mild Belgian yeast aromas. Medium body. Interesting blend of dark malts and complex yeast flavors. Underlying dry malty flavor. Nice full mouthfeel. A lot of flavors working.