mabel (8537) - 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 (7402) - 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 (1601) - 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 (598) - 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 (975) - 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 (1962) - 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.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 5, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
In short: An overly sweet fruity blonde ale. Meh
How: Bottle 750ml. Bottle #975. Consumed almost 1 year after the beer release (I’m assuming it was only brewed once). Bottle sent to me by Savvy1982, not your fault Kyle!
The look: Cloudy peach color body topped by a persistent creamy white head
In long: Nose is sweet apples, some phenols, dry grass, dust. Taste is sickeningly sweet, uber-sweet canned fruits (pears, peaches, etc) along with the juice they swim in, sweetened orange peels, some booze, refined white sugar. There seems to be something fun and maybe rustic happening with the yeast but the sweetness overwhelms everything. While attempting to drink this bottle I took a sip from the glass of the regular La Chouffe my wife was drinking and La Chouffe felt bone dry (and La Chouffe is really not bone dry). Just when you think that McDonald’s and country music were the worst creations in American history, someone decides to make a disgustingly sweet boozy 11% Saison and someone else record a Christmas country songs album.