bvc (1180) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at M&V. Okay, so Iíve had this on draft but didnít rate. That bing said, my memory of this beer is nothing like the cask experience. Pours a murky golden with a grayish green tint and a huge sticky grayish white head that laces the glass incredibly for a cask pour. Big banana clove, tons of spice, light wheat, and a huge bubblegum blast and some hop bittering at the end. God damn amazing nose! Wooooo! Creamy smooth body with amazing carb for a cask beer. Clove, cinnamon, vanilla, grassy hops, banana, Belgium yeastiness...so good. Just finished and Iím going to have a second!
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 27, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle from RiversideAK, big thanks for this one man! One of the coolest bottles and labels Iíve seen. Pours a lightly hazed golden orange with a creamy off white head that left behind some great lacing. Light spice, citrus and grassy hops in the nose. Off dry on the palate with citrus and spice.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 14, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 237/480. Pours a hazy amber with a tan head. Smells of coriander, grassy, some light wheaty hints. Tastes of bubblegum, clove, spice, earthy, coriander with a dry finish. Enjoyable.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vibrant bright gold, beefy thick white head. Peppery bubblegum aroma. I wouldnít like pepper bubblegum but in this case itís inviting. Half strong golden, half tripel. The candied sweetness is balanced and tempered with dry white pepper.
TimE (4118) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light golden amber color, buscuity, pineapple, bready, caramel, very interesting nose. Medium body. Alcohol well hidden, bready, pineapples, spicy mouth. Lingering bready, piney finish. Very interesting. Not like any other Belgian strong ale.
bhensonb (12454) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Malt & Vine. No. 232 out of 480. Pours a lightly hazy orange cold with a good fluffy off-white head. Aromas are soft light fruits, banana ester and some yeast/spice. Medium body with very mild carbonation. Flavor is fruit of all kinds. This is the first beer where Iíd buy bubblegum as an aspect. Itís mildly astringent, starting towards sweet, ending towards dry, with a lot of hot bits in the finish. Not much heat. The fruit confusion ends mostly on a light stone fruit note. Fairly clean, definitely refreshing.
Cavie (4042) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of ericandersnavy. Yellowish pour. Floral smell with soft spice. Light dry grain. Flavor is grainy bitter with sweetness. Soapy smell also. Pretty tasty.
Capa (2307) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks, Marc. Reddish gold color. Musty yeast fruit citrus in the aroma.. Mid-size body. Feels sasion-ish. Hoppy, yeast, fruit, spice. Has some definite bright fruits int he flavor. Lightly sweet. Good stuff. Bottle #276.
JK (4969) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lots of sediment in this gold beer. Tons of yeast in the flavor and aroma, Belgian yeast. Sweet, typical for the style. Well carbonated. Some coriander and spice. Very much like a tripel.
after4ever (6688) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Malt & Vine. Pours a crystal clear light gold with a fluffy, persistent platinum blonde layer of foam on top. Big sweet bubble gum, watermelon, and floral/grassy notes on the nose. Creamy medium body. The bubble gum and watermelon are back on the attack. There seems to be just the faintest bit of alcohol heat on the palate, but it could be psychosomatic...itís a decent-sized beer and my stomach was empty. Nice dark toasted nut note shows through to cut the sweetness a bit, and then thereís a bit of PNW hop at the end--very much in balance, very well placed, but still distinctly American. Itís easy to see what they were going for here, and they got it. Good beer.