BVery (8684) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Tap at the brewpub. Rich golden yellow pour with a small white head. Kind of syrupy, pear, very mild yeast, a bit cloying. Not great.
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Library Alehouse, big beer, large frothy, strong, 8.5%, sugars, apricot, overall very good.
Travlr (17671) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Eureka. Hazy deep golden color, white edge head. Aroma of boozy butterscotch. Taste is boozy sweet and sour fruit. Nice complexity, but definitely a big beer.
anders37 (20445) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a golden color with a white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty finish.
5000 (6600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Darker straw, hazy, thin to moderate frothy white head, little lacing.   Wheaty like nose, a bit of must or barnish funk, but slight.   On the tongue it has a wheaty base, lacks carbonation, but feels slightly musty with a bit of a fruity background.   Not vibrant, but thankfully not mealy like so many other examples.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finishes wheaty, slightly fruity, and a little dank.   Could use more carbonation, but as is its not too bad.
dukeredhair (243) - California, USA - MAR 26, 2013
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Yikes! Pours murky muddled yellow with no head to speak of. Completely off form the clear sparkling yellow with effervescence that I expect in a "golden ale" Aroma is clove oddly hefe-ish and sweet pear. Taste is cloyingly sweet and lacking complexity. Palate is awful thick and chewy with so little carbonation it just dies on your tongue. I wouldn’t order this again if I was using some one elses mouth.
DannyBoyOG (4) - California, USA - FEB 23, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a favorite of mine. Always grab a growler of this brew. Nice light appearance, and great aftertaste.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml from WF, Venice. Very handsome deep gold to copper pour, lively carbonation and an appropriate level of stickiness. Nose is sweet and yeasty, almost like a particularly malty saison or a modified biere de garde. Taste is definitely tilted a bit too much towards the sweet end of things for my tastes. Rock candy? I like a bit more spice and hops in the finish, as I feel that’s what makes this style, but this was still a good one.
Jonathan_E (21) - Orange, California, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a twenty-two ounce bottle into a stemless goblet.
Tons of spice steaming from the glass. Scents of grated ginger, powdered nutmeg, and dehydrated dark cherry clash against maple encrusted biscuit.
Thick, beaten egg white head fizzes down quickly to vertical strands of crackling lace.
The fruitiness adds much welcomed depth to an otherwise saccharine entry. The list of fruity flavors is near interminable with candied granny smith apples, apricot preserves, ripe plum, crisp Fuji apple, spiced pear, and cream sickle. The finish has a great deal of bread as cinnamon coffee cake comes to mind.
Medium-bodied, but sticky with sweetness. Would have been refreshing if it didn’t feel as though I were swilling powdered sugar.
Jeffpatch (2) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - JAN 23, 2013 does not count
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at BWW. I'm a big Belgian strong ale fan but this probably won't make my "must have again" list. Pretty sweet and dry, but reminds me more of a shocktop than say delirium which is my goto when I think of a BSA. Very cloudy which makes it look and feel more like a wheat beer. I have a minor wheat allergy so we'll see in an hour or two if there is a substantial amount of wheat like I suspect there is. Nice fruity taste up front though and the 8.5% abv is pretty well hidden.
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