Jerm719 (105) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2013
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2013 I was very excited to try this! Sweet, syrupy, grainy. Nice honey sweetness, dark fruits, and ALOT of alcohol!! Too much alcohol to enjoy the syrupy flavors.. A big mesh of forgettable mixtures... Finishes with an alcohol bite... Couldn’t dump.. .. Pounded... Gross...! :( I have tried many 9% + brews .. This one had the biggest bite.. Age this brew for a year...... It might have potential !????
Benzai (8139) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled from bottle @ ChrisO after GBBF day 3. Clear orange golden color, average sized white head. Aroma is lightly malts, quite yeasty, indeed some honey and some herbs or spices. Taste malts, quite a lot of honey, herbs and spices, sweetish, lightly alcohol. Average body, medium carbonation. Not my beer, but I can’t say there are real flaws in it.
BeerViking (2438) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle, amber with caramel and lightly earthy aromas, full bodied and almost syrupy, lightly spicy, honey notes, sugggestive of a hoppy, earthy eiswein. Pretty good, though it becomes cloying.
BrewBoxer (1982) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 14, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at the brewery\brewpub in boulder. Very cool spot . Pours a dark brown kind of bland color. No heD. Very sweet. Eh
JStax (2960) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pour into a snifter. Pours a hazy gold with a white head of foam. The aroma is very sweet and sugary and near boozy. The taste is very sweet and surprisingly the alcohol is unnoticeable. I didn’t even realize it was 11.5% until I got on here to log my rating. That part is nicely done, but overall the beer just wasn’t my thing. Medium carbonation and slick mouthfeel.
NikkTwist (1589) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2014 Draft at Good Dog. Cloudy copper pour with a nice white foam top. Dark amber brown fruits. Apricot pits. Autumn leaves with bitter honeycomb. Starfruit. Quince. Caramel covered golden delicious apples. Worth a try.
scooterbub (823) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - APR 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours a nice copper color with a two inch beige head. Taste is of malt, caramel, honey, spice and wheat. Similar aroma. Has a decent body with a warming finish. Not bad, but a little quirky.
GothGargoyle (1159) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light brown with a pale head. Aroma is honey, brown sugar, caramel, raisins. Full bodied, sticky mouthfeel, sweet on the palate, warming finish. Taste is caramel, honey, brown sugar, toffee. Not bad, but in no way a saison - a Belgian Golden Strong maybe.
Concealer (755) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap. Hazy golden amber, tiny beige head. Aromas of malt, honey, green apple. clove, spice, and booze. Flavor is the same, sweet with a warm end. Medium to full bodied.
scottw86 (1094) - Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a very cloudy orange brown color with a thin off-white head. Aroma has lots of fruit, honey, and yeast notes. Some sweet candy and caramel as well. Taste is very flavorful with lots of fruit, honey, and malts. Alcohol is surprisingly well hidden. Finish is a bit malty with some caramel and more honey. Overall the flavors blend pretty well together and it is a good combination.
b3shine (5335) - Indiana, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster. Looks good; a fairly transparent golden orange with off-white lacing. Smells pleasantly yeasty and estery. Tastes like it smells with some sweetness. Average on the palate. Drinks fairly easy, especially for the abv.