Hop_Hedonist (304) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very much a Belgian Ale from go to whoa - massive estery nose which carries to the palate with a huge far-too-sweet caramel malt base - completely OTT - I don’t know what they’re trying to achieve here and, as usual, these hybrid styles don’t work for me - I don’t like the upfront esters of Belgian Ales so this misses the mark for me immediately. More isn’t necessarily better. This was a freebee from the shop and I certainly won’t be buying it.
Beerhunter111 (9676) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel braunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, Karamell, fruchtig, hopfig. Geschmack röstmalzig, fruchtig hopfig, Karamell, leicht alkoholisch.
MartinT (8351) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Intense hop resins pierce heavyset honeyed residual sugars, while alcohol heat and citrusy ramifications complete a potent sipping experience.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the hazy amber shine.
-Drinkability is obviously low.
-The coniferous bitterness is indeed brash.
-The US is chock full of strong ales of this ilk. You have to be in the mood for it, but when you are, it sure hits the spot.
-Floral notes seem to follow the obvious alcohol.
cheap (4443) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2014
1.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Ok, this was on tap at the bocktown. It was said to be a wheat beer. Being that I like wheat beers, I thot I’d give it a try. Let me tell you, this was a kick in the face. It was not cloudy, so I think it is filtered but it says not on this sight. Right off the bat I knew something was not right, it had a hefty hoppy aroma. Wew, first taste had nothing in common with a wheat beer, not even a wheat ale. Leaves a hoppy bitter thang down in the back of yer throat. Yes, much more than a wheat fer sure. And hefe? has nothing in common with a hefe ny friend. Barely any co2 in there. Finish is astringent medicine. I can’t figure out why I paid $5 for this 4 oz sample, rip off. Dissapointed and not impressed.
commonmac (542) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at New Bohemia. Very interesting combination of flavors from the beginning to the end. Aroma leans more towards the IPA side. Taste is initially sweet but follows up more like double IPA. Alcohol is present but not overpowering. An easy drinking beer. Recommended.
commonshawn (541) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. New Bohemia small pour. Gold with white head. Floral fruit, maybe grapefruit. Aroma is nice. Taste is more ipa than wheat. Tart and then dry, but the floral fruit lingers. Taste carries through for a long time. Very interesting and easy to drink. Happy to have it for my 200th beer rated.
Boutip (5031) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Poured a clear dark yellow color ale with a medium size foamy head with light retention and very minimal lacing. Aroma of light wheat notes with some hoppy notes with some sugars also noticeable. Taste is dominated by quite a bit of residual sugars with some warming alcohol notes, some wheat malt with dry bitter hoppy notes also noticeable into this mix. Body is light for style with good carbonation with way too much alcohol noticeable.
gunnfryd (11960) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is hop, pine, malt. Flavour is hop, pine, grapefruit, caramel, alcohol, tropical fruit. Bitter finish. Nice beer.
PriorL (2460) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Thx Erwin for sharing.
APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, nice stable off white head.
NOSE: hoppy, fruity, simco? caramel, alcohol, little sour, lytchee.
TASTE: caramel, dry! sweet, hoppy, alcohol aftertaste.
Nice beer in general
superspak (3164) - Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 5/24/2013. Pours moderately hazy golden amber color with a 2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, orange peel, lemon zest, orange rind, floral, grass, wheat, bread, honey, pine, pepper, clove, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hop, malt, and earthy/spicy yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of big tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, orange peel, lemon zest, orange rind, wheat, bread, honey, floral, grass, pine, pepper, clove, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of pine bitterness and pepper/clove spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, orange peel/rind, lemon zest, wheat, bread, honey, floral, grass, pine, pepper, clove, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hops, malt, and spicy/earthy yeast flavors; with a great malt/spice/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a lightly creamy/slick and moderately sticky/crisp mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent wheatwine style! All around great complexity and balance of citrus/tropical hops, malt, and spicy/earthy yeast flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.