GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle courtesy of lackenhauser shared at the Brick Store.
The cork nearly decapitated a couple of folks and we had quite a gusher. After getting it under control, it poured a hazy golden amber with a (needless to say) massive white head that receded slowly and left good lacing.
The aroma didn’t impress me all that much and smelled a bit like stale apple juice. It had hints of candi sugar and spices as well, but nothing that really jumped out at me.
I thought the taste was much better but did have plenty of the aforementioned apples as well as other light fruits, pears and some tart lemon up front. The sweetness of the yeast and candi sugar formed a solid backbone to the taste.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied and probably a little too carbonated. Not terribly distracting though.
This one was imminently drinkable and outside of a sub-par nose I enjoyed it.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden color with a malty, yeasty, slightly sweet aroma. Flavor was malty-bready, with light fruit and bland. Nothing special here.
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - APR 11, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy and looks great. Nice and smooth overall but a bit hot. Also some odd flavors for me. ok.
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Sparky27...THANKS ERIC!!! Murky honey pour with a towering ivory head that leaves significant lacing. Nose is pure cane sugar, belgian yeast, citrus, and grass. Extremely sweet; simple syrup, biscuit, caramel and canned fruit. Somewhat velvety mouthfeel. Pretty decent brew.
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle courtesy of JCB – thanks J! Pours a cloudy gold with a 3 finger beige head. The nose is very fruity with spicy yeast. The taste is sweet fruits, rock candy sugar and some spice. Medium prickly mouthfeel. Decent, but too sweet for me.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml from The Wine Specialist, D.C. Crisp and quite lively pour, with a lasting carbonation and abundant aromas of tart yeast and autumn fruit. As Tyler writes, though, there’s something anonymously bready in the flavor, a grainy taste that washes over the whole. Strangely one-dimensional from an otherwise impressive brewer.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Very yeast heavy aroma. Green apple, dusty malt, vague spices and candy sugar. Mild notes of earthy and grassy hops.n Fairly non descript. Pours a thick, hazed amber/copper capped by a foamy, thick white head. Flavor is dry, dusty and rather bland. Dough and crusty malt. Candy sugar. Light hop notes; cut grass and tree bark. Fruity flavors as well.. pear skin and green apple. The carbonation is quite high. Chalky mouthfeel with a yeasty and dry finish. Thanks Jason!
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a lightly hazy golden body with a small off-white head. Aroma of candi sugar, dough, caramel, and light citrus. Flavor of spicy yeast, caramel, apricot, pear, and light pepper.
Travlr (11016) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 10, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Recommendation of Dana at Birreria Paradiso, 750 ml bottle. Hazy orange with malty, lightly spiced taste. Interesting, but not great.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - DEC 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle by way of beachbum25.
pours a hazy rich iced tea color with some floaties of yeast. it*s capped by a gigantic airy sandy tinted off white head. lots of pillowy lace clings to the inside of the glass.
aromas of honey, malty sweetness, orange, grassy hops, florals, bruised fermenting red apples and cider spiciness.
fairly sweet on the palate but not cloying... caramel apple, grainy sugar, a bit of spice and a touch of yeast before a somewhat dry mildly bitter finish. spices and fruit linger around in the aftertaste. more than medium body with a smooth rich mouth feel which is cut up by prickly carbonation.
solid. just a bit too sweet for my liking...