Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a very slightly hazy lemon yellow color with a medium head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of bubblegum, coconut and eggnog. Taste is citrus, ginger, coriander, lots of other spices. The heat from the chilies grows as you drink the beer. Medium bodied. Good beer.
buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - AUG 1, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at The Busy Bee Cafe, Raleigh, NC. Abounding smell and flavour: sour apples, curry, licorice, , toasted coconut, elderflowers, spice, corn, watermelon, tamarind. Crazy yet gentle.
NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Beer Bistro in Chicago. I was told this was the beer I had and based on what I am reading re: the othe ratings, it makes sense. Pours a clear gold with a fluffy head. Nose is richly spicy and Belgian, quite estery. Mild anise and cloves, a touch of citrus, though the pepper notes are lost on me. Lots of candy and sweet notes as well. Beefed up White ale... Okay.
swoopjones (4905) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Coles Buffalo NY. Poursa light to medium gold. Complex spiced nose. Not sure if i can pick up the fenugreek though. A joke. Smooth,not over spiced, but spicy. A spiced up wit beer. some pepper, clove presence. pretty good beer
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 27, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Tyler’s Taproom in Apex, NC. Pours golden, medium white head. Aroma is yeast, a lot of spice, but so complex, that it is hard to identify flavors. Flavor is similar, a nice bit of alcohol in aftertaste, subtle coconut (which is actually much better than I thought it would be), and very spicy, I can at least now identify some peper, cinnamon, coriander, and perhaps some clove. Nice beer.
DerWeg (1419) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light, very wheat-malty flavor that is sweet with a bit of spice (cloves?) and vanilla. Actually a bit non-integrated but fresh and tasty enough.
nuplastikk (3825) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Max’s, Baltimore. Certainly one of the odder concoctions Brooklyn has come up with. Spiced out, herbal aroma. The taste is similar, full of pepper, clove, and all sorts of herbal goodness(?). Pale golden yellow color, thin head. Maybe a hint of Candi sugar in there. Very sweet, slightly medicinal. Overbearing alcohol, lacks subtlety.
sebletitje (5991) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 24, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Trappeze Pub, GA.
pours hazy golden, white head.
aroma is yeasty, grainy with a nice clove aroma and notes of citrus hops.
taste, sweet almost honey, clove, yeasty with a lot of spices, especially the nutmeg and coriander creating a mesh of flavors on the palate. Pepper seems to come through toward the end as well as some citrus elements.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4292) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on draft at the Rivertowne Pub this beer poured a bright golden color with a medium sized white head that faded quickly. The aroma was tart, tangy, yeasty and spicy. The flavor was dry, tart and spicy - mostly pepper, clove and ginger with a touch of banana following. There was a sugary middle and a yeasty undertone. The finish was long and dry with pepper and clove dominating. Medium body. Interesting.
joebudzjoe (661) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Slightly cloudy gold color with a sustaining fizzy white head. Carbonated like champagne, this beer has notes of pear, apple cider, white wine. Very dry finish. Despite its light texture, this is a sipper.