dfinney23 (2391) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lots of odd additions to the mix that must have a pretty subtle influence on the finished product. Belgian yeast, bubblegum, banana and spice.
Gachupines (1144) - USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale yellow with little to no head. Aroma is banana, clove with a touch of lemon. Flavor is banana and clove again with a bit of yeast. Slight citrus with some bread malts. Not bad, but a little flat. Could use a bit of pepper and some effervescence to brighten it up.
onceblind (6101) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy gold like a hefeweizen but with no head. Nose has a lot of Belgian yeast funk with barn hay and musk and straw and faint fruitiness. The flavor is big and grainy, with lots of hay and pils malt, with a saison-like yeast dough eccentricity of funk and hay and a hefty load of coriander. Very lovely.
Mittenator (1609) - Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at crunchy's. clear copper with an off white head. Mild clove aromas. Clove and hefeweizen flavors. Light.
Nate (3826) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at HOTB. Sweet and malty with grape must and light alcohol. Fruity hop character. Light golden amber clear with thin white head. Medium-light body with medium carbonation and light warming. Sweet with honey, pale malt, grapes and raisins. Nice sweet finish with sweet honey after and a little warming.
gsmitty80 (2128) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big belgian strong ale but too many flavors going on and i think the lime leaves were a little out of place.
harrisoni (15792) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Tap East Stratford. Golden hazy thin white bubbles. Estery aroma. Some medicinal quality too. It’s a slightly Americanised version of a strong Belgian. Plus the Belgians I have are fresher than this. It’s ok at best perfumed and medicinal is not good for paying over three quid for a third of a pint.
TURDFERGUSON (4027) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at surf club. Pours a light hazy golden with one finger white lace. Nose is sweet, bubblegum, light clove, lots of esters. Medium sweet flavor, similar character to that of the nose. Pretty standard Belgian golden with some slight Hefe tendencies. Medium bodied and a fairly dry finish. Solid. Enjoyed this more than I expected to.
rgf001 (266) - München, GERMANY - DEC 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clove astounds. Clear amber color with nice white head. Nice sour Belgium yeast taste with sweet note. Dry finish.
Lonick (1029) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours orange/golden, with hints of lemon grass and thai curry flavours. Then it moves on to bubblegum and some sourdough bread notes. Waves of sweetness followed up with a dry kick. Through in some Belgian style spices and you have a serious beer.