nearbeer (4014) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Lightly hazy golden-amber with a creamy ring of bubbles. Aroma of clove, banana, caramel, light citrus. Tastes of spicy banana, caramel, orange, vanilla, honeycomb, light spicy dry grass and pith. Medium body is smoothly carbonated and has a nice dry finish with no hint of the 8.2%.
j12601 (7386) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at BBF in Boston. Pours a hazed gold with a thin white head. Big spices, coriander, orange with lots of bright yeast and possibly a cedar note? Medium-bodied, soft wheat, smooth. Wheat, not really boozy, warm musk into the the finish.
Tmoney99 (11593) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy yeast, citrus balanced aroma. Medium to abundant body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where surpassed.
gyllenbock (5376) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at SBWF 2013.
A bit hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma and taste of malt, some spices, yeast, lemon and some banana. Quite tasty.
bob_w (359) - new york, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really nice spicy, clove aroma. a little bit of esters. Hazy medium gold color, reasonable head. Complex melange of spice flavors melding with a tangy, sweet malt note, finishing with a balanced bitter note. Solid body.
boxofrane (2332) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at craft ale house. Pours hazy yellow with a large white head. The aroma has a bit of lime, lemon, some spiciness. The taste has a light body, some lemon peel, and a little spiciness. Okay but not a case buy.
Ron (2881) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at The Old Toad’s New Brew - New York night. Wow, alot going on here, very complex. The hops, malt(not much malt) citrus, lots of spices, pepper stands out. The alcohol also stands out.
One2remeber (158) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bubble gum, soapy, phenolic. Zesty, orange.
Big bubblegum, mild body. More spice than normal. Barnyard hay, rougher malt.
Smooth, zesty, light CO2. Nice American interpretation of style.
hopdog (9570) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Eulogy. Poured a hazy yellow color with a smaller sized head. Yeast, some citrus, spices, herbal, and fruity.
HeadyDE (551) - Delaware, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample pour..interesting story on card..stuff about the spice hunter and kaffir lime leaves..apparently a mysterious brew that I found to be a nice take on a Belgian ale..didn’t find the spices too harsh and reminded of some saison characteristics..happy to have had chance to try..medium bodied..