omhper (18765) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival. Hazy golden, creamy head. Almondy fruity nose. Soft and caramelly. Medium sweet with gentle, rounded mouthfeel. Delicious seemless flavour of custard, estery bubblegum and marzipan. Mildly warming.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a cloudy yellow body with a small off-white head. Aroma of orange, banana, citrus, wheat, clove, and coriander. Flavor of toasted malt, banana, wheat, bubble gum, apricot, and clove.
hopscotch (8465) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft… Cloudy golden ale with orange highlights and a small, creamy, white head. Fantastic retention. Fruity, breadsy, very spicy aroma provides notes of orange peel, clove and coriander. Full-bodied and lightly creamy with lively carbonation. Moderately sweet, spicy, yeasty flavor. Watery finish.
hopdog (8455) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Poured a medium and hazy golden color with a smaler sized white head. Aromas of fruitiness (bananas), citrus, and some spiciness. Tastes of same fruitiness (applies, pears, and bananas), citrus, and spices. Lively body. Reminded me of a Tripel.
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from Bierkraft. Hazy pale golden colour topped by a thick fluffy/sticky white head. Aroma is quite rich and fruity. Soft banana and orange peel with a rich pale Belgian malt sweetness. Softly fruity with loads of banana and orange along with sweet bubble gum. They have a pretty tasty yeast, although it leaves the beer fairly sweet. Very aromatic with lots of sweet estery fruitiness (apple, pear, and banana). Light clove and allspice on the finish. It’s well-made and quite tasty.
Sammy (8033) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2008
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Funky aroma with a nice yeast. Orange with a white head and big lacing. A little aggressive carbonation. Taste is yeasty, corriander, and the mouthfeel of wheat - it rolls off the tongue.
A great Belgian, lovely.Cole’s with Mike.
3fourths (7772) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft, BCTC 2008. Unfiltered and hazy golden yellow colored body with a white head. Wet, soft nose of wheat, yeast, hazy, light creamed fruit. Texture is chewy, viscous, heavy with a gritty soft of wheat character. Twangy flavor, heavy and strong on the palate, alcohol is noticeable, flavors are semi-sour lemon, gritty wheat germ, light sweetness, and a light note of some sugary, greenish hops.
DocLock (7445) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Capone’s. Pours turbid deep gold with 1-finger white head. Nose is very fruity, with orange, fig, melon, honey, peach, spicy yeast, perfumy florals. Very complex aroma. The flavor is fruity at first, with apricot, peach, orange, giving way to spicy yeast, florals, and some earthy and peaty finishing notes. Very complex in flavor, with a rich, complex palate, I’m gonna go ahead and cal this an elite grand cru; certainly one of the 10 best examples I’ve ever tasted.
jercraigs (7319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2008-12-06. Murky pastel gold body (Freshly tapped?) with a modest white head. (3+) Sweetish aroma, light yeast and esters over sweet malt. (7+) Sweetish flavour, light alcohol, sweet fruity esters with a touch of banana that may be my imagination. (7+) Smooth average plus palate. Pretty decent. <i>On tap at Coles, Buffalo</i>
Ibrew2or3 (6450) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Oldsmar Tap House. Pours hazy copper with impressive creamy white to off white head. The aroma has sweet candi sugar notes, some sweet ripe banana, clove and what seems like a note of wheat. The taste is much the same with sweet candi sugar, some wheat as noticed in the nose, big banana cream pie that is bursting with slices of ripe banana and then a mix of spice to round things out. After a few sips I start to notice some bubble gum too. The flavor notes could be a bit better blended with additional aging but this is only a minor point.