fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle pours deep gold with a medium white head. Aroma is fruity with lots of yeast character. Flavor is fruity, raspberry, strawberry and a lingering sweet berry finish.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle courtesy of barleydine.
As usual, there is a forceful pop when the cork comes out and this one pours a deep, murky amber with an enormous pillowy beige head that refuses to go away and leaves sheets of lacing along the sides. Gorgeous beer.
The aroma is clean but earthy and sweet all in one. There is plenty of earthy spiciness from the yeast as well as some candied apple sweetness and some caramel malts. There’s not a lot of funk in the nose, but maybe some light grassy notes.
The taste has bit more bitterness to it with a very crisp grassy hop taste up front. The sweetness of the caramel malts is big underneath some light fruits and honey. The finish is where the funk finally starts to show, though it’s very subtle and the sweetness still lingers through the finish as well.
The mouthfeel is almost effervescent with tons of carbonation and a very dry, yeasty finish.
I enjoyed this beer quite a bit and it’s one of the better Bullfrog beers I’ve had. I like the fact that the caramel and fruity sweetness is heavier than I was expecting and that the funk is understated and not dominant, like some of their other beers. Nice stuff.
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy body with a small head. Aroma has some citrus, wheat, a hint of spice and some faint funk. Flavor is bright, crisp, smooth and a little tart fruit, spice and yeast.
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
POurs hazy brown. Nose is caramel, apples, mild funk, some spices. Flavor is semi tart, bitter apple peel, sweet sugars, some bretty notes, toasted bread and spices.
MeadMe (1602) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Pours an brownish amber hue with a small off white head. Lite retention and no lace.
S: Very yeasty. Subtle spice with some sweet fruit notes.
T: Weird mustiness going on here. The yeast is rather dominate as well with a nice spicy quality. Mild fruit notes with hints of candy sweetness.
M: Medium in body, zippy carbonation, dry finish.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy Beerlando. Amber, off white carbonation. Very nice graham cracker-cookie-toffee malt with plenty of spicy, aromatic, fruity, funky yeast. Mild earthy bitterness. Medium body, well carbonated, very dry, yeasty finish. Very nice American brewed bdg.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, sampled with Christmas dinner 2009. Pours hazy chestnut, topped with a fairly large tan head. Aroma was fairly spicy, with yeast, wheat, apricot and apple. Yeast was the initial flavor, which was gradually joined by spice, coriander, apple, citrus, and apricot. Dry yeasty finish, with some spice. Went well with dinner.
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Papsø tasting.
Pours hazy-muddy brown colour with a tan head.
Aroma is caramel, spices and light sour.
Flavour is slight acidic with notes of caramel, clove, yeast and spices.
Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber color with a medium beige head. A little lacing. Aroma of honey, pepper, and a slight grainy bitter. Flavor has a highly fruity spice with a very warming alcohol. Body is rich and thick. A nice dry bitter flavor with some hay. Decent beer.
JAXSON (550) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Huge explosion on popping the cork. Pours a really pretty blood-orange amber with a large, fluffy head. Can’t get much more attractive. Really interesting and surprising nose -- oranges, Asian spices, lemons, limes. Heavily carbonation is the first impression, and a little young wheat character. Unfolds into a really nice medley with bananas, cinnamon, cloves, some toasted pumpernickel bread, and orange zest. Refreshing and lively. A distinct apple flavor emerges as it warms. This is awesome and I’m probably underrating it because I don’t want to appear as a total Bullfrog homer. This should age amazingly well in my opinion.