b3shine (4161) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber to taster (shared by DrSilverworm). Looks solid; a slightly cloudy deep orange with off-white lacing. Smells sweet, spicy, and yeasty. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Solid beer.
fitwitchik (127) - USA - OCT 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy amber into a snifter with the scent of sweet malty bananas upfront.
The taste is very floral. Very Belguim. Slight hoppy resin in there but the malty sweetness makes this a delicious delight.
Balanced to perfection.
jredmond (4847) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at THE FESTIVAL 2013 in Maine with Andrew, Jay and Kramer. Pours a clear golden body with lots of white lacing. Aroma is spice, clove and banana. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of sweet malt, bitter spicy hop, banana, clove, estery & yeasty with a light dustiness in the finish. Okay.
ScipioA (191) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy orange with very little foam, but quite a few bubbles rising up. Aroma really reminds me of a hefeweizen with lots of complex fruity chemicals wafting off the top. Booze is the main component to the flavor, bottle says 10.0% abv, vs. the 9.5% Ratebeer reports. Fairly sweet and refreshing despite this, and a really nice thick but fizzy mouthfeel. No hop profile that I could pick out. 22 oz bottle bought from their brewpub.
BOLTZ7555 (2656) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bright citrus peel body with a small ivory crown. Light yeast, honey baked biscuit, white pepper, some banana and grapefruit along with some earthiness. Just nothing to write home about.
crazyvin (1835) - New York, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
An orange-amber body with a white head that faded quickly. There was some sediment on the bottom, but not enough to give it a nice cloudy presence at the end of the bottle. Aroma was of bubblegum, banana, yeast and fruity esters. Flavor seemed to have a sweet note to it initially. Mostly from fruit flavors. There was a nice presence from the yeast which added a nice tart flavor. Alcohol was mildly warming in the finish. Kind of smooth and easy to drink. The carbonation seemed restrained.
fidelis83 (1791) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy gold pour with a 1 finger, creamy white head that has decent retention. Aroma of citrus doughy yeast, fruity esters, banana, peppery phenols, light floral and spicy hops, more grassy. Flavor is full of doughy yeast, lots of spicy, some hot and peppery phenols, tree fruit esters, grassy hops and some spicy hop flavors and booziness to the finish. Medium body with a syrupy entry, leading to a slightly dry, slightly chalky and boozy burn to the finish. Decent, but phenols are a bit over the top which probably makes the booziness seem as fiery as it is.
bhensonb (10162) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Whole Foods in Davis, CA. Pours hazy golden amber with a slight foamy white head. Aroma of light seeded fruit with some light stone fruit esters. A little candi. Lots of things here, but it suggests a tripel aroma. Med + body. It all coalesces into candi, mild touch of treacle, fruity esters. Malt too. But malt is not the hilite. Just when I think it’s going to finish sweet, the sugar drains away, and it suggests dry. There’s some phenolic aspects, but they are pretty covered by the candi and esters. Very enjoyable.
tcane7 (1511) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle with Ray. Pours a cloudy orange gold with beige head and soapy lace. Nose of orange liqueur, honey, Macintosh apples, sugar.medium body, somewhat sticky mouthfeel, some spice. Crazy hot, burning.
mcox90 (1424) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Pours gold with a short lived white head. Aroma has some fruity esters, apple, pear and white grape, Belgian yeast and white pepper (light). Taste is sweet with a touch of spice. Palate is medium bodied with some alcohol warmth. Nice.