johnnnniee (2306) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Rob S, thanks for the opportunity.
Pours a slightly hazy medium golden color with a huge fluffy white head that persists forever. Aromas of banana and clove with a hint of pepper, sweet sugary malt and a hint of citrus. The flavor follows the aroma. Yeasty bready sweet citrus clove and banana with a hint of earthy tartness that I wasn’t expecting. Medium body with a moderate to high level of carbonation and a slick bubbly mouthfeel. Decent brew but nothing horribly exciting.
SpongeRuiner (714) - Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to tectactoe on the split. It was pretty good stuff. Transferring rating from Beer Advocate.
tectactoe (1857) - Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2014 Bottle: Murky & hazed, bright golden color with a soapy and runny white head that lasts for a while as a swampy film. Aroma spicy floral notes, sharp esters, yeast, light medicinal notes, pepper, & a very slight touch of finishing lemon zest. Taste is very spicy; spices, esters, mild phenol, sharp yeast, white pepper, floral perfume, light clove & medicinal notes. Some tail end banana & lemon notes, finishing with more phenol. Decent, but a little too spicy more me to love.
merc7186 (2090) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: Mildly Hazy Golden Straw/Mildly Amber Hue, Passes Lots of Light, Minimal White Head Ring, Minimal Lacing
S: Mild Malts, Mild Belgian Sugar
T: Mild Malts, Mild Belgian Sugar, Mild Lemons
M: Mediocre Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Watery
Overall, I hope I just got a badly tapped keg but mine was very underwelming and poorly carbonated. I will try again...just somewhere else.
nealblind (757) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear gold pour big white head. Aroma is wheaty buttery yeasty. Taste is sweet slight black pepper too sweet. sticky on the palate. decent, overrated.
ElGaucho (2206) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of Flaco242. Excellent Belgian aroma. Hazy light gold body. Thin white head. Belgian flavor complexity is so rich that in a blind tasting it would be tough to tell that it’s not actually from Belgium.
adnielsen (9077) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Steve’s house, courtesy of BlackIPA. Pours a milky yellow appearance with a white head. Spicy herbal, peppery, lemon, light apple, quite spicy aroma. A bit tangy, lemon, wheat, light banana flavor. Not bad.
arminjewell (6175) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, thanks Aaron! Hazy yellow pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of lots of white fruit, slight coriander, earth, hints of grass. Taste is a mix of white fruit, hints of oak, spice, lots of coriander, pear, white grape, finishing fairly sweet.
Ron (2527) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours golden with a lacy, white head. Aroma of spicy yeast, caramel malts, and floral hops. A nice spicy flavor with the sweet malts and good amount of hops. Average texture.
cfrancis (2357) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear golden yellow with a moderate white foam. Aroma is yeast and spice with bready malts. Taste is big dry yeast with slight spice and grain.