georgebrassin (176) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2010
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear Golden blond with an amazingly large creamy white head. There is lots of tiny bubbles in there. Aroma is Herbal and citrus hop, spicy, earthy. Medium body with an average carbonation. In mouth it is really sweet at first, lots of residual sugar. Then is spicy, earthy and herbal. Hops really gives a lot to this one. Some bitterness at finish but well balanced. Excellent beer.
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very sweet aroma offers plenty of melon, icing sugar and herbal hops. Opaque golden straw coloured body is topped by a huge, fluffy, meringue-like white head that lasts well and coats the glass with lacing. Very sweet flavour with nice background hops. The bitterness is pronounced without being overwhelming. Pink grapefruit is notable in the aftertaste. Alcohol is never apparent. Medium body with strong carbonation and airy texture. Chalice. Just above fridge temperature. Bottle sampled at presario’s Als vs. Stamps tasting.
zdk (1859) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle shared on RBSG’10 bus - really tasty! caramel and spice. nice poignant bitterness and earthy. Cloves and cinnamon, floral. Nice bright carbonation.
garthicus (2890) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Thanks to R. Appearance: golden orange with a generous white head. Aroma: sour, lots of grassy hops, a little apple, yeast & malt. Flavour: loads of yeast, alcohol, lemon, lots of hops, a good amount of lemon too. Very nice.
Tmoney99 (13236) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at RBSG 2010. Poured a hazy medium copper color with a large frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate sour citrus and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Very good brew.
CanIHave4Beers (3969) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 6, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared on the RBSG bus! Pours a hazy yellow with a good head and good lace. The aroma is pineapple and melon with a nicely hoppy and estery dominance. Perhaps the most unique and awesome thing about the aroma of this beer is a distinct presence of air dried laundry, absolutely stunning! The flavor is pineapple and a lot of good fresh hoppiness with a nice yeasty spiciness with some metallic notes. The bitter on fruity thing is taken to an extreme here and I like that quite a bit.
ketchepillar (1184) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to someone on the RBSG bus! Nice hay and fresh grain. Some banana. Fairly estery. Grapefruit.
DuffMan (9201) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 25, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, shared with TylerDurden on my sunny deck while waiting for the tenderloin to cook on the BBQ. Pours a bright hazy yellow gold with an initially very bubbly head that settles into a creamy whipped topping. Aroma is sweet and chiefly floral, jasmine comes to mind, with nuances of spices and spruce tips. Flavours are complex and delicious, with many things coming to mind: honeycake, straw, jasmine flower, orange blossom, light yeast, conifer, spices. Light and refreshing despite the ABV, beautifully flavoured and complex. Fantastic!
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Volo Launch Party.
Aroma is malt, fruit and yeast. Amber, pours a large fluffy white head. Flavours are pear, malt and yeast. Light bodied for the abv, sweet, good tongue tingle. Very good.
piscator34 (2298) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled sample via Savvy1982, shared with oakbluff. Pale orange in colour with strong carbonation. Aromas are of mild grassy and floral hops, spicy yeast, and a touch of tropical fruit. A well balanced mix in the mouth of pale malts, tropical, spice, and grass flavors. Moderate bitterness and light bodied. Very drinkable for 10% alcohol. Well crafted, but not a blockbuster in my opinion.