after4ever (5847) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750, capped. Pours a hazy medium gold with a loose and sudsy scattering of film around the edge. Big stale corn nuts nose. Creamy medium body. Nitrogen and stale corn nuts on the mid-palate, little bit of a carbonic bite, kinda tonic-water-y. Not really worth finishing. I think they put in 10 black currants total, not black currants 10 times. Not getting much fruit flavor. They woulda been better off decocting it 10 times or something...or maybe picking a song off Ten, like Black, and using that as the basis for the beer theme. This is just a forgettable little attempt to play around with belgian yeast.
davey101 (602) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle into a DFH signature glass.
A - Dark yellow body with lot of carbonation. Small white head and some light edging. Looks a lot like an adjunct lager.
S - Biscuity malts, belgian yeast, and some fruity sweetness. Not detecting any currants but I get some grape and tart apples. Hint of alcohol presence.The smell is very dry and almost reminds me of midas touch.
T - Same as the nose. Biscuity malts with the belgian yeast thing going on. I was really hoping for more currant flavors, there’s just a faint sweet fruitiness. Mouth feel is crisp and dry with a good bit of carbonation. Alcohol is slightly noticeable but works with the crispness of the beer.
O - A decent beer...but where the hell were those currants!?!? I did enjoy the dry finish and slightly sweet flavors, but I was expecting a bit more here.
BrewDad (4582) - Olympia, USA - NOV 5, 2011
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Sorry but this is pure kitchen sink crap beer. Another gimmicky beer for me to spend tons of money on and in the end drink crap. This is not worth the money. It is rare i do this but I am very disappointed in this brew. Just makes me sad to have bought such an expensive beer and it turns out to be non inventive crap golden Belgian lifeless tasteless tons of very tasteless added extras.
thornecb (4098) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours gold into a snifter. White head quickly dissipates to hug rim. Pit fruit and citrus aromas. Medium bodied with sweet pit fruit and caramel upfront. Lasting yeast and citrus finish.
BOLTZ7555 (2656) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Faint, in descript aroma that shows light grain, honey, and fruit. Flavor also shows fruit, grape, citrus, and caramel. Quite sweet. Little vanilla, toffee, raisin, plum, and prune. Medium to sticky mouthfeel. ABV hidden but it isnt extremely strong. Fruit cocktail syrup is the closest comparison.
LtDan (1740) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - OCT 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a vibrant clear amber tinted gold with a lasting cap of white swirls.
Aroma: Husky grain/wheat, white fermented grape/chanpagne/Belgian yeast like funk.
Taste: Bready, light hop spice, currant, juicy pear. Spicy yeast A little alcohol bite in the finish.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, lively active carbonation.
Overall: While the beer is cold, the currants remain very subtle compared to the Belgian yeast. As it warms up, it starts to get louder and louder and makes itself known. The huskiness reminded me of a kolch-style beer, and everything else about it was of a Belgian-Golden style ale.