nearbeer (4168) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 13, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Septemberfest. Cloudy, gold-orange with a small head that runs away. Nose is overpowering banana and allspice. Tastes of honey, cinnamon and sweet alcohol. Light-medium body is syrupy sweet and smooth. The spicing is quite a bit more than subtle or balanced.
patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2009
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2009 Bottle. 25.4 oz. Pours golden orange with a thick, frothy white head. Aroma of cinnamon, chai tea, lavender, grapefruits, lemon zest, hay, wheat, and slight hints of dry hops. Medium bodied with a tangy, tart mouthfeel and a slow, slightly sticky finish. Excellent special ale.
branspra (293) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a light amber, almost yellow with a cloudy middle and smallish, white head. Aromas of juniper berries, green tea, coriander, and a nice citrus hint. Mouth feel is extremely smooth, with a full and slick finish. Flavors of bananas, coriander, and a hint of berries on the aftertaste. One terrific beer that I will be sure to be purchasing again!
JoeTheYounger (1166) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - SEP 10, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle compliments of GMCC2181 (GABE). Poured a golden yellow color with small bubbly head. Aroma of bubblegum and spices. Taste of belgian yeast and sweet candy. Very nice carbonation. Overall very enjoyable. Thanks for the awesome trade Gabe, CHEERS!
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - SEP 8, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at lithy’s Septemberfest. Pours hazy gold with almost nonexistent head. The aroma is laudry detergent, ginger, sugar, and more ginger. The flavor is bubblegum and ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a sweet candy finish. Just too much spice crap going on for me to enjoy this one.
daknole (10280) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber pour. Light head. Nice lacing. Aroma is spicy and full of herbal tea. I certainly get some cinammon, brown sugar, and caramel in the aroma. Flavor is full of the tea, cinammon, caramel, plums, light hops...very fun beer to drink. I like it.
argo0 (12118) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Hazy amber body topped by small but persistent off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, cardamom, juniper berry, chai, light molasses. Taste is moderately sweet, cardamom, tea, some spice, caramel, melon, cane sugar, light alcohol. Medium-full body, some stickiness.
Suttree (5543) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really spicy and sweet. . It pours cloudy gold, with a ring of foam. It smells, and I amnot kidding, like gum and Atomic Fireballs. Flavor is very spicy - ginger, cinnamon, allspice. Butters is right, this could almost pass for a pumpkin beer. Sampled at lithy’s Septemberfest.
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a deep straw color with a fizzy white head. Nose is quite spicy with a ton of chai notes, some citrus hop notes are also present. Medium bodied with decent carbonation. Flavor in my opinion is too spicy, too chai like. Also, sweetness tends to be cloying. I probably wouldn’t mind it as much if they dialed the chai down a few notches. OK but, I wouldn’t buy again.
ScottyP (425) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - SEP 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of ginger, pumpkin, cinnamon. Similar taste, very honey sweet. Smooth and easy to drink. Alcohol is well masked. Another great offering from Dogfish Head.