Flashpoint (1) - - SEP 9, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
draft pint. Smells distinctly belgian with fruit and spice notes, but there is a green vegetal note from the mate, almost no ethyl, low esters. Bright golden lending to a slight carmel hue, delicate foam, nearly no lacing. Rich up front, faint sugar and tropical fruit flavors, pleasantly fizzy, the mate comes through in a big way almost taking overtaking the pepper notes midswallow, earthy and green, finishes dry and bitter, both hop and tea bitterness with a hint of lingering grass and loam.
Yes, I will definitely be having another pint.
bhensonb (13224) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours golden amber with a creamy/bubbly beige head. Aroma reminds of old fashioned linoleum paste. Fruit, maybe also banana, peppery clove spice. Near full bodied. Flavor is definitely peppery, lightly stone fruit, touch of tropical fruit, and a lot of bitter hop. Finishes very peppery. Pushing the Belgian limits here.
Drake (11432) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber shared by MaltDawg at the 18th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering. Pours a clear golden color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of spice, tea, bread, tin, stone fruits. The taste is sweet bready malts, tea, earth, bitter hops and faint toasted malts. Medium bodied, low carbonation, lingering spice.
Strykzone (6047) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Hayduke. We had a bottle together via facebook chat. This is lightly hazed golden with a foamy white head. Sticky lacing remains. The aroma is herbal but there is so much going on in it. Spices, malts, and more. Interesting and unique. The flavor almost matches the aroma for uniqueness and is at least as interesting. There are spices, malts, herbal notes, sticky fruit, candi sugar, Belgian yeast, subtle hops. This beer was so much fun to drink. It was all over the place with flavor and changed personality so often. Thanks Ron!
hayduke (4293) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared with Strykzone via Facebook Chat, he in Illinois and me in Idaho. Poured a cloudy gold with a big white head and a lot of big lacing rings. Nose is spicy. Medium in body. Lively in mouthfeel. Flavor is very interesting, and keeps morphing with every sip, but always stay tasty. The yerba mate is a great addition. Really enjoyable and unique.
after4ever (7061) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at special brews. Pours a cloudy burnished medium amber with a creamy thin off white head. Classic green apples and sweet cream nose showing plenty of dust as well. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Dusty, toasty mid palate with apples and sweet cream, dark dusty finish. Solid tripel.
boFNjackson (4195) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Poured golden amber/orange with a thick, bubbly, eggy head. Nice lacing and retention. An extremely refreshing beer. The matte creating a soothing palate with a hint of smoke and phenols. Smooth, belgian yeast esters and spices. Earthy hop flavors and floridness. Citrus, grassy tones and a hint of malt sweetness to help the body.
hivemind (875) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap last night at Blind Tiger with Erica, Matt, Steph. Also had it on tap there 12.20.2012 with Maggi, Andy, James, Christian. Opaque pale yellow pour into tulip. Sweet and cloying, with sweet and pleasingly zesty yeast profile that made it taste almost like a saison or hefe. Didn’t have much of the medicinal flavor that I kind of dislike about abbeys.
MarkSachon (833) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber bottle from Halftimebeverage.com delivered to Pittsburgh of all places. Shared with my wife and her girlfriend, both of whom were excited to see the inclusion of yerba mate, a favorite tea of theirs. None of us could really detect a strong presence of tea flavorings and I sense they were slightly disappointed overall. Me too. For a premiere series brew with a great apocalyptic theme, Elysian is off with an average and ho-hum start.
BrewDad (5274) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber gold in color, hazy with a thin head. Big Yeast and spice aroma. nice backing with malt and the infused Yerba this made for one tasty brew that will protect me for the future.