Wombata (331) - Kobe, - SEP 1, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Aroma: Fresh grass, hay, light yeast, citrus (lemon), grapefruit rind, flower blossoms, peach.
Flavor: Like the nose. Grass, hay, yeast, lemon followed by light peach, a little spicy apricot/stone fruit and bitter grapefruit rind on the mid-palate. Long, long persistent bitter finish.
Comment: I almost passed on this beer as the only previous IP that I had tried was Dogfish Head’s 11% alcohol IP and it just didn’t do it for me. So I am blown away at the outstanding aroma, flavors, appearance and palate of this beer. The mid-palate’s smooth mouth feel temporarily hides the iron fist of bitter hops that carry on into the finish. Easily one of the best beers I will drink this year. The complexity easily outshines most wines I’ve tried in the past 5 years.
arrogantb (1398) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle that a friend brought over to my house, thanks man! Yellow color, fizzy, looks like a pilsener to me. Smells like a bit of minerals but the aroma is not very strong. The taste was nice but seemed more like a strong lager than a pilsener though it did make me think of Mikkeller Draft Bear, though much less hoppy.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-17-2011 01:53:32
freeofthoughts (522) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - OCT 14, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours hazy yellow with white fizz. The aroma is light lemony hopped with solid grainy pale barley. The taste is great, solid grainy lager with a very dry lemony herbal finish. Simple for the most part but really good. More drying but true to the earthy German hops and strong style. There is a nice baked bready German nature that is familiar and very tasty. To notch for the style.
Palidor19 (2727) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I love the look of a nice cloudy beer, the aroma is hints of apples and pears. the palate is nice and meaty, I getting a raw alcohol flavor through the beer. the hops are dominate but not over powering. its a unique take.
nick76 (4077) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
The aroma is slightly hoppy with citrus hops, cardboard, and grainy malt. The appearance is cloudy and golden with a nice head. The taste is like the aroma with an astringent finish. The palate is smooth. Overall this is not good.
scottyshades (126) - Parkland, Florida, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler from Greenville Beer Exchange for my weekly "growler Saturday #6"
A: Pours a damn bright orange color with a small white cap. Retention is pretty good. Really looks like Orangina or watery orange juice.
S: Flowery, citrusy, and spicy hop varieties. Lots of lemon and lager yeast aromas. Very nicely balanced with pale malts, and quite hoppy
T: Similar to the nose...lots of citrusy/spicy hops, lemon, alcohol as it opens up with time, a light breadiness, and perfume
MF: Medium body, smooth carbonation, well done
O: I really enjoyed this one, very easy drinker despite the higher than normal ABV. Pairs very well with spicy food, in this case Jamaican jerk bbq pork sandwiches
Notes: Really enjoyable beer, lots of hops, lots of lemon in the flavor. Almost, but a shade less enjoyable than My Antonia in my opinion
kathouse (572) - Nevada, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours from the bottle a light orange with a thin clinging head. Aroma is grapes, floral, and bready malt. Citrus zest start followed by toffee and a slightly toasted body. Finish has some lingering sweetness that’s a little unbalanced.
nearbeer (3048) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml. Brassy, golden body with a lasting quarter inch of foam. Aromas of sweet dried grass, a hint of lemon zest, and orange toffee. Taste is toffee, toasted grain, resinous and minty hop, and menthol cough syrup. Medium body is soft and slightly oily, has some alcohol warmth and finishes dry with lots of hop tingle. This is a quality brew, but the menthol hop flavors just don’t do much for me.
hayduke (2933) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The 750 ml bottle pours a clear gold with a sized big bubbled while head and moderate lacing rings. Nose of floral hops and some spices. Full body. Slick mouthfeel. Flavor is floral and fruity, with a long bitter spicy finish. Quite good. .
gunnfryd (8554) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 18, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is pine, peach, malt, hop. Flavour is pine, peach, malt, hop. Full body. OK beer.
tennessejed420 (922) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a straw yellow with nicely laced white fluffy head. Aroma of butter, corn, straw, grass. Medium bodied and incredibly drinkable for almost 9%. Flavor is nicely balanced, with grassy, floral hops but not overbearing, giving it a crisp feel, and tones of buttered corn, hay. Pretty outstanding, dangerously drinkable.